Burgs and more!
Tasted the 1995, on 7/14/18 at Plumed Horse. Dark gold color with sight orange tinge. Nose of butter rum, well ripened apricot and golden raisin. Lovely balanced flavors, well on its way to sherry. Nuts, citrus, spice and dried apple. Good acid, not overpowering. A great pairing with the roasted apricot and Mt. Tam triple cream cheese. Thank you, Jeffrey Perisho, for the suggestion! — 2 years ago
Tasted the 2016 on 5/3/18 at Rigamarole in Paris.
On the nose: baking spice, orange peel, lemon jest, baked pear, mandarin orange, red apple. Very fresh on the palate, lemony and rich, great balance. A smooth and bright pairing to oysters with black garlic oil and with the scallop crudo. — 2 years ago
A surprise find at Deo Deka. 6/29/18
Village Meursault from Leroy, 1986.
Slight browning, but only mild oxidation. The nose is dried apricot, honey and over-ripe apples. The palate is best just over cellar temperature. Creamy mouth feel, dried flowers, spices, slight nutmeg. Creme Brullee and apricot. Echoes of the past fruit, but still formidable acid.
Wonderful! But faded after an hour. — 2 years ago
1986 tasted 4/7/18
Tolstoy in a glass.
It starts brooding and deep, but brightens quickly with brandy and spice. Intense and complex. Soaring combinations of fresh fruit and candied citrus peel, with reality-anchoring acidity. The oxidative notes are held in check by a myriad of flavors. Each sip is a new chapter, fresh nuances, new overtones. The only tragedy was when the bottle was empty. — 2 years ago