A delicious Friday night dinner at our home with two dear friends with whom we haven't met for quite some time.
Great food great wines and hours of fun and anxiety, discussing analyzing and forecasting the results of the coming elections in Israel.
Shrimps in Pastis with home-made Focaccia
1992 Meursault 'Genevrieres', Michelot-Buisson
Veal liver with crispy bacon and delicate puree
1990 Pommard 'Grand Clos des Epenots', Dom de Courcel
Forest fruits Meringue
Meursault 'Genevrieres' 1992 Michelot-Buisson
5/99. Acquired from London Feb-96 for $44 (imported for $59 net).
I've had this wine about a year ago and was relatively disappointed by the accented woody nose and flavors.
COLOR: Medium golden color that conveys viscosity.
NOSE: Very nice butter and minerals on the nose so, typical of Meursault. Rich perfume of white fruits with slightly honeyed overtones. Wood is there but not overpowering.
TASTE: Fat and mouthfilling on the palate. Concentrated and viscous with only moderate wood flavors. A bit lacking in acidity though. Tasty and enjoyable.
LENGTH: Medium long aftertaste that carries the buttery fat to the finish.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied Meursault, with all the expected richness and winyness. Fat and viscous with good grip and class. Wood obviously less marked than a year ago. Could use more acidity for balance.
OVERALL: Excellent. A full notch better than last time, though I've tasted much better offerings from this domaine.
|MARK: 17/20.||BUY MORE? Maybe.|
Pommard 'Grand Clos des Epenots' 1990 Dom. de Courcel
5/99. Acquired from London Feb-96 for $42 (imported for $56 net).
I am not usually a great fan of Pommard. The few examples I've had in the past were mostly hard and charmless.
COLOR: Very beautiful fire-like red, less dark but more intense than usual for (B). Some clearing around the rim.
NOSE: Fantastic mixture of aromas. From fresh cherry-like scents to sweetish ripe black fruit. A well-balanced 'Bourgogne Nose' adds depth and complexity to the nose.
TASTE: Simply wonderful. Rich and concentrated with plenty of ripe fruit. Both forward and restraint on the palate. Quite manly and well structured with soft yet discernible tannins and just the right amount of refreshing acidity.
LENGTH: Extremely long and reverberating aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium bodied wine that delivers flavorful taste and elegant rusticity at the same time. Plenty of winyness, excellent fruit, really fine grip and extraordinary balance between fruit, wood, tannins and acidity.
OVERALL: Superb-plus! By far the best Pommard I ever tasted. Very drinkable now though no need to hurry.
|MARK: 18.5/20.||BUY MORE? Yes.|
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