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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

And some memorable events in 2013

Wine moment of the year:

While visiting Raveneau in Burgundy and they decided to open a 1978 Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos form their cellar:

1978 Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Towards golden colour. Nuts, smoky minerals, almonds, some apples, orange marmalade touch. Fresh acidity, leaner style, elegant, lively, refreshing, elegant minerality, apple core and a slight bitter touch, lemons and lime and lemon zest. Very nuanced and layered. It may be in a bit of a decline, but still gorgeous. Long. 95

Wine surprise of the year:

At dinner with Denis and Jean Jacques Dubourdieu at Château Reynon, a Sauterne appeared blind, and it was 1959 Château Cantegril. This is a €20ish wine!

1959 Château Cantegril:
(Served blind) Golden with amber hue. Caramelized apricots, fruity, elegant and lovely nose. Fresh acidity, lively. Superb balance, not the most complex but long and pure and alive. What a surprise! 90

Wine education of the year:

Drouhin is a much more serious maker of fine Burgundy than I expected. And finally a not to strict Bonnes Mares, a vineyard I have had difficulties to grasp the greatness of.

1990 Joseph Drouhin Bonnes Mares:
2040 bottles made. Bottle directly from the cellars of Drouhin. Bright ruby, thin garnet rim. Gorgeous nose, scented, red berries, floral, nuanced, layered, superb nose. Slightly exotic spicy, minerals and with air a touch of sous bois, just a touch. Stunning nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, nuanced, elegant, sublime,  a backbone of structure and acidity that carries the flavors, very long finish. I've always had a bit of an issue with Bonnes Mares, finding them a bit rough, maybe lean and edgy. Everyone tells me they need to age, and this is one of if not the oldest I've had, and this is absolutely superb.

Wine Producer visit of the year:

Finally I got to visit Comte Liger-Belair. And when Louis-Michel Liger-Belair took us walking through the vineyards of Vosne-Romanée, it’s hard not to be impressed with the dedication, knowledge and the wines. You can read more here: http://mywinesandmore.blogspot.no/2013/07/comte-liger-belair-2012-and-2010s.html

Wine tasting of the year:

This stands between the 30 vintage Latour vertical with a few not perfect bottles and a twenty vintage with more perfectly stored Léoville Las Cases vertical. Two magnificent evenings.

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