Friday, November 28, 2014

Third encounter.....

......when I opened my eyes.... I felt like my head was hurting, bumping....I couldn't remember where I was and when it was....all I remember is a very intense luminosity from above.... cutting me from the rest of the world....unable to distinguish my surroundings... I couldn't see well...blinded by the lights all around....the air was still....not a sound...I was against my will sitting on a dirt path left arm covering my face feeling like the lights were burning my skin...incapable of moving or talking....stock in this position....eyes looking up to try to define what was above me.....but the lights were too bright....what ever it was was massive yet so close to me and the ground....soundless....hovering was coming towards me.....

I started to see rays of lights, distorted shapes at first... like tiny bubbles or spheres spiraling down.....a yellow - white circle in the middle was staring at a giant eye scrutinising every inch of my soul deep inside....then I felt like carried in the air by the lights up to this sort of eye an opening.

....then I blacked out....that is all I can remember....was it a dream? But it felt so real....the sensations and emotions....the burned marks on my skin ....on my face....and this impression that I had lost track of time and reality....what was it?....these images are the only ones that repeatedly come back in my mind....and where am I? What is this place? Who are you people....?

To be continued....

LeDomduVin a.k.a. Dominique Noël

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

1990 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru Monopole, Cote de Nuits, France

It has been more than year since my last post on my blog, and I have been immensely missing writing. As I do not have time to really mess around anymore and write super long, detailed post for now, I will just plunge directly into the main subject of interest for this blog: Wine!

And I will start by digging into some old notes that I always wanted to post but never really had the time to. Therefore, you may see a lot of various posts with wines that I tasted at different period of time, not necessarily in alphabetical or even chronological order. I wish I could have a website as organized and clean as with listing and so on, but for now, I will just deliver these notes in a terrible mess and chaos, just as they come.....

1990 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru Monopole, Cote de Nuits, France (price range from 3,200-4,200 Euros a bottle)

Beautiful robe in the glass with a light, youthful, bright garnet color of medium intensity. Mushroom, earth, soil mingled with delicious red and dark cherry fruit aromas enhanced with floral notes. The palate showed well in terms of balance and overall structure, but seemed a little tired in terms of fruit and texture, tasting slightly older than it should, a bit faded. The finish also presented some sharpness that was a bit out of place. Tasted on 20.10.2012