Friday, January 19, 2024

LeDomduVin: Nice Combo!

Nice Combo! 

That night was a lucky night! I had planned only on a Champagne (Cristal 2012) and a red (Pichon Lalande 2015), as requested by the host.

Yet, one of the guests brought more bottles of wine, amongst which I chose the Armand Rousseau Charmes 2012 and Gruaud Larose 1982.

Never miss an opportunity to indulge in and taste rare and expensive wines when it presents itself, right? And they were terrific. It was really a lucky night. 

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, first vintage produced from 100% organically farmed fruit, vinified without malolactic fermentation and disgorged with 7.5 grams per liter dosage, Cristal 2012 is a masterpiece! It displays enticing aromas of stone fruit, peach, lemon, and honey, mingling with floral, mineral, and toasted nuances. The refined palate is rich, full, concentrated, structured, and textured, nicely expanding from the attack to the long finish. Loved it.

Armand Rousseau Charmes Chambertin 2012

This is a stellar wine! Combining freshness, richness, and complexity with elegance and sophistication, refined structure, superb acidity, seamless texture, and outstanding balance. It is a perfect example of luxury, refinement, and elegance all in one bottle. Very impressed!

Pichon Lalande 2015

Served after the stunningly expressive Rousseau, it, unfortunately, appeared shy and tight, almost faded and lacking. Fortunately, 2 hours of decanting helped it to open up and show its potential. Nice, even if a bit young. Give it a few more years.

Gruaud Larose 1982

This was the cherry on the cake! Some 82s I tasted in recent years showed signs of weakness and decline. But, despite its old and cloudy appearance and advanced tertiary aromas and flavors, it was in perfect condition, alive and kicking, amazingly youthful, and still with plenty of balance, texture & structure. Wow!

Cheers! Santé!


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