The recent 2000 Trapet Chambertin was really fine, but overall, this was just a little better…
1998 Roty, Mazy-Chambertin
Deep but round nose of fine and ripe red fruit – only the merest suggestion of some leafy maturity. In the mouth this is full and well-textured, showing just a little plushness. There is still a little 1998 anecdote but this tannin has largely faded into the mix. Complex and very moreish – this was simply a delicious wine – as such it was consumed very quickly.
Rebuy – Yes
The domaine tell me I won’t be disappointed if I drink my 2000 Griotte with my Christmas lunch – maybe I should put Ponsot and Drouhin side-by-side(?)!
Anyway, I can only say – Ouf! – I seem to have a nice list of producer visits (building) for the next report (Domaine 2013 reds) but hopefully I’ll soon make some time to actually type my notes. So far I have resisted the electronic approach to note-taking (iPad seems most ‘useful’ in a cellar) because I’m sure I won’t be able to keep up when trying to type, instead of scribble-down, vigneron(ne) quotes.
I’ll see how long I can last with this double-work approach – but I can see a new year resolution in the making…