A nice lineup this weekend:
1979 André Nudant, Corton-Charlemagne
Hmm – this is really not so dark a colour – I see more in some 2012s! Medium, medium-plus golden. The nose is wide, faintly sweet, citrussy pineapple, waxy, deep, lanolin and cream – very fine. Fresh, saline, modestly sweet, long, faintly creamy in the length – and it’s great length. I’ve had a few of these and every one was a little different, but no duds. Yum!
Rebuy – No Chance!
2000 Clos des Lambrays
Medium colour, starting to show a little age too. Hmm – this is nice – wide aromas that are deep, complex and seemingly well on the road to maturity. In the mouth it’s very similar, but modest of weight, modest of energy too – it was certainly much more interesting and involving a couple of years ago – or maybe it’s just this bottle to blame. Tasty, satisfying, good wine, but today, not really grand cru. I have a 2 or 3 more – it’s a hard choice, I’m considering drinking them over the next 18 months, but if all are only modestly involving, maybe better to just forget them for another 15 years 😉
Rebuy – Maybe
2010 Jean-Marc Bouley, Pommard 1er Fremiers
Decanted right from the start – Thomas usually has a bucket-load of CO2 in his wines. After about an hour, the dark, silky nose is opening just a little – but still only very modestly. Take a sip – and yum! This is wide, sleek, with a little muscle and plenty of energy. Lovely complex, dark red, almost black fruit – it plays a great tune on your tongue and in the finish. The whole table, directly prefers this to the more sombre Lambrays – I agree. Lovely, engaging wine – extra yum!
Rebuy – Yes