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luncheon bottles…

I needed to ‘get my hand in’ after a few wine-less days. What better than a long chat with a bunch of wine-centric people(?)

My recollections, 24 hours later…

2002 Raveneaux, Chablis 1er Vaillons
A relatively deep gold though there’s nothing amiss on the nose; which is a little dense but like the skin of an onion keeps shedding a new layer of interest. The palate starts a little monolithic and misses some excitement, yet in the mid-palate a line of super-smooth acidity ushers you into a more interesting mid-palate and finish. I kept coming back to this and each time it was more engaging…
Rebuy – Yes

2004 JF Mugnier, Nuits 1er Clos de la Maréchale
The colour is starting to show some age. The aromas are a poster-child for the vintage, I can taste it too. Not for me.
Rebuy – No

2000 Armand Rousseau, Clos de la Roche
The aromas initially mix a little mineral and green – not so engaging. The palate is a world different; sweet, complex, fresh enough and like the Raveneaux, quite engaging. The nose very slowly improves, losing the strident edge and taking on a little sweetly smoky bacon-fat aromas.
Rebuy – Yes

Many thanks to the provider of the bottles…

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