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2006, 2005, 1962 – it must be the weekend

After chickening out of opening the 1961, the 1962 seemed a different kettle of fish – higher fill, clearer and below the capsule it smelled more like mushrooms than oxidation, so….

1962 Maison Leroy Meursault – some oxidation for sure but plenty of white-chocolate, truffles and lanolin in the mid-palate and finish – caught just in time – okay not just in time, still alive, just about some warmth in the body but lots of redeeming features! Then there was a Jomain 2005 Puligny Perrières – very young colour and flavour – just a little tight but quite fine. Then Louis-Michel Liger-Belair’s 2006 Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château – medium-pale colour but super flavour and width – it drank very well indeed.

I’d rebuy both the Jomain and the Liger-Belair – no chance on the Leroy, but a better bottle. for the price paid – absolutely!

I’ve no idea what I can pull out of the bag next weekend!

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