The zenith of white winemaking is a vineyard of limestone and marl called Montrachet. The pinnacle of producers in this vineyard is the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and the best vintage of this hallowed wine is undoubtedly the 1986.....
With an auric glow and a matriarchal warmth, the 1986 is perfectly poised, the soprano acidity lifts the ripe fruit that lingers in a gorgeous impasto tapestry. Buttered walnuts, honied apple, butterscotch on brioche, pineapple upside-down cake and burnished orange rind swirl through the tapestry. A ginger root spice tapers into a classically contoured finish.....
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Oops, will all the excitement over those fantastic reds from 1978 I forgot to post the superb white start of that legendary tasting. Here it is.
The 1978 Montrachet from Comte Lafon had so much richness, power and length, still balanced by good acidity. It needed a lot of air and built and built in the glass. A true white monument - WT98. The wine in the middle from Hospice de Beaune was faulty, so our host quickly replaced this with a wonderful, labelless Bottle of 1978 Chevalier Montrachet from Bouchard. This was typically Chevalier, so elegant, full of finesse and lightweight, dancing on the palate, still so fresh and young with goid acidity - WT96+. With a bit more time in the decanter this would have developed further. Gorgeous the also still so fresh and young the very flinty 1978 Corton Charlemagne from Bouchard, intense minerality, racy acidity and also some wonderful fulliness with roasted nuts - WT97.
White Burgundies from the classic years before the 90s with their Premox problem age nearly as well as their red counterparts. They just need a good, cold cellar and only from excellent storsge thise gems like old vintage champagne really perform. And don’t forget to decant them and let them breathe. Serve them cold and then watch the aromatics explode, when the wine with time gains warmer temperature in the glass.
Domaine Ramonet since 1934 handcraft some of the most nuanced and age-worthy chardonnays. Established Pierre Ramonet, today run by His grandson Jean-Claude and Noel who’s now retiring . You might notice since 2013 onwards label mention Jean-Claude who manage this icon. You will always find the wines being creamy, with dense, concentrated mid-palate and exceptional mineral core. This richness comes from prolonged lees ageing rather then battonage which is kept rather low. 17he with a number of Chassagne Premier Cru and 4 Grand Crus.
#montrachet#batardmontrachet#chevaliermontrachet#lemontrachet <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>Viscous and dense, sunflower 🌻 oil, wet straw, 🍑 skin, wet limestone, peach pith, 🍋 peel. Fantastic dense, round texture, poised with depth and concentration, superbly smooth and long. After sampling number of 2012 vintages of Ramonet to me they feel like a kiss in the heart, is delicious making you feel young again.
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to describe Vincent Dancer’s #wine as exceptionally outstanding, rich and precise with an absolute purity.
From Tete du Clos to Chevalier-Montrachet, each cuvée is a full reflection of its #terroir.
As a pioneer for organic certification in Chassagne, Vincent has retained his individuality on keeping low yield (only 5.5 hectares with well-located parcels across Chassagne, Meursault, Pommard) and a minimalistic #winemaking approach but with ultimately high standards.
With an engineering background, Vincent seeks perfection and precision on each factor that may affect his wines. Having adopted 3 different types of corks for one single cuvée, he aims to further reduce the risk of TCA contamination.
Dancer's wine is certainly one of a kind and well known among wine connoisseurs and restaurateurs.
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Unforgivable tasting @villadestelakecomo set up by the great François Mauss - Romanée Conti vertical tasting on 2 cuvées > Romanée-Saint-Vivant & Romanée-Conti plus a little 2003 Montrachet to conclude. Vintages showcased > from 1971 to 2008. 2009 a baby but a stunning one. That oak quality and that fleshy mid palate - a little bomb of redcurrant! 1999 tight and still fresh. 1990 & 1980 my two favs. Rarely tasted such intense wines blending a full wide aroma spectrum from truffle to dried red currants, spices, mushroom 🍄, forest floor 🌳, hummus, earthy. Love how Saint-Vivant is the savory broad one and Romanée-Conti the right, powerful, round but tight, stricter but finer. Immensely rich but so delicate at the same time. And their never ending finish... Wow. Bottles coming from the Domaine and never moved since bottled. The 1971 was served in Magnum. It was terrific to see how even harder vintages like 71 were still holding up! Having Aubert de Villaine’s comment was also making the experience even more memorable! A true inspiration and example of humility and kindness together with his love for sharing. Between him, Hugh Johnson and Richard Geoffroy - I really had 4 magic days of deep learning and a proper human lesson from heroes! Feel so spoiled 🙏🏻 A massive thanks to my boss for allowing me to discover all this! I’ve got sparkles ✨ in my eyes 👀 🤩
01 Bouchard Montrachet- Slow oxed for one hour before serving. Nose displayed some white flowers, minerals, honey and yellow fruit. Palate was elegant and ripe. But for the vintage, the ripeness was well managed. The backend had hint of bouchard’s wood. A very elegant montrachet that is drinking at its peak that kept improving in the glass. #bouchardpereetfils#montrachet
Provenance does matter. Purchased upon release. It was a knockout wine with a deep nose of honey, nut, and minerals. Palate had that regalness with sharp acidity and finesse. So amazing. I hate to say that I like this wine because it is so expensive but unfortunately I do. Whether this is worth the current price tag, it depends how deep your pocket is. As a layman like me, it is truly an honour to drink this wine twice this year. #romaneeconti#drc#montrachet