One last round of wine tasting with AAK and a few good friends. Primarily 2001 and all burgundian wines. The 2001 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres showed very very well: Golden yellow core; pronounced aromas/flavours of honeysuckle, a little beeswax, ripe lemons; high minerality, med+ acidity and med+ finish. Need to buy some of his 2008 and keep them!
The 1991 Gevrey-Chambertin by Rousseau was a little musky, and probably slightly metallic on the palate but still very well made given the vintage. The stars of the afternoon were really the Nuits-St-Georges Les Vaucrains 2001 by Henri Gouges and the 1997 Chambolle Musigny Les Feusselottes by Georges Mugneret. The former was rustic, robust and muscular; bursting with mocha, coffee beans, chocolate and dark berries aromas; fine tannins; med+ acidity and long finish. The latter was a more feminine bottle which was immediately likeable, brimming with plenty of red fruits and a little silky on the tongue.
Another version of Les Malconsorts, and this time by Alain Hudelot-Noellat (2001). It’s drinking well but I think I’m still partial to Cathiard‘s offering. Both wines are difficult to find and I feel truly blessed to be given the opportunity to try them. Many thanks again to AAK for the wines, and AK who lovingly laid out the spanish anchovies, bluefin tuna belly and the wonderfully cooked squid ink pasta!