This past Saturday night we entertained some friends for dinner and drew some precious wines from the cellar … as you can witness from the photo. Each of the five wines served was in splendid condition.
The Bienvenue from Carillon was the 1992 vintage, one of my favorites for its balance and purity. The 1990 Meursault Charmes, for all its richness, actually drank younger than the ’92 BBM. The Chambolle Cras from Gaston Barthod was impeccable, still solid, deeply colored yet classic to its appellation in its nuance and finesse. The Clos de la Roche from the difficult ’83 vintage was the usual tour de force from Hubert Lignier, still brooding with a tannic backbone and a warm, earthy fruitiness. The ’85 Tulocay Pinot from Haynes V’yd showed its terroir with its funky eucalyptus nose but that added charm to a wine that remains lively and fresh, a real tribute to the vineyard and the producer … rather remarkable actually.