Tuesday 13 December 2011

Drinking Tonight

With garlic and thyme filled chicken fillets, pan fried mushrooms and pappardelle pasta I opened this mature Burgundy. Bought a mixed case with different Burgundys, all 10-20 years old. One have been corked so far, but the rest have been good to great. This is the seventh bottle from that case. It paired very well with the dish, especially the mushrooms.

1996 Chambolle-Musigny, Philippe Amiot
A mature, velvety nose with notes of rosehips, sweet lingonberries, beetroots and dry chocolate. A nice maturity. The fruit becomes sweeter with air. A lovely, fresh note of wet undergrowth. Very good.
The taste is round, mature and fresh with notes of lingonberries, dry leather, earthy notes and a nice, high acidity that cleans up the palate. I think I got this when it just beginning its downward slope. But very nice all the same.
85p   (tasted 2011/12)

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