Turning 33 isn´t that big of a deal, right? Well, I must have thought so way, way back in time... :-)
I arranged a birthday dinner with some really nice wines, and among them this perfect specimen blew everything else of the table. The rest of the wines are listed below.
1983 Batard-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive
A deep, powerful, multi dimensionell nose with gorgeous notes of lemon juice, melted butter, honey, summer flowers, almond paste and some lovely smoky notes. Very, very deep and utterly captivating. The complexity is beyond description. Layers upon layers of the most perfect sweet fruit. Just the perfect nose!
The taste is breathtakingly beautiful with fruit, acidity and balance in perfect harmony. Notes of lemons, white peaches, almonds, hazelnuts and smoke caresses the palate. The finish goes on for two minutes. This stops time in its tracks!
100p (tasted 1997/12)
The other wines at the dinner:
1982 Bollinger R.D. (94p)
1964 Kinheimer Huberthuslay Riesling Spätlese, Deinhard (86p)
1987 Château Montelena Chardonnay (91p)
1964 Corbin Michotte (90p)
1964 Château Léoville-Poyferré (94p)
1964 Vieux Château Bourgneuf (80p)
1984 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (92p)
1967 Château Mouton-Rothschild (90p)
1964 Moulin Touchais (94p)