Next up is a steak with red wine sauce - you can't really go wrong with that, can you? :-) I am not in the mood for some Syrah after the Syrah battles this easter. Not Bordeaux either. Or Piedmont. But wait, a young Nuits-St-George from a great producer - wouldn't that do the trick? I guess so...
2008 Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos de la Marechale, J-F Mugnier
Aaaaah, this is a fine nose, deep, young and powerful with stunning notes of blueberries, ripe rasberries, leather, christmas spices, forest floor and seared meat. Compact, concentrated and very focused. A lovely sweetness to the fruit.
The taste is more brutal than the nose, with tight, young, sweet fruit that is rather locked in at the moment. A long, strapping finish that effectively cleans the palate from the steak. But drinking it on its own, it almost hurts... I wouldn't be surprised if this would turn out to be a magic bottle of Burgundy 15-20 years down the road, but today it is too young, palatewise. The nose is, on the other hand, just beautiful.
92p (tasted 2012/04)