Thursday, 7 August 2014

Vacation Wine Diary - Day 30 - Another 2008 Chassagne-Montrachet La Romanée

Dear Diary

I really enjoyed the 08 La Romanée from Morey-Coffinet and therefore I opened another La Romanée from the same vintage, this time from Paul Pillot, to go along with loach fillets and a creamy cauliflower purée - yummy!

2008 Chassagne-Montrachet La Romanée, Paul Pillot
This version of La Romanée displays a pure, flinty, young nose with notes of sweet/sour lemon peels, a touch of linoleum, barely mature yellow apples, tangerines and some almond paste. Deep, complex and fine. Racier than the one from Morey-Coffinet. A high, intense nose. Very, very good.
The taste is young, tight and pure with notes of flint, candied lemon peels, milk chocolate fudge and dried flowers. A long, tight, dry finish. Almost ascetic in the finish. This needs more time in the cellar but I still love drinking it in big sips on this warm summer evening, both with the fish and on its own.
93p   (tasted 2014/08)

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