Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Pâté & Burgundy

A grass widower on this evening, I prepare a plate with three different pâté´s - pheasant, rabbit and mushroom - , some nice bread, a glass - Riedel Sommelier Burgundy mind you - of Burgundy, a good book, my favourite wing chair, and a live concert with Styx playing in the background - life is good! :-)

2008 Givry 1er Cru Clos de Cellier Aux Moines, Domaine Joblot
A deep, young, foresty nose with fine notes of dark strawberries, fir tree, veal stock, fresh mushrooms and some liqourice. Still on the young side of things. A touch of bakelite. Rosehips. Very good. A fine sweetness to the fruit. This has potential.
The taste is firm and focused with notes of red cherries, dried raspberries, gravel, mushrooms and a hint of dark chocolate. Some broad tannins that show themselves in the long, dry finish. This works very well with the fat in the paté´s - the rabbit is the best match. Very, very good. But I will wait at least 3 years before opening the next bottle.
91p   (tasted 2015/12)

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