2002 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill, Pol Roger
A deep, buttery, refined nose with notes of crushed rocks, white flowers, dry fudge and freshly washed clothes. Feels like there is a substantial portion of Chardonnay in the blend. Very, very fine. Almost a chlorofyll freshness. Some cap gun smoke. This will go on for 20+ years.
The taste is fresh as a daisy with lovely notes of flint, lemon cream, peach and white currants. A stunning acidity that effectively cleans the palate. Long and harmonious. Great now but even greater in 8+ years.
95p (tasted 2016/04)
I notice a Cote-Rotie on the glass list and why not a pour of that and some meat?
2013 Cote-Rotie Ampodium, Rene Rostaing
A gorgeous nose that combine meat and flowers, iron and violets, road dust and peppers in a beautiful way. A very fine structure. Young and promising. This is gooood!
The taste is focused, balanced and youthfully sturdy with notes of ripe blueberries, violets, bay leaves and sweet minerals. A long, long finish with finely polished tannins. Needs time, say 6+ years. A very fine wine in the making.
93p (tasted 2016/04)