Friday, 30 March 2018

Roast Lamb & Mature Burgundy

Lamb and Bordeaux? Naah, not here, the nice lamb roast was complimented with root vegetables and a garlic sauce, and I opened two bottles of mature Burgundy, and it turned out to be a great combination.

1983 Pommard-Epenots, Domaine Goud de Beaupuis
This 35 year old Pommard shows of a big, mature, warm nose with notes of a fresh stable, root vegetables, stale Coca-Cola, dry licorice and some bonfire scents. Rustic, with a fine maturity.
The taste is round and warm with a dried up sweetness and notes of dried raspberries, sweet tobacco, undergrowth and sugared rhubarb. A medium long finish that ends with a fine dryness. On top of its game. Very, very good.
88p   (tasted 2018/03)


1985 Pommard Les Epenots, F. Gaunoux
A deep, dark, spicy nose with notes of moist undergrowth, bay leaves, dark flowers, mushrooms, tobacco and some rusty aromas in the background. Complex and very fine.
The taste is concentrated and tight with notes of tobacco, forest floor, raspberry balsamic vinegar, tobacco and beet roots. A very fine warmth. Long and fine. Fully mature but bottles like this will keep for 8+ years. A rich, rewarding Burgundy.
92p   (tasted 2018/03)

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