Big Glass Sunday

Big Glass Sunday

Well after a rotten 3 weeks of work without a day off, it was time to use the big Riedels with a glass or two of Red Burgundy. I haven’t had any for 3 months now, and was concerned I wouldn’t appreciate the delicacy and nuance. Oh, and I got these monster glasses for Father’s Day years ago, and have only used them a handful of times. I think they’d easily hold a whole bottle, if you were so inclined. I chose a couple of younger times, ones that would fill a glass, aromatically speaking, because I was worried a shy wine would get lost. The first wine was a 2003 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin “Combe-du-Dessus”. It showed big black cherry fruits, with dried herbs and a touch of volatility. The palate was plush without being flabby. Smooth as something that is really smooth. Certainly the fruit weight is indicative of the vintage, and though it isn’t subtle it is very enjoyable. Perhaps it will look better with more time. 88+ points. The second bottle was a 2005 Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune “Marconnets” 1er cru: much more minerally and tight, more red fruited than black, very easy to drink and to enjoy. A lightness with some power. 89 points. I look forward to the next Big Glass Sunday.

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