Nothing like a little Batard-Montrachet in plastic cups. (no glass allowed up here!). Sorry Riedel.
Domaine Dujac "Monts Luisants" 1er cru 2008 (Morey Saint-Denis)
Here is some beautiful Morey St.-Denis, so young & tight, its whole life ahead of it. Can't wait to try this one again in a decade or so.
Ramonet "Batard-Montrachet" Grand Cru 2004 (Chassagne-Montrachet)
Gorgeous Batard - this one was just starting to come into its own.
A double rainbow emerged over Manhattan- from this perspective only partially visible. Check out more photos of the phenomenon here & here.
Here was a fun Chateaneuf du Pape from 1990.
Vega-Sicilia "Unico" 1994 (Ribera del Duero, Spain)
This old Vega was pretty incredible-- so meaty and tense. It was like drinking charcouterie.
Penfolds "Grange" Bin 95 1989 (Australia)
In the midst of all these big dogs the Grange came out on top. It had that classic Australia fruit, but it had simmered down since 1989 into some really plush and balanced juice. Grange is always so interesting for their winemaking philosophy which revolves around multi-regional blending. Most of the time the wine is predominantly Barossa, but the multi-terroir approach really adds layers of complexity that continue to interplay with one another even after all these years. The only other high-end producers that can do this and still keep their place at top of the market are some of the Champagne producers. I enjoy seeing the diversity of production philosophies in the high end red market. This 1989 came just before the extreme popularity of the 1990 vintage, and it really performed well. I'm working on a post solely about Grange, so stay tuned!