Thursday, August 5, 2010

Great Dinner at Veritas

Had a fantastic dinner at Veritas last evening - started with tasty Amuse Bouches, then Frogs Legs, followed by delicious Duck Breast, and summery peach/blueberry dessert - but as good as the food was, the wines stole the show. While I am sure there are those who think that the life of an MW is nothing but grand dinners and great old wines, I can assure you that evenings with wines like these are few and far between with most days spent grinding it out in the retail trenches. So it was especially nice to be invited to share these superb wines - thank you Brad

Fevre Chablis Les Clos 2007 - Liked it alot but perhaps I was rushed and a little late and just didn't write much about it - was very good and great starter! Could be heading to that place between post youthful exhuberance and before secondary notes emerge.

Roumier 85 Chambolle Musigny les Amoureuses - Lovely aromatic nose right out of the gate; feminine sweet red fruits, sexy, earthy with some intriguing darker warm tones underneath. This is drinking just where I like them, sur point and in a perfect state with lovely mature secondary aromas, but still retaining freshness. Fantastic 1er Cru that hung in easily with the Musigny. Beautiful to the last drop!

JF Mugnier Musigny 1985 - A little more closed and reticent at first, with maybe a just a whiff of bottle funk? Darker color, and nose opened to reveal more dark fruits and spice than the Amoureuses; on the palate more muscular and a bit more depth and more structure too. Mature and ready to enjoy, but also still well this side of old and not showing any tertiary sous bois tones. This was a delicious, solid beautiful wine that evloved and got better and better as it opened in the glass.

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