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Cherisey - Puligny Montrachet Les Chalumeaux 1er Cru
Gold color. Caramel notes on the nose. Linear and fresh. Hint of oxidation? At its peak, drink now.
Lively. Vibrant. Seductive. Very aromatic and long on the palate. Very pleasurable now yet may still be on the upslope. Still has many years left.
Villeneuve - Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Like biting into a crisp red cherry. Elegant, seductive and refreshing. Very much alive after 10 years. Not overly complex but thoroughly enjoyable. Very nice drinking now; should have a few years left
Janasse - Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Still fresh and slightly floral with honeyed notes of age. A cozy accompaniment to our cheese course.
Grand Veneur - Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines
Dark but by no means opaque. Leather, spice and some black fruits. Intense, exuberant, but also fresh. A real success for 2003. Double decanted an hour in advance. Continued to open throughout the meal. Very nice. Still youthful; more years ahead.