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1995 Domaine Leroy Pommard Les Vignots, 1996 Robert Ampeau Meursault-Charmes, 1996 Cte G de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er

August 13, 2021

1996 Domaine Robert Ampeau et Fils Meursault-Charmes 1er. Aired in bottle for 150 minutes prior at Imperial Treasure Great World on 12 Aug 2021. Displaying a fairly deep golden hue, this wine is still amazingly full and intense, opening with delicate floral notes and enticing green fruits against a backdrop of gentle mature chalk and fresh acidity, gaining a bit of austere depth as it fleshed out with great agility, balance and integration even though it remained somewhat on the lean side. Excellent.

2004 Nicolas Potel Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, courtesy of Sir Bob at Imperial Treasure Great World on 12 Aug 2021. Mature deep ruby, proffering shades of black cherries that exuded a lovely delicious fragrance. Still rather full and intense, displaying lively acidity and fleshy density as it opened up with charred earthy detail though the finish is distinctly short for a grand cru, fading off somewhat towards the end of dinner.

2014 Maison Leroy Bourgogne Rouge, courtesy of Sir Bob at Imperial Treasure Great World on 12 Aug 2021. Deep garnet red. Rather restrained at first, displaying warm gravel tinged with earth and tangerines on the nose. The palate is appropriately dense with youthful intensity yet still yielding fine clarity, revealing some earthy detail amid a savoury hint though the finish is short.

1995 Domaine Leroy Pommard Les Vignots, courtesy of Sir Bob at Imperial Treasure Great World on 12 Aug 2021. Displaying a dense pinot tint, this wine impressed right away with its impeccable poise, balance and dimension, exuding bright cherries, red fruits, wild berries and wet vegetation with a dash of burnt sugar. Still wonderfully fresh and fleshy, imbued with a highly subtle minerally vein that added further dimension to its supple tannin structure, conveying fine intensity. It may only be a village, but Leroy’s pedigree and sense of correctness shines through every sip. Superb.

1996 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er, courtesy of Alvin at Imperial Treasure Great World on 12 Aug 2021. Evolved red. Sweet profusion of red fruits, tangerines and peaches on the nose, highly perfumed and alluring, leading to fine presence of mature fruit (from declassified younger vines of Musigny Grand Cru, first bottled in 1995) that shone with good purity and linearity all the way to its lifted finish, underpinned by sleek tension and acidity.

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