The Tempier proved too filthy to drink. I got disappointed so decided to open something good; I wasn’t quite expecting it to be quite this good.
Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru aux Malconsorts 2000, Sylvain Cathiard
Quite pale in colour. A rich, exotic, hedonistic nose of ripe, clean fruit. This smells extraordinarily beautiful and concentrated. There is some liquorice there too. If the nose is watching then a taste is actually getting on a wild roller-coaster of complete loveliness. It is concentrated and powerful, with great presence of fruit. It is also incredibly finely balanced with present but totally unobtrusive acid levels. This is a completely brilliant bottle of wine in perfect condition for drinking; I’ve had few 2000s that are as good as this. Really lovely.
My drinking companion likes it too.