The partner and I were invited to a dinner party last night. We had some really good food and a few nice bottles of wine, one of which I feel the need to write about here. Cyprien Arlaud makes really beautiful Morey and 2005 was a great vintage. I’d love to own more of his Grand Crus; I’ve asked to buy a magnum of Clos Saint Denis 2008 next year. Go on, Cyprien, say yes!
Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru aux Cheseaux 2005, Domaine Arlaud
The nose is really scented and fragrant. Complex, lovely fruit: berries I feel. There is a wonderful floral character to it. It is really pretty ripe, but what you have to love about this nose is that it is incredibly fresh; all of those heady aromas and yet it is totally lively. This nose is ultra-pure essence of Morey. I love Morey. The palate is also really fresh, with wonderful fruit and a sophisticated tannic structure. Yes, I do love Morey. Morey also loves me, our relationship is very healthy. What a finish! Really alive and very long. This is really open and giving, a treat.
Many thanks to Mark Locke for dinner, we enjoyed it greatly.