|balloons, champagne, dancing...|
|Sommelier Luc Chevalier with the Imperial of Veuve Clicquot.|
|Opening this gigantic bottle was not so easy. We resorted to the pliers, and then the corkscrew eventually striking wine.|
Domaine de la Romanèe-Conti La Tache 2000 - Always a pleasure to be able to drink a DRC, whether you like them or not its a memorable experience. This 2000 was aromatic and very clean, direct and clear in its delivery. Those brilliant DRC red fruits coming out... Still holding back much complexity that will come in ten years. For me it was no contest next to the
DRC Romanèe-Saint-Vivant 2001 I tasted the day before. Romanee-Saint-Vivant has been described as ''a magical wine, rich, elegant, sophisticated and remarkably harmonious and complex''. With age it is said to take on a nose of a wilted rose (une rose fanèe).
This Saint Vivant had aromas bursting out of the glass that were incredibly complex, irresistible and just plain delicious (it much helped having a proper burgundy glass). Possibly the most enticing bouquet I have ever experienced in a wine. Unfortunately I only tasted very little of the wine but it was extraordinary and very memorable.
|the very large cork, coming out of the imperial (6 lt bottle)|
|The chateau d'yquem 1988 was straight gorgeous.|
At midnight Christelle brought us out side scurrying over to release three balloons representing three wishes for the new year in french tradition.
Happy new years brothers and sisters!