Thursday, May 3
For lunch, we drank an excellent Cairossa 2004, from Tuscany, and tasted a series of Margaux including a delicious Le Tertre 2001.
At 2 pm, the notes from Parker came out, with good ratings for many of my friends and a few deceptions including La Dominique which was not rated.
But this morning, Neal Martin didn’t forget La Dominique in his ratings with 88-90, nor our white with an incredible comment:
2006 No.1 de Valandraud Blanc (93-95)
Another very Burgundian nose, here reminding me of a fine Meursault from Dominique Lafon. Lime, citrus fruits, a touch of almond and white flowers. The palate is very polished, harmonious with well integrated creamy new oak. Fine acidity. Touch of oyster shell and green apples on the finish. A lovely wine: shame it produced in such small amounts! Tasted April 2007.