The 1996 Coche Corton-Charlemagne is one of my favorite wines, period. A good bottle shows one how white Burgundy can soar to the heights of heaven — this is literally liquid gold. The Chef (and host) paired this with Poached Lobster – which happens to be my favorite pairing for this wine. WOW.
The 1985s were a knockout duo — the Dujac was (as it should be) the more delicate of the two — the Ponsot was the powerhouse which still has “it.” This flight was so good it was almost embarassing.
There is a reason why the 1990 Chave Cuvee Cathelin costs so much – it is probably the best Chave ever made, and one of the great wines of the 1990 Vintage. I hadn’t had it since pre-pandemic, and once again I was almost knocked off my chair by it’s combination of power, balance and elegance.
The 1980 Ponsot CDLR was, along with some DRCs (in particular the LT), one of the best burgundies I have ever had from the 1980 Vintage (this was my first experience with it). It was following a very difficult show, and still managed to hold its own — very impressive.