2001 Schloss Johannisberger Rotlack Kabinett
Nice chewy and golden with a firm mineral kiss behind the fruit. This is a bit less expressive than previous bottles but it’s still fun because of the lovely gutsy package that is framed with such sturdy and regal acids. Deep and layered, lovely. I feel like it doesn’t quite hit as many highs as it did in previous years or as it will in future years. But it was still fun.
2005 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py
This definitely shows the full-bore ripeness of the vintage with deep Morgon fruit, but it still has that Foillard Cote du Py lift underneath, hinting at the fragrant fragile crumbly delicate edges that make this wine so enjoyable. My friends sucked it down, because it was good. Personally, I’ve typecast this wine so much I might prefer it in the future when it shows more of the “usual” Foillard silk. But, still a lovely performance for how Morgon (or should I say Cote du Py?) can combine power and elegance.