Tasted Friday with Thai Squid Salad and Spicy Dumplings, two notoriously tough wine matches.
1998 was a bit of a tough vintage, so the wines are on a rapid evoluitonary track. This bottle was showing mature, but that only enhanced its ability to work with the food. Aromas of pepper, warm stones and green fruits. The palate was full and lush, with a creamy texture to carry apple, pea and pepper flavors. Quite delicious and drinking perfectly right now. This had as much body as most premier or grand cru White Burgundies I have tried, and it cost about $20, and was a better food match than any WHite Burg could have hoped for under the culinary circumstances.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.