The Bernard Roth Archives
We are happy that Bernard, who has sampled so many wines, has shared his notes with us. We do have, or have had for sale a few of the wines Bernard writes about, and we include a link to our stock page whenever it is a producer we carry (but since the stock page is kept up-to-date and the wines are sold, don't expect any but the newest of wines to show up in our stock!). Mostly though, since we specialize in County of Santa Barbara Wine and Central Coast Wine, we don't carry a lot of the wines Bernard writes about. But we think it is important that you be able to have an idea what they're like in case you are planning to buy some somewhere, or have them in your own collection. Enjoy.
Here are Bernard's notes from September 23, 2001:
|96 Tollot-Beaut Savigny-Lavières 1er Cru—Medium
ruby. Nose of raspberry, cherry confiture, smoke, Asian spices. Slight
VA. Tart cherry, tar, terroir, charred oak. Chewy, fine, very long stinging
tannins. All in good balance. Lot of flavor. Drink through 2005. 89 (+?)
97 Dominique Laurent Chorey-Les-Beaune—Medium garnet. Light floral, red raspberry, patent leather nose. Crisp, fresh acidic, strawberry, creamy cranberry and maraschino cherry flavor, with hints of aged beef. Earthy, tar, sundried tomato. Moderate fine tannins. Balanced, peppery finish. Drink over next 5 years. 88
Both these wines were excellent with typical Burgundy-friendly foods, such as sautéed porcini-dusted quail and veal scallopine with chanterelles.
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