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The great freshness of the Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 2007 highlighted the softness and deficient freshness of the Ch√Ęteau Petrus 1978, which is perhaps just past its prime, considering that it is 38 years old.

A surfeit of riches

Wines tasted at a recent dinner were from great Domaines and from good to great vintages but, sadly, some fell short of expectations.

SOME stunning names were lined up on the table at a recent dinner. Chateau Petrus 1978, Montrachet 1996, Bouchard Pere et Fils, Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Amoureuses 2007, Robert Groffier, Ruchottes Chambertin 1999, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Krug Champagne 1996. It was a roll call of the