Had this wine last night at a nice BYOB Mediterranean restaurant on 22nd and Arch called "Aya's Cafe' (http://www.ayascafe.net
). I had tomato bruschetta with a grilled salmon over couscous and grilled vegetables. YUM.
Since this was the first time going to this restaurant, I had no idea they did not have decent size wine glasses - I hate the little iddy-biddy ones where my nose barely fits (and I don't have a big nose!) - so I was irritated at first. Note to self - must bring own wine glasses to this restaurant next time!!!
Wine was closed at first - not much happening. The wine looked a little unusually brick red. I am inexperienced with Burgundies, so, I kept an open mind before screaming in horror. After much swirling and contact with air a perfurmed and slightly peppery dark cherry/raspberry earthy aroma began to emerge, becoming more and more elegant and voluptuous as dinner progressed - maybe it was the garlic from my bruschetta that helped? The wine needed food, which is my favorite way of enjoying wine any way! There is no doubt that I could probably live in Burgundy for the rest of my wine life. The fatty grilled salmon went beautifully with this delicious wine. I look forward to my next Burgundy adventure.