Thursday will hopefully see some nice wines, but do not quite know before the dinner.
Saturday on the other hand:
88 Dom Perognon
86 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose
96 Ch.Moreau Clos des Hospices
85 Dom. Chevalier blanc
86 Dom. Chevalier blanc
86 Larrivet Haut-Brion blanc
86 Dom. Chevalier rouge
86 Pichon Comtesse
86 Leoville Barton
86 Las Cases
86 Marquis de Terme
86 Rayne Vigneau
86 Quintarelli Recioto
Focus on the 86, one of my favorite vintages in Bordeaux!
Cheval-Blanc 1995 : a great, elegant, thin, complex, persistant wine !
La Confession 2008 : great wine for the price. wonderful aroma from the 34% of Cabernet Franc! smooth and sweet.
Christer... Were those your birthday wines? WOW!
As I've been eating, breathing, sleeping and writing about Bordeaux for weeks and just managed to get my ratings out for all 358 wines this week, I'm thinking a break from Bordeaux is needed. It's time for Cote Rotie and Tapas! 99 Gerin Grandes Places!!!
I never need any break from Bordeaux The wines were for a friends birthday, he was born in 1986, and allready have a great collection, as you can see. The 88 Dom P turned out to be a 83, and the best bottle of 83 I've had, very fresh and vigorating. My birthday was more humble with aperitif: 2010 Ch Bonnet blanc (the best they've made I think), 2007 Carbonnieux blanc with virgin lobster and lobster soup, 2008 Fieuzal blanc (I love white Bordeaux) with halibut, 94 Coizet-Bages (Tired, no surprice), 96 Giscours both with honey glazed duck, the Giscours by far the better one, and 03 Castelneau de Suduiraut with panacotta and raspberries.
Dd Chevalier 99
Clos Fourtet 47
Haut Brion 66
Lynch Bages 89
Lynch Bages 90
- Suduiraut 75
- Lafaurie Peyraguey 86
But I am considering having a birthday wine party this autumn, that could be interesting
Rene Rostaing Cote Blonde 1998 - 2nd bottles in three weeks. Beautiful wine.
70 Las Cases
76 Suduiraut (reconditioned 2006)
La Croix de Labrie 1999 - ok nose but not much fruit left for the acidity. It may be 93 pointer a few years back but definitely not now. Drink up.
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Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Cuvee Classique 1998 - 2nd bottle within a month, surprisingly refreshing, better than last bottle, still a lot of life left in. Tannin from stem is really interesting, bitter and spicy.
I'm heading out to a wine tasting later today that is all 2003 and older Cote Rotie and Hermitage! I cannot wait.
How was the Clos Fourtet 47? Still alive and kicking?
Got myself a 2010 Chateauneuf du Paper for tonight... looking forward to it!
Oh, it was superb, and way beyond what I dared hope for....
Last Saturday saw some stunning white Burgundies:
1993 BdM Corton Charlemagne
2000 Coche-Dury Meursault les Rougeots
2004 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Batard
2004 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet
2007 Ramonet Batard-Montrachet
Notes will be posted soon...
Brane Cantenac 2006 - silky smooth on entry, sweet tannin, medium body, need a bit of coaxing to get the nose out. Very good indeed, better than I thought for the price.