Detroit Lakes, MN
Tasted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - Tuesday, May 4, 2010 by gportilla with 549 views
It was time to do a ten year evaluation of a superb vintage and so many celebrations to unite for this: One of the earliest Springs ever here; return of the snowbirds from down South; lets not forget May Day; and several birthdays. The wines were tasted blind, opened two bottles of each wine 10 hours ahead and aerated with the deSign aerator. Event was on 5/2 and accompanied by an Argentinian style parrilla
The bigger boys showed well in the blind tasting. Two days later I'm still drinking up the leftovers. The Gruaud Larose and Pape Clement are shining. The leftover Ferriere developed much more in the bottle and would have ranked much higher in the flight. I would put it now above the Siran and Camensac but not at the level of the Calon-Segur (this one has also continued to improve but I still prefer the Rauzan-Segla). We never did get to the Sauternes for dessert. Must do this tasting again in five years with the bigger wines.