Taste Restaurant, Albany, NY
Tasted Thursday, March 31, 2011 by kenv with 768 views
My regular Albany area group met at a fairly new restaurant in downtown Albany for a vertical of Lynch-Bages. All the wines were generously supplied by 2 members, one of whom mistakenly brought the 1978 and 1982 Grand-Puy-Lacoste instead of Lynch-Bages.
With Kobe Ravioli (though there's only one) with Truffle & Chestnut Emulsion.
With Coriander-Crusted Ahi Tuna with Pressed Watermelon, Avocado Paint, & Micro Cilantro.
With Coffee-Dusted Duck Breast and Foie Gras with Caramelized Banana Puree & Torchone [sic].
Grilled Filet of Beef with Crispy Shitakes, Braised Lentils, and Ash-Roasted Eggplant Sauce.
Some delicious wines are made at Lynch-Bages, but I do think they lack the breeding of better Bordeaux, something particularly notable about the 1982 Grand-Puy-Lacoste.