Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC
Tasted Friday, June 17, 2011 - Saturday, June 18, 2011 by ews3 with 827 views
Finally uploading my notes for this amazing annual event, organized by Justin Bonner. It is a remarkable showcase of SQN, but more importantly, the generosity of Justin in sharing his cellar, Manfred & Elaine in their contributions to make the event special, and all of the attendees who raid their cellars and support "the kids".
This list of wines shows the generosity of the attendees -- this was the "BYO" portion of the event. Some amazing wines here, and notes are hit or miss. I missed some other amazing wines, but it would have been impossible to hit everything!
These continue to be OK, but suffer from too much heat. I appreciated them more than in past years, but they are an awful value.
As part of the event, a few bottles were auctioned off for instant consumption. The PA table went in for the Alban Lorraine, and the other wines were graciously shared with us.
Back up to the club with leftovers from Friday and a few new bottles.
A "can't miss" event for me every year.