Lagrange and Poujeaux @ my place

Netherlands
Tasted Friday, May 2, 2008 by jkoenen with 201 views

Introduction

Plan was to compare two solid and reliable producers from the Bordeaux area.
Some ringers/substitutes from the same appellation were used fo fill in the holes.
All bottles served blind.

Flight 1 - Palate cleansers (2 Notes)

  • 2005 Sepp Moser Grüner Veltliner Gebling Kremstal

    Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal

    Clear light yellow. Plump, well-rounded in the nose. Grannies and a buttery-kind of lime jump from the glass. Quite long for this kind of wine and the finish has a nice and spicy kind of herbaceousness (fennel, parsley, white pepper). Very youthful at the moment. Nice one!

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  • 2002 Schäfer-Fröhlich Weissburgunder Trocken

    Germany, Nahe

    Medium and bright yellow. Modernistic nose of banana-esters, orange- and lime zest and plentiful use of oak. In the mouth it's broad, sultry and ripe, showing smokey, buttery, minty chardonnay-like yellow fruit. Fills the mouth, but its finish is a bit short. Nice glass of wine, and I get the feeling that this wine was made in the cellar rather than in the vineyard (which is a conclusion, not a judgment). Satisfying, but not very provocative or complex.

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Flight 2 - Flight #1 (2 Notes)

Flight 3 - Flight #2 (3 Notes)

Flight 4 - Flight #3 (2 Notes)

Flight 5 - Flight #4 (2 Notes)

  • 1999 Château Poujeaux 89 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc

    Very good showing tonight. I really like my 99-ers! Very open and easy to drink. Lots of red and black fruit. Some secundary signs seeping through. Extremely fresh and cool. Excellent 'restaurant'-wine. 17/20.

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  • 1999 Château Gruaud Larose 89 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    No formal note. Very meaty, good structure, hints of bouillon, but also clean and ripe fruit. Drink now. 17/20

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Flight 6 - Flight #5 (2 Notes)

  • 1998 Château Poujeaux 88 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis en Médoc

    Very interesting nose with spicy impressions like incence, mint and eucalyptus. Soft and pretty sweet in its entry. Silky tannines. Just a tad simple and short on the palate. 16,5/20

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  • 1998 Château Talbot 87 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    No formal note. Tight and compact. Hint of greenness. Medium-bodied, enjoyable glass of wine, but nothing special. 16/20

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Flight 7 - Flight #6 (2 Notes)

Flight 8 - Flight #7 (3 Notes)

Flight 9 - Cooling down (1 Note)

  • 1999 Château Guiraud

    France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes

    No formal note. The yellow fruitprofile is still very fresh and clean. Also hints of beeswax, orange-zest. Although the structure of the wine is in a rich style, the wine has a very elegant feel with it.

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Closing

Personal WOTN: Lagrange 2000
Other wines to look out for: Poujeaux 2000 and Lagrange 1991 (!)

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