Taberna del Alabardero, Washington D.C.
Tasted Thursday, May 3, 2012 by dcwino with 456 views
Mr. Bernard Burtschy, the wine writer for Le Figaro and a fellow Grand Jury Europeen member, was in town to conduct the heart's delight grand tasting this Saturday. Bijan organized the dinner to honor Bernard. Thirteen of us got together at Taberna del Alabardero and drank some nice Bordeauxs.
I was under the weather and my nose was only operating at 50%, except a few moments where my nose got cleared for a few seconds. It has happened to me once before and it is no fun. It was interesting that I was still able to get TCA, VA and brett although I couldn’t detect much fruits and other flavors. Most my notes are based on palate impression where I was able to smell a bit better than through my nose.
Bernard has vast knowledge of wine. He gave the background and impression of the wines which was very informative. It is interesting that his assessment of the Bordeauxs are not far from that of Bob’s, ie concentration and ripeness are good things.
My sincere gratitude to Bijan for organizing the wonderful event and to Bernard for leading us. The restaurant provided the perfect wine services and the food was great once again!