Tasted Sunday, November 3, 2013 by Rezy13 with 235 views
The Perret was a starter wine served prior to the mini-vertical of Chateau Grillet.
The Grillets showed well, but I would like to see more minerality. Let's see what Chateau Latour's owners can do with it.
The Grillet flight was served with deviled eggs with trout roe (my favorite pairing), great jumbo lump crab cakes, tuna tartar with avocado mousse and sesame crackers, and a cabbage and green apple slaw.
There were mixed reviews on the favorite from the Grillets, many liked the 2006 the best, but I and a few others preferred the 2005.
This flight saw a big swing in the readiness of these vintages. The '98 was ready, the '00 in transition, and the '99 was a rock literally.
Wines were served with a duck confit pappardelle.
This flight reminded me of the first being that the middle wine ('05 in this circumstance) was deep and very serious while the outer wines were earlier drinkers.
Infanticide was committed a few times in this flight but it was a great reference for purchasing.
The wines were paired with some really tasty Colorado lamb chops which worked almost perfectly.
The Les Granits was out of mag and served as an interlude wine between the flights. It showed its best after the Pavillons as it finally was open and very expressive.
The wines were drunk by themselves.
I brought the Marcoux not intending to open it this evening but was very glad I did.
The host let us pull a bottle of our choosing from his cellar to serve blind to him. I wanted to see how a Grand Cru Burg would show.
The Shane was poured at another location later in the evening.
Spoiled once again by great food and monumental wines.