Tasted Friday, February 23, 2007 by Eric with 765 views
It was my turn to host the Seattle Tasting Group at home, and I decided to set a very focused theme of Pauillac. As it worked out, we ended up with nice mini-vertical from 3 different producers.
As people arrived we worked through a couple of equally refreshing starters.
Our first flight featured four vintages of Pichon Lalande. Alas, a corked 1986 really took a bite out of the flight. In hindsight, all agreed this was the most underwhelming flight of the night.
I opted to server dinner with the Lynch Bages flight since we had a couple of young vintages. Grilled Spencer steaks, sauteed onions, sauteed mushrooms, roasted fingerling potatoes and wilted spinach, nice simple food to have with some hearty Bordeaux! This was a much stronger flight that really showed the Lynch Bages personality.
Wow, I have had a lot of Pichon Baron and always enjoyed it, but on this night it really stood out as flamboyant and exotic. This was a simply fantastic flight with exceptionally strong showings for the 88 and 90. Yummy!
Dessert was cinnamon and chocolate Rugalach. Alas, it's a good thing the pastry was good, as the wine wasn't in this case.
Thanks everyone for a fun evening!