New York City
Tasted Monday, March 14, 2005 - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 by tconcilio with 624 views
Misc bottle consumed prior to and including NYC Shafer dinner.
For those New Yorkers that haven't tried this place, do so. It is BYOB and serves some very good french cuisine. Brent brought a '98 Le Vieux Donjon CdP and I provided a '90 Beaucastel CdP. Brent will be able to post better notes than I for the Donjon, but this was very good. Still a bit young with primary characteristics of barnyard, hay, and spice. It opened up nicely with a couple of hours of air. I will need to add this producer to my cellar.
These notes are for the wines that I brought. While I brought the weakest HSS of the night, it is a testament to Doug Shafer and Elias Fernandez that it still was a weak 91 pts for an off '98 vintage. Way to go guys!
I am very honored to have dined with a great group of oenophiles at table 2. It was nice to see so many people with similar passions in one place. While I provided the weakest vintage of HSS, it was my honor and privilage to provide the '01 Shafer Port and '01 Chateau Rieussec. I was able to get a small taste of the '01 Rieussec before I made the rounds from table to table. That was almost as much fun as the taste that I had. I love to share with others that have the same love of wine. This was one of the best wine experiences of my life!