Annual Wine Group Summer Event
Siggy & Jenny's Place, Mpls, MN
Tasted August 10, 2013 by rocknroller with 332 views
This was the annual tasting group's summer picnic event. I was a tad bit late for this and really didn't get to sample many of the whites. My notes are pretty lean given the social format and pretty small pours with 25 people . I tried to get something down for the majority of wines I tried.
Flight 1 (15 notes)
1996 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin
From Magnum, medium dark red color with moderate bricking, slightly cloudy. Gorgeous perfume of earth, leather, cherry, and florals. The palate has sour cherry, smoke, spice, medium body, Medium plus finish. Mature.
2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Ripe, primary, black fruits, lots of licorice and spice, dense and big, kirsch, a fair bit of heat on this today. Don't know if this was decanted or not. Impression 88pts., but seemed disjointed.
1999 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)
From Magnum. I thought this was showing rather well. The nose was open and very nice. The palate was not quite as suave, but it was pretty well integrated with a nice finish.
2000 Azelia Barolo San Rocco
I didn't think this was as good as the bottle from a year ago. Not sure if had a decant of not. It was a bit on the oaky side.
2005 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five
Dark purple color. blackberry, blackberry liqueur, cassis, spice, scorched earth. The palate is full bodied, black fruits, tar, spice. Not as good as the last one, but very nice nonetheless.
2004 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul
Very dark red color. Slow-O for 3 hours. Would have preferred to get this decanted, but didn't have the opportunity. The nose was nice showing herbs, lavender, cherry, fig, meat, and spice. The palate is medium-full with lots of glycerin, black cherry, meat, licorice, spices, fig, berry, dusty tannin and a bit of heat showing. 91+pts.
Always a blast! Thanks to Craig for organizing as always and Steve and Jenny for hosting again.
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