Friday Night Double Blind Tasting $40+
Tasted October 25, 2013 by Rezy13 with 180 views
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2007 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire
A poor example of my favorite CdP bottling. I believe it was cooked and slightly oxidized.
2005 Château La Vieille Cure
Very dark core with purple rim; cocoa, vanilla, dark fruit, smoke, dark chocolate; rich on palate, tobacco, cocoa, good structure, long finish with cassis lingering; still very youthful but much more drinkable than most '05 Right Banks I've had.
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1990 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)
Dark crimson; classic Bordeaux nose, damp earth, red currant, Cab based, stank, tobacco; softened tannin, still good structure, sweet and resolved; really tasty and drinking well; I was surprised by the age; you could almost overlook how good this was by its softness and drinkability; 92+.
2009 Bodegas Alejandro Fernández Ribera del Duero Tinto Pesquera
Dark purple with bright purple rim; dark fruit, dark berry, bramble, a bit of sulfur, tar; fresh, plump and soft texture, good richness, could not taste the American oak; delicious and very drinkable, 90+.
2010 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits St. Georges Les Charmois
Rose, pink rim; tart, rose, candied, green underneath, cranberry, strawberry, rhubarb, fruit roll-up candy, with air the minerality really came out to the forefront and the sweetness subsided, white rocky limestone; tart fruit on the palate with some herbaceous undertones, sweet and youthful, soft tannin but very tightly wound, razor sharp minerality and acidity; love it; 92+; would like to see this in 7 years.
2011 Eugen Wehrheim Niersteiner Bildstock Riesling Kabinett
Steely pale yellow; a little pineapple, smoky, perfumed, candied lemon, ginger, slate; honey, medium sweetness, pineapple, spicy, botrytis?, nice clean finish.