Spring comes to Minneapolis.
Tasted April 5, 2008 by BradE with 689 views
We ushered in spring today in Minneapolis. Sixty five degrees, deck chairs out for the first time, and a nice burgundy lunch.
Flight 1 - ...its five oclock somewhere... (4 notes)
Flight 2 - ...1pm - is it burg time yet?... (13 notes)
1996 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche
Decanted for 5 hours. Good showing for this wine - beautiful nuanced fruit, gorgeous nose. Not sure I'd actually pick it out as La Tache blind, but a really good drink even this young.
Flight 3 - ...and we thought this was the end... (2 notes)
Flight 4 - ...well it was sixty five degrees out... (7 notes)
1982 Château Ausone
From magnum. This was "Diane's bottle", as she still suffers from BDX fever in the face of too much burgundy. The mag was in fine shape quality-wise, and its a nice wine, not a great one.
1982 Château Haut-Brion
Very controversial bottle. I thought it was sub-par, but essentially everyone else thought is wonderful (and it was from a perfectly good case that's been drinking well). Maybe it was the prior 25 bottles this afternoon dulling my senses?
1982 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
I bought a lot of this wine when it was relatively inexpensive, and I'm still not sure what to think about it. Is it still just too young? Will it come around and be substantially better over time? The jury is still out for me.
1982 Château Cos d'Estournel
I ran upstairs for a quick change of clothes before heading out to dinner, and 10 minutes later I'm back down and the bottle is empty. Diane says it was "excellent".
It was now 7:30pm, having started at noon, and we had to head out to a 16 wine Marcassin dinner we had organized for tonight. On tap: 96/97/98/99/00/01/02/03 Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay and 96/97/98/99/00/01/02/03 Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir. I don't have the energy to put up notes on these, hopefully one of the other folks will.
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