PHMG WAG Blind Pairs: Old World vs. New (Lyon Den): What a nice end to the Old vs. New tasting, with an "Old Old!" Liquid gold pouring out of the bottle with an immediate nose. Pear, apricot, honeyed tropical fruit, with minerals, almonds, and flowers on the back with a really nice bite of acid. Didn't fall off sitting in an open glass in the fridge overnight.
Southern Rhone Tasting - Cepages Tasting Group (Lincoln on Lincoln Square, NYC): Finished our Cepages lunch/tasting with this beauty that I dragged up from the cellar. Drank blind, but Al pinned it out immediately as a QdC. Awesome rich golden color, Extremely assertive nose of quince, honey and pears. Gobs of honey, pears, & some oak, minerals and a nice nuttiness. Still plenty of acidity here making this still quite a youthful wine--seems it can go on forever. Hard to believe this is a 25-year old wine! Medium to full bodied, round with great mouth feel, great balance and complexity. Not very sweet, more of a demo-sec. A delicious wine and great way to end a great tasting.
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