Eclectic Holiday Euro Lunch

Donato Enoteca, Redwood City, California
Tasted Sunday, December 4, 2011 by rjonwine@gmail.com with 329 views

Flight 1 - Sparkling starter (1 Note)

Flight 2 - White Burg Flight (2 Notes)

Flight 3 - 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Flight (2 Notes)

Flight 4 - 1964 Barolo Flight (2 Notes)

  • 1964 Alessandro Rivetto Barolo Riserva Speciale 94 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo

    Bricked light-medium brown red color with clear meniscus; intriguing, roast duck, autumnal nose; dried berry, autumnal, dried cherry palate with firm, resolved tannins; long finish

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  • 1964 Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo 93 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo

    Bricked light-medium orange red color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; VA, light cherry, blood orange nose; very tasty, autumnal, sweet, blood orange, dried cherry, nutty palate; medium-plus finish

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Flight 5 - 1985/1986 Bordeaux Flight (3 Notes)

  • 1985 Château Léoville Barton 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Bricking dark red violet color; focused, pencil lead, tart plum, tart currant nose; tasty, maturing, tart currant, tart plum, pencil lead palate; medium-plus finish

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  • 1986 Château Léoville Las Cases 94 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Dark red violet color; tart cassis, tart black fruit, beef jus, ethereal nose; tart black fruit, rich beef jus, iodine, tart hoisin sauce, mulberry palate with firm tannins; long finish 94+ points (best bottle of this I've had, by far)

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  • 1986 Château Talbot 92 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Bricking dark red violet color with pale meniscus; brett, tart currant, tobacco nose; brett, tart black fruit, tobacco, iodine palate with green notes; medium-plus finish 92+ points

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Flight 6 - Sweet Finish (2 Notes)

  • 1986 Château Climens 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac

    Medium gold color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; nice, crystalized apricot, confectioner's sugar, baked apricot nose; tasty, baked apricot, confectioner's sugar, sugared orange palate with good acidity; still 10 years from peaking; long finish 93+ points

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  • 1963 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage 94 Points

    Portugal, Douro, Porto

    Bricked medium ruby color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; VA, dried cherry, spicy cherry, dried berry nose; tasty, rich, tart blackberry, dried berry, plum jam, tea palate; long finish

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