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UGC 2009 Bordeaux Tasting

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

Tasted January 26, 2012 by IWineAlot with 371 views

Flight 10 - Dinner at The Purple Pig (3 notes)

Went to dinner with two other CT forum members. Each of us brought a bottle of wine with to share. Overall the dinner was spectatular, the wines on the other hand sadly were not.

1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja
88 points
Sauternes like honeyed coloring. Bee's wax, basement mustiness on the nose. Sea salt, sweet honey flavors along with VA on the palate.
1987 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
I was looking forward to tasting this. Very nice dark red color. Very green, bell peppers galore on the nose. Same on the palate.
With holding a rating as I think this bottle wasn't very representative.
2003 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
87 points
Light red, very burgundy like transparency. Again another disappointing showing by a high caliber producer. Very light pinot like flavors on the nose and palate. Very tight and not giving much at all. Not sure if this is in a dumb phase or just an off bottle.

SS 87 pts.
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