Blind Wine & Dine

@ Nicolas

Tasted May 15, 2013 by Pierre-Yves with 206 views

Introduction

This time, no theme, just a simple dinner to share good bottles with good friends.
For the fun, all the wines were tasted blind.

Flight 1 (4 notes)

White
2001 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
94 points
Rich, smooth and round, with a wonderful nose that has some herbal notes to it (fern ?). Long finish with superb balance and great acid structure. Guessed between 2000-2005 , not Puligny nor Meursault...
White
1996 Weingut Salomon Undhof Riesling Library Reserve Pfaffenberg Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal
92 points
I loved the wine, and glad to retry it. Consistent with previous experience : petrol notes, some citrus, round, and good supporting acidity with long finish . It could easily be aged longer without any issue I think.
Red
2010 Rhys Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
92 points
Opened a day in advance. At that time the nose was completely muted.
Fortunately it was not the case the day of the tasting, exploding from the glass, more floral, wonderful Northern Rhone style nose - the guess was Cote Rotie from the scent-. Palate is rich, masculine and a bit sweet while having a nice acid backbone.
Nice now, but definitely needs more aging.
3 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2003 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
92 points
Tasted Blind. There is some Northern Rhone nose : animal, slight bacon fat, some red fruits and olive meanwhile some floral notes leading us to Cote Rotie. It was a bit sweet and rich, meanwhile evolved... I guessed a Cote Rotie from late 1990s...
It has a balanced side that is very nice, and the animal taste is calling so badly for a steak ! Miam
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close