Tuesday Night Double Blind Tasting, $40 and under

Bin 75

Tasted June 28, 2016 by lgeeker with 213 views

Introduction

One of the best $40 and under nights we've had. Not a dog in the bunch, all solid wines. If every $40 and under night we did was this good, we'd probably do them more often.

Flight 1 (8 notes)

Red
2005 Sarget de Gruaud Larose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
Deep, rich, dark. Seems Old World, probably Bordeaux, younger, maybe 10-15 years old. Guessed '05 Left Bank.
Red
1989 M. Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
Aged nose, a bit of carraway. Color is totally chocolate center. Seems French, still a bit of sweetness on the palate. Went Rhone, North, 1990 Cote Rotie.
Red
2009 Delas Frères Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
Great fresh nose after last wine ('89 Chapoutier Sizeranne), and a good comparison to have back to back. A little smoky, mineral. This was my wine, so no guess, but had plenty of typicity.
Red
2010 Frédéric Magnien Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
Funky nose, light color, says Burg. On palate, puckering. Very new, guessed 2012 Cotes de Beaune.
Red
2009 Podere il Palazzino Chianti Classico Grosso Sanese Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
92 points
Rich. Big for the price point. Tannin, cherry, says Brunello to me, or possibly Chianti. Guessed 2010 San Felice Il Grigio CCR. My WOTN and group WOTN.
Red
2009 Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges
Lighter, bright, almost candy. Burgundy, but seems youthful. Went south, guessed '12 Faiveley Mercurey. My #2 wine of the night.
Red
2011 La Bastide Blanche Bandol France, Provence, Bandol
Big, deep, dark. It's got baby aspirin, so thought Grenache. Went 2010 CdP.
Red
2011 Hubert Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet La Goujonne Rouge France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
Lighter color, gotta be Pinot, Burg. A bit sappy, south. Guessed '11 Bouchard Pommard village.
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