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An easy afternoon with close friends

Tasted July 1, 2017 by Zweder with 180 views

Introduction

In general the formula here is that the host sets a theme and every participant brings a wine of the theme. The host puts a few extra on the table. We taste all wines blind, knowing our own wines. We first taste a little bit in a random order. Then we decide together in which order the wines will be tasted again and after that revealed. In this group we do not use spittoons, so the number of bottles is limited. We don’t empty the bottles, but leave the leftovers for the host to taste again the next day, or take home the bottle we brought. In fact this easy setting where we taste the wines several times over 4 – 6 hours is the ultimate way to get a good impression of a wine.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

Red
2005 Château La Fleur de Boüard France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Lalande de Pomerol
91 points
In the bouquet dark berries, licorice, earth, tobacco, lead pencil and a touch of pleasant barnyard. On the palate dark berries, vanilla, chocolate, some pepper and good acidity. The round tannin is still powerful enough for some more years of ageing. 2020 should be no problem.
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Red
2004 Château La Croix St. Georges France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
92 points
In the bouquet smoke, toast, licorice, and caramel. On the palate the same impressions plus dark berries like cassis, lovely acidity and sweet impressions. Some vanilla and soft tannin. Complex and luxurious wine. Fully mature now and the next few years. Don’t wait too long!
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Red
2003 Château d'Armailhac France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
91 points
In the bouquet dark berries like cassis, graphite, smoke and beautiful oaky flavors. On the palate good cassis and other dark berries. The impressions of the bouquet come back on the palate. A beautiful, elegant and harmonious wine.
Red
2012 Château Sacre Coeur France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
89 points
Youthful bouquet and taste. Firm dark berries like cassis, cherries, licorice and dark chocolate. Good acidity and a touch of sweetness. Ok tannin. Probably a bit better around 2022+. 88 - 89
Red
2006 Château Nenin France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
91 points
Perfumed bouquet with sweet raspberry and cherry candy fruits. On the palate dark berries, candy sweetness and acidity. Ripe and concentrated fruit juice. Good acidity and tannin. Young maturity stage now. Will last for another 3- 5 years.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2003 Château d'Arche Sauternes France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
91 points
In the bouquet orange peel, polishing wax, apricots, caramel an botrytis. On the palate the same impressions. A lot of sweetness but there is some pleasant acidity as well.
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