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Saturday night with Auntie Ro and Braised Shortrib

Leafy West London

Tasted November 13, 2022 by lozatron with 20 views

Introduction

Found an old portion of the ledbury braised shortrib at the back of the freezer - 2 years old I reckon. Went well with penne and a house full of kids.

Flight 1 (2 notes)

Red
2010 Ridge Geyserville USA, California, Sonoma County
Been a bit of a Ridgey weekend so thought we'd try this with dinner. Enjoyed with some braised beef from the back of the freezer. Colour - garnet with still a hint of purple. On the nose - pretty muted to begin with, needed to sniff hard but some red fruits, a hint of spice. On the palate - some red fruits, redcurrant, very ripe strawberries but no jamminess. A lovely call with some weirdly refreshing acidity, gentle tannins and some spiciness from the oak. My most enjoyable bottle of this wine? Maybe so. No rush at all to drink up - this is going to keep going - but equally, it's giving a great deal of pleasure now.
Red
2005 Chateau Musar Lebanon, Bekaa Valley
I was just looking for one more glass, so opened something that should be even better tomorrow. Well Musar is a fickle beast and this was just open and ready to go on pouring. Super expressive nose - a hint of funk, brett is there but for me comfortably on the right side of the "interesting / fecal" line. On the palate - reminds me of nothing more than...1999 Musar. Again - the animale Musar nature is in service to the wine and not overpowering it, just enough funk to be interesting, there's a hint of herbaceousness - if someone told you they'd mixed some 20 year old cab franc into the blend, you'd believe them. A savouriness but also an almost creamy openness. This is a really good Musar - and drinking great now.
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