My first liquid lunch in NY turned out to be a great success, meeting many likeminded winelovers over some not too shabby burgs.
Ramonet Montrachet 2010. Decanted for two hours and still showing more reduction than usual but not enough to hide its inner brilliance. This showcased the usual inexplicable Ramonet combination of high ripeness and a certain greenness. Abundant lime zest, green herbs and cumin. Superbly balanced and calm with sweet lime acids. Very proper now with an even brighter future.
DRC’s Romanée-St-Vivant 1983 en magnum was simply gorgeous. Floral, deeply scented with a cranberry and raspberry fruit profile. Delicate, airy and almost fragile yet impossible not to fall in love with. The dream lasted for an hour before it went downhill in the glass but that can’t be a serious criticism for a 1983.
Domaine’s Leroy’s triptych of 1998s featured a rare side-by-side comparison of her 1998 Pommard Les Vignots, Clos Vougeot and Romanée-St-Vivant.
Served blind the overwhelming popular vote went to the Clos Vougeot, including my own. The Vougeot showed the usual bigger-than-life Lalou aromatics with an intense palate of purple fruit, flowers and exotic spice. No hard edges with plush tannins which contradict the vintage.
The Pommard Vignots was in very fine shape too with an initial touch of perfectly tolerable brett followed by a constantly evolving sensation in the glass. I have no time for any criticism that Lalou’s imprint is too strong. This is simply way better than any other Pommard out there. Period.
Surprisingly, the only wine this lunch of which I expected more of was her Romanée-St-Vivant, typically my favourite of her reds. It was a bit shy, smoky and serious and despite air it never really came out of its shell with some unresolved tannins and acids.
DRC Romanée-St-Vivant 2004. My fourth encounter with this wine and it just never disappoints. More DRC stemminess as opposed to vintage greenness. Lovely cinnamon-like warm spice with cherry and dried flowers. Very pretty and drinking at peak.
My personal top 3 would be Leroy’s Vougeot ‘98, followed by DRC RSV ‘83 and Ramonet Monty ‘10 taking bronze.
Marcel is the soul of this place. He worked at a sawmill for 42 years while managing Casino Mine Ranch with Simone. And he fought wildfires every summer on top of that. For so many decades, he worked from sunrise to sunset, and often late into the night, then came back home to the ranch and chopped wood and worked more.
But he was never too tired to resist a good prank or crack a joke.
Covela Edição Nacional Avesso 2016
Falar da casta Avesso é falar de personalidade vincada, problemática, difícil, hostil, de cismas, do contra…😤 A Quinta de Covela domou-a melhor do que ninguém, apresentando um vinho cremoso com uma acidez refrescante e final muito elegante! 👏🥂☀️🏝
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Meyer-Fonné Vignoble de Katzenthal Riesling 2016 is an Alsatian white wine from the lower areas of Alsace from older vines. It pairs well with a Thai curry that would allow the flavors of the food to balance with the wine. The nose shows white blossom, lemon, peach, apricot and some cream that also show on the palate.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about let me explain. A vertical tasting is when you taste different vintages of the same wine in order of a year. This time we tried the Gewurztraminer from @sheldrakepoint It was pretty fascinating how different the wine was from one year to the next.
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18 mesi di Toscana, i primi effettivamente fuori casa, sperduto nelle colline del Chianti Classico, nel cuore del Gallo nero, dove un pezzo del mio sarà sempre legato.
Sangiovese, galestro, alberese, anfore e tanti altri termini hanno riempito le mie giornate, ma quelle che le hanno arricchite sono stati i colleghi che in poco tempo, mi hanno accolto e soprattutto sfamato! ( @amedeoratano , @matildegentili , @carldouglass )
Grazie #Albola ! . 🇬🇧 18 months of #Tuscany , the first ones effectively away from home, lost in the #ChiantiClassico hills, in the heart of Black Rooster, where a piece of mine will be linked.
Sangiovese grape, stony soil, galestro and alberese rocks, amphorae and other terms have filled my days, but but those that have enriched: colleagues who, in a short time, welcomed me and really important they gave me food!
Thank #Albola !
Going to a restaurant is one of my keenest pleasures. Meeting someplace with old and new friends, ordering wine, eating food, surrounded by strangers, I think is the core of what it means to live a civilised life
Villa Sparina Gavi
Selbach Oster Zeltinger Riesling Kabinett Trocken 2017
Sherwood Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Chardonnay 2016
Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc 2016
Saracco Moscato d’Asti 2018