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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
My turn to host a Super Tasting for The Wine Nerds:

2011 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine

2001 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2001 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul
2001 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau
2001 Domaine Bois de Boursan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Félix
2001 Domaine des Saumades Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2001 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
2001 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2001 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2001 E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2001 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Baron
2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2001 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pignan Reserve

looking forward to reading your notes on these as i have a number of them. Make sure you give them plenty of time to breathe - in my experience with the charvin, usseglio & vieux donjon they open with a lot of funk that takes 2-3 hours to blow off.

Thanks for the comments, E. Given that some of these may still be on the young side and that I don't have 13 decanters I may double decant all of them 2 hours prior to service. I figure the air can't hurt at this stage. It's also nice when the last person to get a pour doesn't end up with sludge in their glass.

we'll definitely post notes.