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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
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.

Wine Canuck: I've got a extra decanters and can lend you a few (3 or 4). They may not be the fancy high end type, hand blown swans and matadors that your crew may be accustomed to, but they hold wine and fit nicely on the table. Email if you want to borrow some.

I agree re: the Initial Rhone schtank that my blow off. Looking forward to your notes.