Originally posted by VinT:
This afternoon, celebrating the non-end of the world with VinCentric, vijay and on the wine:
N.V. Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve - delightfully crisp starter, great with oysters splashed with vodka (!)
1985 Château d'Angludet - opened nicely to show fading but still present fruit, black tea, grippy tannins still evident. Great showing.
2004 Querce Bettina Brunello di Montalcino - surprisingly muted on this day, even after fours hours in decanter. Dumb phase? Bottle variation? Hoping otw posts notes on the remaining half bottle he took home.
1999 Delas Frères Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette - intoxicating aroma, rich, full palate, still very young. My WOTA.
2001 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero - took a while to open, still very dense and youthful, long future ahead
2009 Nicolas Joly Savennières Les Clos Sacrés (Les Vieux Clos) - once it came up to room temp, stone fruits and nice texture, incorporates the 15% abv well
2002 Royal DeMaria Vidal Icewine - burnished gold with a slight spritz (!). IMO could have used a touch more acidity to offset the rich, unctuous texture.
Best possible way to spend a holiday afternoon, with great food and good service from Crush on King Street. Thanks, guys!
Thanks guys! The Tourettes was my WOTA as well. I thought it was right in it's sweet spot. Thanks Vijay and OTW for the further broadening of my palate with the Chenin Blanc. I may have to pull the trigger and get some! Cheers,