On Saturday night at Bleu Raisin a 14 year anniversary dinner for the Montreal Cru with KSC02, Mimik, Uncle John, Vinaigre , the visiting Futronic and two long lost Montreal members, Dr. C and Lovelandre...and some better halves. The loose theme was 2004 as that was the vintage we first started getting together.
NV (2009?) Leclerc Briant, Champagne, 1er Cru Les Chevres Pierreuses
2015 Chateau de Rochemorin, Pessac-Leognan, Blanc
2016 Francois Villard, St. Joseph, Mairlant Blanc
2004 Casanova di Neri, BdM, Tenuta Nuova
2004 Fontodi, IGT, Flaccianello delle Pieve
2004 Alvaro Palacios, Priorat, Finca Dofi (magnum)
2004 Le Vieux Donjon, CdP (magnum)
2004 Pio Cesare, Barolo
2004 Guigal, Cote-Rotie, La Mouline
2004 Guigal, Cote-Rotie, La Landonne
2002 Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance
2001 Philippe Delesvaux, CdL, SGN
Still thirsty after all that Fut, J and I polished off a couple more bottles but Fut will have to post those as I was, in the immortal words of Neil Young, too far gone. As for the above, my faves were the Leclerc-Briant, Finca Dofi and La Mouline. The nose on the latter was amazing. The La Landonne needs more time imo. We didn't take a vote but I heard a lot of positive comments for the Dofi. One of the bottles of the Flacc was badly corked and the other didn't seem quite right either.
The 01 Delesvaux seems to be coming back to life. Over the years I've had this quite a few times. Loved it when it was young, but then it turned very dark and wasn't as good. The bottle on Saturday night was dark, but it was better than the last few I've had. That said, I'll take the Constance any day.
Great evening and hopefully Dr. C and Lovelandre will start coming back out more regularly.