quote:Originally posted by Parcival:
At dinner last night at Smith & Wollensky in NYC:
1995 Pontet-Canet: by the glass pour (and interestingly, they are using the Coravin to offer these higher end wines by the glass)
2003 Leonetti Cab
Both fantastic . . . a slight preference for the Leonetti but this is more in my strike zone of familiarity. Getting more and more intrigued with the fairly different taste profile as I enjoy more old-world wines
I think the 95 is one of the first vintages that were directly under Alfred Tesseron's control where he started green-harvesting and going biodynamic. I recently tasted the 09 and 10 from Pontet Canet and they're definitely on the rich and opulent side of Pauillac and for the most part are cheap given their Parker ratings.