No notes, a quiet celebration for my wife and me as I have successfully ticked another box in the years-on-planet category today. Feeling older...I think.
Cailleze-Lemaire Eclats, Lot No. 0514; A newer bottle than what was previously in the cellar. I'll capture notes on a future bottle. Palate seems a little subdued from prior lot, perhaps more time in bottle is deserved.
On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductor Anna Rakitina (BSO’s Assistant Conductor) is leading Elena LANGER (Figaro Gets a Divorce, Orchestral Suite), RAVEL (Piano Concerto in G) and ELGAR (Opus 36, Enigma Theme). The soloist for the piano concerto tonight is none other than Jean-Yves Thibaudet, our absolute favorite pianist (or piano-player as Emanuel Ax has been noted to say because he thinks the traditional term sounds funny when spoken), a never-to-be-missed event for us whenever he plays these hallowed grounds. (In 2004 Jean-Yves served as president of the Hospices de Beaune, factoid for any wine nerds who are also classical music nerds.) — 2 years ago
What’s not to like? Name a wine a Lodi Zin and I can’t resist. This has good legs, deep flavours and a smooth finish. Just what I expect from an old vine Zin. Yes you should get this wine. Buy a case and drink lots. — 9 months ago
Smooth, full bodied but elegant, mix of red and black fruit, baking spices, a little cola aroma, tannins fine and playing a background role. — a year ago
Brilliant straw color.
Light muscat aromas and honey.
Crisp fresh acid driven palate. — 2 years ago
Full of fresh raspberry and blackberry balanced with toast and spice. Similar to a fruity pinot noir. — 3 years ago
Silky yet tannic and beautiful. Still young, give it another 5 years and it’ll be a symphony. Drank with brisket at Christmas dinner! — 9 months ago
Nose has yellow apple peel, pear slice, straw and beach sand.
Palate has tangerine zest, ripe pear, under-ripe yellow peach, cold clementine orange with medium acidity and slightly dry finish.
A nice bottle; not sure if this wants more time, or a couple years past prime...
On the sold out (18K+ patrons) Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest Conductor Ken-David Masur is leading a 90th birthday celebration of John Williams. BSO soloists tonight are J. Williams Hudgins (vibraphone) & Jessica Zhou (harp), joined by Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Branford Marsalis (saxophone), Eric Revis (bass) and James Taylor (vocals/guitar). A truly wonderful night lay ahead, and my money is certainly on hearing at least one or two Star Wars movements this evening... — a year ago
Would definitely buy again! Smooth and refreshing. — 3 years ago