Masterclass in San Francisco with Saskia De Rothschild, Chairwoman DBR Lafite.
Saskia told me they are buying an existing property or starting one new in China.
The nose reveals; ripe and slight stewed fruits. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, dark plum skin, dry cranberries & poached strawberries. Dark, dry soils, limestone minerals, touch of bandaid=VA, saddle-wood, steeped black tea, dry river stone, dark rich & dry soils, crushed rocks, dry underbrush, cherry cola with dry and fresh dark and red flowers.
The body is full and thick. This wine is just coming out of its infant stage and just starting to stretch it arms & legs. The tannins are firm, rounded with powdery dry tannins. The structure, tension, length and balance show the beauty of the vintage but, the drinking window on their 2000 is somewhere between 2035-2080. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, dark plum skin, dry cranberries & poached strawberries. Dark, dry soils, limestone minerals, touch of bandaid, saddle-wood, steeped black tea, dry river stone, dark rich & dry soils, lots of graphite, crushed rocks, limestone, dry crushed rocks, gritty volcanic minerals, dry herbs, dry underbrush, cherry cola with dry and fresh dark and red flowers. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish is very good now but, if you don’t cellar 35 years from birth, you are cheating yourself out of something truly special. Its well balanced, rich, ripe and persists for days. 95 with more to come in 16-25 plus years.
All wines arrived weeks ago directly from the Chateau.
Photos of; the Crown Room on the 23rd floor of the Fairmont where the Masterclass was held, tasting set up, Saskia De Rothschild, Chairwoman DBR Lafite presenting and another view of the city of San Francisco/Bay and the Golden Gate Bride in the background.
— 4 days ago
Orzo May 11, 2019 — 16 days ago
Very good! Paired with chicken bruschetta (chicken topped with balsamic glaze, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil!) — 5 days ago
Nice start to summer. — 5 hours ago
Yummy~ good wine! — 5 years ago
Monsie liked at Wine Exchange — 15 days ago
You can take the wine out of Chile, but not the Chile out if the wine. Tasty but you know where it comes from. — 13 days ago
辛口、ややフルーティーで炭酸に富む。肉団子やコロッケで飲みました。これで1300円とは良い。 — 5 days ago
Good concentration. Smooth. The difference from 2013 is with a bit animal flavor @650, wine plus, 190517 — 10 days ago
Wine Nerd Herd a week ago in Iowa with gracious host @Eric LaMasters on Thursday night for paired tasting - the herd delivered some amazing wines
BTW - the food was was delicious and perfectly paired to the wines we brought at Baru 66 in Des Moines — 13 hours ago