A bunch of friends came over last night. A few wine bums and one guy who knew nothing about wine, so I asked him to pull bottles out of my cellar and serve them to us blind (my best bottles are in cabinets). This was really tasty, with pencil shavings and cherries on the nose, and racy acidity (in a good way). So much so that I thought it was Portuguese:-& Steve pinned it as an ‘82 Cru Bourgeois from St Estephe or Pauillac, which was quite something given how atypical it was. — 9 days ago
Wonderful wine paired with the chef’s tasting menu tonight in Breda Netherlands. A very solid French Bordeaux - dry, abrupt finish. Great way to kick off the EU travel tour. — 15 days ago
Everything you want out of St Estephe (even though the chateau is famously close to Pauillac from a terroir perspective...) Black currant, plums, leather, green tobacco, iodine, olive tapenade, but velvety soft so the austerity doesn’t extend to the tannic structure. — 6 days ago
Nice. Dark fruit with some licorice. Good tannins that opened up as you drank. — 12 days ago
First course with the 01 Les Or de Ormes de Pez. Gnocchi a la Parisienne w/ Fava Beans & Asparagus.
Nice pairing. Excellent dish.
Ripe blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, creamy black raspberries, sweet, dark soil, soft leather, tobacco with ash, dry stones, used leather, soft cedar and dry red flowers. — 14 days ago
Not overly aggressive. Agreeable and soft to the pallet. Nice finish. — 8 days ago