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    Bill S. Guest

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    Italian dinner notes

    2006 Ch. St-Jean des Graves of course we had to wet whistles while
    cooking, so popped a cork on one of these modest white Bordeaux.
    Fresh and with a fair bit of sauvignon.

    1997 Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva excellent nose,
    traditional with some nice deep sweet fruit, slightly pale edges,
    still lots of tannin and acidity but smooth and long.

    1997 Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva nose very
    similar if with a bit more depth, and a bit more leathery, full mouth
    feel, good length, a classic Chianti that seemed still a little tight.

    with rabbit and hazelnut terrine

    1990 Terrabianca Campaccio Reserve this sangiovese cabernet blend
    showed very well indeed. The nose was quite earthy at first, which
    played off the food nicely, and then became sweeter as it opened in
    the glass. Dark, deep and big, this wine (sadly my last bottle) was
    really hitting stride. Great match with:

    wild mushroom lasagne with shaved truffles

    1990 Seghesio Barolo La Villa lovely colour, great nose with tar and
    flowers, still lots of tannin, excellent length .

    1994 Seghesio Barolo La Villa big wine with great concentration and
    length, and a much bigger hit of anise. Surprisingly close in quality
    to the 1990.

    with wild venison in Port sauce

    1995 Masi Recioto della Valpolicella Casa dei Ronchi - perfect cheese
    wine (unless you are one of those that believes only white wines suit
    cheese). Only slightly sweet, slightly warm nose, and a long soft
    slightly off dry finish, smooth in the mouth, with a big almost fuzzy
    mouth feel.

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    claire909 Guest

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    Bill S.;1280735 Wrote:
    > Italian dinner notes
    >
    > 2006 Ch. St-Jean des Graves of course we had to wet whistles while
    > cooking, so popped a cork on one of these modest white Bordeaux.
    > Fresh and with a fair bit of sauvignon.
    >
    > 1997 Fonterutoli Chianti Classico Riserva excellent nose,
    > traditional with some nice deep sweet fruit, slightly pale edges,
    > still lots of tannin and acidity but smooth and long.
    >
    > 1997 Ricasoli Castello di Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva nose very
    > similar if with a bit more depth, and a bit more leathery, full mouth
    > feel, good length, a classic Chianti that seemed still a little tight.
    >
    > with rabbit and hazelnut terrine
    >
    > 1990 Terrabianca Campaccio Reserve this sangiovese cabernet blend
    > showed very well indeed. The nose was quite earthy at first, which
    > played off the food nicely, and then became sweeter as it opened in
    > the glass. Dark, deep and big, this wine (sadly my last bottle) was
    > really hitting stride. Great match with:
    >
    > wild mushroom lasagne with shaved truffles
    >
    > 1990 Seghesio Barolo La Villa lovely colour, great nose with tar and
    > flowers, still lots of tannin, excellent length .
    >
    > 1994 Seghesio Barolo La Villa big wine with great concentration and
    > length, and a much bigger hit of anise. Surprisingly close in quality
    > to the 1990.
    >
    > with wild venison in Port sauce
    >
    > 1995 Masi Recioto della Valpolicella Casa dei Ronchi - perfect cheese
    > wine (unless you are one of those that believes only white wines suit
    > cheese). Only slightly sweet, slightly warm nose, and a long soft
    > slightly off dry finish, smooth in the mouth, with a big almost fuzzy
    > mouth feel.


    Thanx for the nice information.




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    claire909

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