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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Jaboulet and Guigal

    I grilled a whole smoked suckling pig for our family BBQ this weekend
    and chose a couple of Rhone wines to drink with the pig. I did a
    simple rub of salt, pepper and brown sugar, stuffed him with apples
    and rosemary and mopped him with apple juice, Meyers Rum and evoo and
    roasted him over apple wood for 3 hours. Crispy skin, succulent meat.
    Yum.
    I found a bottle of 2000 Guigal Chateau D'Ampuis in the cellar and
    picked out a bottle of 1997 Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage to go with
    the pork.
    The Chateau D'Ampuis was still quite tight even after a two hour
    decant. There was very little aroma perhaps a bit of sage or briar
    and a bit of black pepper. The wine was firm on the palate,
    blackberry, black coffee, pepper and a herbal note. Still plenty of
    tannins. "B"
    The 1997 La Chapelle was a polar opposite. Brimming with ripe fruit,
    black cherry and blackberry. Lush on the palate, smooth and sweet.
    "A"

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: Jaboulet and Guigal

    Bi!! wrote:
    > I grilled a whole smoked suckling pig for our family BBQ this weekend
    > and chose a couple of Rhone wines to drink with the pig. I did a
    > simple rub of salt, pepper and brown sugar, stuffed him with apples
    > and rosemary and mopped him with apple juice, Meyers Rum and evoo and
    > roasted him over apple wood for 3 hours. Crispy skin, succulent meat.
    > Yum.
    > I found a bottle of 2000 Guigal Chateau D'Ampuis in the cellar and
    > picked out a bottle of 1997 Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage to go with
    > the pork.
    > The Chateau D'Ampuis was still quite tight even after a two hour
    > decant. There was very little aroma perhaps a bit of sage or briar
    > and a bit of black pepper. The wine was firm on the palate,
    > blackberry, black coffee, pepper and a herbal note. Still plenty of
    > tannins. "B"
    > The 1997 La Chapelle was a polar opposite. Brimming with ripe fruit,
    > black cherry and blackberry. Lush on the palate, smooth and sweet.
    > "A"


    My few tastes of the Ch. d'Ampuis have been quite marked by new oak,
    Bill. Any sign of that in yours? Good to hear about the La Chapelle,
    as they were struggling by many accounts in those years, and '97 was a
    fairly soft year.

    Mark Lipton

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Jaboulet and Guigal

    On May 31, 11:56*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > Bi!! wrote:
    > > I grilled a whole smoked suckling pig for our family BBQ this weekend
    > > and chose a couple of Rhone wines to drink with the pig. *I did a
    > > simple rub of salt, pepper and brown sugar, stuffed him with apples
    > > and rosemary and mopped him with apple juice, Meyers Rum and evoo and
    > > roasted him over apple wood for 3 hours. *Crispy skin, succulent meat..
    > > Yum.
    > > I found a bottle of 2000 Guigal Chateau D'Ampuis in the cellar and
    > > picked out a bottle of 1997 Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage to go with
    > > the pork.
    > > The Chateau D'Ampuis was still quite tight even after a two hour
    > > decant. *There was very little aroma perhaps a bit of sage or briar
    > > and a bit of black pepper. *The wine was firm on the palate,
    > > blackberry, black coffee, pepper and a herbal note. *Still plenty of
    > > tannins. "B"
    > > The 1997 La Chapelle was a polar opposite. *Brimming with ripe fruit,
    > > black cherry and blackberry. *Lush on the palate, smooth and sweet.
    > > "A"

    >
    > My few tastes of the Ch. d'Ampuis have been quite marked by new oak,
    > Bill. *Any sign of that in yours? *Good to hear about the La Chapelle,
    > as they were struggling by many accounts in those years, and '97 was a
    > fairly soft year.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    Mark-While there was certainly oak in the mix, it wasn't dominant
    perhaps it blew off during the decant. I was surprised at how good
    the La Chapelle was but it wasn't prototypical Hermitage as it was
    quite fruity and soft.

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