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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] '05 La Croix de Roche

    Tonight, I tried to ease Jean's pain (she's suffering from muscle spasms
    in her neck and shoulders) by preparing a steak dinner. With it, I opened:

    2005 La Croix de Roche Bordeaux Superieur
    nose: leather, herbs, dark cherry fruit, pencil lead
    palate: medium body, firm acidity, fine grained tannins, slight Band-Aid
    in the finish

    Bring on da funk! This wine was a dead ringer for the Cordier "funk" of
    the '80s (and Montrose from that same era). Some might find the Brett
    level too high for enjoyment, but this wine found my sweet spot tonight.
    Interestingly, an hour after opening the wine had lost much of the
    funkiness and become simpler and more fruit-focused. This wine probably
    needs to be consumed over the next few years.

    Mark Lipton

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: '05 La Croix de Roche

    On Nov 2, 12:49*am, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > Tonight, I tried to ease Jean's pain (she's suffering from muscle spasms
    > in her neck and shoulders) by preparing a steak dinner. *With it, I opened:
    >
    > 2005 La Croix de Roche Bordeaux Superieur
    > nose: leather, herbs, dark cherry fruit, pencil lead
    > palate: medium body, firm acidity, fine grained tannins, slight Band-Aid
    > in the finish
    >
    > Bring on da funk! *This wine was a dead ringer for the Cordier "funk" of
    > the '80s (and Montrose from that same era). *Some might find the Brett
    > level too high for enjoyment, but this wine found my sweet spot tonight.
    > * Interestingly, an hour after opening the wine had lost much of the
    > funkiness and become simpler and more fruit-focused. *This wine probably
    > needs to be consumed over the next few years.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    Sounds interesting. New one to me- did you happen to note importer?

  3. #3
    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: '05 La Croix de Roche

    On 11/2/10 8:04 AM, DaleW wrote:
    =
    > Sounds interesting. New one to me- did you happen to note importer?


    Nope, but I'll look when I go home tonight. This wine was one of my
    cache from that ill-fated futures purchase from Sam's, probably at a
    price of $8-10 per bottle. At that price, a QPR hit -- if one discounts
    mental trauma and time wasted ;-)

    Mark Lipton


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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: '05 La Croix de Roche

    On Nov 2, 1:51*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > On 11/2/10 8:04 AM, DaleW wrote:
    > =
    >
    > > Sounds interesting. New one to me- did you happen to note importer?

    >
    > Nope, but I'll look when I go home tonight. *This wine was one of my
    > cache from that ill-fated futures purchase from Sam's, probably at a
    > price of $8-10 per bottle. *At that price, a QPR hit -- if one discounts
    > mental trauma and time wasted ;-)
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: *http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    Actually, seems I have had it- similar notes from 2007,though I didn't
    get the brett, but found it a good value at $6/375,

  5. #5
    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: '05 La Croix de Roche

    DaleW wrote:

    > Actually, seems I have had it- similar notes from 2007,though I didn't
    > get the brett, but found it a good value at $6/375,


    Aha. For the record, importer was Wine Vine, Chicago, IL -- exhibit A
    in why I pay next to no attention re Bdx importers ;-)

    Mark Lipton

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