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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: 05 Leflaive with seafood

    My turn to cook Friday as Betsy was in city for afternoon. By time she
    got home I had started cooking- roasted monkfish, clams in a butter
    herb sauce, braised kohlrabi, and asparagus. Wine was the 2005 Domaine
    Leflaive Bourgogne. Big for a Bourgogne, ripe Fuji apple fruit with a
    touch of lemon curd. Some fairly subdued vanilla notes. This seems fat
    as to texture, but there is a nice acid backbone running through this.
    With time it shows a more butterscottish note. Finish is quite good
    for the level (of course prices are higher than other Bourgognes),
    with a little bit of a pleasant chalky note. Very good wine, though
    value might not be greatest. B+

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: 05 Leflaive with seafood

    On Nov 8, 2:54�pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > My turn to cook Friday as Betsy was in city for afternoon. By time she
    > got home I had started cooking- roasted monkfish, clams in a butter
    > herb sauce, braised kohlrabi, and asparagus. Wine was the 2005 Domaine
    > Leflaive Bourgogne. Big for a Bourgogne, ripe Fuji apple fruit with a
    > touch of lemon curd. Some fairly subdued vanilla notes. This seems fat
    > as to texture, but there is a nice acid backbone running through this.
    > With time it shows a more butterscottish note. Finish is quite good
    > for the level (of course prices are higher than other Bourgognes),
    > with a little bit of a pleasant chalky note. Very good wine, though
    > value might not be greatest. B+
    >
    > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    > wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    > drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    > promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
    > �


    Dale, did you mark it down due to QPR ? I have the opportunity to buy
    a few bottles but I don't want to pay the price for a "B" rated
    Bourgogne.

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: 05 Leflaive with seafood

    On Nov 9, 9:50�am, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On Nov 8, 2:54 pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > My turn to cook Friday as Betsy was in city for afternoon. By time she
    > > got home I had started cooking- roasted monkfish, clams in a butter
    > > herb sauce, braised kohlrabi, and asparagus. Wine was the 2005 Domaine
    > > Leflaive Bourgogne. Big for a Bourgogne, ripe Fuji apple fruit with a
    > > touch of lemon curd. Some fairly subdued vanilla notes. This seems fat
    > > as to texture, but there is a nice acid backbone running through this.
    > > With time it shows a more butterscottish note. Finish is quite good
    > > for the level (of course prices are higher than other Bourgognes),
    > > with a little bit of a pleasant chalky note. Very good wine, though
    > > value might not be greatest. B+

    >
    > > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    > > wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    > > drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    > > promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
    > >

    >
    > Dale, did you mark it down due to QPR ? �I have the opportunity to buy
    > a few bottles but I don't want to pay the price for a "B" rated
    > Bourgogne.- Hide quoted text -
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    > - Show quoted text -


    Bill,
    as noted my grades are inconsistent. Even I don't know what I mean. I
    gave it a B+, as in very good. I don't think it crosses the border to
    greatness. I paid $35, and I was satisfied, as that's about village
    level Puligny from most producers, and its easily at that level. I
    also got the village Puligny at $59 and Clavoillon at $69.

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