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    JT Guest

    Default TN : 2000 claret, left or right bank.?

    Solihull Fine Wine Society, February tasting, 2000 claret

    My own tasting, after some months orthopaedic leave

    All blind as usual.

    First flight of two
    1) Ch Corbin, St Emilion GCC
    Good depth, no sign of age. A complex smoky cedar nose, superb soft entry
    and then harsh tannins masking fruit, Some spice. Some thought "overcooked"

    2)Moulin de La Lagune, Margaux.
    Brick red and bright, medicinal nose with vanilla overtone, then cedar and
    cassis, classic, Good balance, all in harmony, fruit and spice and tannin "
    a point)

    Second flight of two
    3) Ch La Grave Figeac, St Emilion GCC, ( not a well known chateau)
    Very pale, almost old bojo in colour, light in body as well. Cedar and
    chocolate nose, bit restrained and reflected on palate, tannins but lacking
    fruit...........drying out.

    4) Ch Fombrauge St Emilion GCC,
    a stuuner in the glass, viscous, a classic nose, perfumed spice and cedar,
    magic. Reflected in palate, grip and balance, minty fruit and so long. My
    2nd WOTN

    Third flight of three. I put together the 2nd wines of the Leovilles.

    5) Reserve Barton, St Julien
    good depth, but a lacklustre nose of a bit of this and that. Classic claret
    but boring. good entry, but fruit and tannins out of kilter. As if Barton
    hadn't turned up for the game.

    6)Pavilion Connetable Leo Poyferre. St Julien
    Depth with hint of age bright. a wonderful complex nose, layers of leather
    and old cupboards. A balanced mouthful, spice and fruit. Long, most evolved
    of the flight.

    7) Clos du Marquis. St Julien
    Hint of purple, great depth. A wonderful nose of immature fine claret, hint
    of mocha coffee. Echoed on palate, subdued, all in balance but too young,
    yet drinking now. I have some left and will try again 2 years or longer.

    Final flight of two
    8) Ch Faugeres St Emilion GCC
    Depth, a brooding wine, nose of mint chocs and forest floor. Organic. A
    wonderful mouthful of sweet tannins, creamy fruit, so soft and long. My WOTN

    9) Pagodes de Cos. St Estephe
    Deepest with the Clos de Marquis. Huge extract, blackcurrants and leather,
    big tannins, chewing wine. Drinking now or in next ten years, equal 2nd WOTN

    Not a duff wine and didn't the right bank do well.

    AND average price about GBP20, although I bought most in the mid noughties.


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    Tim Hartley Guest

    Default Re: TN : 2000 claret, left or right bank.?

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    "JT" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Solihull Fine Wine Society, February tasting, 2000 claret


    > My own tasting, after some months orthopaedic leave


    > All blind as usual.


    > First flight of two
    > 1) Ch Corbin, St Emilion GCC
    > Good depth, no sign of age. A complex smoky cedar nose, superb soft entry
    > and then harsh tannins masking fruit, Some spice. Some thought "overcooked"


    > 2)Moulin de La Lagune, Margaux.
    > Brick red and bright, medicinal nose with vanilla overtone, then cedar and
    > cassis, classic, Good balance, all in harmony, fruit and spice and tannin "
    > a point)


    > Second flight of two
    > 3) Ch La Grave Figeac, St Emilion GCC, ( not a well known chateau)
    > Very pale, almost old bojo in colour, light in body as well. Cedar and
    > chocolate nose, bit restrained and reflected on palate, tannins but lacking
    > fruit...........drying out.


    > 4) Ch Fombrauge St Emilion GCC,
    > a stuuner in the glass, viscous, a classic nose, perfumed spice and cedar,
    > magic. Reflected in palate, grip and balance, minty fruit and so long. My
    > 2nd WOTN


    > Third flight of three. I put together the 2nd wines of the Leovilles.


    > 5) Reserve Barton, St Julien
    > good depth, but a lacklustre nose of a bit of this and that. Classic claret
    > but boring. good entry, but fruit and tannins out of kilter. As if Barton
    > hadn't turned up for the game.


    > 6)Pavilion Connetable Leo Poyferre. St Julien
    > Depth with hint of age bright. a wonderful complex nose, layers of leather
    > and old cupboards. A balanced mouthful, spice and fruit. Long, most evolved
    > of the flight.


    > 7) Clos du Marquis. St Julien
    > Hint of purple, great depth. A wonderful nose of immature fine claret, hint
    > of mocha coffee. Echoed on palate, subdued, all in balance but too young,
    > yet drinking now. I have some left and will try again 2 years or longer.


    > Final flight of two
    > 8) Ch Faugeres St Emilion GCC
    > Depth, a brooding wine, nose of mint chocs and forest floor. Organic. A
    > wonderful mouthful of sweet tannins, creamy fruit, so soft and long. My WOTN


    > 9) Pagodes de Cos. St Estephe
    > Deepest with the Clos de Marquis. Huge extract, blackcurrants and leather,
    > big tannins, chewing wine. Drinking now or in next ten years, equal 2nd WOTN


    > Not a duff wine and didn't the right bank do well.


    > AND average price about GBP20, although I bought most in the mid noughties.

    Delighted to hear how well the Right Bank did — though not surprised!
    Might I mention a couple of typos though? None of the Saint-Emilions
    except Ch. Corbin were GCCs (Grand Crus Classés). All of the others
    have ever only been Grands Crus at most. For information about the
    classification system and which Chateaux are classified see
    http://www.jurade.org.uk/Classification/AoC.html

    Tim Hartley

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    JT Guest

    Default Re: 2000 claret, left or right bank.?

    oops, should have been GC, shows how often we drink right bank

    > AND average price about GBP20, although I bought most in the mid
    > noughties.

    Delighted to hear how well the Right Bank did — though not surprised!
    Might I mention a couple of typos though? None of the Saint-Emilions
    except Ch. Corbin were GCCs (Grand Crus Classés). All of the others
    have ever only been Grands Crus at most. For information about the
    classification system and which Chateaux are classified see
    http://www.jurade.org.uk/Classification/AoC.html

    Tim Hartley


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