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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Bachelet and Lafon

    Tuesday was herbed pork chops and a quinoa salad, along with the 2006
    Bachelet Cotes de Nuits Villages. I was a little worried this might be
    shut down, but it was fairly expressive. Black fruit, earth,
    sandalwood, nice length. Some tannins on the backend. Really nice
    wine, a real overachiever. Wednesday we had chicken on tabouli at
    river concert, but I didn't drink due to taking a group to city later.
    But when I got back from NYC a bit after midnight, had a half glass of
    the Bachelet while checking email. Even more expressive, fruit getting
    a lush tone, tannins less evident. Just the faintest hint of
    oxidation. I think I only have one more, will let rest a few years. B+/
    A-

    Thursday Dave and Mary Kate joined us for dinner with Szechuan shrimp.
    Betsy had originally told me "shrimp with snow peas" so I thought
    Chardonnay would do ok, and opened the 2006 Les Heretiers du Comte
    Lafon Macon. Sweet, ripe, a bit Californiaesque, but with good length
    and some interesting floral/mineral notes. B

    Dish was a bit spicy for the Burg, so also had the 2007 Donnhoff
    Estate Riesling. The sweetness helped with dish, but I kept thinking
    there was a hint of taint in the background. After about 10 minutes I
    was convinced- corked.

    Off to Atlanta for couple days, will still check in occasionally (I'm
    a wine board addict!)

    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: Bachelet and Lafon

    On Jul 23, 7:49*am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Tuesday was herbed pork chops and a quinoa salad, along with the 2006
    > Bachelet Cotes de Nuits Villages. I was a little worried this might be
    > shut down, but it was fairly expressive. Black fruit, earth,
    > sandalwood, nice length. Some tannins on the backend. Really nice
    > wine, a real overachiever. Wednesday we had chicken on tabouli at
    > river concert, but I didn't drink due to taking a group to city later.
    > But when I got back from NYC a bit after midnight, had a half glass of
    > the Bachelet while checking email. Even more expressive, fruit getting
    > a lush tone, tannins less evident. Just the faintest hint of
    > oxidation. I think I only have one more, will let rest a few years. B+/
    > A-
    >
    > Thursday Dave and Mary Kate joined us for dinner with Szechuan shrimp.
    > Betsy had originally told me "shrimp with snow peas" so I thought
    > Chardonnay would do ok, and opened the 2006 Les Heretiers du Comte
    > Lafon Macon. Sweet, ripe, a bit Californiaesque, but with good length
    > and some interesting floral/mineral notes. B
    >
    > Dish was a bit spicy for the Burg, so also had the 2007 Donnhoff
    > Estate Riesling. The sweetness helped with dish, but I kept thinking
    > there was a hint of taint in the background. After about 10 minutes I
    > was convinced- corked.
    >
    > Off to Atlanta for couple days, *will still check in occasionally (I'm
    > a wine board addict!)
    >
    > 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.**


    I haven't really touched many of my 2006 red burgs so I look forward
    to any notes. The few that I have drank seem to be more within
    themselves than the 2003-4-5's. A bit more acidity and a bit less
    fruit.

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: TN: Bachelet and Lafon

    On 7/23/10 8:16 AM, Bi!! wrote:

    > I haven't really touched many of my 2006 red burgs so I look forward
    > to any notes. The few that I have drank seem to be more within
    > themselves than the 2003-4-5's. A bit more acidity and a bit less
    > fruit.


    Bill,
    I've had 3-4 bottles of Drouhin's '06 Chorey, all of which have been
    quite lovely, though the wine continues to evolve.

    Dale, thanks for the notes and safe travels!

    Mark Lipton


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