Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: TN: BTG at DB Bistro

  1. #1
    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: BTG at DB Bistro

    For my birthday some friends gave me a gift certificate to the Daniel
    Boulud group of restaurants, I took Betsy to DB Bistro Moderne for our
    anniversary last night. We had a couple of nice complimentary
    starters (a tapenade spread, and a tarte flambe). Betsy had the
    lobster salad and the famous DB burger (shortribs and foie gras) with
    pommes souffles, I had the duck pate and a choucroute special (about 8
    kinds of meat). I ordered a couple quartinos, she started with white
    and I with red, then we switched for main courses

    2007 Keller Trocken QbA (Rheinhessen)
    Light and lovely dry Riesling, a little hint of diesel over a firm
    fruit body of grapefruit and peach fruit. Despite the initial
    impression of lightness, plenty of body to stand up to the choucroute.
    B+

    2005 Ch‚teau de la Maltroye Bourgogne
    A little sharp edge to the acidity, a bit tannic, but a solid body of
    fruit. Cherrries, black raspberries, and a little earth. I resisted
    the urge to join conversation of couple next to us, with woman
    bitterly complaining "this isn't Pinot Noir, I drink PN from
    California all the time, it doesn't taste like this!" This could use
    more concentration/length, but ok for me. B/B-

    Betsy got some oolong and a dessert of blueberry tart with candy corn
    ice cream,plus they gave us some madelaines. I had a glass of the
    2006 Kracher Cuvee Beerenauslese. Often I find some Kracher too fat
    for my tastes, but this had a solid backbone of acidity, clean and
    clear botrytis, and excellent length. A-/B+

    Nice evening, nice meal, better company.

    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.


  2. #2
    Godzilla Guest

    Default Re: TN: BTG at DB Bistro

    On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:36:01 -0700, DaleW wrote:

    > 2005 Ch√Ęteau de la Maltroye Bourgogne A little sharp edge to the
    > acidity, a bit tannic, but a solid body of fruit. Cherrries, black
    > raspberries, and a little earth. I resisted the urge to join
    > conversation of couple next to us, with woman bitterly complaining "this
    > isn't Pinot Noir, I drink PN from California all the time, it doesn't
    > taste like this!"


    I am reminded of an occasion many years ago when I was conversing with an
    amateur "music lover" in Los Angeles (who had never been to a concert.)
    He had been taken to the Hollywood Bowl one evening and was raving about
    the experience. I quote:

    "I was sitting in the middle of this big place, and the orchestra was
    playing and Stokowski was conducting Tchaikowski." "It sounded just like
    a High-Fi set!"

    Godzilla

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32