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Thread: TN: Chardonnay night, plus red Bdx and Burg

  1. #1
    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Chardonnay night, plus red Bdx and Burg

    Betsy had a big day with rehearsals and instrument repair, I said I'd
    do dinner. Salmon in a teriyaki marinade, grilled grey squash (bought
    on a whim, tasted pretty much like zucchini), cauliflower with
    pimenton, with grilled clams as the appetizer.

    Clam wine (which later traveled to wine group as non-blind opener) was
    the 2007 Matrot Bourgogne Blanc. Very satisfying, clean and minerally
    with white fruit, corn meal, and floral aromas. Good acidity, clean,
    nice texture. B+/B

    Salmon wine was the 2006*Rossignol-Trapet*Gevrey-Chambertin. Good
    acidic balance, earthy red fruit, decent finish. Not exciting but
    solid. B

    Picked up Rob and Fred and went to Marc's for local wine group. We
    usually do reds, but theme tonight was Chardonnay. Blind as always.

    Wine #1 (after we had some Matrot - not blind for me, my wine). No
    PremOx (I had a backup bottle in car). Big, stony, still some oak
    sticking out. Rich, with both fat and acidity. Fred did guess
    Meursault. I liked, but liked more at a revisit at end of night, when
    it seemed a bit more giving, more mineral, and less oaky.. 2001
    Bouchard "Les Perrieres" Meursault 1er. B+/A-

    Wine #2 - once again, no guessing. While we were waiting for last
    arrival Fred and I discussed Sherry-Lehmann. I said "expensive, but
    sometimes great pricing, like the Roulet Bourgogne I almost brought."
    From expression on his face I knew he had brought it. Good wine- white
    fruit, chalk, a little butterscotch. Baby Meursault. 2007 Guy Roulot
    Bourgogne Blanc. B+

    Wine #3- obviously not Burgundy, in a Bordeaux bottle. Grapefruit,
    slightly unripe plums, straw/grass. I'm flummoxed- if I didn't know
    theme, I would have guessed Sauvignon Blanc. It's the 2007*Montechiari
    bianco (Toscana). C+/B- (other liked more than I)

    Wine #4- Thinner than preceding wines, sweet apples, no apparent oak,
    a bit short. My guess is VdP Chardonnay from the south of France. 2008
    Princess Ann Macon-Fuisse (new Burgundy app for me),. C+

    Wine #5 -Nice, good stony mineral notes, pear and hazelnut, I guess
    Puligny. 2005 Pernot Bourgogne Blanc B+

    Marc decided we needed a red, and appeared with a decanter. Solid
    fruit, with a hint if caramelly thing that hinted of madeirazation,
    but that seemed to blow off. Fresh fruit, medium bodied, with some
    earth, cigarbox, and leather. Seemingly a pointe, I guessed 1985
    Bordeaux, maybe St Julien. He said older, I said 1978. Older, he says.
    Then I realize it's the 1970 Calon Segur, where we had split an
    auction lot. Showing well, not fading. A-

    Fun night (and thanks to Rob for paying for cab home!).

    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
    Lawrence Leichtman Guest

    Default Re: TN: Chardonnay night, plus red Bdx and Burg

    On May 22, 9:47*am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Betsy had a big day with rehearsals and instrument repair, I said I'd
    > do dinner. Salmon in a teriyaki marinade, grilled grey squash (bought
    > on a whim, tasted pretty much like zucchini), cauliflower with
    > pimenton, with grilled clams as the appetizer.
    >
    > Clam wine (which later traveled to wine group as non-blind opener) was
    > the 2007 Matrot Bourgogne Blanc. Very satisfying, clean and minerally
    > with white fruit, corn meal, and floral aromas. Good acidity, clean,
    > nice texture. B+/B
    >
    > Salmon wine was the *2006*Rossignol-Trapet*Gevrey-Chambertin. Good
    > acidic balance, earthy red fruit, decent finish. Not exciting but
    > solid. B
    >
    > Picked up Rob and Fred and went to Marc's for local wine group. We
    > usually do reds, but theme tonight was Chardonnay. Blind as always.
    >
    > Wine #1 *(after we had some Matrot - not blind for me, my wine). No
    > PremOx (I had a backup bottle in car). Big, stony, still some oak
    > sticking out. Rich, with both fat and acidity. Fred did guess
    > Meursault. I liked, but liked more at a revisit at end of night, when
    > it seemed a bit more giving, more mineral, and less oaky.. 2001
    > Bouchard "Les Perrieres" Meursault 1er. B+/A-
    >
    > Wine #2 - once again, no guessing. While we were waiting for last
    > arrival Fred and I discussed Sherry-Lehmann. I said "expensive, but
    > sometimes great pricing, like the Roulet Bourgogne I almost brought."
    > From expression on his face I knew he had brought it. Good wine- white
    > fruit, chalk, a little butterscotch. Baby Meursault. 2007 Guy Roulot
    > Bourgogne Blanc. B+
    >
    > Wine #3- obviously not Burgundy, in a Bordeaux bottle. Grapefruit,
    > slightly unripe plums, straw/grass. I'm flummoxed- if I didn't know
    > theme, I would have guessed Sauvignon Blanc. It's the 2007*Montechiari
    > bianco (Toscana). C+/B- (other liked more than I)
    >
    > Wine #4- Thinner than preceding wines, sweet apples, no apparent oak,
    > a bit short. My guess is VdP Chardonnay from the south of France. 2008
    > Princess Ann Macon-Fuisse (new Burgundy app for me),. C+
    >
    > Wine #5 -Nice, good stony mineral notes, pear and hazelnut, I guess
    > Puligny. 2005 Pernot Bourgogne Blanc B+
    >
    > Marc decided we needed a red, and appeared with a decanter. Solid
    > fruit, with a hint if caramelly thing that hinted of madeirazation,
    > but that seemed to blow off. Fresh fruit, medium bodied, with some
    > earth, cigarbox, and leather. Seemingly a pointe, I guessed 1985
    > Bordeaux, maybe St Julien. He said older, I said 1978. Older, he says.
    > Then I realize it's the 1970 Calon Segur, where we had split an
    > auction lot. Showing well, not fading. A-
    >
    > Fun night (and thanks to Rob for paying for cab home!).
    >
    > 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 have missed your notes. Haven't figured out how to get my mail
    reader to just pick up news groups without a news server.

    Larry Leichtman

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