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Thread: TN: Clos Irene, and Falanghina

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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Clos Irene, and Falanghina

    Not much sleep Sat night- I awoke at 2, and never went back to sleep. Neighbors lost trees (in correct direction- not on our house!), but I never actually lost power, just up monitoring sump pump and trying to figure out bestoperating spot for generator (rain was pounding porch I was planning on). But by 11 AM it looked pretty clear, though streets were blocked, neighboring street lost power, and my pump was working overtime.

    Betsy's sister invited us for post-Irene dinner, so we lunched on duck legswe had planned for dinner and spent day on cleanup. I chose a couple of bottles to take to dinner, and had Betsy use a red sharpie to add the needed "I" to the Bordeaux.

    2000 Clos (I)Rene (Pomerol)
    Double decanted before we went over. Sweet 2000 fruit, black currant and plum, a little mocha, herbs. Pretty more than powerful. Actually went ok withmild cheese quesadillas. B

    Dinner was somewhat Mexican themed, a spiced tilapia, corn/avocado salad, yellow rice, etc. I had carried a bottle fo Lauer Barrel X, but instead we went with a white Cal had opened, the 2009 Terredora di Paolo Falanghina. Floral nose, citrus and apple fruit, medium body, low to medium acids, just ahint of sugar. 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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    Mike Tommasi Guest

    Default Re: TN: Clos Irene, and Falanghina

    On 29/08/2011 16:17, DaleW wrote:
    > Not much sleep Sat night- I awoke at 2, and never went back to sleep. Neighbors lost trees (in correct direction- not on our house!), but I never actually lost power, just up monitoring sump pump and trying to figure out best operating spot for generator (rain was pounding porch I was planning on). But by 11 AM it looked pretty clear, though streets were blocked, neighboring street lost power, and my pump was working overtime.
    >
    > Betsy's sister invited us for post-Irene dinner, so we lunched on duck legs we had planned for dinner and spent day on cleanup. I chose a couple of bottles to take to dinner, and had Betsy use a red sharpie to add the needed "I" to the Bordeaux.
    >
    > 2000 Clos (I)Rene (Pomerol)
    > Double decanted before we went over. Sweet 2000 fruit, black currant and plum, a little mocha, herbs. Pretty more than powerful. Actually went ok with mild cheese quesadillas. B


    A Category 3 Cru? ;-)

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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: TN: Clos Irene, and Falanghina

    On Aug 29, 8:17*am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Not much sleep Sat night- I awoke at 2, and never went back to sleep. Neighbors lost trees (in correct direction- not on our house!), but I never actually lost power, just up monitoring sump pump and trying to figure out best operating spot for generator (rain was pounding porch I was planning on).. But by 11 AM it looked pretty clear, though streets were blocked, neighboring street lost power, and my pump was working overtime.
    >
    > Betsy's sister invited us for post-Irene dinner, so we lunched on duck legs we had planned for dinner and spent day on cleanup. I chose a couple of bottles to take to dinner, and had Betsy use a red sharpie to add the needed "I" to the Bordeaux.
    >
    > 2000 Clos (I)Rene (Pomerol)
    > Double decanted before we went over. Sweet 2000 fruit, black currant and plum, a little mocha, herbs. Pretty more than powerful. Actually went ok with mild cheese quesadillas. B
    >
    > Dinner was somewhat Mexican themed, a spiced tilapia, corn/avocado salad,yellow rice, etc. I had carried a bottle fo Lauer Barrel X, but instead wewent with a white Cal had opened, the 2009 Terredora di Paolo Falanghina. Floral nose, citrus and apple fruit, medium body, low to medium acids, justa hint of sugar. 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


    Had the 2008 Terredora and would not have even given it a B- more of a
    C. Very disappointing wine. Never tried a Pomerol with quesadillas,
    but have had one with enchiladas. Not a bad combo.

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