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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Dr. Fischer, Lafon Macon, more

    My turn to cook, we had slipped on meatless Monday so I went for tofu Tuesday- chilled silken tofu with a ginger/kecapmanis/sesame dressing, and a tofu/snow pea/sprout/noodle stirfry. Wine was the 2002 Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett.
    Petrol, tropical fruit, and more petrol. Fairly soft, fairly short, this isfairly pleasant and fairly innocuous (which in my limited experience kind of sums up Dr. Fischer). B-

    Betsy made a kale and egg starter, lamb chops, mashed potatoes and salad. First up was the 1986 Ch. de Bel-Air (Lalande de Pomerol). Some fruit still there though a bit tired, but this might be ok if there still weren’t raspy tannins. Plums, cigarbox converting to ashtray, but the acids and tannins overwhelm totally the fruit. Little expectations for an ‘86 Right Banksatellite, but this was basically free (odd bottle in a mixed lot, I bid based on other bottles only). C+

    That wasn’t fun enough to sit through dinner with, so opened a gift bottle that had been sitting on counter for 2 weeks. The 2004 Ceretto Zonchera Barolo had floral notes and
    cherries, a little tannic bite, approachable for young Barolo, satisfactory.. B/B-

    Thursday she made mussels and zucchini with linguine, and a salad with walnut and gorgonzola. I actually wasn’t planning on wine as I was taking an NYU Oxfam group on a run that night, but she needed a cup of white wine, soI had a quarter glass of the 2010 Chinaine Sauvignon Blanc (Touraine). Clean grapefruit and gooseberry, on the lighter side, this ain’t CRB but it’s a good value for easy-going SB. Passed as folks gathered for wine tasting last night, help up well. B

    Friday before wine group came over I threw together a quick lemon sole dinner. Wine was the 2008 Les Heretiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Milly-Lamartine.Nice full-bodied Chardonnay, pear and pit fruits framed by just a light oak note. Good acids, nice length (I should note that it was far less popularthan the Chidaine as a welcoming wine for the local group- 1 person declared it “weird”- but I think they’re wrong!). 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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    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default Re: TN: Dr. Fischer, Lafon Macon, more

    On Apr 28, 10:57*am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > My turn to cook, we had slipped on meatless Monday so I went for tofu Tuesday- chilled silken tofu with a ginger/kecapmanis/sesame dressing, and a tofu/snow pea/sprout/noodle stirfry. Wine was the 2002 Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett.
    > Petrol, tropical fruit, and more petrol. Fairly soft, fairly short, this is fairly pleasant and fairly innocuous (which in my limited experience kind of sums up Dr. Fischer). B-
    >

    In my experience, mainly with the 1970s Ockfener Bockstein, this
    vineyard needs a very good year to stand out - it is in a rather cold
    region. I always tried to get an auslese or higher grade for the best
    chance of an outstanding wine. Dr. Fischer and other owners have made
    some excellent wines here if you very carefully select the year and
    ripeness level. Dr. Fischer's 1976 auslese was excellent and the 1973
    auslese was decent, but not nearly of the richness of the 1976. The
    1976 BA from Winzerverein Irsch was decent, but not up to what I would
    expect for a 1976 BA. The most unusual, and excellent, Ockenfer
    Bockstein that I have is the 1973 Ockfener Bockstein
    Trockenbeerenauslase Riesling Eiswein in halves from the state domain.


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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: TN: Dr. Fischer, Lafon Macon, more

    DaleW wrote:

    > Thursday she made mussels and zucchini with linguine, and a salad
    > with walnut and gorgonzola. I actually wasn’t planning on wine as I
    > was taking an NYU Oxfam group on a run that night, but she needed a
    > cup of white wine, so I had a quarter glass of the 2010 Chinaine
    > Sauvignon Blanc (Touraine). Clean grapefruit and gooseberry, on the
    > lighter side, this ain’t CRB but it’s a good value for easy-going SB.
    > Passed as folks gathered for wine tasting last night, help up well. B


    >
    >
    > Friday before wine group came over I threw together a quick lemon
    > sole dinner. Wine was the 2008 Les Heretiers du Comte Lafon
    > Macon-Milly-Lamartine. Nice full-bodied Chardonnay, pear and pit
    > fruits framed by just a light oak note. Good acids, nice length (I
    > should note that it was far less popular than the Chidaine as a
    > welcoming wine for the local group- 1 person declared it “weird”- but
    > I think they’re wrong!). B+
    >


    That is odd, Dale. I take it that the first wine should be Chidaine
    rather than Chinaine? I didn't realize that he made a Sauvignon, but if
    his Chenins are anything to go by, I'd expect good things.

    Mark Lipton

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Dr. Fischer, Lafon Macon, more

    On Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:41:23 PM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
    >
    > That is odd, Dale. I take it that the first wine should be Chidaine
    > rather than Chinaine? I didn't realize that he made a Sauvignon, but if
    > his Chenins are anything to go by, I'd expect good things.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    OOps, yes, Chidaine. He has had a negoce SB as well as a Chenin for several years. Didn't like the early SB, but like this one.

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