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Thread: TN: Fireblock (Clare) and Guion (Bourgueil)

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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Fireblock (Clare) and Guion (Bourgueil)

    Yesterday was gorgeous, and I came home to find Betsy putting a dry
    rub on some ribs. Lightly browned and then slow-cooked on grill,
    eventually accompanied by baked potatoes, Indian butter-braised
    carrots, and salad. While she was cooking we had an apertif, the 2008
    Fireblock Watervale Riesling (Clare Valley). Dry but with good fruit,
    sweet lime, floral, nice length for the level. Revisited after dinner
    there's a little note of petrol, some mineral, yet with that sweet
    citrus/Sprite note. Very good for the Cinderella price ($11
    delivered). B+/B

    The main wine was the 2007 Guion "Cuvee Prestige" Bourgueil. Bright
    berry fruit, seems a little lighter/less concentrated than the 2005.
    but still a nice light to middle weight Cab Franc. Berries, flowers, a
    little earth and leather. Nice acids, some grippy tannins. In light of
    recent posts I look for anything that seems bretty, other than the
    faint leather note (which can be - or not be- a brett precursor) I'm
    not getting. I think of myself as reasonably brett-sensitive (if
    fairly brett tolerant). So I put the question to my non-geeky wife
    and stepson- do you get any of the following non-fruit aromas- cedar,
    leather, moss, manure, pine needles, bandaids, leather,pepper,
    sandalwood, poopy diapers, spice (I just tried to come up with a
    varied list). Both voted for leather, Dave said maybe pepper. No votes
    for manure, diapers, or bandaids (Betsy is fairly brett-sensitive).
    But different strains show to different folks ,,,differently. Laube
    has found heavy brett in wines that I (and others) found fairly clean.
    B/B+
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    Lovely night on the patio.

    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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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: TN: Fireblock (Clare) and Guion (Bourgueil)

    On 5/21/10 10:52 AM, DaleW wrote:

    >
    > The main wine was the 2007 Guion "Cuvee Prestige" Bourgueil. Bright
    > berry fruit, seems a little lighter/less concentrated than the 2005.
    > but still a nice light to middle weight Cab Franc. Berries, flowers, a
    > little earth and leather. Nice acids, some grippy tannins. In light of
    > recent posts I look for anything that seems bretty, other than the
    > faint leather note (which can be - or not be- a brett precursor) I'm
    > not getting. I think of myself as reasonably brett-sensitive (if
    > fairly brett tolerant). So I put the question to my non-geeky wife
    > and stepson- do you get any of the following non-fruit aromas- cedar,
    > leather, moss, manure, pine needles, bandaids, leather,pepper,
    > sandalwood, poopy diapers, spice (I just tried to come up with a
    > varied list). Both voted for leather, Dave said maybe pepper. No votes
    > for manure, diapers, or bandaids (Betsy is fairly brett-sensitive).
    > But different strains show to different folks ,,,differently. Laube
    > has found heavy brett in wines that I (and others) found fairly clean.
    > B/B+


    Thanks for the note, Dale. I'm replying here to avoid running afoul of
    the opposing camp, but it's good to know that the two bottles I have of
    this wine are not hopelessly tainted with Brett -- not that I seriously
    entertained that idea anyway. So, we'll see what happens when I open
    one of them ;-)

    Mark Lipton



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