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Thread: TN: Soutard, Hexamer, Leitz, Commanderie de la Bargemone

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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Soutard, Hexamer, Leitz, Commanderie de la Bargemone

    So Betsy was playing Saturday night, I was planning a quiet night at
    home. But ended up next to Marc at a traffic light, and with windows
    down we discovered (a) neither of us was sure we could do rescheduled
    wine group and (b) neither of us had plans that night. So he would
    come over (and I rounded up Al too). This was post-dinner on the
    patio, I had some good brats from the Ukrainian market for my dinner,
    then we had cheeses when the guys came over. Several wines sampled:

    2008 Leitz Ein Zwei Dry Riesling (Rheingau)
    My first '08 German I think. Saline minerality, citrus and apple
    fruit, ample acids, light but with a spine. Good. B

    2007 Hexamer "Quartzit" Riesling (Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg,
    Nahe)
    Nice balance of acidity and fruit, sweet but the acids keep it lively,
    I quite enjoy this. B/B+

    1989 Ch. Soutard (St Emilion)
    Still showing quite a bit of tannin, tight but gradually opens in
    decanter, medium bodied, red fruit (cherries and plum), some cedar and
    leather. Maybe would have been better with a steak, but pleasant if
    not compelling. I have one remaining, will wait awhile to see if
    tannins integrate. B

    2008 Commanderie de la Bargemone rose (Coteaux d'Aix en Provence)
    Marc brought this opened bottle along, just a couple of pours, sweet
    strawberries with just a hint of sharper raspberry fruit, a flinty
    note, nice little wine. B/B-

    So no OMG wines but a pleasant 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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    Mike Tommasi Guest

    Default Re: TN: Soutard, Hexamer, Leitz, Commanderie de la Bargemone

    DaleW wrote:
    > 1989 Ch. Soutard (St Emilion)
    > Still showing quite a bit of tannin, tight but gradually opens in
    > decanter, medium bodied, red fruit (cherries and plum), some cedar and
    > leather. Maybe would have been better with a steak, but pleasant if
    > not compelling. I have one remaining, will wait awhile to see if
    > tannins integrate. B


    I have always liked these wines, back then it was owned by François de
    Ligneris, he has since sold the domaine and has begun making wine in the
    Roussillon, in the Corbières area. I just drove by there, but had no
    time to investigate...


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    Mike Tommasi - Six Fours, France
    email link http://www.tommasi.org/mymail

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