With roast chicken sweet potatoes, & salad , the 2014 Bachelet Bourgogne Rouge, Fairly tannic for Bourgogne, some Gevrey-ish soi notes, a little meaty. Pretty tasty though red meat might have been better with the tannin. B+
Some friends have an annual Booker Prize dinner, but after reading reviews switched to a finalist, ?washington Black. ? In past I?ve sneered at those who attend without reading book, but this year I was one! Ouch! But good food and company. We brought wine and an artichoke frittata, hostess made roast chicken & spinach lasagna, others brought crudite, chicken/black bean chili, lamb with rice, salad, sweet potatoes.
Fun berry froth, goes with anything B+/B
1990 Ch. Monbousquet (St. Emilion)
Double-decanted before I left home. Sweet black plum fruit, no ?90 roasties, tannin all resolved, simple but pleasant for initial serving, a revisit after an hour was cracking up- VA and ashtray. Nothing exciting,but better than Perse era Monbousquet for me! B-/B
2015 Ch. Les Eymeries (Bordeaux AC)
Red and black fruit, tannin, short, charmless. C+
2016 ?Les Charmes? Macon-Lugny
Co-op wine I believe. I like my Chard to have acids, but this seems to be just thin and acidic. Tastes overcropped. C+/B-
As the snow started Sunday Betsy?s sister joined us for Korean pancakes, shrimp/soba salad, black sea bass with ginger/garlic sauce, Shanghai greens with oyster sauce
2012 von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling (no vineyard designation, AP #26)
This is pretty lovely for a QBA, just off-dry, peach and cherry fruit, lots of minty herbalness. Fun, easy, likable. B/B+
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. 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.
- posted 9 months ago