Wednesday was Halloween, and the last night before I forego wine for a week and a half (for waistline reasons). Gave out a couple thousand pieces of c andy at office, then came home to make dinner while occasionally running to door for more trick’or’treaters. Tuna steak, collards, qui noa, and salad. Wine was 2009 Chandon de Briailles “Ile de Vergeles ses” 1er. Unsurprisingly tight at first, opened through night. Ripe without showing heat (says 13.5 abv) or roasted notes. Quite a bit of tann in. Black cherry and raspberry, a little mocha, stony finish. Last glass ha s some smoke and mushroom. Nice wine, long finish, but probably better to l et rest quite a while. B for drinking now, expect to improve.
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 p
arty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi
ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
- posted 10 months ago