- posted 15 years ago
Friday night I had the rest of a bottle of Passetoutgrains with
dinner, then felt like another glass of wine later that night. Popped
the cork on a 2002 d'Angerville Bourgogne. Pretty clean red Pinot
fruit, cherry-blossom nose, nice clean finish. The next evening I had
more with dinner (pork chops)- the wine had filled out: ripe sweet
cherry fruit, some mineral notes, long finish. A bit less body than
Lafarge's basic '02 Bourgogne but just as attractive. Great QPR at $18.
I had a work meeting that took up most of the day Sunday, Betsy spent
the day gardening and preparing dinner. Friends were coming over to see
us (well, to be honest, to see Lucy the hound- we were just a bonus).
Betsy had an appetizer of a walnut/red pepper/cumin dip served with
naan. I served the 2003 Sabathi "Klassic" Sauvignon Blanc (Styria).
Nice lighter-styled SB, there's some citrus and honeydew flavors along
with a pleasant grassy/herby note. Just the thing sitting in the
backyard on a warm spring night. B/B+ (note: first bottle I've tried
from my first winemonger.com order- nice wine, Emily)
Dinner was lamb (butterflied and marinated in garlic and rosemary). I
finished grilling and as the lamb rested went to the reds:
2000 Ch. Mazeyres (Pomerol) - surprisingly open from the git-go.
Classic Pomerol lushness, deep red fruit. Low-acid, easy to like. Some
ripe tannins way in the background. Some spice and leather emerge with
time. Very good for an under-$20 Pomerol (I didn't know there WAS such
a thing). B+
2002 Leasingham Magnus Shiraz/Cabernet (Clare Valley)
This came across sweet and soft. I generally have been a fan of
Leasingham's reds (at least the Classic Clare and the Bin 61), but this
is forgettable wine. A little coffee over dark fruit, nice flavors but
lacking a bit of spine. 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