An enjoyable weekend and more

Oct 03, 2019,19:35 PM

of interesting wine and cuisine

Dim sum or 'chinese tapas' lunch with the '10 Pucelles' showing it's steely ,minerally and focused fruit flavours---a great developed puligny in its drinking window.
The '09 Canon la gaffelerie was approachable with ample fruit and firm but unobtrusive tannins,a good example of a stellar vintage just about ready among the lesser growths

One of my favourites over the weekend-- the '08 Les Clos from Louis Michel with its fresh ,clean and refreshing minerality---a great Grand cru Chablis!--enjoyed at a french brasserie
The pommard,although young,was enjoyable with fruit and surprisingly silky  tannins

The final ,more celebratory event had a panoply of wines which graced the various dishes

The '02 comparison between the Bollinger and the Cristal accompanied the cold crab and boston lobster(with tasty broth).They were very different styles,with the more brioche ,biscuity Bollinger
being edged out by a huge ,focused yet elegant Cristal with all the complexity of a good burgundy---years to enjoy!

The '96 chambolle was ,as expected of the Comte Georges domaine,a well matured wine with all the secondary flavours of a fine aged burgundy with slight orange rimming around the glass edgesThis contrasted with the beautiful '03 Selleck from Calera,which freshness of fruit,acidity and early complexity,defied its fifteen odd years--- a real treat!These two reds complemented the foie gras sausage 'oriental style' and the quail among other fed wine courses.

Of course, the meal ended with a dessert of durian moochie,or dumpling,for which no wine could be paired.---a savoury end to few days of gluttony

Unfortunately,no watches were captured ----clean forgotten in the midst of enjoyment

best regards


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A beautiful selection of food and especially wines.

 By: emcquillan : October 4th, 2019-05:14
I’m finding the 2004’s (your Ducru) and 2006’s are drinking well now. Some very lovely Burgundy’s. Wow to me this is like wearing a Lange on one wrist and a Patek on the other. Must have been a very enjoyable time. Thanks for sharing. Best,

Yes ,the '04 Ducru

 By: halkcb : October 4th, 2019-06:24
is certainly very approachable and well developed,with lovely fruit,albeit a light vintage.I have hesitated to drink my '06 clarets,especially as they are more from Pauillac like Lynch Bages although i'm sorely try to find some'06 Ducru and give it a sho... 

I've been drinking 2006 Palmer and Les Forts de Latour after 2 hours decanted and have been finding them very smooth indeed

 By: emcquillan : October 4th, 2019-07:44
I think the 2006 big boys would be premature now. I was just surprised when testing some 2006's how they've hit their stride. Good bang for buck and drinkable now I find '98, '01, 04.Kindest regards,

Thanks for the tip and update.

 By: halkcb : October 4th, 2019-08:19
Absolutely agree with you about value for money regarding the vintages you mentioned,some treasures there. best regards

wow what an adventure. I had to read it twice as my mouth was watering so much.

 By: Bill : October 4th, 2019-11:00
They way you describe the wines is always music to my ears. I wish I could have 1/10th of your eloquence in describing the flavors. You really bring the flavors to our minds. I had the please to meet Comte von Neipperg back in early 2000 and have two case...