Wine aficionados…what are you drinking this weekend?

Sep 12, 2021,17:39 PM

Had a 90 Château Montrose…what a beauty

And two more crappy wrist shots to end the week. Back to the daily grind tomorrow, have a great week ahead everyone.


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La Lagune 08

 By: Jp75 : September 12th, 2021-18:12
Going myself for La Lagune 2008 - drinking nicely with notes of tobacco and blackcurrant / cassis. How was the Montrose 90? Looking at the picture of the pouring in the glasses, it seems to have been fresh and not having too much of this brick color that ...  

Jerome :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 12th, 2021-18:25
Thanks for sharing with me that photo of your 08 La Lagune. The 90 Montrose was drinking very well. The color was predominantly medium garnet core that faded towards a brick red rim. Acid remained fresh (quite spectacular) with medium alcohol and tannins ... 


 By: Jp75 : September 12th, 2021-18:38
Thanks for the very details tasting notes - very intriguing, especially the long and multilayered after-taste. I am slowly developing an affinity for older wines, even though I like so much the freshness and (tannic) structure of younger clarets - especia... 

Kirkland 2019 cabernet box wine...

 By: mdg : September 12th, 2021-18:24
...but that was last week.

Don't get me wrong...

 By: mdg : September 12th, 2021-20:01
...I've got a closet full of really good Napa cabs...but sometimes you just need something to go with frozen pizza or while watching a football game : )

In honor of the Italian GP at Monza…

 By: kkochheiser : September 12th, 2021-18:29
We will be eating gnocchi with sausage and drinking this. I’m also wearing my 5218-202/A for the occasion. Kent ...  

Very nice :-)))

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 13th, 2021-15:21
Love the watch… not familiar with wine but trust it was a nice bottle Best Gatsby

Thank you my dear mon ami :-)))

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 13th, 2021-15:22

A great vintage...

 By: MikiJ : September 12th, 2021-20:45
and as always a great Patek Chrono

Thank you Miki :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 13th, 2021-15:29

It was comfort wines

 By: HK852 : September 13th, 2021-00:34
Matching the light and simple food. Same watch as last weekend. BB58. To sustain my son’s activities filled weekend. And my 5513, when chilling on the sofa! Wish you all a good week ahead. Tibo ...  

Lovely wines and watches Tibo

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 13th, 2021-15:30
Thank you for sharing Best Gatsby

30 yo bordeaux…looks delicious. Very nice color.

 By: vitalsigns : September 13th, 2021-00:49
For me, a simple Savignon Blanc with line caught halibut from Alaska. Cheers, John ...  


 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 13th, 2021-15:23
Sounds like great pairing over there I honestly enjoy having a glass of white with fish…it’s a lovely, refreshing alternative to the usual red meat and rouge pairings. Best Gatsby

Indeed. This particular dish also had a rich butter sauce...

 By: vitalsigns : September 14th, 2021-01:23
so a lighter wine with good acidity was a decent pairing. Cheers, John

Excellent bottle. Class and maturity my friend. Coincidentally I tried young 2009 Montrose to gauge where it’s at in the bottle evolution.

 By: emcquillan : September 13th, 2021-05:46
It was still tight and the nose wad very restrained, but after a few hours in the decanter the structure showed extraordinary potential. I’ll try again every five years.

Ahh my dear friend :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 13th, 2021-15:28
Nice to hear from you. For me I would rather cellar away the Bordeaux wines for a good 2 decades… for me the “heft” of its blend needs time so it could soften up. I really love old Bordeaux, even though Burgundy is very much in vogue these days. Am hearin... 

I try to test everything and make notes. I've actually found 2015, 2016 and 2018 will take a lot of time and are quite undrinkable now.

 By: emcquillan : September 13th, 2021-18:00
2009 and 2010 would be best in another 15 years and 2000 is just starting to come around now. You are right it is best to cellar for decades and drink during the prime window, but perhaps I am impatient and overly curious Actually, 2009 fresh out of the g... 

Lovely wine....what a treat!

 By: halkcb : September 13th, 2021-07:39
My personal favourite Montrose is the '82 which was drinikng well years ago.

Never tried that vintage :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 13th, 2021-15:29
But 82 is stellar, and I’m assuming very approachable as we currently speak. Best Gatsby


 By: halkcb : September 14th, 2021-01:17
you can't go wrong with '82s,unless they're corked Unfortunately,no more '82 Montrose left,but other clarets like '89 and your '90,apart from the first growths, are very approachable now. Best henry

Fully agree Henry

 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 14th, 2021-03:28
My experience with Bordeaux dictates that all 3 vintages (82,89,90) are fantastic. But the vintage for me that tops it all is the 90 — for most producers anyway. Haut Brion, Margaux, Lynch Bages, Palmer, Las Cases etc. 90 just tops it slightly above the 8... 

Perfect bottle with a perfect setting.

 By: Bill : September 13th, 2021-20:20
Nothing spectacular to share this weekend. Bill


 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 14th, 2021-03:28
Looking forward to your next post Bill…. Best Gatsby