An exploration of wine

Home Posts Tagged "Bordeaux"

Bordeaux

A poorly-regarded vintage. A lesser commune of Bordeaux. And a wine rated 75-77 by Robert Parker. So what’s the point of drinking & describing …

I’ve taken an older Cantenac Brown label off and it was a mammoth and painful task… For the 2000 I just tore it too …

An unexpected, completely blind tasting courtesy of SJ – and the first I’d done for about a year. I think I got lucky, but …

This was an unexpected gift from the people we stayed with in Henley 2010, where the husband Andy explained that a friend had established …

Anne-Marie, SJ and I had a roast lamb dinner together, so I served this ‘almost’ good wine from my Hors Concours case (good / …

A gift from Peter, which we drank whilst skiing… well, with dinner, après-ski, of course! Drank with a mushroom risotto, and it went pretty …

Sadly this label was just going to fall apart not matter what… A good Sauternes, with a mid-gold colour, starting to deepen towards amber. …

So, continuing the Katy / Whippet ’79 theme, this was served with roast lamb. 1979 wasn’t a great year for Bordeaux, so this was …

Bought a case en primeur, and well worthwhile – albeit likely to mature early due to the weather profile – it’s definitely more intensely …

Brought for comedy value (awful vintage; moderate quality producer; random provenance), and drunk after the 1982, but surprisingly not too bad at all (though …