The Official Wine Thread - Page 868
It was really delicious - powerful with substantial alcohol but well balanced. It had a bit of sous-bois and then it was all red cherries and fresh herbs both on the nose and in the mouth. Expensive for a barbera but a very well-made traditional wine. Bottle was finished quite quickly - always a good sign.
The return of White Zinfandel?!? Glad that people are starting to make serious roses in this country. I have oftenthought that Zinfandel should be a really good grape to make rose with, though this looks to have as much Mourvedre as Zinfandel
Pretty good for the money. Fruity, crisp acidity.
Very jammy. Very new-world I guess. It was good, but I believe I generally tend to favor "old-world".
Also had a '09 Chateau du Levant sauternes along with the foie gras. It's decent, but I figure the more expensive ones (this one is 14€/0.5l) have a fuller body.
Another bottle of the Chateau de Pellehaut. Good.
Was lucky enough to try the '09 DRC Esch and La Tache. The Esch was brilliant, great in every way. The LT was closed, tannic and will be amazing with some age. No need to touch for 10 years, well 5 at least. I wouldn't be able to keep my hands off the Esch, however. '09 is a great red burg vintage.