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I don't think anyone drank as well this weekend....
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How was the 90 Gaja?
The Gaja was excellent. I'm not the biggest Nebbiolo fan but Gaja is the exception for me.
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How was the Lafite-Rothschild?? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
If not already, the 82 is a once in a lifetime experience. We were celebrating my fathers 75th birthday which made it extra special.

I had the 82 10 years ago and think it was best then. The bottles we opened this weekend were still incredible and had a lot if life left in them
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$10K worth of wine there.
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My $12 2009 Chateau Cadillac was great last night... shog[1].gif

More of a Buick though.
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some wines enjoyed in France.

5 Euro grocery Bordeaux consumed on night 1:
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much better, great pick up for 21 Euro:
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nice:
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really wonderful. More structure than the AOC Chablis, but also more balance and nuanced:
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meh bottle, but how did I not notice that the camera was so crooked:
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consumed with sushi:
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this was much better than the previous riesling, and well structured, but it was slightly oxidized which was offputting:
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back on track with this awesome rose. WAY better than any AOC Provence that I've had. Also in a 1L format so icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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consumed at a little place with a few Parisian locals that we knew. Really tasty and enjoyable (sorry for the dark pic):
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25 Euro at a restaurant. Yes I say!
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Then, I visited Burgundy. Plenty of pics of this will come shortly.


Until then, I'll cut to the very end, dinner at Michel Bras.

Dagueneau Silex 2004:
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J-L Chave Hermitage 1997:
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both of those wines were absolutely incredible, and drinking wonderfuly right now. More from that dinner will be in the food thread, I just haven't uploaded any pics from it yet.
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I was about to pull the trigger on the same Bandol rose a few weeks ago. How much was it there? Here it retails for around $40.
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I was about to pull the trigger on the same Bandol rose a few weeks ago. How much was it there? Here it retails for around $40.

do it, it's great. Was 32 Euro for a 1L
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Gomestar lives well.
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view from my room in Burgundy:
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view from the top of that vineyard looking over the "town" of Nantoux:
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sorry for the blur, but these are the cellars a Bouchard. Big producer and all, but their cellars are nice and their little tour was nice. They're right in the middle of Beaune, so it was easy to stop in:
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purchased for my enjoyment later that night:
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Vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet. Behind me are the vineyards for the AOC Bourgogne designation. Right in front is AOC Puligny-Montrachet. In the distance (on the slope) are the Premier Cru vineyards, each a little different. To the left of those (not in the pic) are the 4 Grand Crus.
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and two of the Grand Crus:
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I did a walking tour and cellar tour with Oliver Leflaive, and they did a great job of describing the nuances of the vineyards and why one is a 1er and why one is a GC. Total wine geek stuff.

some barrel tasting:
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Today's haul. Damn, its good to be back in the US and have the wine world at your fingertips.

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'08 Domaine Sarabelle Croix Blanche Rouge (AOC Gaillac)
La Garrocha Fino
'11 Lioco Indica Rose
'07 Broc Cellars Drystack Vineyard Grenache
'10 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie
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Are you sure that was Burgundy? Some of those vineyards look suspiciously sunny. biggrin.gif
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No, but that doesn't mean much - I lived in a town with a population of roughly 700 with only a small grocery store and only went to a supermarket maybe 2 times a month.
Whats the word on Hunky Dory though?
Also Kiwis play around A LOT with putting the same wine under different labels. In February I bought two bottles of Kiwi Pinot that, unbeknownst to me, were both made by Sherwood. At least they were different vintages!

In my limited NZ experience I'd say the SB especially was an excellent example. Very pronounced grapefruit. Some of the blends were nice but not so complex and a little to nondescript.
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I doubt you'll find many exported, but many quality NZ wineries will do a more complex, often barrel-aged/at least partial MLF Sauvignon Blanc, and they can be very interesting and complex wines, definitely worth seeking out.

Tonight was 2 roses - Loire and Provence. Domaine Salvard Cheverney and Domaine Fontsainte. Interesting to note the differences between the styles. Both were great but at the end of the day I think I preferred the Loire rose (from Pinot Noir & Gamay.)
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Tonight was 2 roses - Loire and Provence. Domaine Salvard Cheverney and Domaine Fontsainte. Interesting to note the differences between the styles. Both were great but at the end of the day I think I preferred the Loire rose (from Pinot Noir & Gamay.)

These are great summertime wines and I endorse your post. Salvard's white (85/15 sauvignon blanc/chardonnay) is worth seeking out too for a crisp and mineral white that is very reasonably priced.
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