The Official Wine Thread - Page 877
Drank the Rosch Leiwener '10 today. Had it with fried chicken and wasn't too impressed. I thought a Riesling with good acidiity might be a decent fit. However, it was great after dinner. Fruity, good minerality, good acidity. Riesling is often great value. This is, too. 8€, very worth it. Looking forward to the Haag '11 (according to the wine shop guy a great producer).
In the last couple of days we also had:
A Peter Lehman Rosé (discounted to 4€ from 6,90€) I wouldn't pay 6,90€ for it. Actually, I wouldn't pay 4€ or 3€ or 2€ for it. It wasn't enjoyable. Tasted really weird.
Some 13€ Italian '08 wine that wasn't stored properly (wine leaked through the cork). It smelled great, it didn't taste great. Too tannininc, overall imbalanced.
Warwick - Three Cape Ladies '06. New world, ok. I think it needs a couple more years for the tannins to smooth out.
And some other stuff I don't remember, will take notes from now on (even if they're pretty simple).
The 2009 DRC 12-packs are now in - the 12-pack contains:
1 x Romanee Conti (BH98+)
1 x La Tache (BH98)
2 x Montrachet (BH/NR)(WA96)
2 x Richebourg (BH97)
2 x Romanee St. Vivant (BH96)
2 x Grands Echézeaux (BH95)
2 x Echézeaux (BH94)
Considering the 2009 Romanee-Conti is already trading for $13,000-18,000+/bottle and the Montrachet up to $6000+, the packs appear to be a reasonable bet for investment...even in the short term.
2009 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 12-Pack - $25,821.60
Re: '09 DRC. I've had the '09 Esch, great, keep it and sell the rest. Also LT, not near ready, but going to be great wine in 10 yrs. You can find well stored older vintages for much less, even on restaurant lists if you're lucky. Some places don't update their prices, so they still have the original mark ups. I bought a couple bottles of RC in Santa Fe a few years back, sold them and bought a car. Still have the car, would have drunk the wine!
Baumard Savennieres splits from '02
Some Charles Joguet Chinon Varennes...
Case of Domaine de la Pepiere Clos des Briords Muscadet '10 - this is a great summertime white
and a bit of Burgundy - Tollot Beaut Savigny-les-Beaune - this shows so well well young, minimal oak from this producer, fruity and fresh pinot noir
This cuvee had minimal oak but I understand some of their Cortons get a high proportion of new barrels. I was impressed with this bottle and while 'great values' and Burgundy seldom go together, I think this one definitely punched above it's weight.