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The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    Sweetbread fritters with a sauce made from celeriac and a bit of black truffle with...[​IMG]...a Fevre Bougros 2006 that my friends brought.


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    Mmm...truffle sweetbreads...Fevre's all around last night! Have you ever tried a Chablis from Raveneau? If not do yourself a favor and grab one. Head and shoulders above any other Chablis. The Montee de Tonnerre and Butteaux premier cru's are the best buys in the range. All recent vintages you can find on the market - 2005 - 2008 are all solid.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Sweetbread fritters with a sauce made from celeriac and a bit of black truffle with...[​IMG]...a Fevre Bougros 2006 that my friends brought.


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    summer truffles are small time.
     


  3. guster

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    I served two Baumard Quarts de Chaume last night, one a 2002 and the other a 2007. Delicious.

    Not sure this counts, but I also made a sorbet to preceed the main course from a Daron XO calvados: essentially just the calvados with the alcohol flamed off, then just a tablespoon of simple syrup, timed to finish just before the course.


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    I liked the '02 QdC quite a bit. Never had the '07. Did you prefer one over the other?
     


  4. guster

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    And what was served in between?

    Drank a 2002 Chablis Clos William Fevre last night. Textbook, but also a bit soul-less. I enjoyed a 2002 Vaudesir from him much more this Spring.


    I bought a lot of the '02 Fevre back when they were cheap. I thought the Clos & Preuse were the best early on but not as much in recent years. First, I have had too many premox '02 Fevre Clos. I agree the Vaudesir has been terrific but I have really loved the '02 Valmur out of all of them. Have had a few Valmur suffering from premox as well but when it has been on it has been delicious.
     


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    Mmm...truffle sweetbreads...Fevre's all around last night! Have you ever tried a Chablis from Raveneau? If not do yourself a favor and grab one. Head and shoulders above any other Chablis. The Montee de Tonnerre and Butteaux premier cru's are the best buys in the range. All recent vintages you can find on the market - 2005 - 2008 are all solid.

    My personal favorite chablis is Dauvissat (Rene & Vincent/Camus NOT Jean Dauvissat). But I also have not tried Raveneau with significant age. Friends of mine argue that Raveneau is meant to age and I will change my opinion after trying. I have some '02 Raveneau (Premier - not Grand Cru) and I will continue to sit on those for a while.
     


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    Had a Turley Black Sears Zin 1996 last night. I didn't think these big alcohol wines would last so well. But this wine was Ok. Certainly on the down side of it's life but it still had some decent fruit left. A bit too raisiny for me but the people I was with liked it a lot.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Austran riesling is quickly rising on my list of great wine.

    well done

    what was in your glass(es)?
     


  9. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Both Austrian Riesling and Gruner Veltliner are tremendously underappreciated and undervalued. The advantage of this is that it allows them to be priced very cheaply. The disadvantage is that they have the potential to get quickly overvalued.

    € 35,- per bottle at the winery.

    that's fairly cheap?
     


  10. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    And there are some Austrian rieslings that age wonderfully. Pichler (Both Rudi & FX), Prager, Knoll, Heidler are just a few that come to mind. Wonderful stuff.

    exactly.

    actually, the "house" riesling from willi bründlmayer is a very good foray into this territory.
     


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    My personal favorite chablis is Dauvissat (Rene & Vincent/Camus NOT Jean Dauvissat). But I also have not tried Raveneau with significant age. Friends of mine argue that Raveneau is meant to age and I will change my opinion after trying. I have some '02 Raveneau (Premier - not Grand Cru) and I will continue to sit on those for a while.

    I love Dauvissat as well, but for me Raveneau usually has an extra dimension that sets it apart. I also find Raveneau much more consistent while Dauvissat has a good amount of variation especially once the wines hit age 7-ish where premature oxidation has reared its ugly head. If you haven't had an 02 Raveneau recently you should try one as they're starting to drink beautifully. Might be my favorite vintage from them.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    If this was a reply to me, I didn't even get to see it. [​IMG]
     


  13. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    If this was a reply to me, I didn't even get to see it. [​IMG]

    All he said to you was "oh STFU..... plating was beautiful.... big square white plates"
     


  14. audiophilia

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    Staying at 10 Fitch in Auburn. Would love 6 or 7 recs for good red wine. Very much appreciated. Some info on youtube, but a little confusing. Happy to drive the three finger lakes. Thx.
     


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    Finger Lakes - Hermann J. Wiemer makes some awesome stuff, as does Dr. Konstantin Frank. My favorites and worth seeking out. Wagner is also good. If you can drive in to Ithaca, there's a great wine store next to a Five Guy's burger place. I forget the name of it. For food, I like Hazelnut Kitchen, The Heights, Taverna Banfi, and Danos.
     


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