Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.
While, I am new in the game I must admit having to look it up, alas I am impressed. I hope to enjoy such fine wine in the future!
20 years in the game, with some well cellared friends and a willingness to spend $$$ from time to time, and I have never tasted La Tache.
funny. the first time i tasted la tache was back in the early 80s with a guy who had a huge cellar he paid for by owning the only dunkin' donuts in Santa Fe. somehow, the wine always reminds me of that.
i guess everyone has their grail wines ... mine are jayer and leroy. what are other people's?
I have a shot at La Tache later this summer.
I've had Leroy and Jayer, not great bottles, and was underwhelmed.
Lovely wines, boys.
Jayer and older Rayas.
back in the day, i used to help Michel Richard cook special meals at Citrus here in LA. probably the best was the retirement tour dinner for Henri Jayer. it was put on by a bunch of collectors who had supported him for a long time and he brought a ton of wine from the estate cellars. some of them were just astonishing. really fun to cook for.
Was wondering how you would like that. I haven't had an '08 CdR yet that I thought was drinkable, as compared with the '07's which I have so far found to be fantastic. If this one was simply "inoffensive" it probably goes to the top of my list of '08's.
I like hanging out with slewfoot!
On a much smaller note, I opened a bottle of Les Clos Perdus "Prioundo" 2006 last night. (even though I also had wine for lunch ).
I though it was really nice. Spicy and earthy. The fruit is very subtle.
The 2008 Kermit Lynch Cypress Cuvee that I had a few weeks ago was fantastic. I've been thinking of getting a case.
An 1811 Chateau d'Yquem for 177k.
Winemaker: Hardy Rodenstock?
Dyslexic headline writers are always a treat. Headline says $177k. Text says $117k. 35-40% margin of error there. Either way, a lot of dough for a bottle that likely has turned to vinegar. I know Sauterne can age for a long time...50, 75, even 100 years. But is 200 years realistic for any wine that isn't fortified?
He's a former sommelier at La Tour d'Argent, so he should know better than me, I guess.
Lots of traveling in its future as well. London to Bali, where it will sit for 6 years before flying back to Paris to be consumed.
The most sought-after cult winemaker of them all!
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