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November 27, 2009

Wines for cheese

Cheese dinner at Caprice.

Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition Grand Cru - I loooove NV Champagnes from Egly-Ouriet, and I carried back a few bottles of this from my trip to Reims earlier this year. Initially a bit acidic and sharp on the nose, but faded to a very vibrant nose with honey, straw, jujube and apricot notes. A beautiful wine with great acidity balance.

2008 Joseph Mellot Sancerre La Chatellenie - This monopole was very nice and refreshing, with notes of sweet pear, minerals that did not overpower, and a bit of green apple characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc. Ripe on the palate with a tiny bit of acidity on the finish, giving the wine an overall nice acidity balance.

2006 Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin - this had good amount of sweet fruit with the classic smoky and game meat nose. Tannins were pretty smooth.

2003 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph Les Serines - coming from a blockbuster vintage for northern Rhone wines, this was very fruity, concentrated, with lots of iron and minerals in the nose, as well as eucalyptus and caramel. Pretty smooth on the palate.

2007 Albert Mann Gewurztraminer Furstentum Vieilles Vignes - this was absolutely fabulous. Tell-tale notes of lychee, flowers, orange blossom and some minerals. A sweet and ripe wine that is such a pleasure to drink.

Full post on dinner is here.

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