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July 25, 2010

Wines for gamey dinner

Dinner at a friend's house.

Zoémie De Sousa Brut Merveille NV - I've always liked De Sousa's Champagnes, and this was just lovely to drink.

2004 Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes - 2004 wasn't a stellar vintage, but I suspected it would be drinking well now. Very classic Burgundian nose, with lots of sweet fruit and herbs, as well as some floral notes. Not too shabby.

2006 Greenock Creek Shiraz Apricot Block - I had expected a big wine, which is why I drank the Ponsot first, but I was shocked to see the numbers "18.5%" printed on the back label, under the words "Special Late Harvest". It had all the markings of a good Aussie Shiraz: lots of sweet fruit, vanilla, oak, coconut oil... then your nosehairs get singed by the alcohol. I was getting a headache and there was no doubt as to the reason...

Full post on dinner is here.

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