This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

July 10, 2011

Wines for BBQ

Lunch at a friend's house.

2007 Sine Qua Non Body & Soul - made from a blend of 79% Roussanne and 29% Viognier, this baby weighs in at 15.5% alcohol. Nose was toasty with lots of oak, very lovely, sweet.  Definitely felt the alcohol both on the nose and especially on the palate.

1996 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste Hune - the color looked a little darker than I would have expected, leading me to joke about this bottle being "Ackered"...  Classic nose of petrol, flint, a little ripeness, sweetness, and lots of lemon.  Plastic notes came out later, with caramelized apple, oxidation, caramelized sugar and straw.  Definitely pretty acidic on the palate.  My contribution.

2004 DRC Grands Echezeaux - very fragrant with leather and grilled meat.  Lovely fruit.  Drinking very well now.

1996 Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux - darker in color, more concentrated, more animal, smoky, sweet fruit and dried herbs.  Acidity was definitely noticeable.  Amazingly, this wine just wasn't ready.

1967 Coutet - a real treat.  Nose was very sweet with honey, plastic and acetone from the botrytis.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...