Sunday, December 26, 2010

It’s starting strong!

Aperitifs to start the holidays: Angélus 1996, Tertre Roteboeuf 1995, a small production Pomerol, so limited that I forgot the name, average wine despite the obvious ambition.
A very good Corton Charlemagne 2003 from Bouchard, a delicious Charvin 2005, Chateauneuf du Pape, made with ripe grapes and still able to be “fresh”. You know what I think of this search for freshness with unripe grapes in order to say that this wine from the South is balanced and easy to drink, and be useful to researchers who can’t find it, except with media oddly convinced, but that's another story, probably more political.
To kill “brother” Parker is such a clear goal… Parker gave 83 points to this 2005 and 97 to the 2007!
Following this Charvin, Saint Prefert 2007 (noted 92 by Parker) more in the “modern” style expected from Chateauneuf du Pape, it should have been served before.

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