Last Wednesday, we had lunch at home with one of our good bankers as well as Philippe, Eric, Gilles, Murielle and I.
Blanc N°1 2008, Baby Bad Boy 2009 and then we went to serious things : Taluos 2008 Cabardes, an hedonistic wine with so much fruit, soft but with depth, a very good wine sold at retail for less than 20 Euros. At the same time, our Calvet Thunevin 2005 Dentelles, more like a classic southern wine, with more vivacity for a wine aging gracefully.
Following, Chateauneuf du Pape Tardieu Laurent 2007 Vieilles Vignes and Jamet Côte Rôtie 2000. 2 very different wines, Jamet having more freshness, acidity.
Then we had warm potatoes with truffles (such a good year), rabbit with morels and desert, rice pudding with Tahitian vanilla. Astralis from Clarendon Hills 2001 (Australian shiraz), rated 99 by Robert Parker, a cult wine offered by a friend wholesaler in Bordeaux who imports it.
Certainly a fine wine, still missing this hint of craziness, the funkiness found in European wines, but we did not taste blind. In any case, a fine wine.