Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Calvet-Thunevin Hugo 2004

Following Patrick Essa’s comments, I opened a bottle of Hugo 2004 from Calvet-Thunevin to see if my friends and I would experience the same feelings for our wine.

Present were our friend lawyer and great Bordeaux lover, as well as our wines from the Roussillon, 2 famous winemakers, not fans of southern style wines, so different from Bordeaux, and us, lovers of southern wines, including Spain.
Comments from my friends: Wine with refined tannins, which is a good compliment, some volatile present in the nose, but this mostly due to the naturally high level of alcohol (don’t forget those of the famous Cheval Blanc 1947 and the remarks of Jacques Luxey on wines made between 1900 and 1980, who spoke of volatile carrier of aromas!)
In any case, our comments were no match to Patrick’s precision and poetry in those posted Wednesday, 26.
Before, we tasted Goulé 2007, Medoc made by Cos d’Estournel, Gracia 2004 and at the end Bad Girl (2008).

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