Thursday, May 5, 2011

Only pleasure

When we arrived at our meeting, a beautiful brocket (young male deer) was waiting at the door, curious and not scared by the sound of our cars. A nice encounter for this Thursday evening, before having dinner with friends next to Fronsac.

8 guests were gathered for fun, no shop talk.
The meal was great: Pata Negra, tomato gazpacho, exceptional roast filet of beef, French peas, cheese and ice cream desert from Lopez in Libourne (I had 3 serving). Champagne Ruinart Blanc de Blanc to begin, then, blind:
Monbousquet 2006, unanimous opinion: this is the type of wine we love, full, rich, was guessed by its characteristics.
Smith Haut Lafite 2008, I think that this wine should have been decanted 2 to 3 hours before. Served as is, the mouth was a bit disjointed but the nose was incredible and full of strawberries, wild strawberries, surprising in Bordeaux. I appreciated this wine more than the others.
Clinet 2007, in my opinion, this wine is not yet recognized at its true value, a perfect balance, forget about 2007, a fruit, incredibly fine tannins, the oak is almost in a Moueix style, it was perfect – again for me.
Clos Saint Martin 2002, a special choice of our host who is fond of this wine with a price ratio rarely seen, I found it closed. Again a decanter would have been more useful and being served at a higher temperature
We finished with the wine of the evening unanimously (Remember that all the wines were served blind): a great Pape Clément 2002 which is probably the best wine of this vintage and if, in addition, I like the owner, then it is all pleasure.

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