Friendly dinner at home, three wines tasted to get our palate going: Côte Rôtie, New Zealand, Germany ... I forget the names
Following, we had the consistently good Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, a good Puligny Montrachet 2006 from Etienne Sauzet, 2004 Cheval Blanc still closed and for the form Valandraud 2009, just the opposite: too much, complex, excessive, exuberant, violet, black cherries, chocolate and ripe grapes.
Monday 2, lunch prepared for Russian friends, with soup and Pot-au-Feu:
Blanc de Valandraud No. 2, 2009, Château Valandraud 2009: we should hurry drinking it while we still have some... Hugo from Thunevin-Calvet 2008, big, quite powerful and elegant enough to follow Valandraud 2009, goes to show (on cheese) and Maury 2007 also from Thunevin-Calvet paired with the chocolate dessert from Lopez.
We finished with Fine Bordeaux opened a long time ago... Fortunately we were able to drink a bottle from L’Essentiel recently opened.