This weekend we drank at home or in the restaurant, with our meals a Côte de Castillon from a well-known terroir: Clos Puy Arnaud 2000, delicious, finesse, power and balanced, and a long finish.
In Lard et Bouchon: Monbousquet blanc 2007, opulent, fat, very different style than Fombrauge or Valandraud which are sharper and bright. Whites produced in Saint Emilion are succesful, eventhough the declassified in AOC Bordeaux for there are not (yet) a Saint Emilion AOC Blanc. Following, we had Châteauneuf du Pape Ferraton Père et Fils 2006 Le Parvis, all in finesse.
For dinner at home, Taluos 2008 Cabardès, from our friend Eric Soulat, a very good wine from this beautiful area close to Carcassonne which uses varietals from both Bordeaux and the South. Clos des Fées 2005 followed, a cult wine: This wine is superb and able to age, an obsession for fans of Bordeaux, which is proven here as the wine evolves slowly and with complexity.
Following, and to motivate our friends, Dentelles 2008 from Thunevin-Calvet, a very good wine as well, noted 92 by David Schildknecht for the Wine Advocate, but absent from the Revue du Vin de France.