We had a lunch to celebrate the departure of one of my banker friends. Yes, yes, it can happen!
We tasted blind, paired with caviar, Smith Haut Lafitte 2006 white, golden yellow, fat, creamy, luxurious oak, a classic Grave, noted 93 by RP and Valandraud Blanc No. 2, a lighter colored, drier, brighter, no oak, followed by some Russian vodka. Too bad we wanted to stay in control, because this vodka was easy to drink, actually too easy.
With a remarkable beef sirloin and fries we tasted two wines blind: 2005 Clos des Fees, which Murielle liked the best, powerful, with hints of truffles, young and still evolving and Hugo 2005 from Calvet-Thunevin guessed by Daniel, smooth, which is surprising considering the real power of these wines, these terroirs and these vines.
Paired with strawberries, we drank water , and coffee: Yes, we have to work tonight and have to attend a dinner with the jurade of Saint Emilion and its AG.