Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Prior to the results

For dinner on September 4th and lunch on the 5th, before the results of the classification were announced, we drank the following wines at home with friends:

Bad Girl

B de Basilio 2010 Grenache blanc from Rioja, no nose but incredible flavor, ample and fresh.

B de Basilio 2007 Rioja 62% Tempranillo 32% Grenache et 6% Graciano. Simply a great wine.

Following, blind:

Fleur Cardinale 2008, delicious, fine, ultra drinkable

Canon La Gaffelière 2008, trully a very fine wine.

Following, Fleur Cardinale 2009 and Clos Badon 2009 both already accessible and drinkable. Their power is tamed by the softness of this wonderful vintage.

The next day at the restaurant Clos Mirande in Montagne, I had a business lunch and drank Fleur Cardinale 2008 and 2009, which re-confirmed the high quality of these 2 wines.

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