There were 4 of us, ok? Over a weekend, ok? We don't get together very often. Mmm, the weather wasn't good. Also, the weather was good. We had lots of excuses for drinking well and drinking enough.
So, we had, in no particular order:
Boulard Champagne grand Cru - first wine of the weekend, pretty much guzzled back without much attention, but didn't offend!
Montagny 1er Cru 2006, Cognard - absolutely gorgeous, beautiful balance, rich and ripe, but lots of crisp, zesty acidity.
Hamelin Chablis 2007 - new vintage, just in, so we had to try it. Very good, up to Hamelin's usual high standards.
Bottiglia Particolare from Verazzano - really delicious concentrated, modern Sangiovese - the standout red of the weekend?
La Poja 2003, Allegrini - a bit of a disappointment, maybe we were expecting too much. Nice, but not €60 nice, I thought.
Chateau Mangot 2005, St. Emilion Grand Cru - really good, despite slightly late appearance and Siobhan's refusal to get the cheese out!
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2000 - surprisingly elegant, very nice.
Bussola Valpolicella TB 2004 - an old favourite and this vintage doesn't disappoint, bit of a bruiser, but impressive nonetheless.
Boroli Barbera 4 Fratelli 2004 - still no cheese, wine nice though.
Think that was it, thanks for the steaks, guys!