Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bring out your dead part 2

Reds - mightn't get them all done, in a bit of a rush:
Chalon Pinot Noir 98 - acidity sticking out, fruit a bit dead, but just about ok
Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru 87 - a bit hard as well but decent fruit and nice
Faiveley Clos de Beze 87 - nice nose, fruit still there, acidic as well but nice (I think I ended up drinking this later)
Drouhin Clos des Mouches 85 - sweaty
Mas de Daumas Gassac 98 - expressive, farmyardy, delicious (I did drink some of this later)
Domaine Trevaillon 88 - dirty nose, smoky, vegetal palate - long & smooth
Chateau Vannieres Bandol 93 - nice nose, still tannic, fruit dying a bit
Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac 99 - tannin and pepper and not much else
Produttori de Barbaresco 96 - tannin and acid, little fruit (others liked this)
Selvapiana Bucerchiale 94 - full bodied, very smooth, lots of fruit, nice balance
Arzuaga Reserva 95 - oaky, but nice fruit, full bodied and rich, v good
Condada da Haza 95 - lovely mature fruit, very smooth, I like
Pesquera REserva 94 - smooth, smoky & suave
Pesquera Gran Reserva - v tannic, good fruit, needs food
Ch du Cayron Cahors 95 - hard and nasty
Clos du Gamot 96 - rancid
Leeuwin Art Series Cab Sauv 95 - lovely cedar & tobacco, classic WEst Oz, very smooth
Tahbilk cabernet 92 - a bit tired and emotional
Manso de Valasco 89 - delicious
Beaucastel 81 - a bit shitty but hanging in there
Prieure Lichine 83 - very nice, mature
D-Armailhac 45 - hovering, delicate, floating, ghostly (but nice)

That's it!


Will said...

Wow, sounds like a great tasting! With a very interesting mix of wines...

Would love to get my mits on some of those. I've had a few 96 Prodituri De Barbarescos in the past and all have been highly acidic and not much fun, perhaps one to revisit in another 10 years?

Gabriel Cooney said...

Hi Will, as I said some people liked it, but I didn't and, in my experience, if the fruit is gone, it ain't coming back!
It was a great night though - tasting was followed by lovely dinner and lots of craic! These are the nights we need...