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Pinchas L

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TN for Weekend of January 5th, 2019

by Pinchas L » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:04 pm

I ate out Saturday evening at a friend's celebrating his son's upcoming wedding at which plenty of high-end wine was served. The one glass I had for which I recall the winery was the Chateau Leoville Poyferre Saint Julien 2015. The wine exudes elegance, being smooth and offering mostly earthly flavors. The dark fruit is subdued, yet present. And I assume the wine is classical french, in style. Perhaps, I should attribute its subdued nature to its youth. Though, my experience with 10 year old, kosher versions of French wine, has shown that they don't gain in fruitiness. It's a style I enjoy, at times, especially since it is very food friendly, but it's at a price point I don't see myself warming up to, and quite frankly I don't see any justification for the asking price, which is at about $190 per bottle, on sale, mind you!. I most definitely thank my host for his generosity, though!
By day, at home with family, I had another bottle of French wine, this one from the Right Bank, the Chateau Larcis Jaumat Saint Emilion 2016. The wine showcases smooth tannins, earthy flavors and a welcome spiciness. This wine sells at a mere fraction of the Saint Julien, perhaps at a sixth of its price.

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