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Florida Jim


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Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:27 pm


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WTN: 50

by Florida Jim » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:35 am

Mark turns 50 . . .

N/V Krug, Champagne:
Nice but not up to the hype/price.

With paella:

1991 Jayer-Gilles, Echézeaux (magnum):
Outstanding nose with sauvage character and mushroom, red fruit scents; a little thin on the palate but pure and clean, well balanced and distinctive; medium finish.

1999 Chevillon, Nuits-Saint-Georges Chaignots:
Showing at full song with wonderful fruit and truffle aromas; deep, rich, clean fruit and earth flavors and remarkable length. I did not expect this to be so open and generous but it was everything one could ask of the terroir.

2004 Matinsancho, Rueda:
The best match with the dish and surely the best verdejo I have ever tasted. Exceptional.

2004 Dom. Saint Luc, Coteaux du Tricastin:
Light and easy to drink with good southern Rhone character and a clean delivery.

I had never tasted this before but I will again; one of the most extraordinary gustatory experiences of my life. But at 54% alcohol, a little goes a long way. Unforgettable.

Best, Jim
Jim Cowan
Cowan Cellars
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David M. Bueker


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Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm



Re: WTN: 50

by David M. Bueker » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:17 pm

Indeed that the Chevillon was open surprises me as well. Perhaps I will check in on one of mine.

Nice notes as usual.
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