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WTN: Dinner with friends

by Florida Jim » Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:42 am

With endive stuffed with smoked trout spread:

2002 Dom. de Chantemerle (Boudin), Chablis Fourchaume:
Steely, citric and precise on the attack but rounds out at mid-palate with depth and nuance; lovely aromatics and a long, almost creamy finish. Not at peak but showing very well, indeed. About $26 on release; I’d buy it again for that price.

2004 Dom. Pepière, Muscadet:
More generous than the Briords of the same vintage but still plenty of cut across the lime and mineral flavor profile; endless finish. About $10; I’d buy it again at that price.

(Both of these wines matched the dish very well.)

With an assortment of grilled vegetables with aioli:

2004 Dom. Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Villages:
As balanced a southern Rhône as I have had in some time; very clearly of its place with good complexity and sustain. An elegant and lovely, ‘little’ wine. Price unknown.

2002 Clos de la Roilette (Coudert), Fleurie:
So pure and concentrated but still carries it’s floral, red fruit and granite aromatics; depth, complexity, and a suppleness in the mouth that is charming. What a great wine! About $15 on release: I’d buy it again at that price or more.

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Re: WTN: Dinner with friends

by David M. Bueker » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:28 am

Well done as usual.

I just finished off a bottle of the 2003 Clos de la Roilette. It was distractingly grapey. Not a vintage I favor for Beaujolais.
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Re: WTN: Dinner with friends

by Florida Jim » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:29 am

David M. Bueker wrote: Not a vintage I favor for Beaujolais.


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