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WTN: Barolo and Bordeaux

by Diane (Long Island) » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:53 pm

Yesterday, I was in the mood for sausage and mushroom risotto for dinner. It wasn't my usual warm weather cooking, but I didn't mind the heat in the kitchen. Our wine was a 1998 Einaudi Barolo - some went in the pot and the rest in our glasses. The wine had a pronounced nose of licorice and flowers, with the licorice following through on the palate along with dark plums. Some noticeable drying tannins on the finish, a pleasure to drink now and just perfect with the risotto.
Today, I met a friend for lunch at a local BYO. I brought along what I consider an insignificant wine, 2000 Larose Trintadon, but it impressed us. Beautiful aromatics showing a bouquet of roses, flavors of dark summer fruits, with very soft tannins at the very end. A very nice showing for this lesser chateau and a reminder of the beauty of the vintage. Not a terribly good match for my lunch of summer vegetable soup with chicken ravioli starter or my entree of sauteed red snapper over a chick pea salad. My friend's entree of salmon and red cabbage seemed to match better. It didn't matter as it was a perfect lunch wine.
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Re: WTN: Barolo and Bordeaux

by Howard » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:07 pm

Yesterday, I was in the mood for sausage and mushroom risotto for dinner. It wasn't my usual warm weather cooking, but I didn't mind the heat in the kitchen.


Hi Diane!

It's funny how sometimes you've just got a taste for something and you've got to have it. I was in the mood for some sausage and kraut the other day and as I sat down to eat it I thought it would have been much more appropriate for a cool autumn lunch. Nevermind it was delicious.

Thanks for the notes.
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Re: WTN: Barolo and Bordeaux

by Diane (Long Island) » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:36 pm

Hi Howard - once the garden vegetables are ready, I will be doing strictly summertime food, so this was my last chance to get a hearty dish in. I did use some of the thyme from the garden.
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