I took the train in to meet Betsy at Landmarc tonight. Landmarc has probably the best priced winelist in NYC, but I only ordered one half-bottle because after dinner we were delivering some supplies to some friends on the street, and I needed to drive. Betsy was getting soup and hanger steak while I ordered marrow bones and boudin noir, I opted for a Bordeaux to match her steal. I got a wine I'd never heard of, the 2001 Ch. La Fleur Peyrabon (Pauillac). Accessible dark berry fruit, soft ripe tannins, some acidity. Nice mouthfeel. A bit of graphite with the finish quite minerally. Not an extraordinary Bordeaux by any means, it could use a bit more body, but a decent deal at a restaurant price of I think $23 for the 375. I wondered if this was the second wine of Peyrabon, then realized Peyrabon is Haut-Medoc, not Pauillac. I probably liked this as much as the 2001 Lynch-Bages. B
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.