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WTN's Prosecco, 82 Boyd-Cantenac, Chambers Tokay

by Ian Sutton » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:24 pm

Only tasting vibes really, from recollections the day after.
  • N.V. Breganze Prosecco Extra Dry - Italy, Veneto (9/17/2006)
    Didn't pay it too much attention, but it disappeared quickly, so must have gone down well. Not too serious but nicely balanced. Great value at ~ £8-9
  • 1982 Château Boyd-Cantenac - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (9/17/2006)
    Decanted immediately prior to drinking.
    A fantastic (almost decayed) heady truffle smell on opening. Over time this subsided a little and more tobacco-like notes appeared. Fruit still there, but very much in the supporting role. Acidity spot on. A fine bottle.
  • N.V. Chambers Muscadelle (Tokay) Rosewood Vineyards - Australia, Victoria, North East, Rutherglen (9/17/2006)
    Seriously good value and a treat with after dinner coffee.


Served with Roast Guinea Fowl, Crispy roast spuds, carrots, spiced beetroot and a creamy mushroom sauce from fresh & dried mushrooms and a fine porcini mushroom paste with a touch of single cream.

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Re: WTN's Prosecco, 82 Boyd-Cantenac, Chambers Tokay

by AlexR » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:53 pm

Thanks for your notes.

I've always found Boyd Cantenac, and it's 4th growth younger brother Pouget, fine underrated classic clarets.
Perhaps one of the reason they don't get the press they deserve is because:

a) They are made in a very tradionional style
b) They need time - which is what you gave to your 82 Boyd.

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