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WTN: '98 St Emilion

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WTN: '98 St Emilion

by Dale Williams » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:55 pm

Betsy was working last night, I made leg of lamb with roasted potatoes and sauteed spinach for Dave and I. Needed Bordeaux for my lamb, opened the 1998 Vieux Fortin (St. Emilion). I had been a little disappointed in this before, so had expectations well in check. This bottle showed much better than previous ones. Nose of flowers and cassis with a little vanilla; the palate is more red-fruited, raspberry and plum with some earth. Flinty minerals on the reasonably long finish. First of these I've thought were actually a deal at the low$20s price. B+


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Re: WTN: '98 St Emilion

by Brian K Miller » Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:24 pm

Ah-Vieux Fortin. Yum.

The wine that "introduced" me to Bordeaux. I've tried a couple of bottles of this wine. The first bottle had much more fruit. The second inspired my post on savoriness in French wines and my ongoing quest for California wines with a similar style.
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