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WTN: Gunderloch, Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco, Mission Hill Riesling

by Jay Labrador » Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:19 pm

Wines from dinner.

Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Spatlese 2003 - I never tire of this wine. Sweet and fresh with flavors of peach and apricot. Really nice with the scallops.

Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco 2000 - Very dark. Medium to full-bodied. Bitter chocolate, dried fruit, caramel. Very concentrated, young, Long finish. Very good potential here and really needs to be cellared another 5 years or so before trying again

Mission Hill Winery Late Harvest Riesling 2002 - From the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Somewhere between auslese and beerenauslese level sweetness. Burnt sugar, orange marmalade. Good balance and long finish. Not a complex wine but enjoyable anyway.

Chocolate souffle for dessert paired with a fantastic Macallan 18 year old single malt. Best single malt I've ever had.
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Re: WTN: Gunderloch, Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco, Mission Hill Riesling

by Bill Buitenhuys » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:33 pm

fantastic Macallan 18 year old single malt. Best single malt I've ever had
Here, here! I favor the 18 even over the Macallan 25. If I had to live with one single malt the 18 would be it even though I'd long for an islay malt from time to time.
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Re: WTN: Gunderloch, Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco, Mission Hill Riesling

by Bruce Hayes » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:19 pm

Jay Labrador wrote:Gunderloch Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Spatlese 2003 - I never tire of this wine.


Strongly agree, This wine is also an incredible value, for what you get. Here in Ontario, the LCBO is currently selling the 2004 for only $36 Canadian. A steal.

I am also quite proud of the fact that I still have a few 1994 Gunderloch Spatlese kicking around in my cellar.

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