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WTN '09 Iles de Vergelesses

by Dale Williams » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Wednesday was Halloween, and the last night before I forego wine for a week and a half (for waistline reasons). Gave out a couple thousand pieces of candy at office, then came home to make dinner while occasionally running to door for more trick’or’treaters. Tuna steak, collards, quinoa, and salad. Wine was 2009 Chandon de Briailles “Ile de Vergelesses” 1er. Unsurprisingly tight at first, opened through night. Ripe without showing heat (says 13.5 abv) or roasted notes. Quite a bit of tannin. Black cherry and raspberry, a little mocha, stony finish. Last glass has some smoke and mushroom. Nice wine, long finish, but probably better to let rest quite a while. B for drinking now, expect to improve.

Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. 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.
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Re: WTN '09 Iles de Vergelesses

by David M. Bueker » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:55 pm

I never know when to drink those wines. I don’t think I have ever seen a note that had the word “ready” as part of the text.
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Re: WTN '09 Iles de Vergelesses

by Rahsaan » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:46 am

David M. Bueker wrote:I never know when to drink those wines. I don’t think I have ever seen a note that had the word “ready” as part of the text.


The house style has been progressively getting more accessible in recent years, so that should change.

Also, I'm far from an exhaustive expert, but a few of the CdB '11s were definitely 'ready' this summer.
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Re: WTN '09 Iles de Vergelesses

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:53 am

Rahsaan, thinking it would be nice if you thought about this months Focus..a wine that "you are thankful for". Would be interested in your thoughts.
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Re: WTN '09 Iles de Vergelesses

by Jenise » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:31 pm

Appreciate the note, I have a few of these. I'll leave 'em alone.
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