Mark turns 50 . . .
N/V Krug, Champagne:
Nice but not up to the hype/price.
1991 Jayer-Gilles, Echézeaux (magnum):
Outstanding nose with sauvage character and mushroom, red fruit scents; a little thin on the palate but pure and clean, well balanced and distinctive; medium finish.
1999 Chevillon, Nuits-Saint-Georges Chaignots:
Showing at full song with wonderful fruit and truffle aromas; deep, rich, clean fruit and earth flavors and remarkable length. I did not expect this to be so open and generous but it was everything one could ask of the terroir.
2004 Matinsancho, Rueda:
The best match with the dish and surely the best verdejo I have ever tasted. Exceptional.
2004 Dom. Saint Luc, Coteaux du Tricastin:
Light and easy to drink with good southern Rhone character and a clean delivery.
I had never tasted this before but I will again; one of the most extraordinary gustatory experiences of my life. But at 54% alcohol, a little goes a long way. Unforgettable.