Monthly Archives: September 2005
This wine from Maculan is just incredible! I thought the 2003 was good, but the the 2004 is mind-blowing. It was like drinking the 2004 Can Feixes for the first time. WOW!!! The Maculan has an incredible natural richness (not from oak); it’s almost like a hint of botrytis like a Chenin Blanc from the [...]
2003 Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone (CDR) I have had a lot of pruney, syrupy CDR from 2003, but this Saint Cosme (pronounced sahnt comb) is mind-blowing. First, most CDR is a blend and this baby is 100% syrah. I bet it is declassified Gigondas. It keeps showing you so much in the glass, evolving, brooding. Incredible [...]
You know, if I could only drink red wine from one region in the world besides Burgundy, it would be the Piedmont in Italy. I was recently reminded of this when I got to hang out at this rep’s house with a guy in from Prunotto. We had fantastic food. That’s another thing about Piedmont [...]
The 2004 Gruners from Austria are here; I just picked up a 1L bottle for 10 bucks. It is a joy to drink: crisp, fun, dry. One liter bottles rule. 2004 Loimer Gruner Veltliner Check out the incredible architecture of his winery! So modern.
One of the finest wines I have recently drank from the legendary 2000 vintage: Clos Badon – Thunevin This wine (with the cock in top hat, sporting a cane…I LOVE THIS LABEL) is a right-bank from Saint-Emilion, so it is predominately Merlot. It kept evolving as it was open over a couple hours and kept [...]