Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bordeaux 2000 tasting at Charteris Wine Society

Another Charteris wine tasting this time on the theme of 2000 Bordeaux. A couple of members had bought two mixed cases from The Wine Society a while ago and now we get to taste.
  • Chateau Doisy Daene Sec. Barsac. 2007 (sic)
  • Chateau Clos Sainte-Anne. Pomerol. 2000
  • Chateau Lucie. Saint-Emilion. 2000
  • Chateau Belair. Saint-Emilion. 2000
  • Chateau Belgrave Haut-Medoc. 2000
  • Chateau Lafon-Rochet. Saint-Estephe. 2000
  • Chateau Langoa Barton. Saint-Julien. 2000
  • Chateau Durfort-Vivens. Margaux. 2000
Again I shall spare you my notes but I think my palate was on good form as my scribbles seemed to accord with the general view. As is usual the wines were presented in order of price / expected quality and lived up to that sequencing.

My favourites were the Sainte-Anne - probably because of the Merlot - and the Belgrave - it may not be the very best of the evening but it tickled my palate.

We got one bottle that had bad cork taint. There are people who lack confidence to send back corked wine. A couple of times, in restaurants, we have used an off bottle to educate a less experienced waiter by getting them to sniff the old and replacement bottles (in the glass). With this crowd and this intensity of TCA that was hardly necessary.

A very interesting canter round both left and right banks ably presented by Bill Nippress.

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