It's been a long and crazy month, what with portfolio tasting, masterclasses and paulée and my birthday today!
This is a throw back to a dinner I had with Burgundy producers (Anne Gros, Remy Poisot, Gilbert Felettig) and champagne makers (Alexandre Chartogne and Olivier Collin of Ulysse Collin).
We had a fantastic line up of top notch wines (as seen above).
- Producers can be very bad at blind tasting. I think it's more a beginners luck — the less you know the more you can trust your gut. So for Raveneau, well 2013 is an atypical year but I tasted an old world cold climate Chardonnay so I immediately thought Chablis.
- Cabernet Franc can age amazingly well. Firstly, I didn't know it was Cabernet Franc (more like a Merlot blend) let alone from 1995!
- Rhys makes fine pinot and chardonnay juices that blend in perfectly with old world wines. This is the first time I've tasted new world wines that I thought were old! Amazing!!!
- DRC is forever DRC. Too bad these were offered the last when I was (admittedly) quite drunk and no longer tasting much. However the RSV, Echezeaux and La Tache all tasted amazing fresh and young, all of which can easily age 20+ years. I'm definitely one of the most spoiled 23 years old.