October 10, 2013

September wines

Could someone please stop the clock? The first autumn month is already gone and I’m still thinking it’s summer or ok, late summer. Being busy means not as much time for tastings and trying out new wines, but the weekends are still saved for doing what we like the most. Spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes and finding the perfect wine to go with it.

For the last couple of months French wines have of course been the centre of our attention. A couple of weeks ago TheMan found a bottle of Rioja in the cellar. A "forgotten" bottle 1998 Baron de Oña Grand Reserva. Opening it we were quite excited, wondering if it would be overmatured or not. Sadly it was. The colour was quite amazing brownish brick, but no smell and hardly any taste. Just flat, so with deep hearts the content was poured down the drain.

The big find of the month was probably Domaine Louis Cheze Ro-Rée Saint Joseph. A classic example of Northern Rhone Grenache. A nose filled with red berry fruit with notes of forest along with macerated prunes. The palate rather vital and spicy with a touch of pepper. Pleasing both body and mind.

NV Couly-Dutheil Brut de Franc

NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve

2009 Trimbach Selection de Vielles Vignes Riesling

2012 Couly-Dutheil Domaine René Couly

2011 Domaine Louis Cheze Ro-Rée Saint Joseph

2009 Louis Jadot Couvent des Jacobins Bourgogne

1998 Baron de Oña Grand Reserva

NV Palmer & Co Brut Reserve

2009 Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet

2000 Lat 42 Gran Reserva

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