Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 9, 2009. A couple more tastings

A couple more tried over the week.

2006 Leroy Bourgone Aligote
Good acidity, minerality present but had hints of wet cardboard. Suspect this one was "slightly" corked.

2006 Craggy Range "Le Sol" Gimblett Gravels
Extremely ripe primary syrah notes; you know the type where there is a note of "roach spray". I don't know how else to describe it but the fruit has a hint of something coming out of a can of Baygon. Very one-dimensional at this stage - perhaps evaluate in another 7-10 years; it's going to be a while.

1998 Haut Brion.
Doing well now; this looks to be an early drinker by Haut Brion standards. A little air (45minutes) is all it needs. This vintage is underlined by the aromas of the earth - you can smell the soil. Tannins are quite fine and the mid-palate is full but will thin out over a span of 2 hours.... Not a vintage to go into the history books but good now - why wait?

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