Archive for category ‘Wine Tasting’

March Lunch Notes from Vancouver

Posted by Bill Spohn on 13 March 2005 in Wine Tasting

Lunch this month was as interesting as ever.

1998 Devil’s Lair Margaret River Chardonnay – this one fooled many of us into thinking it was something else. Bit of citrus in the nose and some vanilla, medium body and quite crisp at the end. Not exactly what you expect in an Oz Chard.

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1990 Bordeaux

Posted by Bill Spohn on 11 March 2005 in Wine Tasting

Notes from a very enjoyable dinner-tasting of Bordeaux of the 1990 vintage. These wines have always seemed to me to be more fruit forward and ‘Californian’ in approach, if you will, than the more classic and arguably more austere 1988 and 1989 vintages that together make up this wonderful triptych of Bordeaux.

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A Bordeaux Dinner with Friends

Posted by Bill Spohn on 2 March 2005 in Wine Tasting

Notes from a recent dinner with friends:

With amuse-bouches:

1996 Pol Roger Blanc de Chardonnay – nice and yeasty, with a fresh lemony presentation. I tend to prefer Champagnes made with the usual red varietals as they tend to have more character, but this blanc de blanc was very good and drinking well now.

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