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Snooth User: MReff

1982 Bordeaux dinner, Kittlehouse Restaurant, NY

Posted by MReff, Oct 5, 2012.

10 people converged to eat a la carte at this great restuarant and the food showed very well along with the wines that we enjoyed.

Nyetimber 2003
This English sparkling brut was interesting to taste, some sweet pineapple was apparent and not the usual yeasty qualities that I was expecting.

Dunn 1982
Tasted blind, I immediately thought Bordeaux. Guesses ranged from Rhone to Bordeaux. Ample fruit great finish, very austere that showed very well.

La Tour Haut Brion
Firm tannins on the taste, some shoe leathery aromas, started to fade after an hour, but a nice start to the flight

Branaire Ducru
Subtle, and somewhat short in the finish, pleasant but overshadowed by the previous wines and what is to come. We all agreed that this would better served on its own.

Ducru Beaucaillou
Decent finish, not my favorite for the night, seemed to fade after an hour or so.

Gruaud Larose
Beautiful wine, large finish, needed more time to open up decant a while for those that still have these in their cellars

Leoville Les Cases
Big bold wine, ample dark fruits, but again more for a decant would have been better

Lynch Bages
Austere and pleasant, cigar box and a nice balance of fruit and earthy flavors, however overshadowed by the next wine.

Pichon Lalande
Hands down the WOTN, very appealing with fruit and green like aromas, massive finish. This was stellar.

Grand Puy Lacoste, Figeac

I loved this wine, my number two for WOTN. Great aromas, and nice medium to long finish

Certain De May
Very odd wine, full bodied but there were something going on with this that made the wine disjointed

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Reply by JonDerry, Oct 5, 2012.

Wow, what a tasting...have heard a lot of good things about the Pichon Lalande (that name always gets me), so this is big confirmation.

Glad to see the Dunn show well, was that 82 Dunn a Howell Mountain?


Reply by Richard Foxall, Oct 5, 2012.

Nice to see you back, MReff.  Are you getting your palate ready for November 2, when GdP uncorks a bunch of wines for those who are making it? 

Reply by EMark, Oct 5, 2012.

Very interesting report.  I have to congratulate the organizer for starting with an English sparkler.  If they had served that blind, nobody would have come close.

You say that guess for the blind Dunn ranged from Rhone to Bordeaux.  It sounds like nobody thought of California.  Was that the case?

Reply by MReff, Oct 6, 2012.

The Dunn was served blind and yes it is Howell Mtn.

Did not realize about the Nov 2nd tasting.  thanks for the tip

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