With Leena we drank…

The last couple of days general drinking are reported below:

Riesling Serriger Schloss Saarstein Spätlese 2005, Schloss Saarstein

Much like the last couple of bottles, and very unlike the first couple, this was delicious. It has really blossomed into a peachy lovely. Great drinking on a sunny spring day.

Crozes-Hermitage 1999, Alain Graillot en magnum

Whilst this had some decent fruit, there wasn’t that much else there. It really lacked dimension and was terribly dull. I’ve had a mag of this before and it was delicious, so I don’t know what is going on with this.

Grande Millésime 1996, Gosset

This was a tightly-wound ball of intensity, flavour and class. Really ripe but with huge amounts of acid. Fabulous length and complexity. I really thought this was terribly good (although I prefer [link2post id=”1487″]Bille NF 96[/link2post]) but it needs a lot more time in the cellar.

Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume “Vignoble de Vaulorent” 2005, Domaine William Fevre

As I said when 1259″]I had a bottle of this at the end of January, this is clearly the best Chablis I have ever had. So complex and stylish, so refined and elegant, so drinkable. Truly excellent wine.

Bonnezeaux 1997, Château de Fesles

An excellent sweet wine that provided me with as much pleasure as the 1299″]bottle I had at christmas.

Meursault 2004, Henri Boillot

A well-made, perfectly drinkable wine which is very Meursault in character.

  • Ed Tully

    Sorry that the “gusset” wasn’t more thrilling, but by the sounds of it you had a pretty super night. I don’t know about you but increasingly I feel drawn to white wine. It’s not just the season, just a delight in sharpness and precision. Maybe my old and tired palate just needs the jolt of acid these days! And I have so much red wine to drink!

  • David Strange

    The Gusset not more thrilling? I gave it a glowing note! Did you mean the Graillot? In which case I am disgusted by the current state of English teachers if they cannot even tell Champagne from Crozes.