Monday, January 01, 2007

Best red wine 2007

My best red in 2006 was 20 years old.
Tasted during a mini 1986 horizontal at Shelly's steack house with NYC Wine Club Gruaud Larose was nothing short of superb. The wine was fleshy in your mouth and developping fantastic tertiary flavours of underwood, mushrooms, french oak and tobacco with a super long length. Need to be decanted two hours to soften the tannins. A steal at $140 retail price.

Best white wine of 2006

2006 saw the creation of this blog. Unfortunately, some awesome bottles opened this year didn't make it online. Therefore I am happy to post on my best white of 2006; It was by far Silex 2002 from Didier Dagueneau. Made in the Sancerre region it is so much more than what the appellation is known for. The palate is very large and the flavours numerous. The wine starts with fall fruits, apples, quince, pears, switch to minerality and then is calling in buttery notes and creme brulee. This bio-dynamic producer made something huge in 2002. Worth the price (over $100) on this specific vintage.