Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:WTN: `09 Les Vins de Vienne Cotes du Rhone Les Laurelles.
Cuilleron, Gaillard, Villard. $24 Cdn, 13% alc, good natural cork, 60% Viognier, 20% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne.
snipped....Tim York wrote:Crozes-Hermtage 1999 - Alain Graillot - Alc.13%. Upon pouring there was a curious element of impurity on the nose like an oxidative cabbage touch but it blew off with air only to reappear immediately after each pour.
Bob Henrick wrote:snipped....Tim York wrote:Crozes-Hermtage 1999 - Alain Graillot - Alc.13%. Upon pouring there was a curious element of impurity on the nose like an oxidative cabbage touch but it blew off with air only to reappear immediately after each pour.
Tim, do you think this stink would have blown off completely had you decanted after opening? I ask because it blew off, then reappeared with each pour. Sounds like it might have been embedded only to come out with agitation. (But what do I know?)
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:A reliable estate indeed Tim, only wish I could find the wines here, groan.
What was the food as I know you have an excellent in-house chef!
Eric Texier wrote:Tim,
Wasn't this "rusticity" a part of the terroir expression of Cornas?
For my taste, none of the modern Cornas show the deep terroir expression that I use to find in Noel Verset , Robert Michel or Marcel Juge wines. I have always found Clape wines on the modern side, but today's Cornas make look his wine very "old school".
Yes 1991 Verset needed 15 years to come together, but what is the point of drinking 2007 Cornas that taste like any modern Saint Joseph or Rousillon syrah?
IMHO of course
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:WTN: `05 Domaone Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine.
Jon Hesford wrote:I've just received a bit of publicity for a wine citing Jeb Dunnuck’s The Rhone Report. I followed the link and found out it's subscription only. The only info I could really get was a bio on the author who seems to be a wine enthusiast with only a few years part-time experience in the wine trade.
So my questions are:
1) Does anyone here subscribe to Jeb's report and is it reliable?
2) Is it common for people to set up subscription sites with relatively little experience?
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