There are many wines that I would like to write about but unfortunately, it is not possible to get to all of them. So I decided to write a brief post called “Tastes” from time to time highlighting some of the wines and food I have enjoyed.
And I can introduce my new wine group. The League of Gentlemen, a wine group, I used to belong to and often wrote about no longer exists. In its place is another group with no name, which meets once a month at restaurant SD 26 in NYC. There are a few members from the old group plus some new ones. This is also a very low-key group, which happens to enjoy great wines.
Chablis Premier Cru “La Forest” 2010 Vincent Dauvissat
This is one of my favorite Chablis’ and it can age.
Burgundy Volnay “ Les Premiets” 1985 Joseph Voillot This is a classic Burgundy at its peak but it will last for a number of years.Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Domaine Peagu Made from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah 4% Mourvèdre and 6% of other approved varieties. This is a big wine drinking very well right now, with black fruit aromas and flavors and an undertone of spice.Hermitage 1985 Jean-Louis Chave Everyone agreed that this was the wine of the afternoon. This is a complex wine almost at its peak with aromas and flavors of deep red fruit with hints of cherry and strawberry and a touch of smoke.