Wines of EatWells LiveWells

From EatWellsLiveWells Senior Correspondent Guillaume –
un vrai vétéran de fonds d’extraordinaires

Reviews of the Wines of EatWells LiveWells – we had some wonderful stuff on the oval that evening!

Henri Boillet 2003 Batard Rich aromas of yellow plums and apricots are found in the nose. concentrated, plush, dense, packed w,sweet, pulp-laden white fruits. plump, soft, suave, generous; exhibits a long fruit-filled finish.

Gunderloch 2004 Nackenheim Roth enberg Riesling Spätlese Wine Spectator 94 Intense aromas and flavors of pineapple, apricot, wet earth and stone are exuberant and beautifully integrated with the silky texture and vibrant structure. There’s fine depth and a lingering intensity. You can almost smell a spring rain rising from the warm slate. Drink now through 2022. 400 cases imported. –BS

1997 Chateau Montelena Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 95 points Wine Spectator: “This California Cab serves up lots of ripe, supple black cherry, currant and plum-laced flavors, as well as pretty touches of earth, anise and mineral. Turns smooth and supple, finishing with polished tannins. Best from 2001 through 2015.” (10/2000) 94 points Robert Parker: “There is no doubting the potential of the 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Even by Montelena’s standards, this is a powerful wine (in excess of 14% alcohol). There is a spicy, pungent, earthy character dominated by creme de cassis and mineral notions. Full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, and pure, but in need of 4-5 years of bottle age, this blockbuster, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon should evolve for 25-30 years … at the minimum.” (01/2000)

Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 1997 Domaine Dujac – Very distinctive. Once you adapt to the truffle, sous-bois (wet forest floor), mature Pinot aromas and focus on the lovely, pure, ripe red berry flavors, there’s plenty to enjoy in this medium-bodied, rather racy, traditional red Burgundy. Drink now through 2005. –PM Wine Spectator 91

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