Free-for-All for Six (4/09)

Brenham Around the Corner

Brenham Around the Corner

Not blind tasting. Chateau Randle.

My order preference.

1.  ’90 Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero Unico 13.5% $375 A+ -150 **** 041409

—a no brick baby/Pwrfl, dense/blk chry, cassis/Pomerolesque, somehow

2.  ’63 Nieport Colheita 20% $400 A+ -200 ****

—alive & kickin’/just about perfect/swt almond, hazelnut, toffee & caramel

3.  ’77 Dow’s 20% $175 A = ***

—at peak/blueberry, boysenberry, blk pepper, & lingering mocha

4.  ’86 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo 13% $300 A- -140 ***

—crimson/autumn mulch/thin prune/lil past, but still strong

5.  ’00 Fontodi Sorbo 14% $50 A +14 ***

—muscular blk cherry/damp earth, truffles, grandpa’s old leather wallet

6.  ’01 Viader Napa 14% $75 A- -43 *

—light smoked plum and lead/approachable last stop

7.  ’06 Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla 14.8% $16 B+ = *

—great background music/wood, blackberries, graphite, ripe youth

8.  ’08 Mourgues du Gres Costieres Nimes Galets Roses 13.5%

—light, friendly, & fresh strawberries/raspberry

9.  ’06 Grape Creek Bellisimo 13.5%

—overpriced, but drinkable Califruit TX wine

10. ’97 Fontodi Sorbo 13.5% $65 C -40 corked

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~ by GoodTasteReport on April 16, 2009.

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