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Sunday, March 01, 2009

First growth Bordeaux is not overrated

I had the chance to taste a few heavy hitters again last night but sadly I didn't take serious notes this time...Sorry peeps :(    Anyways, I tasted a 1989 Margaux and I have to admit I was completely blown away. The bouquet of this wine was perhaps the most haunting and brilliant I have ever encountered. We tasted a host of other cult wines and big name jazz and I just couldn't get the thought out of my head that FIRST GROWTH BORDEAUX IS NOT OVERRATED!  Every experience I have had thus far with the "world famous five" has been nothing short of immaculate. I have ran into a few flawed bottles that were corked or otherwise damaged and so there has been a few moments of infamy, but I honestly believe that these wines are worth all the hype. Call me a trophy hunter or whatever but I stand by this statement 100%. 

A few wines tasted last night:
1989 Chateau Margaux
1989 Chateau d'Yquem
1997 Phelps Insignia
2003 Alban Seymour Syrah
2002 Paul Hobbs RR Chardonnay
1997 Shafer Hillside select
Colgin Syrah - but I can't remember the vineyard or vintage

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