BOB'S Post-Pomerol Dinner
June 30th, 2004
Bob hosted dinner after our blind-tasting of 2001 Pomerol wines.
He showed off a splendid "new" antique, an etched Champagne bucket.
The workmanship is nice.
This is curious...
May I have the next dance?
We drank some Laurent Perrier Brut Ros with the assorted nibbles.
Meanwhile, salad was waiting in the wings.
Bob sauted some walnuts for the salad.
The salad was then topped with smoked pheasant from Dittmer's in Mountain View.
And we poured a couple of white Burgundies...
Ramonet's 2001 Chassagnes:
Les Caillerets was the more appley/pear-like with a nice touch of wood, while
the Vergers was smokier and a bit bigger and, to my taste, more complex.
Both were delicious!
The main course was a roasted leg of lamb, studded with garlic and seasoned with
fresh herbs. Oven-roasted potatoes and some Italian beans accompanied the
Bob is a big fan of "rare" roasted meats.
A couple of 1999 Spanish reds were opened.
Both are made by Alejandro Fernandez.
The famed Pesquera was the more "shy" wine this evening, showing some
dark fruit and mild wood. Fernandez' "new" La Mancha property is
called "El Vnculo" and the 1999 Reserva was stunningly good.
It reminded me more of the early bottlings of Pesquera being lavishly oaked.
Marjorie enjoyed the wines.
And then dessert:
A 1989 Riesling "Selection Grains Nobles" from Albert Boxler had
developed a decidedly petrol-like character. Sweet, it was nice with Bob's
summer fruit bowl.
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