a long weekend that hinted to summer


Summer tried to dip its toe in the water this weekend – it looked a little like summer and it was pretty much the right time of the year – but the shorts stayed in their cupboard! Today it also looks like summer, but my jacket remains on – so far.

Chickening out of firing-up the barbecue doesn’t mean it was a completely abstemious weekend though, an eclectic mix of wines were consumed by self and and various house-guests. In the main, I make no formal tasting note, but one looks like it may need drinking up…
2004 Rolly Gasssmann, Sylvaner
2000 Méo-Camuzet, Hautes Côtes de Nuits Clos Saint Philibert

Although still a young colour and with aromatics to match, there are two things in the glass – acidity and sweetness – but they are totally separate entities and seem to be heading of in separate directions – I would drink these up.
2005 Bouchard Père et Fils, Chablis Bougros
2005 David Duband, Hautes Côtes de Nuits Cuvée Louis Auguste
Medium-plus colour. A generally glossy and understated wine – very well made, but not the ultimate in concentration – at least not versus the vintage standard. Nothing to really criticise though – was good.
1998 Penfolds St.Henri Shiraz
1997 Château Lynch Moussas
2000 Pirramimma Petit Verdot

Looks like the sun will anyway hold for the next days – methinks I will have to dust off a few ‘blancs’…

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