But only a modest couple of bottles!
2019 Gautheron, Chablis Emeraude
A house wine since last April that has slowly taken on more precision – I like it much more now than 6 months ago – it’s all that I could wish for – except that most of the bottles have been drunk. I suppose I’d best replenish with some 2020s before they are all sold out – many in Chablis already are – even the ones not yet bottled!!!
Rebuy – Yes
2005 Alex Gambal, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes
This cork was robust but soaked/stained red – almost the full length to the capsule – it looks like my timing was right for this one – not that anything was amiss with the contents!
Hmm – now that’s a nose! Not yet a fully mature nose of sous bois – but more than hinting at it – with round, generous and still deeply fruited aromas – it was a great invitation. The palate doubled-down on the nose; rich, sensuous, layered and completely delicious. What a wine! I guess I’m getting closer to the time to open the first of his 05 Amoureuses! Chambolle was the very epicentre of greatness in 2005!
Rebuy – Yes
There is one response to “There was wine over the weekend!”
Yesterday we had a broken cork – 2018 Rivers-Marie Panek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. After trying with 2 different corkscrews, I used my pump – and it came out cleanly in 5 seconds! The physics says that for broken corks, the pump is the best way to get them out.
But the pump won’t work when the worm of your corkscrew has already made a hole all the way through the middle – it’s no-longer airtight – or?
If the corkscrew has indeed made an open hole, then no it will not work. But in my experience, because of the flexibility of cork, it almost never makes a full hole through which pumped air can escape. The pumps are quite cheap – around US $15 in Amazon. Well worth a try Bill.