There was wine over the weekend!


Gambal 2005 Chambolle 1er Charmes & Gautheron 2019 Chablis Emeraude

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

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There is one response to “There was wine over the weekend!”

  1. Suvro18th January 2022 at 5:18 pmPermalinkReply

    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.

    • billn20th January 2022 at 10:11 amPermalinkReply

      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?

      • Suvro20th January 2022 at 3:44 pmPermalinkReply

        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.

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