Friday, 21 November 2014

Looking Forward To Tonight...

...when Barolo Boys will be drinking these bottles...
Plus a few other bottles not shown in this pic - but rest assured, all are from the greatest vintage ever!
Notes to follow!

14 comments:

  1. You are referring to the other bottles of Monfortino?

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    1. No, they just are the encore...:-)

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  2. Looking Really Good! Enjoy the evening :-)

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  3. When this torture celebration will end up....??

    You only became 50.......not 100....!!

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    1. :-) There is plenty of bottles left!

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  4. Sorry I can not help......I am from 66....not from 64...

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    1. :-) A great year also! The 1966 Latour is something special...:-)

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  5. Thank you for the tip......Hunting has started.....saving too

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  6. Partially inspired by your blog I organized a tasting last Friday with wines from different regions, all from 1964. Winner of the night was the Gaja Barbaresco. It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on that wine (and the other you tried on Friday). /Lars

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Lars! And interesting! Good to hear about the Gaja, we didn't have as much luck, our bottle, even though it looked alright, probably have spent a lot of time in a warm place. But the Monfortino - perfection! Notes as on their way.
      What else did you taste?

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  7. Our goal was to see how much of the original character was still left after long aging, so we had different districts represented. The line-up was the following:
    Jaboulet-Ainé Cote-Rotie "Les Jumelles", Chateau Magdelaine, Chateau Troplong Mondot, CVNE Vina Real Reserva Especial, Faustino I GR, Gaja Barbaresco, Aldo Conterno Barolo Reserva Speciale, Borgogno Barolo Riserva. Unfortunately the Conterno was corked, which was too bad as you could still sense some wonderful sweet cherry and chocolate notes underneath. All the others were in great condition. Gaja was the clear winner, but Troplong Mondot and Faustino also got several votes. I guess we had more luck with our Troplong Mondot compared to the one you tried a few weeks back. Faustino was the big surprise for me and very good quality for the price (least expensive wine in the line-up). The tasting was half blind, and the group was able to figure out the origin of each bottle (perhaps easier than I had expected). Would have loved to include the Monfortino, but it did not work with the budget I had for the event. Looking forward to your notes, and thanks for a great blog! /Lars

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    1. Thanks Lars! An interesting line up! Well, with this kind of age it is more than likely that bottles will vary.
      I have had the Faustino a couple of years ago and it was great! I have the Borgogno Riserva - it will be opened in due course :-)

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