Sunday, 21 December 2014

Lamb & Bordeaux

I bought some nice lamb sausages, grilled them and paired them with mixed vegetables and a garlic sauce. I wanted a Bordeaux to go along and found a 24 year old Margaux in a odd bin rack in the cellar.

This 5th Cru normally consists of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot and the land has a long history, according to David Peppercorn, records show that vine has been cultivated here in the thirteenth century. Thats's a legacy! More info

1990 Château Dauzac
This needed a bit of a time in the glass, and then revealed a fine, mature, medium sized nose with notes of cool, ripe black currants, plums, bay leaves, old leather and some clean, maintained stables. Very good. Elegant and low keyed, in a good way.
The taste is mature, dry and good with notes of red and black currants, gravel, worn leather and autumn leaves. A medium long finish with some dry tannins. This gives lots of pleasure on this night. Laid back, mature and very, very good. I like this a lot tonight.
The man from Monkton tasted it in January of 1993 and brushed it of as "hard, austere, malnourished and disappointing", and giving it a whopping 74 points. It is not the first time he is way of base. Much better than that, I give this bottle
88p   (tasted 2014/12)

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