Posted in November 2011

Ch Chasse-Spleen 2002

Medium red young robe. Lovely smoky, cigar box scents with blackcurrants and plums and a lanolin back note. Grippy tannins; good fruit; elegant with a nice mineral backbone. Good length. Classic Bordeaux but too tannic on the finish. Interesting that this bottle had more elegance than the one opened seven weeks before; tannins the same … Continue reading

Champagne Aubry Classique Brut N/V

Light gold with good fine bead. Nice clean nose with some yeast lees, green apple and a touch of stone fruit. Palate clean and bright with good acid and light yeasty character. Good length. An elegant rather than full champagne. 50% Pinot Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. Reims, Champagne, France 18/20 [tasted 18-11-2011] … Continue reading