Monday, January 13, 2014

2000 Les Héretiers du Comte LAFON Macon

Thrilling. Golden in color. Crèmes brûlée and nuts in the nose with baked apples.  Medium plus acidity, a full mouth.  Rich and round but the finish is endless.  Damn.  This is good. 

Karyn is off at a business dinner so it is just me and the little ones tonight.

Barbecue lemon marinated chicken with carrots and broccoli for us and I think this will go great.

2011 Philippe Alliet Chinon Vielles Vignes . . .


Open for three days already when we had it with a steak the other night and it was amazing.  I love warm vintages of cab franc from the Loire.  They take the herbal edge off of the usually pretty weedy unripe wines and make them lush and softer in the mouth than the normal vintages.  Don't get me wrong.  I will drink those wines, too.  But I just get that something extra from warm vintages like 2011, 2007, 2003.  This wine is just hitting the market now so if you are interested, email me and I will tell you where you can buy it.

Here is some more information on the producer, Philippe Alliet


Harvest 2017 at Praesidium in the Abruzzo . . . captions by Antonia Pasquale

6th October 2017 Cases ready for hosting the grapes still on the vines - the Sirente chain of mountains on the bottom  Grapes in the c...