Well that’s that, all over and knackered.
Everything went well the wine just about went round though the Gaffeliere had a couple of bottles over that I put back to enjoy at a later date, lovely wine, but I had to supplement the Bordeaux with six bottles of Ch La Tour de By 2010 as it was the only other Bordeaux I had a quantity of, no more.
The Morrisons Mastercraft SB went down a treat with most, for the money it is a showstopper, the Sunday “Spanish” themed, wine wise, lunch went well, though with not so many wine “experts” different favorites emerged, it was the white wines that wooed as few had ever had those types or quality of wine, plus the Gewurztraminer and the Auslese Riesling were new experiences for those present, personnaly the Prado Enea and the two white and red Bodegas de la Marquesa wines did it for me, I passed on the others as they were a known taste.
Sadly the weekend was not all good a phone call on Saturday morning from the daughter of an old acquiantance who I knew was ill telling me he had passed away was a bit of a dampener and the stories of who is left and who is still with us is seemingly normal now when you reach this age and you just accept it.
Did I get any wine given, well some though the wife got most of the pressies, as people arrived I was by passed with “this is for you” meaning the wife, I suppose in recognition with putting up with me for so long, but I/we did get a bottle of Krug and also a very good Willie Schaeffer half bottle of beerenauslese.
Wine of the weekend for me, the Gaffeliere, typical east bank Bordeaux lots of dark fruit berries blue berry !chocolate and graphite, long length and very dark in colour, decanted the first three bottles in the morning and replaced as each decanter emptied so the other bottles had some air time, can’t say I noticed much difference between the different times in flask, but I had got past the slurping sniffing swirling stage by then !
The Tour de By is a cracking Bourgeois, have drunk it before and it is very reliable and very good value.
The Cremant went down well and very quickly, apart from the odd glass as a an apertif I haven’t really been much of a fan of sparklers apart from the very rare vintage versions, but no one spoke ill of it and the ladies loved it so good choice at a good price.
All gone now, all seemed to enjoy and in the end that is all that matters, oh and I was always under the impression older people, not that all were older, don’t eat as much, the lot was cleared !!!
And thank god we didn’t have to do the clearing up, joy.