The Beaucastel Blanc 1990 should have been opened some years ago, but it was well made with good fruit, and still stands. The other half rejects it so we have been drinking a young burgundy as well.
Lovely evolved white wine it stands in its acidity balances by a sherry and aged fruit note but it’s still enjoyable.
OK. I’d say it was a 5 when I first opened it and it’s down to a 2 now.
1999 Santenay Clos du Genet (Verget)
It’s not improving - the nose and palate is slowly departing, just leaving the structural elements now. But since we’ve finished it, bar a splash left in my glass, who cares?
No scores from me. Oh allright then … 3.55.
As much as a liked the Romanian 2012 red, upon going to pour myself a second glass I accidentally poured a glass of 2010 Cullen Diana Madeline instead.
If you want to join us, the two wines have sold out individually, but they’re still featured in this mixed case of six (which is, in itself, low stock!):
Our next ‘bring your own’ #Twstaste is Portugal themed, on 16th July:
I hope you’ll join us? We’d love to hear more ideas for what you’d like to see as Tasting themes?!
And is that past it?
Absolutely not. It’s got years left. I had it open anyway so figured it would make sense to polish it off…!
Thanks for a different but enjoyable tasting event.
It was something of a joke. Still, wish I had a job that forced me to open wine like that!
Quite the coincidence - my other half dislikes Roussanne wines, especially mature ones. I love them.
Thank you for this evening’s event. Great fun!
Definitely and great to see lots of ‘pleasantly surprised’ conclusions! Thanks @laura and thanks everyone for joining! Looking forward to the chiantis…
Thanks everyone. I am mostly surprised it was neither vinegar nor orange coloured water!
Sad at the lack of a @Leah given that it was her idea.
move on those dodgy old bottles
Thanks everyone! Been great fun as always. See you next time!
Night night, all!