- Jan 12, 2012
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Well, I used the C-d-P instead of sherry for a mushroom reduction sauce tonight. Pas mal.The story is found below the pictures. First, the bottles:
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So, my M-I-L came across a couple of milk crates of wine from one of her late husbands; the crate has been kicking around for a long time. Unfortunately, the wine was stored in very poor conditions, and upright to boot. Most of the wine in the crates is non-descript. Since discovery, they have been using the wines "to kill weeds" in her words. I asked to go through it anyway and see if there was anything interesting.
Well, I was a bit intrigued by the 47-year-old Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Hmmm, what is that I see, is that sediment? No, it is the damn cork floating in the wine! Who knows how long it has been open to the air. We tried it anyway: it was (unsurprisingly) highly oxidized, but it had decent sherry flavors and a really nice aftertaste. Not good enough to drink, however!
I have not yet tried the Montrachet. (Note: "Pinot Chardonnay" is an obselescent term for Chardonnay.) As most of you know, Burgundy Chards can be age-worthy. In fact, a websearch reveals that bottles from this vintner in the 1970 to 1976 range are listed on various winesearcher-type sites for $150 to $200 bones. Of course, that is if they were stored in good conditions. I hope to report good news on this one, but I doubt it! The color on it looks like it is badly oxidized.
That's great comments! Congrats. What did you make this from? Juice? Grapes? Kit?Gave a bottle of my year old Amarone to my wine tasting friends. I have shone great patience by not tasting it since bottling it..These are their comments.
Monty !! This is darn good ! It has a super bright fruitiness , and it’s nice and dry ... some decent tannins ...
We get a little bit of floral notes on the nose ....
That made my day. I guess I’ll have a bottle with dinnerView attachment 75484
Very nice. I've got that exact kit going now. I'll look forward to it in a year. I've already bottled the RJS En Primeur Italian Amerone. It was excellent early but my guess is this one I should wait a year for like you did.