Saturday, February 18, 2006

Wine Tasting Treat

1998 Chateau La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol -- This half-full bottle magically appeared in my car last night after a trip to Sake Bomb (famous for the flaming shots, but you don't need to bring your own blow torch as they have one there!). I would guess this wine retails for north of $150.

Last night when tasting I got aromas and flavors of cedar and pencil shavings. Very elegant and very long finish. A compelling wine! This wine should only get better over the next ten years.

The Chateau is situated between Lafleur and Petrus and is planted mostly in Merlot with 10% Cabernet Franc. The wines are aged in small oak barriques (50% new) for 18 months.

See, it pays to show up for the wine tastings on cold, wintery Saturdays sometime as you never know what might show up.


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