On May 16, 12:54�pm, Mark Lipton wrote:
John T wrote:
Last night with scotch eggs and Jersey Royals, �Huge extract and youth,
steely aromatic clasic CF nose. Raspberries and plums, raw tannins, yet so
drinkable. This could live for a few years.
Eggs are always a hard match, even Scotch Eggs, but I invariably head
Loire reds too. (We're fortunate to have a cleaning lady who supplies
us with 6
of the most sublime eggs every week, in exchange for our stale bread
to her rabbits). When you're tired, nothing beats a quick omelet made
some charlotte potatoes from the neighbor and butter from another;
a Chinon a little lighter than this Granges!).
Thanks for the note, John. �To me, Baudry is one of the top producers of
the Touraine. �I'd expect that the "Le Granges" has a long life ahead of it.
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I'm a Baudry fan, too. Planning on giving my '02 Granges another year
or two. The Les Granges is the basic bottling, so probably not a 15
year wine. Haven't had the 04 (wish I had!).
A little quibble: the "basic bottling" is the domaine wine, Les Granges
step up in price if not always in quality. (The '89 Domaine Baudry that
and Christophe opened for Santiago and I recently was quite simply sublime).
Meant to post this anyway, last week had a bottle of Baudry - Dutour
at lunch in a local restaurant. This is made by Christophe (the younger
Vincent Dutour, and is marketed separately from the Baudry label. The
elegant and balanced, with round dark fruit and a soft finish. I found
a hard green
note which seemed distracting, but as my companions were greatly
mention it (especially as I had chosen). A nice little lunch wine at 16 EU.