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Default TN: negoce Burgs (from big name estates) and serious Nero d'A

On Feb 13, 10:17*pm, DaleW > wrote:
> Friday night a couple of negociant Burgs from well-known producers.
> While Betsy prepared dinner and we waited for Dave, the 2006 Les
> Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon. I've enjoyed the Heritiers/Lafon
> Macons (both general and single village) before, mostly in good NYC
> restaurants. I've always found good values (they tend to run $35-50 at
> places like Nobu). This was $15 at retail closeout, and I can't argue
> at price. But it's not quite the value of the other vintages I've
> tried, a bit round/ripe for my taste in Chardonnay. Sweet pears,
> modest acidity, hint of a flinty note. Good clean white Burg, but soft
> finishn and not anything to go looking for. B-/B
> Main course was a filet mignon with a Bordelaise sauce (Pierre
> Franey), with roasted vegetables and potatoes. Wine was the 2006 Meo-
> Camuzet (Frere & Soeurs)*Bourgogne rouge. Really nice, clean ripe
> black cherry and plum fruit, a hint of cocoa powder, solid damp earth
> aromas. Good acidity, light tannins, very good finish. There's an
> occasional unusual whiff of something that reminds me of fish stock,
> which sounds weird for a red wine, but didn't bother me. Very nice for
> the level. B+
> Tonight I was cooking, *vaguely teriyaki-ish chicken thighs, roasted
> cauliflower, sauteed baby arugula. I was thinking Nebbiolo, but
> actually ended up bringing out a Nero d'Avola, the 2004 Feudo Montoni
> Vrucaca.
> Classy mid to full bodied red, blackcurrants and black raspberries,
> spice. Nice balance of acidity and tannins, long. I've not generally
> been a fan of Sicilian wines, but things like this and the Biondi Etna
> realize that was just my ignorance. B+/A-
> Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an
> excellent*wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I
> wouldn't*drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I
> offer no*promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of
> consistency.**

Correction: Looking at bottle, it seems the Lafon is actually a
domaine wine, not negociant. Somehow I had in my head tht the single
village Macon ( Milly-Lamartine, etc) were domaine, the general Macon
negociant. Wrong!