TN: Impressive Galician wines, plus 2 Unico, LdH, CVNE, PX, andchampagne
On 3/22/17 1:42 PM, DaleW wrote:
> Next course was a perfect 2 week dry aged duck breast, with a pickled daikon side -another great wine match
> 1982 CVNE €śImperial€ť Rioja Gran Reserva
> Red cherries and raspberries, hint of coconut, spice. Tasty in a very straightforward way. B+
> 1976 Lopez de Heredia €śTondonia€ť Rioja Gran Reserva
> Red and black cherry, earth, coffee, orange zest. Though orange zest and coffee dont sound Burgundian, I thought this was very like a fine Vosne GC. Great showing. A/A-
> Perfect waygu short ribs
> 1989 Vega Sicilia Unico
> Red cherries, cassis, tobacco, and earth, young, would be a good ringer for RB or Graves Bordeaux, young and fine,.B+
> 1970 Vega Sicilia Unico
> Shocking young. Dark berry fruit, saddle leather, cedar, earth. Quite complex, plenty of structure. A-/A.
I am a fan of Vega Sicilia Unico and have been on their mailing list
since 2001. I really love these wines and appreciated almost every vintage.