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Default [TN] '99 Font de Michelle CNdP

With a long-awaited break in the temperatures and the prospect of my
mother leaving the hospital tomorrow, we broiled some lamb chops and opened:

1999 Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape
nose: meaty, kirschwasser
palate: vivid acidity, medium body, fully resolved tannins

Jean had requested a Chateauneuf with the lamb, so I chose this as one
of our readiest examples. Quite ready with great balance and a very
"typical" profile of meat and cherry fruit, this wine was a
counterexample to the "bigger is better" school of winemaking in the
region. Very nice with the lamb.

Mark Lipton

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Default [TN] '99 Font de Michelle CNdP

On Thursday, July 19, 2012 11:55:25 PM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
With a long-awaited break in the temperatures and the prospect of my
mother leaving the hospital tomorrow, we broiled some lamb chops and opened:

1999 Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape
nose: meaty, kirschwasser
palate: vivid acidity, medium body, fully resolved tannins

Jean had requested a Chateauneuf with the lamb, so I chose this as one
of our readiest examples. Quite ready with great balance and a very
"typical" profile of meat and cherry fruit, this wine was a
counterexample to the "bigger is better" school of winemaking in the
region. Very nice with the lamb.

Mark Lipton


Glad to hear your mom is being released. The CdP sounds nice, I do enjoy the ones not made in steroid style
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Default '99 Font de Michelle CNdP

On Jul 19, 9:55*pm, Mark Lipton wrote:
With a long-awaited break in the temperatures and the prospect of my
mother leaving the hospital tomorrow, we broiled some lamb chops and opened:

1999 Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape
nose: meaty, kirschwasser
palate: vivid acidity, medium body, fully resolved tannins

Jean had requested a Chateauneuf with the lamb, so I chose this as one
of our readiest examples. *Quite ready with great balance and a very
"typical" profile of meat and cherry fruit, this wine was a
counterexample to the "bigger is better" school of winemaking in the
region. *Very nice with the lamb.

Mark Lipton


Good to hear your mom is better. Agree with Dale as so many recent
CdP's seem to have jumped the shark.


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