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Hosting a party for Betsy next week, but on her actual birthday we just had dinner at Harpers on Main. We shared mushroom toast with egg, chicory/little gem salad, duck breast with turnips and sweet potatoes, bavette with bearnaise sauce. I had dropped off bottle of 1959 Ch.Tristan (Pomerol) earlier. I had low expectations for this 3rd tier- who am I fooling, nth tier- Pomerol. Decanted and served,it actually was a decent aged claret. Redder fruit (raspberry and cherry), a little cocoa, herbs. Alive but with a little ashtray beginning to show. Moderate acids, no tannin noticeable, modest length. A B- overall, but I was happy with it as a celebratory wine.


Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. 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.

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On 12/5/19 4:21 PM, DaleW wrote:
Hosting a party for Betsy next week, but on her actual birthday we just had dinner at Harpers on Main. We shared mushroom toast with egg, chicory/little gem salad, duck breast with turnips and sweet potatoes, bavette with bearnaise sauce. I had dropped off bottle of 1959 Ch.Tristan (Pomerol) earlier. Was using the 59 specific. You're a brave man keeping a half bottle 60 years old. Never had one make it that long.



I had low expectations for this 3rd tier- who am I fooling, nth tier-
Pomerol. Decanted and served,it actually was a decent aged claret.
Redder fruit (raspberry and cherry), a little cocoa, herbs. Alive but
with a little ashtray beginning to show. Moderate acids, no tannin
noticeable, modest length. A B- overall, but I was happy with it as a
celebratory wine.


Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. 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.


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On 12/5/19 6:21 PM, DaleW wrote:
Hosting a party for Betsy next week, but on her actual birthday we just had dinner at Harpers on Main. We shared mushroom toast with egg, chicory/little gem salad, duck breast with turnips and sweet potatoes, bavette with bearnaise sauce. I had dropped off bottle of 1959 Ch.Tristan (Pomerol) earlier. I had low expectations for this 3rd tier- who am I fooling, nth tier- Pomerol. Decanted and served,it actually was a decent aged claret. Redder fruit (raspberry and cherry), a little cocoa, herbs. Alive but with a little ashtray beginning to show. Moderate acids, no tannin noticeable, modest length. A B- overall, but I was happy with it as a celebratory wine.


Wow, never heard of this property. I guess that's the effect of a
legendary vintage like that: a rising tide lifts all boats. As a fellow
'59er, I'm more than a bit jelly

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