At The Bottle Bank….

Don't Sting Him!!

to be continued……


About winephantom

The recession has hit hard, no more tipping the last 1/2 glass out of the champagne bottle because it's a tad too warm. My lender would be kicking down my door for his interest if he knew I was drinking at all. Now I spend my time with the €5-€10 bottles discovering some real value and encountering some swamp donkeys to be avoided. This blog is a Wine Diploma holding palate, forced to trawl the murky depths populated by the bare knuckle fighters of the "entry level" wine world, trying to reveal the real crackers. Tasting notes exposed!! Regular explanations of the rubbish that are tasting notes! Wine Waffle indeed! Stories and trivia about wine.
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2 Responses to At The Bottle Bank….

  1. Patricia Eadie says:

    Dear Winephantom,

    I have a case of Chateau Meaume 2010, Reserve du Chateau – any idea when it will be ready to drink? You can come and taste it if you like!

    thanks Surgeonphantom

    • winephantom says:

      Well Surgeonphantom,

      Some claret drinkers would prefer to watch Reservoir Dogs while some would prefer to watch An Officer and a Gentleman, likewise if you open you Ch Meaume Reserve this year you will taste something quite youthful with developing tannins. There is nothing wrong with this but it might not be to your taste. As far as I know this is a merlot based wine so I expect it to be very intense but not exceptionally long lived. My suggestion is that you make a start on a bottle, probably no harm to decant it beforehand, a bit of rare lamb would help, with heavy metal playing in the background and if you find it a bit too tight and mouth puckering, leave it for another year. 2010 was a great vintage but my experience is that many petit chateaux out of economic necessity, are making wines that mature earlier.

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