You know how sometimes you have those nights where none of the wines really get you interested? Well, this was one of those nights. Although none of these were burdened with the tag of greatness (maybe I’ll write about that sometime), some of these wines had the obligation to be more interesting than they were, but just didn’t come through. Sometimes wines surprise, sometimes they disappoint. The food was pretty mediocre as well, but I’m used to that in Orange County (CA). Oh well.
1998 Jean Milan Brut Cuvée Symphorine
I found this too sweat for me. I’ve like the Terres de Noel in the past, but
1985 Prince Florent de Merode Corton-Clos du Roi
This bottle was in pretty rough shape, however, it ended up being a decent enough drop, even if was more mature wine than really screaming
1985 Domaine de Montille Volnay 1er
This bottle wasn’t pristine either and it started out so funky that you would subsidize Hubert to get rid of those old stanky barrels. Sometimes air will help a wine get out of that stage, and for a fleeting moment, it looked to have turned a corner. That was a mirage. The bottom basically fell out and there was nothing to enjoy.
I don’t know about 2002