Friday, May 15, 2009

Hands on, hands off

An old colleague from graduate school was in town, so a few of us who are still in the area met up at Rue Cler for dinner. I was boring and had Frisée and a steak. Worked out well though.

2006 Cá de Noci Vino di Tavola Notte di Luna
This was another wonderful showing for this wine. The non-geeks loved it as well which really puts paid to the idea that orange wines are only for geeks. I wish it were cheaper and more widely available for more people to enjoy. As it was, we did. No need to wait, drink up and enjoy.

2005 Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Ordered off the list with the idea that it could show well, hell the Grézeaux does and I could check in without having to sacrifice a bottle of mine. Wrong. This bottle had no interest at all in being drunk. It was not expressive on the nose or the palate. It was well proportioned and structured and if you tried really hard you could coax out some complexity, but it is in no place to drink right now. Not at all. I won’t touch a bottle for at least 3-4 years.


Anonymous said...

I recently had another bottle of the Ca de Noci (last thurday to be exact) side by side a Gravner, and i have to say the Ca de Noci showed better. Hopefully they made more of this. Baudry is just making some fucking awesome stuff, it sucks that one was closed down.

Sharon said...

The 06 Ca' de Noci is a thing of intense beauty.

But, dude, bad call on the Baudry.

the vlm said...

I bought the Baudry off the list. My cases are resting peacefully.

Lyle Fass said...

06 is drinking better now and ultimately may be the better wine methinks.