This is an obligatory end of year post that all wine bloggers have to do as a matter of law. It’s main function is to show off the wines I drank last year and make me look like an asshole. Please pay it no mind.
1990 Gentaz-Dervieux Cote-Rotie. This has long been on my list of wines i wanted to try before I die at the age of 42. Thankfully a friend tracked a bottle down i drank it. Beautiful, beautiful wine.
Olivier Lemasson “Everything Olivier Lemasson Makes” I would have no problem drinking Lemasson’s wines everyday. Seriously, this is where’s it’s at.
1999 Henri Gouges Nuits-St.-George. I have this friend who has the uncanny ability to open wines when they are showing well, even wines as notoriously testy as Gouges wines. When he saw i had this bottle he immediately knew it was good to go. An it was.
1995 Clos Roche Blanche “Eleve en Fut de Chene” Not sure of the exact composition of this one, but it was beautiful.
1989 and 1988 Maximin Grunhauser Spatlese. Sometimes wines can change your whole perception of everything. These were just such wines. Not only did this deepen my respect for riesling, but wine in general. It still seems like this wine is just on the tip of my tongue.
There were other wines, of course, but looking back through the year those are the ones that stood and punched me in the face when i tried them. My next post will be less generic, i promise.