Ludo Lefebrve was filming a segment at True in Mobile last night, so a few of gathered to drink some great wine and watch the film crew work. All of the wines were incredible.
2009 Greystack “Rosemary’s Block” Sauvignon Blanc – Consistently one of my favorite domestic SBs. Very citrusy with lemon, grapefruit, lemon grass, and a hint of lime.
1995 Dominus – This was drinking very nicely with lots of leather, cigar box, currants, and graphite. Isn’t mind blowing like the ’91 or ’94, but delicious in its own right. I am love Dominus’ restraint. 93pts.
1997 Voerzio Brunate – Very juicy, with the signature tar and rose petals on the nose. The palate is full of ripe cherries with a touch of cocoa. Still tannic and will be better in a few more years. 95pts
1991 Penfolds Grange – My first Grange and I’m awestruck. In no way did this wine look or taste 20 years old. It could have easily passed for a wine ten years younger. There was a toasty coconut component from the oak, but it is a nice compliment to the rich fruit, chocolate, and a hint of licorice on the palate. 96pts
1997 Williams Selyem – My palate was toast at this point, but I will say that it was much more alive than I imagined. A little bricking around the rim and palate was full of tart red fruits.