What would some of your dream themes be for a tasting? Make it somewhat obtainable, and not like “all the Thomas Jefferson bottles left in existence” sort of thing…unless you are Audouze!
I’d like to do a blind tasting of all the Burgundy Grand Cru Vineyards…still 33 right? Would be fun, and educational, to try to guess the vineyard!
Six people bring six different sourced bottles of the same aged wine from a legend…like a 1974 Heitz Martha’s! Would be fascinating to see the bottle variation, if any, and what diff nuances one might get from multiple bottles.
Many many more themes would be fun to do…what are some of yours?
Buzz, I’m with you. I’d like to do a tasting of all the different Grand Cru Vineyards in Burgundy in either the 2005 or 2010 vintage. Here’s what I could bring to the table Buzz if you want to do this.
2005 - La Grande Rue, Richebourg, Chapelle-Chambertin, Echezeaux VV, Grands-Echezeaux, Corton-Bressandes, Corton-Maréchaudes
2010 - Clos St. Denis, Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley, Clos Vougeot, Echezeaux, Clos des Lambrays, Chambertin
As for as other Dream Tasting Themes:
I’d love to participate in a 15-25 year Vertical tasting from some Iconic wines. Here some examples, but I’m open to many, many other wines:
Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive, Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (or any of the Crus)
Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB, Dom Perignon, Krug, Pierre Peters
Tignanello, Ornellaia, Sassicaia
Poggio di Sotto, Fèlsina Rancia, Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino,
Ridge Montebello, Mayacamas,
JJ Prum, Keller, Wittmann
I also like the idea of 4-6 people all picking one dish to make to pair with one of their best bottles. So maybe it’s butter poached lobster & Raveneau, or Wagyu & Chave Hermitage, or poached egg in potato creme with shaved white truffles & a bottle of Bartolo Mascarello.
I had a dream about a vertical tasting of a renowned single vineyard Pinot Noir from Oregon. In this dream, the winemaker is present at the tasting. He starts us on our tasting by arranging the wines into theme related groupings, based on growing conditions, taste characteristics, etc. The winemaker comments on the wines and groups as we taste our way through 16 vintages. Nice dream.