With a colorful tasty salad, shrimp cocktail and rib roast, we had some yum wines. It’s always nice when a couple bottles perform as well or better than you expect. Life is good
2014 Ultramarine Rose: A chameleon for a short time last night but tasty all the way. Nice pinkish - salmon color. When initially poured this had a gorgeous intense peachy mango creamy lactone nose. I figured there was likely a touch of sulfur component and mixed with the fruity components give this distinct peach tropical nose. Also figured it would dissipate quickly and it did after 20-25 minutes. Nice while it lasted Remaining nose and flavors were not disappointing, sour cherry and ripe golden apple with brisk acidity that gets your attention. Very nice tonight, will check again in a couple years.
1989 Chateau Lynch-Bages Bordeaux: Have had several bottles of this over the years but this bottle was the best to date. 30 years old and still drinking young. Dense concentrated cherry, cassis and some blackberry, wet soil, cedar shavings, coffee and a whiff of menthol. Powerful yet graceful and balanced. Don’t think this has entered it’s prime drinking window. Of course that may vary between people and bottles. Delicious now but based on this bottle, years of development left.
Finished Rib Roast
Plated Rib Roast