Posts Tagged ‘Montrose’


Holiday wine and food fireworks at Ripple in Washington D.C.

By Panos Kakaviatos Each year, I am lucky enough to be invited to a special post holiday dinner with fellow wine lovers from the Washington D.C. area. We each bring superb wines. This holiday dinner - in January 2014 – was no exception. Below the notes to the dinner, as published previously on Cellar Tracker.   BORDEAUX MATTERS, ALONG WITH BURGUNDY AND […]

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Montrose, GPL and more: final notes from Vinexpo 2011

I am listening to Strange Magic by the 1970s arena pop band Electric Light Orchestra, known for its saccharine if endearing pop. It certainly makes me nostalgic for soft focus non-digital movies from the 1970s. Heaven Can Wait, anyone? With Warren Beatty and the stunningly beautiful Julie Christie… When movies were based more on dialogue […]

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Wine epiphanies: Chateau Montrose 1989

Chateau Montrose 1989 St Estephe Medoc 2eme cru classé   Certainly needs time to open in glass but this wine is glorious. It reminds me of the 1986, but with greater succulence and perhaps more depth. The nose expresses its splendid complexity, at once fresh and minty, even, then also truffle: fine chocolate truffle. Perhaps a […]

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