July WIMPS: it's good to be back!

Any views on how the As Sortes 15 was drinking? I have a bottle or three waiting in the wings.
  • 2015 Bodegas Rafael Palacios Val do Bibei As Sortes - Spain, Galicia, Val do Bibei (01/07/2019)
    Drinking very well - at its peak. Rather splendid. (92 pts.)
  • 2015 Bodegas Rafael Palacios Val do Bibei As Sortes - Spain, Galicia, Val do Bibei (15/10/2017)
    Plenty of character, expressive. A big wine verging on sumptuous. Well defined, with an underlying richness. No idea how it will age - possible mid-term drinker. (91 pts.)
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I gifted my final bottle to try & demonstrate to a French friend that there are other quality dry white wines to accompany food besides Burgundy. I suspect the effort was futile.
 
Almost forgot to say thanks to La T and to Don for a splendid afternoon. An interesting collection of wines on our table already covered by Mr Holland. I particularly enjoyed the Champagnes provided by the very generous Ian. The Chapoutier was oily and drinking perfectly. The Chryseia 07 was really good and I will search some out. Richard's Croatian wine was also very good. The Monte Bello which I brought was of course amazing as was Neil's interesting and hard to peg (varietal wise) De Trafford. A great afternoon and thanks to all.
 
A very late entry from me. These are just from memory, but a week on they have lingered well, and so:

NV Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 738 Dégorgement Tardif : Mature, utterly bone dry, fine cool fruit, and some mature notes of nuts and mushroom. Drinkking beautifully now, not sure this is for the long haul, but drinking very well now.
2011 Domaine David Clark Vosne-Romanée : this was charming, just hitting its stride, fine delicate strawberry fruit and some mature notes starting to appear. This has plenty of time to go. What happened to David Clark? He is a loss if he is no longer involved in wine making.
2006 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
: This was lined up with the Vosne Romanée, they had a similarity in style, traditional, old school. The fruit here is receding and the wine just starting to hit its stride. Plenty of time left again, but a lovely traditional Cote Rotie, floral. meaty, savoury, earthy, lovely.
1995 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle : Solid meaty, mature hermitage. Fantastic depth and really on form wine, I was impressed with this, drinking very well now, floral and savoury . Classic hermitage.
1999 Domaine de Vallouit Hermitage Les Greffières : This was lighter that the PJA, but also beguiling, more floral, and delicate. First time I have tasted this and it was singing, and a great comparison with the PJA.
1949 Antonio Ferrari Primitivo di Manduria Il 49 di Antonio Ferrari : if only we had some cheese! It looked old, with a deep brick rim, but the palate was youthful, full of dense bramble fruit. Long ageing in barrel had not diminished this , like a fine dry port but with an Italian twist - excellent.
2007 Chateau Dereszla Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos :
Drunk with the excellent desert this was a perfect match, fine, lithe and delicate. A fantastic finish to a great lunch.

Thanks to everyone at Little Joe. I hope we all meet up again soon.
 
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