September 14, 2010


Once again, the tasting season started at Lake Bob. We were all in attendance except one, who felt it necessary to travel the Italian hills in search of the perfect Chianti.


Bordeaux Bob thought it would be interesting to re-test the 1855 classification “a la Tippler”. The assembled were asked to classify each of the six wines, one not a Bordeaux, according to the 1855 index compiled by some French wankers.


To open, I served some Silver Sage Gewurztraminer, the same wine tasted during the final dinner in June, four months earlier. Now on to the good stuff …                                                                              ($35.90)


Wine #1

3rd Growth

La Lagune 1989


Wine #2

5th Growth

Lynch Bages 1986


Wine #3

4th Growth

Ch. Talbot 1988


Wine #4


Ch. Musar 1999


Wine #5

1st Growth

Ch. Lafite 1985


Wine #6

2nd Growth

Ch. Leoville Lascases 1983



          Unfortunately, the first growth wine did not live up to its reputation as a hands on favorite. The favorite for the evening was the Ch. Musar from Lebanon. Although not as old, it showed very well. Maybe the Bordeaux did not age as well as predicted. Perhaps they were showing some signs of age.


          We finished the evening with two half bottles of Sauterne …

                                           Ch. Filhot 1983                               $21.40

                                           Ch. Rieussec 1983                           $19.50



and some coffee with dessert.                                                  


          Thank you for your attendance and companionship,


Bordeaux Bob


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