Saturday, January 20, 2007

The dinner January 20th - wines: The guest of honour - Chateau La Rose Figeac 1986

I found this bottle in a case in a wine shope at Merode in Brussels in 1986 and paid the decent price of 3500 BEF (those were the times of the Belgian Francs) or today €90. I have browsed through the net to find the current price, and found a magnum bottle priced at €210. I was, back then, very pleased to read Parkers wine guide giving this wine a score of 96 out of a 100. But he recommended to wait for another 10 years to drink it.

Tonight is the night!!!

I am excited to drink a wine from a very good vintage in Pomerol, and tonight it will be enjoyed slowly with quails filled with spanish paté, ceps, onion and covered in thin slices of Traminer Brettlspeck.

I cannot wait!!

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