@ Yono's Restaurant, Albany, NY, 7/28/2011

Most of my Albany-area group got together to taste 2003 and 2005 red Bordeaux with one 2004 ringer to round out the Graves flight. The food at Yono's was exceptional for the 2nd time in a row! Sadly, I forgot my camera, so no pix this time.

Flight 1: St. Julien
With Grilled Hawai'ian Escolar with Bordeaux Reduction and Mascarpone Polenta.

Flight 2: Pauillac
With Hand Rolled Garganelli with Braised Rabbit, Roasted Chanterelle & Black forest Mushrooms, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Reggiano.

Flight 3: Pessac-Léognan
With Twenty-Four Hour Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs with Pommes Purée and Roasted Summer Vegetables

Flight 4: St. Estèphe
With Assortment of Local Farmhouse Cheeses, Classic Accoutrements.

With Mignardises.


Plenty of good wines here, but hard to judge. Many showed better on release. I think 6-8 years after the vintage is an awkward time to taste these wines.

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WOTN Voting (3pts each for #1, 2pts for #2, 1pt for #3)

1142003 Pape Clément
2112005 Smith Haut Lafitte
372003 Pontet-Canet
372005 Pape Clément
372003 Lafon-Rochet
662005 Beychevelle
752005 Duhart Milon
842005 Calon-Ségur
842003 Montrose
1032005 Branaire Ducru
1032003 Lynch-Bages
1032005 Doisy-Daëne
1322003 Léoville Poyferré



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