We began with 1969 Camille Giroud Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots. I like to open a bottle of this each year in celebration of our wedding anniversary. The wine has never disappointed me and it did not do so tonight. It had an earthy bouquet and still possessed a gorgeous translucent red hue. The aged Burgundy palate had nice fruit and balance with a soft and elegant finish. A terrific wine.
We followed this with a 1989 Joseph Druhin Chambole Musigny Les Amoureuses that Tony brought along. This too was magnificent and much better than my notes indicate when I last had this wine two years ago. Perhaps this was due to bottle variation. This bottle was vibrant and harmonious on the palate with no browning of the hue. Truly a round and delicious wine.
My wife Carol rarely drinks red wine, so I brought along a bottle of her favorite white, 2011 Ceretto Arneis Blange’. Here is another wine that rarely disappoints. Crisp, fresh and with a bit of spritz when uncorked, it goes down very easily.
For dessert I brought along a bottle of 1985 Moulin Touchis, a Chenin Blanc sweet dessert wine from the Loire Valley. My previous two bottles last year were wonderful, unfortunately I cannot say the same for tonight’s bottle. It seemed tired, had no body to speak of and a very weak finish.
Carol and I enjoyed a couple of tasty salads; Roasted Baby Spring Vegetables, Mache, Toasted Hazelnuts, Anise Honey Vinaigrette; Heirloom Tomato Salad, Seedless Watermelon, eta Cheese, 12 Year Aged Balsamic, Herb Sea Salt.
|Heirloom Tomato Salad|
Before digging into our entrées, Ariane sent us each a homemade Ravioli stuffed with Broccoli, Burrata and Ricotta cheese in a Pancetta Sauce. Wow was this good. The ravioli was delicate, the stuffing creamy and the sauce spectacular. Thank you Ariane!
It was a very good night indeed!!!