Sunday, February 27, 2011

Volnay, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and amazing Macon

I'm back to drinking wine again. After I got flu the end of last month, I couldn't enjoy wine without feeling a little headache for a while.

Now, I'm totally fine, so time to compensate for the lost drinking time.

The other day, we didn't plan, but 3 of us brought 3 different Volnay at a dinner. All fablous.

08 Chateau Fortia's C-d-P was really great with yakitori dinner at Torimatsu in Gardena.

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My favorite of the week was 2002 Domaine Guffens-Heynen, Macon-Pierreclos "Le Chavigne'. This wine was sensational. While the majority of Macon is considered to be inexpensive (mostly) casual wine, this single cru Macon stands in the totally different level (and few Macon can taste great after 9 years). It was like drinking 1er Cru Meursault. This is a small production domaine by Maison Verget's Jean-Marie Guffens.

I'm glad I can drink again.