Monday Club
Tues. eve. 2/22/2000
Host A. David & Larry at Cafe Francais with Aussies


1) 97 Omrah Plantagenet uncaked chardonnay Western Australia

2) 98 Veritas Barossa Valley chardonnay

3) Fox Creek Vixen McLaren Vale sparkling shiraz

Main Events

4) 94 Clarendon Hills Old Vines Grenache blend

5) 95 Clarendon Hills Old Vines Grenache Blewitt Springs Vyd.

6) 96 Clarendon Hills Old Vines Grenache Blewitt Springs Vyd.

7) 97 Moss Wood Margaret River cabernet sauvignon

8) 97 Elderton Command Barossa Valley cabernet sauvignon

9) 92 Elderton Command Barossa Valley shiraz

10) 96 Leasingham Bin 61, Clare Valley Shiraz

11) 95 Charles Cimicky Signature Shiraz, Barossa Valley

12) 97 Larrikin Barossa Valley shiraz

13) 97 Veritas Heysen Barossa Valley shiraz

14) 96 Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Barossa Valley shiraz WS97

[From Wine Spectator]  A profound wine, This Australian Shiraz burrows deep into its plush texture to reveal gorgeous flavors of ripe plum, berry and exotic spice, all balanced impressively on an elegant frame. The tannins are refined and well integrated. Approachable already.  Best after 2001. (4000 cases produced)

The Finish

15) 90 Veritas Tokay Barossa Valley

From the vote:

96 Barossa Valley Estate E & E Black Pepper

96 Clarendon Hills Grenache Blewitt Springs

94 Clarendon Hills Grenache blend

Attendees:  Dave L., Bonnie, Maynard, Carol, Brad, Cathy, Larry, A. David

My tasting rating (0-10):  8

Notes:  Very nice evening.  Debby & Dan pulled up lame and could not join us.  My overall impressions from the wines were:  Big fruit bombs!  The Eldertons were both oak monsters too.  The meal was excellent.  At least my rack of lamb was excellent.  It went very well with the Veritas Heysen.  The Moss Wood cab was well-liked.

Next Host:  Dan

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CafeFran001f.jpg (97862 bytes) Carol & Maynard    CafeFran002f.jpg (74940 bytes) Brad & Cathy

CafeFran005f.jpg (76723 bytes) Dave, Jacques & Bonnie

 CafeFran003f.jpg (78040 bytes) Larry who lives too well

 CafeFran004f.jpg (66920 bytes) A. David aka Sir Purple Teeth

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