Sunday, November 28, 2010


The black truffle discussed below provided a couple more meals and  the Vincent Girardin 2005 Santenay Les Gravieres Premier Cru burgundy provided two more glasses.  The truffle saga continued with a fillet mignon pan seared and then oven roasted then topped with a fried quail egg.  The truffles reappeared grated into some butter and olive oil and tossed with fresh fettuccine.  Lip smacking good.

The wine was vacuumed the first night and then reopened for this meal.  Beautiful color in the glass. Great nose of cherries and dark plums with a smoky component to it. Sharp, tart notes from acidity and a distinct puff of smoke and forest floor all mixed with the fruit. Medium body but a silky mouth feel to it. Long, slow, almost sweet finish. It was better than it was on the first day. This wine was elegant and it made me very happy.  There is one more bottle of this in the cellar and it is still available in the local market, though the $26 original sale price has moved to $60.  13% alcohol.

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