Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Still the Best

While all the lobster/butter/wine matches at the lobster party were good and interesting my favorite was the most traditional, Chablis and lemon butter.  In this case it was a 2011 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Vaudesir Grand Cru.  It was a big step up from the first two wines.  Fresh scents of lemon and limestone sitting on top of deep fruit and dryness.  It was in perfect balance with the unctuousness of the butter and the sweetness of the lobster.  It had an amazing length to the finish. I loved this wine. 

This was the tenth year for this party with friends, though it goes back another twelve years with family. There were two new guests this year and they brought what turned out to be my second favorite wine, a 2013 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay from New Zealand.  This was a richer wine in both color and taste but still stayed on the balanced side of things.  The fruit was more pronounced and forward than the Chablis and the finish was a bit sweeter and shorter, but it was a very good wine. 

A brace of lobsters after cooking
2011 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Vaudesir Grand Cru.  13% alcohol and $85.
2013 Cloudy Bay Chardonnay.  13.5% alcohol and $40.

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