A very nice evening at Bistrode recently. Food pictures follow the tasting notes.
de Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV
Disgorged 03/07/07. A vigorous, fine bead. Nutty, earthy and some marmalade characters on the nose. Very dry palate, a touch oxidative, but very interesting.
Christian Moreau Les Clos Grand Cru 2005
White floral characters and light minerals and lemon. Long palate with good focus and balance. Approachable now, I wonder if it has the acidity to be long lived.
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2001
Powerful nose of cocoa, red cherry, roses and earth. Strong acid and tannin to the palate, but the structure and length are excellent. Needs time, say another 5 years to show its best.
E. Guigal La Landonne 1994
Tobacco, mint, white pepper and plums on the nose. The palate is deeply complex and layered with an interesting texture and mouthfeel. Exceptional persistence of flavour. Well balanced and should get better with some additional age.
Pigs Head Terrine
Smoked Eel & Bacon
Corned Wagyu Beef
Pork Chop, Black Sausage & Black Vinegar
Calf’s Liver, Bacon & Onion Gravy
Eton Mess with Strawberries