Celebrating some awesome news for Dr. Desert Flower's professional advancement last night, we had a nice dinner at Coupe des Tartes here in Phoenix - the location selected for it's BYOB policy. The two amazing bottles below, were enjoyed during the dinner. The CHÂTEAU MEYNEY, CRU BOURGEOIS, SAINT-ESTÈPHE '98 I purchased from a former colleague who was liquidating his cave due to a over-seas relocation 9 years ago, for a whole $15. It's gone up in value about 3X. It started out with a strong mineral finish, but as it went from cave to room temperature, it aged superbly. Great with Brie and opening courses. The Chateau De Labourgade 2000 I purchased at a Monoprix in 2000, back when a plane traveller could carry a bottle of wine in his carry-on and not be considered a terrorist. It's tripled in value also, and was sooooo smooth, for the main courses and finishing touches.
Every now and then, it is nice to be able to indulge in a good wine that's been babied, and kept safe for 9 years, with good friends!
1 year ago