Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Wines in a Basket

For that small handful of my Esteemed Readers who actually give a crap about what wines Houston Steve and I enjoyed along with our guests at the recent Third Annual Aubrey-Maturin Dinner, here’s a list:
  • Sichel Sauternes 2002

  • Château Saint-Michel Sauternes 2000

    Strasburg Pie

    Both Sauternes were exquisite when paired with the Strasburg Pie.

  • Emilio Lustau Old Oloroso sherry

  • Maison Bouachon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

  • Marqués de Riscal Rioja 2003

    Remember that Dr. Stephen Maturin hailed from Catalonia.

  • Château Pavillon Rouge Margaux 2000

    An excellent bottle in the early prime of its life. The “junior edition” of the famous first-growth Château Margaux, a “supple, delicious, flavorful effort.”

  • Château Lascombes Margaux 1974

    Lascombes 1974

    A wine made from grapes that were hanging on the vine when I was graduated from college.

  • Château Gloria Saint Julien 1976, 1978

    A fine cru bourgeois. Current price range is about $55-100 per bottle.

  • Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune 2006

  • Twin Valley Estate Tawny Port

    From Australia, one of the many places Captain Jack and his particular friend Dr. Maturin visited in the course of their travels.

  • Dow Late-Bottled Vintage Port 2003

Not a loser in the bunch... and enough to wash down the enormous piles of Roast Beef, Roast Goose, Veg, and various Puddings that sate upon the groaning board.


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