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
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
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.