That’s right, I picked the wrong teams two weeks ago against my buddy, we’ll call him Reming, or Mr. Flix (if you are not familiar). The payoff was a ‘decent’ bottle from the cave. So, I presented the Cantemerle 2001, which I had previously raved about. I also took along the Hermitage La Chapelle 1999, hoping I had at least one bottle still going strong. My pick of the Bordeaux was spot-on, the Hermitage confirmed my fears. It was an enjoyable tasting that ended up with several additions from the local shop, including the now delectable Trivento Syrah, and two bottles of rotgut.
Vengeance is mine though, as we meet again tomorrow for the payback. I can’t wait to see what little gem he has dug out from his cellar. No doubt I will be harsh when critiquing, pictures to come!