Last night Moxie and I celebrated our 30th anniversary. We dined at our favorite restaurant, L’Auberge Chez François in Great Falls, Virginia. They have a decent wine list with emphasis on their French, more specifically, Alsatian heritage. I was to dine on Wagyu Beef cheeks for appetizer and Rack of Lamb for mains, with a few extras in between. Choosing a hearty Bordeaux was a no-brainer. This wine is the Second label of the Classed Growth Grand-Puy Ducasse of Pauillac and comes from a fine vintage. At 7 years of age it is showing primary, secondary and some tertiary flavors. Dark brambly fruit, plums, integrated oak, medium acidity and chalky tannins greeted us. The wine has a medium body and good length. I was hoping for more cassis but alas, it turned out just fine. The wine runs $40 at retail and gets 90 points from me. Drink till 2028. 4 stars for this 60/40 blend of Cab Sav and Merlot.. Salut….
Prelude a Grand-Puy Ducasse 2015, Pauillac, France
22 Monday May 2023