1978 Chateau Coutet


I happened to have 1978 Chateau Coutet, Barsac at BLT Prime steakhouse.
It was oxidized. It looked very pleasantly oxidized for about 40 years.
it was sweet, still pretty high acidity, high in alcohol. I tasted a lot of stone fruits
and some tropical fruit, nuts and some hazelnut syrup, but all those don’t matter.
It was delicious. There is no need for analysis or evaluation. I would consider it rude
to judge the wine that was slowly aged and matured for decades and learned from years.

Glasses of Sauternes and Barsac

Expand Your Palate, One Circle at a Time

Different Types of Wine Infographic Chart

Which Path of Circles Will You Follow on Your Personal Exploration of Wine

As you expand your understanding of wine and the options you have take a look at this infogram from Wine Folly. Think about flavors you like and then choose some wines to taste between classes. Let me know what you tried and what you like and did not like. I will do the same!

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Alsace wine tasting



2008 Adam Pinot Gris Selection de Grains Nobles (SGN)

Wine is clear, day bright, Deep gold, high viscosity.
Wine is clean, high intensity, candied fruit, orange marmalade, dried apricot, date, raisin, orange, candied ginger, saffron, botrytis on the nose.
No hint of oak.
Wine is sweet, high acidity, no tannin, medium alcohol, med + finish.
Dominant fruits are all the fruits mentioned on nose + candied orange, almost grilled lemon, honey, brooze apricot.

I wouldn’t spit this for tasting. Just swallow.

Lectures and Special Events A Natural History of Wine

Lectures and Special Events

A Natural History of Wine

November 17, 2015

A Natural History of Wine

Join Museum Curator Emeritus Ian Tattersall and Curator Rob DeSalle as they weave together their respective fields—paleoanthropology and molecular biology—in an exciting journey through the world of wine. Enjoy tastings and a grand tour of the science and history of wine that touches on physics, chemistry, evolution, climatology, anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

The link is here.