TN: Andy turns 18 ('04 LdH Bosconia)

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Mark Lipton

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Sep 21, 2022, 3:48:39 PMSep 21
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Last Friday, Jean and I celebrated the 18th birthday of our son Andy,
who alas wasn't present for the festivities now that he's in college in
Maine (and actually turned 18 a few days earlier). Nonetheless, we
decided to celebrate in fine fashion with a dinner of rabbit in mustard
sauce with mashed Yukon gold potatoes and gazpacho. With this feast, we
opened a birthyear wine:

2004 Lopez de Heredia Viña Bosconia
nose: lovely red cherry fruit, a hint of VA, some earth and leather
palate: smooth tannins, crisp acidity, medium body, beautiful balance

An altogether lovely showing for this classic Rioja. Most notable to me
was no trace of the dill that I expect to get from its American oak
treatment. Although LdH bottles this as their "Burgundian" cuvee, Jean
found it quite Bordeaux-like.

The guest of honor, meanwhile, was celebrating a joint birthday with
another Freshman in his dorm. According to him, it was great fun, too.

Mark Lipton
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dalewilli...@gmail.com

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Sep 22, 2022, 3:01:12 PMSep 22
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Congratulations, on empty nest and celebration. Hard to believe he's 18.
LdH sounds great. I can never decide with rabbit in mustard sauce whether light red (PN usually) or bigger framed white.

Mark Lipton

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Sep 23, 2022, 2:55:55 PMSep 23
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On 9/22/22 3:01 PM, dalewilli...@gmail.com wrote:

> Congratulations, on empty nest and celebration. Hard to believe he's 18.
> LdH sounds great. I can never decide with rabbit in mustard sauce whether light red (PN usually) or bigger framed white.

Thanks, Dale. For our part, we often find a bigger-framed Gamay
(Foillard CdP e.g.) works well with this dish. If I were going with a
white, I think it'd have to be big. We don't drink white Burgundy
(Jean's become quite Chardonnay-averse in everything but bubbles) but
I'd think an Alsatian or Friulian PG might do the trick or a Pieropan Soave?

Mark Lipton
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