Wine Face-Off: Game Creek Club - 6 bottles of wine
Winning Bid: $1,800
Item #: 905
The Game Creek Club presents: A Wine Trip through Europe.
One bottle of Chateau Lynch-Bages 1990 Bordeaux Varietals. This red blend is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It is a big, rich, full-bodied wine whose majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. Drink now and for the next 8+ years. Average critics score of 96.
One bottle of Chateau Pape Clement 1990 Bordeaux Varietals. This complex wine is medium to full-bodied and fleshy with low acidity, sweet tannin, and an expansive mouth feel with no hard edges. Drink now. Average critics score of 93.
One bottle of 1997 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino. This wine is 100% Sangiovese grape. A review done in 2001, around the time the wine was released, described it as full-bodied, with supple tannin, a velvety texture and a tremendously long finish. A more recent review described the nose is as complex as always showing waves of mineral, dried herbs, brown baking spice, black cherry, red currant, forest floor, and fresh mushrooms. The palate echoes the nose adding a meaty note and texture. Overall superbly balanced with a mature, delicate appeal. Drink now. Average critics score of 93.
One bottle of 2005 E, Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape. This wine is made up of the 13 varietals that are required in this wine, mainly Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. It has complex aromas of dried red berries, garrigue, Asian spices and rose. Spicy red fruit flavors are firmed by fine-grained tannins and complemented by notes of succulent herbs and smoky spices. Well-structured but not hard, finishing with very good clarity, sappiness and lingering florality. Drink now through 2024. Average critics score of 95.
One bottle of 2006 Nicolas Potel Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir. This wine is 100% Pinot Noir grapes. An unusually pretty and expressive nose of airy red berry fruit nuanced by touches of earth, underbrush, stone and only a trace of the sauvage slides into rich, full and attractively intense flavors that culminate in a moderately firm and only slightly rustic finish. This is not overly complex but it's certainly delicious. Drink now. Average critics score of 88.
One bottle of 2006 Hospices de Nuit "Les Didiers" Cuvee Jacques Duret. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this wine is described as savory and classic, a style that tends to be elegant and structured and can be cellared for a long time. Drink now.
Carl and Kathi Hall
Clark and Nancy Fitzmorris
Jim and Ann Frein