Tajine Leftovers, Goose Bay Pinot Noir 2005, and Lagavulin 16 yr
Well, my nephew and friend are in town (as he studies towards his PhD) and they came on by for dinner. We openly told them that we were in leftover mode still, but that the food was killer good (unbiased of course). It was a great time we started off with some Four Gates Chardonnay 2002 (that I had chilling in the fridge), and continued on with the Tajine from Friday, along with a lovely Goose Bay Pinot Noir 2005. I have strong feelings towards the 2005 version. It has more pepper and life in it than the 2006 edition. Of course that is still subjective. However, the conversation and warmness was just great! It was a night that we truly enjoyed. We topped the night off with one of my favorite scotches; Lagavulin 16 Year and a few slices of chocolate cake!
The wine notes follow below:
2005 Goose Bay Pinot Noir – Score: A-
I really love this vintage. The nose on this light ruby colored wine is rushing with cherry, strawberry, and cloves. The mouth on this medium bodied wine is fresh and alive with raspberry, strawberry, and some cherry. The mid palate has hints of cloves while the finish is spicy and long. A real treat. I like this vintage more than the 2006, because of the spicy finish and the perceived fuller body. The wine opens up as it lies in your glass – the finish gets more pronounced as time goes on – very nice.