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1995 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle with an early father's day dinner tonight. Thanks to @barlataatx for the fabulous food and hospitality tonight as always and thanks to @vinousrambler for sharing some 1996 Dom with us. A most generous gesture. As far as this Jaboulet is concerned, it was textbook Jaboulet with dark and violet laced blackberry, tobacco, black pepper and bacon fat. Drank outstandingly with a decant but has plenty of stuffing to last for many many more years. I continue to say this is my favorite wine of any I have tried. No matter the vintage, I have never been disappointed. While this was my last 1995, I have more from other vintages and may look to backfill this one. Outrageously delicious.
2011 Domaine Bernard Gripa St. Joseph and lamb burgers. Great wine and food pairing. The Gripa is really growing on me. Right now it shows camphor, tar, blueberry and bramble but with a lot of acidity across the palate. The only thing that is slightly distracting remains a hint of creamy vanilla on the finish. Maybe a touch more expensive than what I think I'd like to pay for.
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