116th dinner made with my friend collector – the winessamedi, 18 avril 2009

With my Californian friend who collects wines, we have made a dinner which will be counted as one of my wine-dinners, the 116th. It is very special but I use to include such dinners within my wine-dinners. Some friends who joined the dinner brought wines. It is a very unusual set of wines.

Here are the wines which were shared :

Champagne Cristal Roederer rosé 1985 brought by Steve



Champagne Perrier-Jouët 1911 brought by Steve 

Montrachet Bouchard Père & Fils 1939 brought by Steve

The level looks very good

Chateau Longueville "au" baron de Pichon Longueville. The capsule is difficult to read but is complete and what is amazing is that the level in the bottle is in the neck !

I am wondering about the expression "au" baron wich is very unusual to describe who is the owner of a Chateau

I will open this Chateau Lafite 1900 with a very low level. If it is good, we keep it.

If it is not good, we will open this one

the level is mid-shoulder

Chateau Ausone 1900 brought by Steve. What is curious is that the capsule, which is damaged, looks to be rather young.

nice label

Chateau Montrose 1900 brought by Laurent Vialette

Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1986 and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1986 brought by Jeffrey Davies

Chateau Haut-Brion 1986 brought by Laurent Vialette

Chambertin Leroy 1955

brought by Steve

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus 1891 brought by Thomas Henriot

Chateau d’Yquem 1906

It has been bottled by a negociant Guithon as it was usual at that time. The colour is perfect.

It is a curiosity. According to the cellar’s book, it could be a Constantia South Africa middle of 19th century.

Porto Burmester 1890 brought by Laurent Vialette