Rhone Reds

March 14, 2003


The last tasting of The Tokyo Wine Society was held at the restaurent Bon Chere, Shampia Hotel Akasaka with wine from Rhone. We drunk Cote Rotie, Hermitage, Cheteauneuf-du-Pape, and the new style VinDePays in Rhone. We have enjoyed flowerly nose to celebrate the spring has come. One bottle of Cuvee MYTHIQUE was obviously corked so that the result might not represent its true performance. The winner tonight was Chapoutier production of Syrah in the new world. But ranking might be different if Ch.d-Ampuis and La Sizeranne had enough time to pick up.
We have also announced about TWS 100th tasting and are planning to form the executive committee to discuss about it.


Glass No. Wine Year Grape Region Yen Shop Rank 1s 2s Ls
A Chapoutier, Mount Benson Syrah 2000 Syrah Australia 3,000 Tokyu Tohyoko 1 8 4 0
B Saint Joseph, Reflet 2000 Syrah Rhone 4,200 Tokyu Honten 4 0 3 0
C Cuvee MYTHIQUE 1999 Syrah Languedoc 1,380 Mitsukoshi, Shinjuku 9 0 1 7
D Syrashe, COMTE CATHARE Cuvee 1998 Syrah, Grenache VinDePays, Rhone 1,580 Cave de Relax 5 1 1 0
E Guigal, Cote Rotie 1998 Syrah Rhone 3,980 Cave de Relax 3 2 1 2
F Pierre Perin, Chateau de Beaucastel 1998 - Rhone 4,980 Cave de Relax 2 3 6 2
G Chapoutier, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1997 - Rhone 2,680 Cave de Relax 6 2 0 0
H Guigal, Cote Rotie, Ch.d-Ampuis 1996 Syrah Rhone 8,000 Yomo 7 3 1 4
I Chapoutier, Monier de La Sizeranne, Hermitage 1996 Syrah Rhone 6,500 Yomo 8 0 2 4
White for Dinner
Guigal Condrieu, 2000 Yen3,980
Le Viognier du Pesquie, 2000 Yen1,480

Rank: 1=Most Preffered, 9=Worst,
1s:No of attendee preffered best,
2s: No of attendee chose second best,
Ls:No of atendee ranked worst

Dishes for tonight


Smoked Conger with Rice Salad


Putty Pork and Native chicken Rever, fresh out of oven


A spring consomme royal


KASUBE GARETTO and GURIE of a bamboo shoot Cream sauce of an octopus
かすべガレットと筍のグリエ 蛸のクリームソース


Beef Tongue, package baked with Beef belly


Sorbet of an avocado and a yuzu citron

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