Grenache and Grenache Blends Arround the World

March 12, 2004


The last tasting was held at the Restaurant Bon Chere at Shampia Hotel Akasaka and we tasted wines made from Grenache and its blend, picked up by Michael san and Kevin san.
Grenache of Southern France, Australia and Spain were tasted with one Zin as an odd ball.
We had funny feeling about Zin because that price was pretty good and we knew what happened to Zin on TWS February. The result was unfortunately but as we suspected. Two month in a row, Zin was unexpectedly the most preferrable wine. Besides that, there was no big loser or winner. We just appreciated the effort of gathering so many Grenache in one place.


No Wine Year Grape Region Yen Shop Rank 1s 2s Ls
A Artiga Granacha, Compo de Borja 2002 Grenache100% Spain 1000   6 2 2 2
B Clarendon Hills Grenache Blewitt Spring 2001 Grenache100% Australia 3500   3 1 2 0
C Sang de Cailloux Cuvee Lopy 2000 Grenache80% France, Vacqueras 3000   2 1 3 2
D Chateau de St. Cosme Gigondas Cuvee Valbelle 2001 Grenache80% France, Gigondas 4000   9 0 1 1
E Domaine Les Cailoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Cwntenaire 2000 Grenache80% France, Chnf-du-pape 16000   3 1 1 1
F Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Pesente Ranch 2001 Zinfandel USA 6500   1 3 1 1
G Domaine de la Soumade Fleur de Canfiance 1999 Grenache100% France, Rasteau 6000   8 0 2 3
H Torbreck Juveniles 2002 Grenache60% Australia 3000   5 2 0 1
I Domaine Gourt de Mautens 2000 Grenache70% France, Rasteau 4500   7 2 0 1

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

Dishes for tonight

Place: at the restaurent Bon Chere, Shampia Hotel Akasaka


The salad of Wild-Cut Sardine with UME sauce
鰯の叩きサラダ仕立て 梅ソース


Club and Japanese Yum Terrine sided with Pork and Spring Cabbage Terrine


Consomme Soft-shelled turtle


Farce of Bamboo shoot and Ray, with Poele of Greenling


Beef filet wrapped by Yuba


Plaline Mousse wrapped by Carameled Icecream

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