Great Cheeses And (Mostly) Flawed Wines (Nov. 13, 2010)

Served alongside cheeses bought on the 2GrandCru's tour of Paris.

Weingut Ihle, Baden, QBA Trocken, Weissburgunder, 2007

A nice, typically Pinot Blanc nose, but the palate is a disaster - although dry , it is laden with toffee. Some kind soul ought to tell the wine-maker to set his sights on something better than Cali Chardonnay.

Price unknown.

Domaine de la Vougeraie, Gevrey-Chambertin, Le Justice, 2002

220 NIS worth of TCA.

A. et P. De Villaine, Cote Chalonnaise Rouge, La Digoine, 2007

Satisfaction at last. Gorgeous red fruit, underbrush, hints of spices. Lithe body. Potentially better than the 2006 - even more suave, anyway, packing a lot of class unto its ethereal frame.

Burgundy Wine Collection, 120 NIS.

Wiengut Ihle, Baden, Gewurtzraminer, Eiswein, 2002

Typical Gewurtz spiciness and extract which is okay but overall, this doesn't really work as an icewine as it lacks acidity and class. I must say, the GHW Heightswine would beat it any day.

17 Euros.