As everyone knows, there are two acceptable occasions to open a 1975 Mouton Rothschild: 1) When eating a McRib, and 2) Any Wednesday that you feel like it. Tracie and I joined Tim for the latter.
We talked about the relatively low alcohol percentage. Tim explained: "People don't understand Bordeaux because their palates are f****d up from drinking big California wines." (He then went on to share his thoughts on Robert Parker's "burned-out palate" and how it has influenced the entire world of wine.)
See, this... this is why we call Tim the Cork Whisperer. I make a bigger mess opening a screw-cap bottle of wine than he did with this Bordeaux that was older than I am.
The wine was good. Very good.
Following up the Mouton with an 11 year-old Treana sounded like it would be an unavoidable disappointment, but it was not.
We had three kinds of cheese with the wines. You will read more about these two soon.
Some of the others we sampled.
This post is pretty short, I know. There will be a big one tomorrow.