Sunday, February 11, 2007

Broadbentism: 1990 Opus One

"Several notes, first at a Diners' Club 'Vintage Evening' at Waterside Inn. I was there to speak about the wines. Unhappily, this deep, spicy, full-bodied and still youthful wine dominated the Bressole de Perfreau Poelee. It didn't work with the Tete a tet de Fromage either. Ch d'Yquem 1986 had been matched with, but would have been totally destroyed by Michael Roux's out-of-this-world creme brulee, so I suggested abandoning the Opus after the partridge, tasting the Yquem with the cheese, then by itself, then - to prove a point - after a mouthful of creme brulee. Naturally, I did all this in the most tactful way. (It was hard work though.)" ****(*) - MB

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