January 28, 2010

A Stellar Wine in a Night of Stellar Wines: 1993 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell

I convened with several ATL winos and foodies last night for some great wines and food at Antica Posta. Rowdy was in attendance and took some killer pics and vids that can be seen here Rowdyfood.com

Antica Posta rocked out some delicious food matched perfectly to our four flights of wine. A local collector, who is also a good friend, provided all the wines. The Edmunds St John spurred on the night as Bob had promised to not open it without me. He's a man of his word.

The 1993 Edmunds St John Syrah Durrell was nearly an ethereal experience. Aromas of mint, coffee, grilled meat, blackberry. A palate that was at once weightless, but as Don said, also showed a wonderful, sturdy, stone character amidst black fruit and smokiness. Perfect with the pork belly dish. I've not had a better CA Syrah. Blind, you'd never call it CA. Cote Rotie, more likely. Stunning. Drinking perfectly.
 
We had some other superstars bottles. I didn't take any notes, we were just having a good, non-totally-geeked out time. That being said, the 1997 Arcadian Pinot Pisoni, 1993 Chezeaux Griotte Chambertin, and 2006 Rhys Chardonnay all showed brilliantly last night.

3 comments:

  1. 1993 Edmunds St John... Wow... simply Wow

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey Dave.
    Might as well Jump it so was good.

    ReplyDelete
  3. yes, you know how I feel about all this. incredible!

    ReplyDelete