Friends in Strange Places

Today I bumped into a friend in a strange place… I was picking up something I was having printed at a Kinko’s. And what makes it even stranger is that this friend doesn’t even live in my town. This just goes to show you that you should keep your eyes and ears open at all times or else you might miss something. Thankfully he was paying attention and said “hey”, starting a conversation to catch up on stuff which was too long in the making….

Chateau Cheval-Blanc

Last night with dinner, I shared a bottle of wine that a good friend brought. It was a 1986 St.-Emilion from Chateau Cheval-Blanc. It was fabulous! Velvety smooth, a bit smokey, with great berry flavors. Here is what “Wine Spectator” has to say about it….

Score: 98

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux

Good concentration of plum, currant and berry aromas. It crams all those characteristics into a suprisingly lithe and elegant structure. This may age past our lifetimes. Best after 1999.