This year we decided to stay at home and take it easy the last day of the year. So far there had been little snow up the mountain to go skiing and I was mentally tired from all the administration after the harvest, end of the year balance and accountancy, registers, certifications, etc., etc., … I made a good deal with Sandro (Cave Ox) and exchanged some bottles to drink a few “classics” with Aki this evening. But before we started dinner, we opened in the afternoon a bottle of MunJebel Classic 9 (harvest 2012) while Aki was preparing dinner and I was crunching numbers behind the computer.
A big and bold wine from Etna, nevertheless elegant with a near bitter-sweet finish. Best MunJebel classic so far.
Champagne will always be a special bottle for a celebration. I liked the crispness and subtlety of the Agrapart Terroirs but missed body and structure in this wine which is difficult to find in Champagne. Great with the light appetizers Aki prepared.
After half an hour in the glass it showed it’s heritage: buttery and creamy as well as elegant at the same time. I love the Perrieres in Meursault. Loved this bottle and a perfect match with artichoke olive oil tempura! One of my favorite dishes.
The 1st of January we went up the mountain and played around in the snow. Although we were still waiting for snow to fall this year, it was fun playing around with the kids.