Some seriously great old bottles from California
4 Jun 2004 by JR
One of the most enjoyable and interesting dinners so far this year took place in March during a weekend spent with Hugh and Judy Johnson in the company of Steven and Bella Spurrier. Hugh had threatened to bring out some relics from his cellar in the country whose performance was far from guaranteed.     During lunch he kept hopping down to the cellar for more and stranger bottles, after two fine 1971 Germans, a Maximin Grunha ü ser Abstberg Auslese which was drying out a bit and a wonderfully rich, creamy B ü rklin Wolf Forster Freundstück Auslese that seemed at the peak of its...

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