Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Anders' 40 years birthday party @ Luns

This is not a wine tasting report, but simply some short comments on a splendid night and my very good friend, Anders 40 years birthday @ Restaurant Luns. For those of you who haven't heard about Luns - it's a unique little restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen. Run by Jens Vestergaard, former co-owner of ** Restaurant Ensemble. Jens is like "Luns" a cozy and great person, who you simply can't help to like.
Back to the birthday party, where 45 guest where spoiled in good wine and company. We kicked off with Champagne in the Bar - where 1996 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne normal and Rosé where served + 1995 / 1996 La Grande Dame. As I had promised Anders to take some pictures, so I didn't get to taste the Grande Dames (Damn), but as always the 1996 Comtes de Champagne was extraordinary lovely. The same goes for the Rosé version - simply splendid - reminded me of a crossing between Deutz CWD Rosé and Billecart-Salmons Elisabeth Rosé.

The starter was Scallops with carrots and the sweetness of this dish was matched up with 2005 Dönnhoff Riesling Spätlese Norheimer Delchen - a lovely rich, mineral and expressive Riesling.

Luns main course is always served directly from a casserole at the table and an intense dish of French inspired lamb hit us. To go with the lamb we had a Pegau Reservee Madness, where all kinds of different vintages where put on the table.I didn't taste all of them, but a few:
2006: A bit shy, well build, but still with rough tannins.
2005: Almost exotic - a bit fruit crazy, but overall high quality
2004: Very classic - drinking well right now
2003: Opulent, better than others, but 2003 will never be me
2002: Not tasted
2001: Simply gorgeous - has everything, a legendary Pegau
2000: Too hot (as always)
1999: Not tasted
1998: Exotic, but rather charming, lots of fruit - a bit warm finish, but overall stunning.
1998 (Laurence) Very smooth and delicate - perfectly mature now - lovely stuff.

Dessert wine where 2002 Kracher Scheurebe TBA no6 - rather nice and sticky.

Anders - thank you for spoiling us.

Best from,


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