Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Adding to the collection

Today was a good day. Good, but I had one of those introspective moments that makes you stop and think. My Humanities final exam was today, with my roommate. My sis. It was also her last exam in Waterloo. I still can't get over the fact that we're done living with each other. It's weird - it'll take an adjustment, not seeing someone that you've spent every day with for the past year. Having pulled an all-nighter, I think I did well during the final. Professor suprised me with the fact that there was going to be 200 questions. I went in under the impression that there was only 100.

We all went out for dinner tonight, my roommates and Alan. There's not that many dependable places in Waterloo to eat besides Ben Thanh, and even this place isn't all that great. Our last dinner together in Waterloo.

Some great news today. Arranged with the LCBO stores at First Canadian Place and Bayview Village to transfer a few bottles of the 2004 Chateau La Lagune. Very, very excited to receive this wine, it's a Troisieme Grand Cru Classe of the Haut Medoc. It's the first property entering the Medoc, and personally, it's one of my favourites. I've drank the 1986, and the elegance and purity of the wine were stunning. Absolutely stunning.

Some other wines coming my way are of course, my 2005 Chateau L'Arrosee and the 2005 Rauzan-Gassies. Also, my 1980 and 1981 Kopke Colheita Port. And finally, the icing on the cake, the centerpiece, the bottle I've been waiting for, for 6 months: my 1986 Glenfarclas Family Casks Scotch.

Unfortunately, I'll only have one day to pick up my wines. The 24th. Hopefully, everything will have arrived.

And by the way, I opened a bottle of Muscat de Rivesaltes. First time I've had wine from this region. It's a sweet, fortified wine made from the muscat grape. Velvety in all its fruit-bomb glory, and just not for me. Lacks...something.

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