This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

June 22, 2020

1970 Montrose

Drinking at home.

1970 Montrose - served after 15 minutes in decanter.  Some smoke, leather, and prunes.  Very smooht and silky on the palate.  More open about 30 minutes in, with fragrant notes of cedar and pencil lead.

June 20, 2020

70 mags and more

Dinner at Yong Fu.

1970 Moët et Chandon Grand Vintage Collection, en magnum, dégorgée novembre 1999 - really fragrant nose, with marmalade, honey, Chinese licorice.  A little savory, and just lovely.  Picked this up from a Sotheby's auction a few years ago when this collection was released from the house.

2002 Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon, en magnum - much more toasty on the nose, yeasty, nutty.  Very lovely.

2007 Arnaud Ente Meursault Les Petits Charrons, en magnum - really beautiful.  Lots of lemon citrus, and enough ripeness on the palate balanced out by good acidity.  Flinty, a little buttery.

2008 Dugat-Py Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot - pretty flinty and mineral, with sugar cane notes.

2007 Hospices de Beaune Clos de la Roche Cuvée Georges Kritter, mis en bouteille par Domaine Ponsot - very fragrant with a little cedar and beautiful fruit.

1970 Ducru-Beaucaillou, en magnum - decanted just before serving.  Nose of cigar smoke, a little green pepper, black tea, and soy sauce.


Full post on dinner is here.

June 19, 2020

Calon Segur, Kistler, and more

Drinking at home.


2014 Gut Oggau Joschuari - lots of forest, potpourri, a little pungent, mineral.

Drinking at a friend's home.

2003 Calon Segur, en magnum - lots of vanilla, smoky, sweetish on the palate.  Really fragrant.  Awesome tasted together with Saint-Marcellin.

2003 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard - a little rubbery on the nose, with leather and black cherry notes.

June 13, 2020

1976 J. de Telmont

Drinking at a friend's home.

1976 J. de Telmont Heritage Blanc, dégorgée le 31 Mai 2011 - very oxidized, caramelized, with salted plum.  Definitely salty on the palate, with mineral, marmalade notes.  A little bitter.  Very rounded and balanced, and easy to drink.

June 12, 2020

2018 Jadot Chablis

Dinner at Fish Bar.

2018 Louis Jadot Chablis - riper than expected, but still toasty.

June 7, 2020

Jyuyondai and Moutard

Lunch at Seventh Son.


2009 Moutard Cuvée des 6 Cépages, dégorgée le 2 juillet 2019 - a little dusty, flinty, a little ripe.

Jyuyondai Red Label - banana, melon, glutinous rice balls, very fragrant, with good depth on the palate.

Full post on lunch is here.

June 6, 2020

05 Kistler Durell

Drinking at home.

2005 Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard - very much overripe and oxidized.  Lots of marmalade, honey, Chinese angelica, orange blossom, flinty, Anjou pear.  A little bitter on the finish.

May 30, 2020

1997 Petit Mouton

Dinner at Nikushou.  After losing Kuma.

1997 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild - decanted right before serving.  Very smooth on the palate, acidity a little higher than expected, and this was a lighter vintage for sure.  Smoky, woodsy, cassis, and tobacco.
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