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September 9, 2018

Keller Jubilee, Montrose

Dinner at Sing Gor Private Kitchen in Macau.

Georges Vesselle Cuvée Juline - nice and rounded, pretty easy to drink.


2012 Roses de Jeanne Les Ursules, dégorgée en Avril 2016 - bigger nose and more concentration on the palate.

1994 Montrose, en magnum - smoky, minty, a bit earthy.  A little too warm, and still got tannins here.


2012 Keller Nierstein Hipping Riesling Großes Gewächs Trocken Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth - a little petrol, good acidity, flinty.  Served a little warmer than optimal temperature.

Full post on dinner is here.

1996 Lynch-Bages

Lunch at Wing Lei Palace.

1996 Lynch-Bages, en magnum - served half an hour after decanting.  One hour after decanting this was very smooth on the palate but needed to be chilled.  Showed much better after two hours. 

Full post on lunch is here.

September 8, 2018

Beaufort, Togni and more

Dinner at Robuchon au Dôme in Macau.

1996 André Beaufort Ambonnay Brut, dégorgée en Janvier 2012 - interesting nose that almost reminded me of Chinese sour plum.  Flinty and mineral.

2011 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere - nice ripeness here without sweetness, with good acidity balance.  A little hot on the palate.  Later on the nose grew bigger and more toasty.

2007 Vincent Girardin Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres - nice and balanced, rounded on the palate with good acidity.  Showed better than the Boillot.

1990 Philip Togni - starting serving 15 minutes after decanting, and the wine opened after another 30 minutes in glass.  Big nose of pencil lead, cigar smoke, earthy, and green pepper notes.  Not as much sweet fruit as expected.  Very nicely balanced.

1995 Tirecul La Gravière Cuvée Madame - nice and sweet.  Mature now, with honey and a little nutty notes.  So thick and viscous on the palate.


Full post on dinner is here.

1959 and 1976 riesling

Lunch at The Eight in Macau.

1976 Joh.Jos. Christoffel Wehelener Sonnenuhr Auslese***** - orange marmalade, finish a little short at first.  Needed chilling and opening up.  Good depth later on the palate, round and viscous, with a bit of honey and polyurethane.  Beautiful after opening up.

1959 Anheuser Schloßböckelheimer Felsenberg Riesling Feine Auslese - really complex, with a little exotic spices like nutmeg.  Nice bit of acidity on the back, with a bit more raisin and black grapes, and a hint of savory notes at the end.  After proper aeration the palate grew stronger and the finish got longer.

Full post on lunch is here.

September 3, 2018

Wines for ceviche

Dinner at ICHU.


2014 Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine, dégorgée en Avril 2016 - nice and a little ripe on the palate.

2012 Tabalí Chardonnay Talinay Coastal Limestone Vineyard - definitely plenty of ripeness on the nose, rounded on the palate with some acidity.


2015 Selvadolce Terrazze dell'Imperiese Rucantù - this was kinda big, a little sweet, a little pungent and fizzy on the nose.

2014 Riccitelli Riccitelli and Father - very fragrant and a bit minty.


Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru, dégorgée en Juillet 2008 - nice and ripe with marmalade notes, almost grassy, and definitely Chinese licorice.

Full post on dinner is here.

September 2, 2018

Mixed bag for Sunday

Dinner at Xin Rong Ji.

2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes - pretty ripe and buttery, with a little toast.

1996 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon - very toasty.  Good acidity here but also some ripeness.


1996 von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abstberg Riesling Spätlese-trocken - nose was very ripe with tons of honey and marmalade.  Very dry on the palate with high acidity levels, but not entirely crisp and with some ripeness.

2015 Rouget Bourgogne - very fragrant, fruity with eucalyptus.  Soft on the palate.

2007 Friggiali Brunello di Montalcino - a little hint of mint and herbs, with acidity on the palate.


Full post on dinner is here.

September 1, 2018

Cabernet night

Dinner at Beefbar.

Legras et Haas Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - pretty smooth and easy drinking, nice and rounded on the palate, some ripeness, a little toast.

1985 Cos d'Estournel - classic claret with smoky, toasty, minty nose with pencil lead and cedar.  Very lovely.

1989 Clinet - decanted for 1 hour prior to serving.  Fragrant nose with cedar and smoke.  Sweet on the palate.

2000 Sloan - opened for 3 hours and decanted just prior to serving.  Still sweet on the palate.  Ripe and almost jammy, with plenty of woody fragrance, a little mint and eucalyptus.  Still got a hint of sharpness and almost a little metallic iron.

Full post on dinner is here.

August 29, 2018

Bornard and Müller

Dinner at Neighborhood.

2015 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett - a little floral and fragrant.  Both sweetness and acidity were very pronounced.

2015 Bornard Les Gaudrettes - cloudy, flinty, a little pear.

2012 Sante Marie Brunello di Montalcino Colleoni - fragrant, really floral, sweet on the palate but a little savory on the finish.

Full post on dinner is here.
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