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August 6, 1999

Hermitage and Merlot

Drinks at brown after dinner.

1991 Jaboulet La Chapelle - should begin to reach maturity in 2000, and it shows.  Still fairly tannic, it improved with breathing.  Concentrated and full-bodied, the Syrah character shows through.  Much harder than Southern Rhone with the Grenach mixed in.  Could use more aging.  Bought from Remy for HKD 308.

1996 Phelps Merlot - again the sweetness showed through and this is truly a delicious wine.

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