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 30, 2007

MNSC Dinner - Paris 1930

MNSC dinner at Paris 1930 in Taipei, hosted by me.

First flight: featuring two wines from my birth vintage which were part of the 1976 Paris Tasting.
1970 Mouton-Rothschild

1970 Heitz Martha's Vineyard

Second flight:
1975 Haut-Brion

1975 Léoville-Las Cases

Third flight:
1986 Cos d'Estournel

1986 Lynch-Bages

June 22, 2007

1970 BV Georges de Latour

I opened a bottle of 1970 BV Georges de Latour at home and decanted it. The last time I had this was 5 years ago with a bottle purchased while tasting at BV. That was a great bottle and fulfilled all my expectations. Would this bottle be the same, even though I bought it from

The verdict was positive. The wine remained rather closed in the beginning while it was sitting in bottle and later in the closed decanter, but once we started drinking it gradually opened up. At its peak about 2 1/2 hours after opening, the wine was drinking beautifully, with a full-blown nose of sweet red fruits and a hint of smokiness.

My friend Colin just had his birthday a few weeks ago and I realized that he was also born in my year, and had never had anything from his vintage, so this was a nice treat for him. We have both read Taber's Judgement in Paris so he also knew a little about the history of BV and the legendary Andre Tchelistcheff. The 1970 would still have been made by Andre and his son Dmitri.

June 21, 2007

Dagueneau and Jayer-Gilles

Dinner at San San Trois.

Drank 1999 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fume de Pouilly Pur Sang, and the 1990 Jayer-Gilles Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Hauts Poirets.

Full post on dinner is here.

June 11, 2007

MNSC Dinner - Caprice

MNSC dinner at Caprice, hosted by Alexandre.  Pierre Perrin from Beaucastel attended as guest.

First flight:
1991 DRC Echezeaux - 91 points.

1991 DRC Richebourg - 90 points.

Second flight:
1991 DRC La Tâche - 94 points.

1991 DRC Grands-Echezeaux - 95 points.

Third flight:
1989 Guigal La Landonne - 95 points.

1989 Guigal La Turque - 97 points.

June 3, 2007

MNSC Dinner - Tim's Kitchen Macau

MNSC dinner at Tim's Kitchen (桃花源) in Macau, hosted by Dayliao.

First flight:
1976 Penfolds Grange - 91 points.

1976 Penfolds Bin 766 - disqualified.

Second flight:
1996 Leroy Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts - 94 points.

1996 Rouget Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux - 91 points.

Third flight:
1996 Clarendon Hills Old Vines Grenache Kangarilla - 90 points.

1996 Clarendon Hills Astralis - 94 points.

Fourth flight:
2002 Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele - 96 points.

2002 Dominus - 98 points.
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