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.

August 13, 2007

1998 Smith Haut Lafitte

1998 Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge - drank a half-bottle at Ukai-tei Ginza (うかい亭 銀座). Classically French and ready to drink.

Full post on dinner is here.

August 10, 2007

Dinner at Brian's

In Tokyo staying with Brian and Cow, and Brian cooked dinner for us again. 

Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label NV - something to get us started

1996 Peter Michael Belle Cote - now mature with a nose of sweet, buttery flavor

1967 Marey-Monges Romanee-Saint-Vivant - initially we found it a bit "cooked" since I smelled stewed prunes in the nose.  Gradually opened up and became pretty amazing after a little more aeration.
1993 Domaine d'Auvenay Bonnes Mares - opened up very nicely and drank very well.

I was very drunk by this time, but we finally opened up the half bottle of 1999 Guigal Condrieu Luminescence, the first vintage of the wine that Guigal made in the traditional way. I smelled overripe melons, citrus and pears, and absolutely loved it.

Full post on dinner is here.
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