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October 20, 2007

Two New World Syrahs

Dinner at Le Platane in Shanghai with Dr. Poon.

The first bottle we drank was a house Australian Syrah made for the restaurant. Incredibly, it tasted so much like a Côte-Rôtie I would never have guessed it was Aussie! The wine was drinking beautifully and I am sure that it would not have cost an arm and a leg.

The second bottle of the night was the 1999 Sine Qua Non The Marauder, which was part of the case that I shared with Dr. Poon. The wine had obviously softened quite a bit since I last drank it a few years ago, but it still packed a wallop of minerals (to me the nose is still full of iron and hence reminds me of blood...)

Full post on dinner is here.

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