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February 25, 2008

MNSC Dinner - Caprice

MNSC dinner at Caprice, hosted by Alexandre.

We started with a bottle of 2002 vintage Champagne, a blanc de blancs from a house whose name I do not recall. Not bad although it's clearly a bit young.

2005 Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets - this was an amazing wine! Powerful and explosive nose of flint, minerals, sweet corn, butter and toasty oak. This was probably the wine of the evening. Very impressed and dying to get my hands on some.

The theme for the rest of the evening was 1966 horizontal.

First flight:
1966 La Lagune - classic Bordeaux, with nose of sweet fruit, sweet grass, green peppers and smoky, gravel

1966 Calon Sègur - madeirized with nose of stewed prunes

Second flight - a trio of St - Julien
1966 Beychevelle

1966 Léoville Poyferré

1966 Talbot

All three wines showed amazing concentration, with tell-tale grassy nose with a hint of green pepper. The wines were amazingly young and there was no way that we could have guessed that the wines were 40 years old! All of us guessed that the wines were from the better vintages in the 80's - '85, '86 and '88. Needless to say we were 20 years off the mark!

Full post on dinner is here.

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