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May 3, 2008

White Burg and Bordeaux varietals

Dinner at Legend Concept.

2005 Bernard Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot - very ripe, sweet with chewy fat on the palate. Classic toasty oak and minerals on the nose, with a medium long finish. This wine is ready to drink now, given the power of this awesome vintage.

1998 Hacienda Monasterio Reserva Especial - now this was an interesting wine, made by Peter Sissek of Pingus fame. The nose was classic Right Bank Bordeaux, sweet and ripe, with familiar farmy, gamey notes. It was a full-boded wine and the tannins were still pretty heavy. Very delish for a Bordeaux blend from the Ribera del Duoro.

1995 Shafer Hillside Select - ripe fruit in the nose as one would expect from a Californian, but after a while the wine was actually more like a Left Bank Bordeaux. A very full-bodied wine, but a little disappointed.

2004 Suduiraut en demi-bouteille - lots of ripe apricot, melon, orange and honey. A little young but already delicious, and a perfect way to end the evening.

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