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December 9, 2008

White wines for oysters

Dinner at Nine.Line Oyster & Grill.

2004 William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses - Chablis is one of the best matches for oysters, in no small way due to the fact that the sub-soil contains fossilized oyster shells. The wine had a steely, flinty nose with lemon notes. The finish was very long and dry.

We followed with a bottle of daiginjo sake. This was on the sweet side, and worked perfectly well to balance the briney flavors of the oysters in the mouth, almost like a palate cleanser! I must remember this next time.

2004 Didier Dagueneau Silex - an explosive nose of minerals, green apples and muscat. Steely acidity cuts through the flavors. What a wonderful wine that is giving so much now, without having realized its full potential.

2005 Domaine de la Mordorée Lirac Cuvée de la Reine des Bois - the violet, floral notes were really nice. It's also a treat to drink something that is produced in reasonably small quantities.

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