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January 17, 2009

Old Champagne and Riesling

Dinner at Pierre.

1983 Dom Perignon - with more than 20 years of bottle age, this is now a beautiful Champagne. Classic nose with caramel, iron rust, oxidized pear, honey and marmalade. Color is now golden. Still plenty of bubbles left but a lot smoother. How I love old Champagne...

1994 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Herrenberg Riesling Auslese - we are all big fans of Riesling, and this one was a great example of how good this varietal can be. An amazing nose of petrol, minerals, acetone, sweet pear and a bit of green apple. It's actually not as sweet on the palate as I expected. This was a great wine, and I'm gonna hold on to the remaining bottles in my cellar...

Full post on dinner is here.

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