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January 24, 2009

Ramonet Chassagne and Beringer Merlot

Dinner at Chefshow Time (阿正廚坊) in Taipei.

2001 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Boudriotte - I bought this just before dinner. I've always liked the 2001 whites from Ramonet, and this proved to be a beautiful wine. Wonderful nose of honey, straw, sweet grass, orange blossom, honeydew, oxidized pear and lemon. Very slightly acidic on the finish.

1997 Beringer Merlot Howell Mountain - I bought a ton of this wine a few years ago when it was offered on sale, and it is still drinking nicely. Nose initially showed mint and eucalyptus on top of red fruits, then it was a bit medicinal and showed sweet vanilla. Since this wasn't decanted, it actually took a bit of time for the nose to open up. This wine is still going strong and I will have a few more years to enjoy and run down my inventory.

Full post on dinner is here.

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