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February 11, 2009

A couple of Burgs

Dinner at Cuisine Cuisine (國金軒).

2005 Jean-Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Blanc - a flinty nose with mineral, grass and lemon citrus notes. Being from the fantastic 2005 vintage, the wine was ripe on the palate but a bit tart on the finish.

1998 Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Combe-du-Dessus - I bought a case of this wine years ago and have had quite a few great bottles since, but this particular bottle needed a bit more coaxing - the bouquet didn't develop fully until almost 3 hours after opening. Nose of sweet strawberries and plum, with oriental spice, game meats and forest. Good body and structure here, and still a nice wine to drink. It's really unfortunate that Denis decided to commit suicide in 2006 after a long bout with depression.

Full post on dinner is here.

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