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May 29, 2010

Awesome wines at Acker auction

Day 2 at Acker Hong Kong IX.

2000 Pichon-Lalande - classic nose of coffee, smoke, grilled meats and a little peppery. What you would expect from a Pauillac from this vintage.

1995 Gaja Costa Russi - smoky and coffee notes on top of a very sweet nose. What a wonderful wine... Finish was still kinda tannic, though... Drank from a second bottle later in the day which was also beautiful, with smoky and soy sauce notes.

1993 Henri Jayer Cros Parantoux - sweet red fruits with a hint of smoke. Acidity was pretty high. Honestly...if I actually paid for this bottle I'd be pretty disappointed...

1999 Rouget Echezeaux - I didn't see the vintage on the bottle, but guess it was the '99 that I drank last night. Nose was very open with game meats, very sweet, fruity and smoky. Acidity was fairly high. Judging by the nose alone this blew the Jayer away... But then again, it is a much better vintage.

1982 La Mission Haut-Brion - it's been a long time since I last tasted this wine, and it was nothing like I remembered! The nose was huge, with loads of smoke, soy sauce, dried oysters, a hint of brett and a bit of fruit struggling to break free. The wine was almost salty on the palate... Finally, there was some rust and nori (のり) seaweed on the nose.

2000 Guigal La Mouline - beautiful sweet fruit, mint, orange, a little gamey, a hint of floral notes I would expect from La Mouline. What a beautiful wine... I'd be happy drinking this any day of the week.

2006 Ausone - finally! My friend remembered that I was dying to taste this, and made sure I got some in my glass... Huge, explosive nose that was so jammy, minty, vanilla, tropical fruit, marzipan, with a hint of smoke, toffee and cinnamon. I loooooove this stuff. Yes, I do like very extracted wines...

2007 Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet - way too cold when it was poured... Nose of butter, oak and minerals. Acidity was pretty high.

Full post on the auction is here.

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