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May 8, 2010

Three whites for a summer lunch

Lunch at Chez Les Copains.

1988 Jacquesson (disgorged July 2006) - woody, toasty nose with honey, lemon citrus, smoky notes with a hint of straw. Kind of sweet on the palate, which is surprising given there was no dosage added. Brought by a friend.

2004 Kongsgaard VioRus - I was a little worried when I pulled the cork, because the cork was a little musty and, well, I was afraid that the wine would be corked. But the wine turned out to be fine. Lots of honey and apricot, with some minerals and metallic notes. Sweet on the palate with the slightest hint of tartness on the finish. The wine has been aged for a few years, so the fresh, floral scents one normally gets from Viognier is gone. But I love aged white wines for their oxidized nose, and especially this one for the sweetness.

2006 Bernard Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes - I started drinking this about 2 hours after pulling the cork, and initially was very disappointed. I thought I had breathed it a little too long and the wine was flat. I ended up dunking it in the ice bucket for a while to cool it down, and sure enough, there was significant improvement. Sweet nose of strawberries and minerals. Still a little tannic on the palate.

Full post on lunch is here.

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