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June 25, 2010

Mixing French and Japanese whites

Dinner at Fook Lam Moon (福臨門).

2003 Moët et Chandon Grand Vintage - opened two bottles.
1996 Hugel Riesling Vendage Tardive en magnum - I finally brought out another one of these.  Pretty classic Riesling... lots of plastic, floral (osmanthus?) notes, sweet, orange and honey.  Sweet on the palate thanks to this being a late harvest wine.

There was also a bottle of Oka Ichirin (桜華一輪), a very nice daiginjo sake (大吟醸酒).  This offering from Sakura Masamune (櫻正宗) came with a seimaibuai (精米歩合) of only 37%, and was pretty fragrant and slightly dry and spicy finish, despite the slight sweetness mid-palate.

Full post on dinner is here.

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