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September 11, 2010

Good value old vintages

Dinner at Robuchon a Galera in Macau.

1989 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste Hune Vendages Tardives - definitely petrol, and the nose was very ripe, round and sweet. Notes of peaches, botrytis, orange marmalade, a little floral... and some butter in the end. Definitely some residual sugar, something between kabinett and spätlese. A very beautiful wine.

1992 Henri Clerc Bâtard-Montrachet - this took a bit of time, but we had a fine bottle of wine in front of us when it finally opened up. The nose was pretty funky at first, with a hint of straw, wheat and definitely camphor - smelling like some kind of Chinese medicinal tonic that one rubs on oneself to relieve muscle aches... From the second pour, some toast emerged along with ripeness and sweetness, with corn and almost nutty nose. Very perfurmed on the palate as well as the finish. Not bad at all!

1985 Dominique Laurent Latricieres-Chambertin - we pre-ordered this bottle, and the sommelier decided to open it as we were running out of our first bottle of white - without realizing that we would be ordering another bottle. It was a while before we got to taste the bottle, and we were concerned that there would be too much aeration. Nose of mushrooms and grilled meats. Pretty muted at first but developed well after a while. Light and elegant.

Full post on dinner is here.

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