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September 24, 2010

Marsanne + Pinot

Dinner at Otto e Mezzo.

1991 Chapoutier Ermitage de L'Orée - I always found this to be an underrated wine... This took a little time to really open up. Fragrant and floral, with toasty popcorn notes, sweet and some minerals. The wine was a little short mid-palate but had a long finish that was a little alcoholic. Pretty good stuff.

1985 Louis Remy Latricières-Chambertin - we had talked about drinking mature and good-valued wines from this little-known domaine, and tonight I finally had the opportunity to do it.  A little smoky, with notes of berries, dried strawberries and game meats. A little alcoholic, and acidity was slightly high.

1990 Chapoutier Hermitage Vin de Paille - what a lovely wine! Very nutty and complex nose, very sweet like honeydew melon and Medjool dates, apricot, candied pineapple, botrytis, marmalade and a hint of acetone. The wine was a little viscous, with rich, grapey flavors like eiswein. Such a treat to drink this mature and interesting expression of Marsanne.

Full post on dinner is here.

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