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October 5, 2010

1940 Angelus

1940 Angelus - drank at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Taipei for dad's 70th.   I didn't have any expections for this wine.  After all we've drunk bottles of Latour and Haut-Brion in the past, and 1940 ain't exactly a stellar vintage. Still, it was the significance of the vintage.  Benoit didn't decant the wine, and poured it into glass pretty much right after opening.  Initially there was nothing but preserved plums in the nose, although it wasn't as intensely savory as I'd expected.  There was also some sun-dried tomatoes and a hint of smoked meats.  The wine improved after a wine and gained a little more body.  Nothing spectacular but it served its purpose well tonight.

Full post on dinner is here.

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