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October 27, 2010

Krug Champagne in the Krug Room

Dinner at the Krug Room

Krug Grande Cuvée - always my favorite and did not disappoint. Honey, lightly toasted oak, yeast and a little sweet on the nose. Kinda acidic.

Krug Grande Cuvée en magnum - I figured we wouldn't have enough alcohol so I brought the magnum that I was dying to get rid of... Definitely more "fresh" and lively compared to the 2 bottles we drank up earlier.

1998 Krug - pretty sweet and toasty nose, with lots of ripeness and caramel later on as it opened up more.

1970 Montrose - given to the birthday boy as a present, the condition of this bottle (sourced from my friend at Altaya Wines) was impeccable. Exactly what I would want and expect from this wine. Mint, sweet grass, sweet fruit, cigar smoke and even some savory notes. The wine has clearly aged and developed but it tasted incredibly fresh and vibrant.

Krug Rosé - minerals and oak, with some salty preserved plum (話梅) in the nose.

Estrella Damm Inedit - this was the famous "El Bulli beer", as it was made by Estrella Damm especially for Ferran Adria and his team. The label says it's brewed with spices, and I definitely thought it was a floral, fruity version of Hoegaarden. After all, the beer was brewed from hops and wheat, so there are similarities with the famous Belgian white beer.

Full notes on dinner is here.

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