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April 14, 2008

MNSC Dinner - Yung Kee 4th Floor

MNSC dinner at Yung Kee's 4th Floor (蘭亭閣), hosted by Pineapple.  The theme for the evening was 1978 horizontal.

1988 Pol Roger - very sharp, acidic finish. I did not care much for this wine.

First flight:
1978 Robert Groffier Bonnes Mares - classic Burgundy nose, a little thin on the body which indicated that there was considerable age in this wine. Rim was a little orange.

1978 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 1 - tasted like a classic Bordeaux in blind tasting, with typical smoky nose. None of us except the nose had heard of Conn Creek, since the winery is no longer in existence. But a little research showed that Conn Creek actually produced wine from the famed Eisele Vineyard for the 1974 vintage.

I was pretty drunk by the time the second flight came around, and really couldn't taste much of anything...So no tasting notes for the following wines.

1978 Camille Giroud Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens
1978 Vieux Telegraphe Le Crau
1978 Paul Jaboulet Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

As a number of us guessed that the wines were from Burgundy when they were in fact from Rhone, it demonstrated to us once again that old wines from the two regions tend to converge in character.

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