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March 29, 2009

Drinking at Acker Auction III

Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

1998 Kongsgaard Chardonnay - generously shared by a friend.  Strong nose of straw, cheese, sweet honey, flint and lemon citrus. A bit acidic on the palate.

2004 Comte de Vogüé Bonnes-Mares - a bit disappointing at first, with smoky, minty nose and brett and forest notes. It was acidic on the palate. The second pour was much better as sweet fruit notes emerged.

2005 Magrez Fombrauge - this was much more interesting. This is Bernard Magrez' garagiste wine, made from a tiny parcel out of the Fombrauge vineyard. I remember that the debut vintage of 2000 received rave reviews from Parker (98 points), and it's made in tiny quantities. None of us have ever had this wine before. The 2005 tasted like a New World wine - very concentrated fruit, with notes of coffee, vanilla, mint and toasty new oak. Still a young wine so there was plenty of tannin on the tongue.

Full post on the auction is here.

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