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November 4, 2010

A pair of Rhone blends

Dinner at Kin's Kitchen (留家廚房).

2009 Doyenne Métier Blanc - this is a blend of Viognier and Roussanne from Washington, and showed a really big, floral nose that was sweet and vibrant, with tropical fruits and candied pomelo rind. Really lovely.

1998 Clos du Mont-Olivet Selection Reflets - I was disappointed in this bottle. The nose was obviously oxidized and cooked, with ripe strewed fruits and sweetness, along with smoke and very pronounced preserved plums (話梅). Also a little bit of violet on the palate, which actually was pretty flat. Maybe the wine was just a little too warm and could have used a bit of cooling down.

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