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December 20, 2010

MNSC Dinner - Wagyu Kaiseki Den

MNSC Dinner at Wagyu Kaiseki Den, hosted by Juliano.  Theme was Margaux vertical.

1989 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses - very oxidized nose, dominated by salty plum (話梅), caramel, minerals, toasty oak and roasted nuts.  Absolutely lovely and beautiful.

1961 Margaux - savory minerals with soy sauce, big smoky nose but with obvious sweet fruit core.  A bit of straw, brett, lead pencil.  Surprisingly sweet on the palate but not sugary.  92 points.  Breathed for 1½ hours in bottle.

1961 Palmer - sweet, grassy, slightly herbal and vegetal nose, with a little mushroom and light smoke.  Slightly more tannic than the '61 Margaux.  94 points.  Breathed for 1½ hours in bottle.

1990 Margaux - really sweet and jammy, with minerals, a little metallic and sharp, a bit smoky, exotic and tropical fruits like lychee.  Wow!  What an amazing wine!  Finish was a little weak so this was just short of perfection.  96 points.  2 hours in decanter.

1995 Margaux - brett, medicinal, a bit of smoke, a little sharp but with some sweet fruit.  94 points.

1986 Margaux - lots of sweet grass, a bit smoky, slightly green and vegetal, smoky, brett, minty with minerals.  92 points.

1988 Margaux - smoky, brett, nose a little muted.  Slightly more tannic.

Full post on dinner is here.

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