This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

May 9, 2011

French mix with German Riesling

Dinner at On Lot 10.

2005 Louise Brison Brut - yeasty and mineral notes, with a slightly acidic finish.

1994 Von Schubert Riesling Auslese Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg - I didn't want to bring something French and the Specialist warned me against bringing anything Californian or Chinese, so I wasn't left with a whole lotta choice from my cellar at home...  This was perfect - a huge nose with loads of plastic, polyurethane and petrol - everything an aged Riesling should be.  Also notes of honey, white flowers and white pepper.  This was still drinking beautifully 5 hours after I first opened it.  Wow!

1999 Vogüé Bourgogne Blanc - a little sweet on the nose, with pineapple and coconut notes like a piña colada... didn't open up for a while.

2000 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles - a little sweet on the nose with lemon and straw notes, very hot and alcoholic, and kinda acidic mid-palate.

1999 Lucien Boillot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cherbaudes - smoky, nice and fruity with black prunes.

1997 Dujac Clos de la Roche - nice and open, plummy, black fruits, slightly sour on the nose, with a little dried herbs like Chinese licorice (甘草).  Lovely.

2004 Henri Bonneau Réserve des Célestins - lots of potpourri, pine needle and mint.  Huge, sweet, concentrated and alcoholic nose.  This was a little young but I could see the potential in another 10 years or so.

Full post on dinner is here.

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