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May 27, 2011

Drinking with James Suckling

Lunch at Fook Lam Moon (福臨門) with James Suckling.

1970 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Spälese - this bottle came from a lot that I bid on behalf of my friend at Acker earlier in the year, after securing a case for myself.  Classic nose of minerals and petrol, along with clean, sharp lemon rind.  On the palate it was clearly off-dry, but with only a little bit of detectable sweetness.  I had fairly low expectation for this wine, having little experience with the ageability of spälese, so I was pleasantly surprised.  I'm looking forward to opening more bottles of this!

1995 Leroy Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes - minty, fruity, plummy with dried fruits and dried herbs.  Very smooth on the palate.  Very elegant and not the powerful, big wines that we sometimes get from Madame Leroy.  Went very well with the soya chicken.

Full post on lunch is here.

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