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November 2, 2011

83 La Mouline, Selosse Exquise and more

Dinner at Fan Tang in Hong Kong.

Jacques Selosse Exquise - a bit acidic on the nose, a little fruity.  Definitely a sec and not a brut, very round and voluptuous on the palate.  The finished seemed slightly bitter at first.  Nose of dried straw.  Much better after 15 minutes.  30 minutes after opening, the nose really opened up to show minerals and salty plum (話梅).  I chose this for our lady who prefers Champagnes that are not so "aggressive" and more like wine, and this seemed to have done the trick.

1983 Guigal La Mouline - double decanted at home.  A little brett and medicinal at first, which was surprising.  Slightly mineral.  The second pour after 2.5 hours was very sweet, plummy, a bit smoky, gamey, and a little dirty.  Sweet on palate with very silky tannins.  The finish was a little short.  Black olive and savory.  Pretty disappointing considering this is my favorite vintage of my favorite wine, although perhaps I had allowed it to over-breathe.  Seems that the last bottle I had from my cellar also underperformed...

After dinner drinks at a friend's place.

2003 Lascombes - very sweet and ripe, with coconut butter, smoke, dried herbs, a little woodsy and coffee notes.  Drinking pretty well despite the young age.

Full post on dinner is here.

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