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March 19, 2012

5 Burgs and a Cali

Dinner at Tutto Bello in Taipei.

2004 Domaine de la Bongran Viré-Clessé Cuvée E.J. Thévenet - lots of toast, sweet, toasty corn, a hint of citrus.  Very lovely nose.  Pretty ripe on the palate, with some acidity.  A wine that punches above its weight.

2004 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon - much bigger nose of toast, sweet and ripe on the nose.  Later on a little acidity showed up on the palate.  Clearly a few classes above the last wine.

2007 Arietta On the White Keys - I detected pipi de chat in the first whiff, slightly pungent, which faded gradually.  Very sweet and tropical, showing ripe peaches.  Too ripe on the palate, which led to a somewhat bitter finish.  Eventually notes of green apples and muscat emerged, typical of the dominant Sauvignon Blanc in the blend, as well as plenty of flint and minerals.

2000 Perrot-Minot Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes - very fruity, lots of red fruits, a little grilled meats, a little smoky and fatty.  Pretty nice.

2007 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py Cuvée 3.14 - I was so happy to see someone has brought this bottle, since I have a magnum of the same wine but have yet to taste it.  Distinct nose of forest and pine needles, potpourri and mint.  Clearly more tannic.  Very interesting and enjoyable.

2003 Frédéric Esmonin Mazy-Chambertin - tighter on the nose, with ripe fruit, a little grilled meats.  Later on a little plastic showed up in the nose.  Still somewhat tannic.

Full post on dinner is here.

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