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March 14, 2012

Drinking Colgins with Ann Colgin

Dinner at Justin's Signature in Taipei with Ann Colgin and Joe Wender.

Ruinart Brut Rosé - nose of minerals and salty, preserved plum.

2007 Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard - smoke, a little burnt, sweet red fruits and mint.  Really big and alcoholic, with big tannins.  After a pause, the nose became amazingly sweet, like an explosion of muscovado, along with pine needle.  Slightly bitter on mid-palate and finish, along with some exotic spices.  A really lovely wine.  Pity this was the last vintage ever produced.

1997 Colgin Herb Lamb Vineyard - initially the nose was bigger, more fruity and opulent.  Softer tannins.  Fragrant and lovely.  Decanted for 3 hours prior to serving.

2005 Colgin Cariad - smoky, a hint of dustiness, more like a classic Bordeaux.  Full bodied and can feel the tannins.  Nice sweet fruit.

1999 Colgin Cariad - a little Chinese medicine to start, plus a little green pepper and a little smoke.  Evolved and lovely.

2007 Colgin IX Estate Red - a little cardboard at first, alcoholic… but turned out I had a bad glass.  With the second glass there was smoke, still alcoholic but this was lovely, with notes of coffee.

2005 Colgin IX Estate Red - minty, fruity, a very big wine with big tannins still.  A little smoke, a bit alcoholic with sweet fruit.

2004 Colgin IX Estate Syrah - really sweet, floral, alcoholic and chocolate notes.  A really awesome wine!

Adjourned to Max Bordeaux/Wine Gallery and Cellar for more wine.

2008 Calon-Ségur - really sweet nose, vanilla, candy and cedar notes.  Still alcoholic.  Showing very well.

2008 Cos d'Estournel - forest, dried herbs and mint.

2008 Lynch-Bages - relatively closed compared to the other two.  Minty and alcoholic.

Full post on dinner is here.

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