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August 23, 2012

Jolivet, Andrew Will and Araujo

Dinner at Grand Hyatt Steakhouse in Hong Kong.

2010 Pascal Jolivet Pouilly-Fumé - green apple, flint, white flower, muscat.  Acidity mid-palate and finish was quite high.  Together with the lobster, the minerality really came out… perhaps not the best pairing.

2007 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard - minty, really sweet and syrupy, very ripe on the nose.  The alcohol at 14.5% was so sharp that it burned my nostrils.  Blend is dominated by Cab Franc for this vintage (45%).

2007 Araujo Syrah Eisele Vineyard - not surprisingly this wine was really concentrated, really sweet on the nose, with a little vanilla and some smoke.  With a little time it opened up to reveal aromatic coffee and muscovado notes.  The wine showed lot of alcohol at 14.8%, and burned the back of my throat as it went down.  Needs a few more years, or at least another hour in the decanter...

Full post on dinner is here.

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