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October 11, 2012

Bodegas Chacra dinner

Dinner at Café Gray Deluxe in Hong Kong, hosted by Italian Wine Merchants in conjunction with Piero Incisa della Rocchetta.

2010 Chacra Barda - floral nose with dried herbs, rich, jammy and sweet with a bit of sulfur.  Very nice wine to start with.

2010 Chacra Cincuenta y Cinco - elegant and floral, with animal notes and leather.  Very lovely and sweet on the nose, showing a hint of tobacco and mint.  Finely balanced on the palate at 11.5% alcohol from a cool vintage.

2009 Chacra Cincuenta y Cinco - a much bigger wine than the 2010, from a hotter vintage and weighing in at 14% alcohol.  Nose of forest, potpourri and very sweet.  Sharp on the nose with lots of concentration here.

2010 Chacra Treinta y Dos - sweet and jammy but definitely showing its character from the cool vintage.  A bit of smoke, mint, pine needle, coffee, leather, smoked meat and bacon fat.  Lovely.

2007 Chacra Treinta y Dos - seems much cooler compared to the 2010.  Showing mineral and metallic notes, a slight hint of brett.  Acidity is higher on the palate, and actually pretty grippy at the same time.

2008 Chacra Mainqué - ripe, jammy and sweet.  Minty and a little vegetal with a bit of smoke.

2009 Chacra Mainqué - nose was luscious at first, then got a little leaner, showing smoky notes.

2007 Sassicaia in magnum - surprisingly a little dusty, smoky, then suddenly showing sweet and tropical notes along with caramel.  Lovely to drink now like so many other 2007 Tuscans.

Full post on dinner is here.

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