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December 25, 2012

Wines for Christmas

Lunch at a friend's house for Christmas.

Cédric Bouchard Inflorescence Blanc de Noirs Val Vilaine (vintage unknown) - lovely honey and apricot notes.  Very vibrant and lively on the palate.

2004 Batailley - classic nose, smooth on the palate but still got that concentration right at the finish.

1994 Chapoutier Ermitage L'Orée en magnum - first whiff showed slight dusty notes, leading me to suspect a corked bottle.  Sipping the wine confirmed that the wine was completely flat with no length.  Poured the entire magnum down the drain.  Disappointed with my so-called contribution.

1995 Vieux Château Certan en magnum - opened and decanted just prior to serving.  Smoke, brett, dried herbs and potpourri, cedar and sweet on the nose.  Not bad.  My contribution.

2006 Dolce - honey, tangerine and polyurethane.  A little sharp and pungent still.

Full post on lunch is here.

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