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May 8, 2014

MNSC Dinner - Derby Restaurant

MNSC dinner at the Derby Restaurant of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, hosted by Dr. Poon.

1982 Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche - really ripe and sweet, with marmalade, mineral and grassy notes on the nose.  Ripe on the palate, short finish.

First pair: opened 30 minutes and decanted 10 minutes prior to serving
1975 Trotanoy - pretty farmy, bacon fat, a little sharp alcohol in the nose.  A little smoky and plummy, a little savory, and slightly exotic towards the end.  94 points.

1975 La Conseillante - sweet, ripe, a little earthy, smoky, pencil lead.  A leaner wine compared to the Trot.  92 points.

Second pair: opened 2½ hours prior to serving but not decanted
1982 Palmer - smoky, a little sharp alcohol, savory on the palate with some ripe fruit.  92 points.

1982 Latour a Pomerol - smoky, pencil lead, a little farmy, smoky and coffee notes.  Really opened up after 3 hours. 94 points.

Third pair:
1991 Chapoutier Le Pavillon - sweet fruit, a little farmy on the nose.  94 points.  I've tasted this wine (and other Chapoutier wines given 100 points by Parker) and I've never rated it anywhere close to 100 points...

1991 Vogüé Bonnes-Mares - a little dusty, very savory, black olives, a little vanilla and coconut later on.  94 points.

Full post on dinner is here.

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