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August 24, 2014

Dagueneau, Marcassin and Cask 23

Lunch at a friend's place.

2004 Didier Dagueneau Silex - mineral, toasty, a little green apple and lemon on the nose.  Acidity was pretty high, which was expected.

2006 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard - very buttery and sweet, toasty, a little yeasty like brioche, coffee.  Really sweet nose.

1985 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 - decanted for an hour before serving.  Very ripe, with a hint of stewed fruits, but a whiff of mold in the very first pour.  Cleared up later with more aeration and chilling.  A little stinky, farmy, but drank very nicely.  Still reasonable amount of fruit but longer fresh and vibrant... Starting to show a little age here, but pretty full-bodied without excessive tannins.

1979 Lagavulin Double Matured - very, very classic.  What a privilege to be able to drink this.

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