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October 1, 2014

Bordeaux + Harlan

Dinner at a friend's place.

2002 Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon - nose was surprisingly a little floral, fragrant, yeasty.  A little ripe and bitter on the palate, with marmalade notes.

2004 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes - pronounced grassy nose, a little woody.

1982 Beychevelle - very smoky with lead pencil and minty notes.  Very big and lean nose that is classic Left Bank.  After 2 hours, the nose was really beautiful, with more ripe fruit, but also a little sharp and alcoholic.

1986 Montrose - ripe nose with grilled meats, leather and smoky notes.

1999 Cheval Blanc - a bit spicy, smoky, slightly ripe and sweet nose.  Tannins are still here.

1999 Lafleur - pretty heavy smoke, a little bit peppery, alcoholic with a hint of savory notes.

1996 Harlan Estate - really ripe and alcoholic, almost like paint-thinner with its sharpness.  Really sweet on the palate.  Later on a little dusty in the nose.

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