This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

July 21, 2015

Burgs with Cantonese

Dinner at Hong Kong Cuisine 1983.

2003 Pazo Señorans Selección de Añada - a little lean, some toasty oak, a little beeswax, somewhat floral like orange blossom.  Nice ripeness on the palate.  With a little age to this wine, no longer as fresh and tropical.

2002 Faiveley Latricières-Chambertin - minty, still tannic.  Too closed down.

2006 Henri Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets - very open and showy.  Really fruity, and showing cool fruit, with a little forest and certainly leather notes.  Drinking very nicely.

2003 DRC Romanée-St-Vivant - opened 5 hours before serving.  Very metallic nose, but also really floral and perfumed, with a little leather and plenty of eucalyptus.  Absolutely stunning and beautiful.

2006 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château - another wine that's drinking well after decanting for 2 hours.  Sweet and fruity with notes of cherries, and fragrant like cedar.

2008 Joseph Voillot Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens - really sweet and ripe, with plum and forest pine notes.  What a nice surprise!

Full post on dinner is here.

July 19, 2015

2006 Louis Roederer Brut Nature

Drinking by the pool.

2006 Louis Roederer Brut Nature, dégorgée à 18 mars 2014 - nose of green apples and a little bit of toast.  Made with 2/3 pinot noir, this wasn't as acidic on the palate as I had expected, even though there is no dosage.  Not quite rounded on the palate, but it's very well-balanced and well-made.

Full post about the afternoon is here.

July 18, 2015

1988 Clinet

Dinner at Steak House Winebar + Grill at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

1988 Clinet - nice, sweet fruit, a little grassy, a little earthy.  A little sweet on the palate, with smooth and velvety tannins.

Full post on dinner is here.

July 16, 2015

2012 Terras Gauda O Rosal

Dinner at Catalunya.

2012 Terras Gauda O Rosal - nice but not as refresh as I expected.  A little flinty, with some tropical fruits like peaches.  A little ripe on the palate.

Full post on dinner is here.

July 12, 2015

Sunday mix

Dinner at Ta Vie 旅.

2002 Agrapart Vénus - a blanc de blancs brut nature, so there's no dosage.  From old vines planted in 1959 and plowed by a mare called Vénus.  A little yeasty, with some sweet caramelizes sugar... especially evident after extended aeration.  Toasty nose.  Ripe on the palate but still got the acidity, with a tart and long finish.  Drinking very nicely now.

1998 Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne Collection - late-release.  Ripe on the nose and palate, with red fruits like raspberries and also minerals.  Not showing as well as the Agrapart.

1988 Cheval Blanc - drinking very nicely now, with good red fruits, mint, a little pencil lead, and a little smoky and earthy.  Smooth and silky on the palate.  Very, very nice.

2007 Suduiraut - lovely nose of honey and orange blossom.  Classic botrytis nose of polyurethane and acetone, along with ripe honeydew melon.  Pretty sweet on the palate.

Michel Couvreur Pale Single Single - a Scotch Whisky matured in Burgundy.  Took it with a cone-shaped cube of ice.  Pretty nice and not too peaty.  I guess it was indeed "floral"...

Full post on dinner is here.

July 11, 2015

1999 Guigal Brune et Blonde

Dinner at Sun Tung Lok.

1999 Guigal Côte-Rôtie Brune et Blonde - should have chilled it as it is too warm.  Lots of sweet fruit in the nose, like prunes.  Very fragrant nose with woody notes.  Acidity was evident in the nose, and also on the palate.  Still plenty of tannins here.

Full post on dinner is here.

July 10, 2015

2006 Amon-Ra

Drinks at Tastings Wine Bar.

2006 Glaetzer Amon-Ra - pretty sweet and fruity, a little smoky, with a hint of coffee and good amount of oak.  Pretty hot on the palate, and still pretty tannic.
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