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August 30, 2015

Magnums and doubles

Dinner at a private dining facility.

Jacques Selosse Initial, dégorgée a 21 Octobre 2014 - toast nose, nice and yeasty, a little mineral and savory.  Nose was really fragrant.  Good acidity here, too, with a full body.

1996 Tarlant Saga Extra Brut, dégorgée en Novembre 2004 - very caramelized and sweet on the palate, with a little salty plum.  Beautiful wine, and right up my alley.

2006 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch - buttery, a bit toasty later.  Medium-bodied but later on turned full-bodied with orange marmalade on the palate and a long finish.

2009 Rieussec - lots of honey, nutty notes, orange blossom, and polyurethane.  Nice and viscous.

2000 Bernard Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide Bourse - nice and toasty nose, very open.  Slightly sweet on the palate.  Yum.

2000 La Chapelle de la Mission, en magnum - decanted 2½ hours and poured back into the bottom 2 hours before drinking.  Definitely notes of leather, with a little smoke, and pencil lead.  Nice fruit showed up once it opened up more.  Later on the nose was much more smoky with a little black pepper.  Very smooth on the palate and definitely drinking as it should.

2003 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne, from magnum - more alcoholic and sharper on the nose, with black fruits and ripeness on the nose.  Still tannic on the palate, which wasn't surprising.

2005 Weinbach Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles Cuvée d'Or - so much honey here, floral, orange blossoms.  Nice acidity in the nose, too.  Just so beautiful and rich and unctuous.

Full post on dinner is here.

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