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October 3, 2015

82 Grange and more

Drinks at Sotheby's auction.

2005 Alter Ego de Palmer - a little young, with acetone, dried herbs, and forest pine notes.  Tannic on the palate.

Dinner at Amber.

Alfred Gratien Cuvée Brut Classique - showed nice acidity balanced with ripeness.

1982 Penfolds Grange - opened and decanted just before serving.  Initially nose was a little burnt rubber and shoe polish, with lots of coconut butter, vanilla, and sweetness.  Definitely smoky.  Smooth on the palate with nice acidity.  The acidity became a little too much after about 2½ hours in the decanter, but otherwise this drank very nicely.

Full post on dinner is here.

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