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June 27, 2016

MNSC dinner: Amuse Bouche

MNSC dinner at Amuse Bouche, hosted by Dr. Poon.

1998 Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon P2 - very nice and toasty nose, drinking beautifully.  Surprisingly mature on the palate.  However, sitting in the glass caused the wine to die quickly.

First flight: opened for 1 hour and decanted just prior to serving
1967 Palmer, from the Sotheby's ex-château sale on June 4, 2016 - initially very dusty and chalky nose.  Very savory, with some tobacco notes.  Very smooth on the palate.  92 points.

1967 Petrus - nice and ripe fruit on the nose at first, but also showed a little dusty and mineral notes, with mint, smoke, and some sweetness here.  93 points.

1967 Trotanoy - nice fruit, a little stinky, some coffee, black fruits, smoky with a hint of vegetal notes.  Firmer and more powerful on the palate.  95 points.

Second flight: opened and decanted 1 hour and 15 minutes later.
1982 Latour à Pomerol - lovely ripe fruit, eucalyptus, still a bit graphite and dusty.  Much riper on the palate.  95 points.

1982 L'Evangile - showing sweet grass and vegetal.  Corked.

1982 Trotanoy - replacement bottle.  Opened late.  Mineral and savory nose.  93 points.

1982 Lynch-Bages - coffee, smoke, a bit of sweet fruit.  Sweet grass showed up on the second pour.  Wonderful.  97 points.

Third flight: opened 30 minutes prior to serving without decanting.
1989 DRC Grands Echezeaux - really sweet berries, almost like strawberries.  Lovely, with a bit of forest.  Not so great on the palate after sitting in the glass for a while.  96 points.

1980 DRC Grands Echezeaux - also nose of really sweet berries.  Beautiful, with more concentration.  98 points.

Full post on dinner is here.

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