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October 31, 2016

Jacquesson and 83 La Chapelle

Dinner at Gaddi's.


Jacquesson Cuvée n° 738 - surprisingly ripe on the palate, with prominent yeasty notes.  Very vibrant yet elegant bubbles.


1983 Jaboulet La Chapelle, ex-domaine - for the second time in a row, our waiter was overly aggressive when it comes to decanting my wine, which meant that some sediment ended up at the bottom of the decanter... and subsequently poured into my glass.

The wine was filtered while decanting due to a broken cork, then the decanter was stoppered.  Pretty sweet fruit in the nose, with plenty of leather and toasty notes.  Showing beautifully after 40 minutes, with stewed prunes and cedar, but acidity on the palate was a little high.  Almost 2 hours on, the wine turned pretty sweet on the nose, and acidity was more prominent, while some tannins and a hint of sharp alcohol showed up at the end.

Full post on dinner is here.

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