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November 24, 2016

2001 Bordeaux for Altaya

Altaya Group's 15th anniversary dinner at the Hong Kong Club.

2004 Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill - ripe on the palate, drinking beautifully.

2001 Les Forts de Latour, en magnum - classic Pauillac, with smoky, pencil lead, earthy, wonderful ripe fruit, fragrant cedar notes.  Beautiful.

2001 Pontet-Canet - smoky, minty, ripe fruit, a little more concentrated than Les Forts.  Riper and sweeter, but acidity also higher on the palate.  Later on also showed cedar notes.

2001 Haut Bailly - fragrant nose with cedar and smoke.

2001 Smith Haut Lafitte, en magnum - lovely and fragrant nose, with more on the body.  Really nice.

2001 Pichon Baron, en double-magnum - soooo ripe and sweet on the nose, with a little coffee.  Very fragrant and lovely.

2001 Léoville Las Cases - a bit more green on the nose, with exotic spices and dried herbs.  Nose seemed more open with cedar and earthy notes.

2001 Mouton-Rothschild, en magnum - lovely nose with lots of coffee, sweet, smoky, and a little lighter on the palate.

Full post on dinner is here.

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