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February 3, 2017

Calon-Segur, VVF, and Van Berg

Dinner at a friend's home.

2004 Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises - nice and yeasty nose, a little caramelized and sweet.  Perhaps it's still a little young, since it seemed slightly disjointed on the nose.

2009 Bernard Van Berg La Rose Reserve - opened 1 hour before serving from bottle.  Some toasty, fruity, and floral (rose) notes.  Intensely sweet on the nose, with a little leather and a lovely, fragrant nose.  Finish seemed a little on the short side, and still kinda tannic with a slightly bitter finish.  Towards the end the nose showed a little sharp alcohol, but the beautiful, fragrant nose just kept on giving... even 3 hours after opening.  While I thought that this reminded me of a Prieuré Roch, my friend with a much better palate actually thought it was more similar to a DRC Corton.  Made with pinot noir grapes from En Belles-Roses in Meursault, from vines planted in 1957.

1982 Calon-Ségur - popped and poured.  Very savory and mineral on the nose, almost like oyster sauce, with smoke and a little bit of grassy notes.

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