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July 9, 2017

Magnums for Monsieur Ducasse

Dinner at Tasting Court.

Krug Grande Cuvée, en magnum - nice and toasty nose.  Good acidity balance.  Can never go wrong with Krug.

2000 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion, en magnum, ex-château 2013 - very prominent pencil lead, smoke, a hint of savory minerals and soy sauce.  Fairly smooth on the palate, along with some fruit.  Classic claret.  Served slightly chilled, which Monsieur Alain Ducasse felt was perfect.

2004 Didier Dagueneau Silex, en magnum - nice and mineral, flinty.  A little light on the palate but more than and rounded than expected.  Later on showed good acidity and turned leaner.

2000 Laville Haut-Brion, en magnum, ex-château 2013 - a little acetone in the nose at first, pretty ripe, flinty, with lovely lemon citrus notes.

1997 Chapoutier Hermitage Vin de Paille, en demi-bouteille - surprisingly dark brown in color with a lot of sediment.  Plenty of sugarcane in the nose.  Very rich and sweet on the palate.

Full post on dinner is here.

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