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September 4, 2017

MNSC dinner - American Club

MNSC dinner hosted by Curry Jayer at the American Club.

2003 Coche-Dury Meursault - lovely, toasty nose, with good ripeness, a little sweet grass.  Medium palate.  A little later showed some butter on the nose.

1st pair:
2004 Méo-Camuzet Richebourg - opened 5 hours without decanting prior to serving.  Very sweet nose, a little floral on the palate, dry on the palate, with a little iron... and a little soapy.  96 points.

1997 Méo-Camuzet Richebourg - opened 2½ hours without decanting prior to serving.  A little more intense than the 2004, with animal notes.  A little dry on the palate.  93 points.

2nd pair: opened 5 hours without decanting prior to serving.
2001 DRC Romanée-Saint-Vivant - served chilled.  Elegant nose, very dry on the palate, with leather, smoked meats, and stemmy nose.  93 points.

2002 DRC Romanée-Saint-Vivant - more fruit, dry and slightly savory palate, a little floral.  95 points.

3rd pair: opened 3½ hours and decanted 2½ hours prior to serving.
1989 Guigal La Landonne - more alcoholic, lean, smoky.  Second pour showed sweeter nose with vanilla notes.  95 points.

1991 Guigal La Landonne - more fruit than the '89, very meaty.  Full bodied and tannic.  93 points.

4th pair: opened 4½ hours and decanted 3½ hours prior to serving.
1995 Latour, ex-château - smoky, minty, grassy, a little green pepper.  Good tannins.  Second pour showed much more fruit and mint, with pencil lead.  97 points.

2003 Latour, ex-château - sweet fruit, coffee, smoky, meaty, also a little grassy.  Second pour showed less coffee.  98 points.

Full post on dinner is here.

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