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December 6, 2018

Rieslings and more

Dinner at Adenia in Tokyo.

1990 Alain Robert Blanc de Blanc Réserve Le Mesnil, en magnum - very smooth on the palate and a little sweet.  A bit toasty on the nose, with nice notes of sweet grass, and almost some coffee.

1990 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune - big and beautiful nose, with lots of petrol, white flowers, and herbs.  Really fucking awesome and fragrant floral nose.

1971 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Auslese - initially the nose was absolutely beautiful, with classic petrol and white flowers, slightly more ripe and marmalade than expected.  But there was also a little bit of straw and wet cardboard, so we weren't sure whether this was lightly corked or just reductive.  There was still plenty of toasty notes, though.

1995 Cheval Blanc - smoky, beautiful, classic Bordeaux, with toast and almost coffee.  After an hour, some green bell pepper notes.

1996 Penfolds Bin 707 - smoky.  Initially much sweeter and riper with typical Aussie nose.  Later it became less ripe and slightly more dry on the palate.

Full post on dinner is here.

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