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May 17, 2019

1969 DRC Marey-Monge RSV

Dinner at Bencotto in Taipei.

1969 DRC Marey-Monge Romanée-Saint-Vivant - popped and served without decanting.  Obvious notes of stewed fruit, still a little sweetness on the nose, so fragrant and lovely.  Later on also a little bit of black olive, and almost a little nutty on the nose.  Acidity relatively high but still has a little sweetness on the palate.

Full post on dinner is here.

May 12, 2019

Kistler and Yangarra

Drinking at home.

2003 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard - initially very alcoholic, lighter-bodied than expected, and acidity was higher than expected.  Tasted like hawthorn on the palate.  Disappointing.

2012 Yangarra Grenache High Sands - the vines were planted in 1946.  Smoky, animal, woodsy, very fragrant.

Drinks at Ham and Sherry.

González Byass Alfonso Oloroso Seco - savory minerals in the nose, savory on the palate.  Dry, lovely finish with nutty flavors.

May 11, 2019

2005 Torbreck The Factor

Dinner at home.

2005 Torbreck The Factor - ripe fruit, oaky, toasty, a bit metallic, animal, smoky.  Good concentration and sweet on the palate.  Drinking beautifully and still going strong after 3½ hours.  Showing potpourri and cedar notes after extended aeration.

May 10, 2019

2006 Te Koko

Dinner at home.

2006 Cloudy Bay Te Koko - no longer fresh but still lively, good depth on the palate.  Mature and kinda bitter mid-palate, with a lingering sweetness.  Nose of toasty oak, plenty of lemon, Anjou pear, almost a little mineral and metallic, without any savory notes.  Pretty complex now.

May 6, 2019

2017 Le Caprice de Clémentine

Drinks at The Continental.

2017 Les Valentines Le Caprice de Clémentine Rosé - nice and fruity, red fruits, a hint of flintiness, and reductive nose.
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