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December 1, 2019

MNSC Dinner - Country Club

MNSC dinner at the Hong Kong Country Club, Juliano hosting.

1986 Ramonet Batard-Montrachet - so sweet and caramelized on the nose, still some toasty notes here, and nuttiness, with coffee and Chinese licorice.

First flight: decanted 2½ hours after opening, served 3½ hours after opening.
1982 Margaux - very smoky, a little dirty, not as pleasant.  Less dirty and pungent after 10 minutes in glass, with cigar smoke.  94 points.

1982 Palmer - tons of smoke, a bit of green pepper.  Lean and powerful, with a little tea leaves and leather.  95 points.

Second flight: decanted 2½ hours after opening, served 4 hours after opening.
1976 Lafite-Rothschild - smoky, a bit more fruity, almost orange citrus, and a little exotic vanilla.  96 points.

1995 Lafite-Rothschild - smoky, not very open, lean, with green pepper notes. 94 points.

Third flight: decanted 2½ hours after opening, served 5 hours after opening.
1995 Petrus - smoky, black pepper, grilled meats, a bit sweet on the palate.  Classic and beautiful.  98 points.

2003 Petrus - a little burnt rubber, exotic, funky, orange, really ripe and concentrated.  Beautiful!  98 points.

Fourth flight: decanted 2 hours after opening, served 5½ hours after opening.
1990 Haut-Brion - really smoky and bretty, like hospital disinfectant.  Alcohol still sharp.  94 points.

1990 La Mission Haut-Brion - bretty, smoky, a little savory.  Pretty nice after the brett fades a little.  97 points.

Full post on dinner is here.

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