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August 17, 2020

Margaux and friends

MNSC gathering.

1973 Louis Roederer Brut - lovely and oxidized/caramelized, notes of Chinese licorice, kumquat, marmalade.  Beautiful!

First flight: opened 1 hour prior to serving.
1982 Margaux - leaner on the nose, more smoky, kinda short on the finish.  A hint of sweetness on the palate.  Chalky and a little bretty.  Was this a little off?  92 points.

1983 Margaux - smoky with decent amount of fruit, definitely some age on it.  A hint of amber around the edges.  Second pour was more open, sweeter, woodsy and more smoke.  94 points.

Second flight:  opened 2 hours prior to serving.
1990 Margaux - smoky, dried herbs, still a little chalky and dirty after switching glasses.  More open and lovely later.  96 points.

1996 Margaux - very nice, more vibrant, very elegant.  Second pour more open and beautiful, with a bit of smoke and cedar.  96 points.

Third flight: decanted 45 minutes after opening, and served 1 hour and 45 minutes after decanting.
2003 Margaux - smoky, lean on the nose but sweet on the palate.  Later on a little off on the palate.  Sweeter on the second pour.  94 points.

2003 Latour - a little dusty and chalky, more concentrated with a little brett.  Later on some soy sauce notes.  Beautiful!  98 points.

2003 Lafite-Rothschild - smoky, lean on the palate.  Second pour was really nice.  96 points.

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