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February 5, 2021

Blankiet and Pichon Baron

Drinking at a friend's home.

Jacques Selosse Version Originale, dégorgée le 12 decembre 2014 - lovely and oxidized nose, with lots of marmalade.  Beautiful and so elegant.  A little bitter mid-palate.

2004 Blankiet Paradise Hills Vineyard Merlot - decanted 25 minutes before serving.  Soooo jammy and really really sweet.  Pretty fragrant with some woodsy notes.  Lots of sunshine here.  Second pour showed more metallic iron notes, more earthy, more leather, and much more complex with more aeration.

2004 Blankiet Paradise Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - decanted an hour before serving.  More closed and leaner compared to the merlot.  Bigger nose of smoke, and the fruit only came out later.  Tannins are still here.

1988 Pichon Baron - served without decanting.  Classic Pauillac with huge and fragrant nose, showing cedar, smoke, leather notes.  Very feminine and elegant, soft and fluffy on the palate.  Coffee notes emerged later.

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