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February 9, 2021

MNSC Dinner - home edition

Dinner at a friend's home.

1980 Moët et Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon - nice and mature now, toasty with lots of marmalade. Good depth on the palate but a little bitter.

First flight: served 1½ hours after opening without decanting.

1950 Cheval Blanc - lots of mint and smoke. Very fragrant nose with some underlying ripeness. More savory notes showed after lowering the temperature. 94 points.

1950 Petrus - riper, but somehow dusty and chalky, with burnt rubber. More fruit showed after cooling. 92 points.

Second flight: served 2 hours after opening.

1970 Heitz Martha's Vineyard - pretty acidic and lean on the palate. More exotic on the nose with spices woodsy notes and savory soy sauce. 96 points.

1970 Vega Sicilia Unico - smoky, a little leaner, a little grassy still some black fruits here, with a slight hint of chalk. 95 points.

1970 Giscours - sweet and grassy, with wet cardboard. Corked, but jammy and ripe and exotic underneath.

Third flight: Served 3½ hours after decanting.

1990 Guigal La Mouline - fucking beautiful. Soooo fragrant with smoky, leather, and coffee notes. 100 points.

1990 Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin - very open and beautiful nose, with woodsy notes and some hospital disinfectant, brett. 97 points.

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