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September 24, 2021

Champagne and Napa cabs

Drinking at a friend's home. 

Henri Giraud Fût de Chêne, MV13 - yeasty with good toasty notes.

Krug Rosé, 23éme édition, ID 217014 - nose of raspberries.

1997 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 - decanted 45 minutes prior to serving. Initially pretty grassy but it wasn't corked. Smoky, inky, tannic on the palate. Quelle surprise. Some soy sauce and some fruit here, but overall this was much leaner and more French than expected.

2005 Shafer Hillside Select, from magnum - decanted 1 hour prior to serving. Smelled awesome while decanting. Lots of sweet fruit on the nose, really fragrant with lots of cedar, lots of forest pine. Full-bodied with velvety tannins. Ripe and just shy of being jammy. Tannins got stronger 1½ hours in.

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