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October 25, 2021

No pinot no chard

Dinner at Neighborhood.

2003 Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Orée - a little ripe on the nose, and definitely ripe and alcoholic on the palate, but not too oxidized as I had feared. A little sweetness and some bitterness on the palate. Almost a little tropical.

2010 Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 - fragrant and open, with leather and eucalyptus notes. Concentrated, pure syrah, with toasty and a little savory notes.

2010 Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 60 - more concentrated than the 30, a lot more minty, more meaty and more animal notes. Definitely the bigger wine with more potential.

2007 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape - served more than 1½ hours after opening. Still very fresh with eucalyptus, with a surprising amount of vanilla and coconut butter. Surprising because I always thought Henri Bonneau never used new oak barrels, and I certainly didn't see any during my visit in 2011.

1999 Bryant Family - opened and decanted some 3½ hours prior to serving, back in bottle 1 hour later, decanted again 1½ hours before serving. Pretty soft on the palate, silky but concentrated. 30 minutes after first pour this was really beautiful, and 1½ hours after first pour became very smoky with tobacco notes.

2018 Pierre Martin Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu - fresh, flinty, and tropical.

Full post on dinner is here.

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