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November 12, 2021

Mags and friends

Dinner at Derby Restaurant.

2002 Billecart-Salmon Cuvêe Nicolas François, dégorgée en avril 2019 - refreshing and lively with good acidity.

Hassenblage - seimaibuai of 40%. Very smooth, fruity and sweet on the palate. Lots of banana and fermented rice lees on the nose.

Gikyo Junmai Ginjo Genshu 50% (義侠 純米吟醸原酒50%) - seimaibuai of 50%. Very fermented notes on the nose, a little plastic. Sweetish on the attack but turns to show a hint of savoriness, Very fragrant nose. Got softer and more elegant on the palate with time.

1996 Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard, from magnum - decanted for 2 hours prior to serving. This was beautiful, if still a little alcoholic on the nose. Smooth on the palate with medium body. Plenty of coconut butter on the nose, and drinking absolutely wonderfully now.

2007 Trévallon Rouge, en magnum - very minty with a hint of smoke. More concentrated. Drinking pretty well.

1997 Philippe Delesvaux Anthologie - crazy wine with 535g/L of residual sugar... that's more than 50% sugar! Really big nose of honey, medjool dates, raisins, honeydew melon. Soooo sweet on the palate but still got acidity to balance.

Drinks at The Eighth.

Eric Rodez Blanc de Noirs, dégorgée en mai 2018 - very yeasty and toasty nose.

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