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April 21, 2022

SQN and La Turque

Dinner at Nikushou.

1996 Tarlant Saga, dégorgée en novembre 2004 - the nose was so oxidized I loved it. So savory and mineral, very very much like Chinese salted plum. Good acidity on the palate despite how ripe this was. So rich. Very, very nice.

2018 Blanc de Lynch-Bages - drank 1 hour after opening. Green apple, a hint of pipi de chat, flint minerals. A little oily with good depth on the palate.

2015 Sine Qua Non Entre Chien et Loup - 44% chardonnay, 40% roussanne, 8% petite manseng, 8% viognier. 15.2% alcohol. Drank 40 minutes after decanting. HUGE nose of toast, with vanilla and marzipan. Really open and fragrant after 1½ hours in the decanter, showing toasty corn and toasted nuts and buttery notes. A little straw, too. Just beautiful!

2001 Guigal La Turque - drank 2 hours after decanting. Acidity was higher than expected. Smoke and grilled meats on the nose, but what happened to the fruit and floral notes? After 2 hours and 15 minutes it showed some cooked fruits like stewed prunes. Some 3½ hours after decanting this showed some lead pencil. So disappointing.

Full post on dinner is here.

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