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July 15, 2022

40 Haut-Brion and 43 Latour

Dinner at Paris 1930 by Hideki Takayama in Taipei.

1940 Haut-Brion - served immediately after decanting. Acidity was here but we still had some body and tannins here. Woodsy and 'old' nose as mom would describe, with mint and a bit of smoke. More cigar smoke showed after 20 minutes. Drinking reasonably well for such an old wine.

1943 Latour, Christie's ex-château auction May 27, 2011 - I thought this might have been un petit bouchonée... Still fragrant with cedar notes, but I think the cork taint faded a little with time. Very clear, dark ruby color... just looking beautiful. About two hours later this was still OK, but not better. A little downhill now, showing some amber at the rim. Just a tad disappointed.

Full post on dinner is here.

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