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September 9, 2022

2001 and friends

Dinner at Man Ho.

2007 Taittinger Comte de Champagne Blanc de Blancs - pretty floral and alluring nose, and a little caramelized. Very lovely wine.

2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment - 55% roussanne, 19% chardonnay, 19% petit manseng, 7% viognier. Initially showing a hint of dustiness but thankfully this faded. A little metallic, a bit of flint, with caramelized sugar, bubblegum, and tropical fruits. Ripe on the palate, naturally. Later on toasty popcorn showed up. Drinking beautifully.

2018 Blanc de Lynch-Bages - definitely showing pipi de chat, green apple, and flint. Also developed a nice, toasty nose later.

2001 Fisher Vineyards Wedding Vineyard - decanted 30 minutes after opening and served 1½ hours after decanting. Smoky, more tannic on the palate at first. Minty. After 2 hours in decanter this was very open, more fresh and lively on the nose compared to The Maiden. Pretty smooth on the palate after some 2½ hours in decanter, and really ripe after almost 3 hours.

2001 Harlan Estate The Maiden - decanted 30 minutes after opening and served 1½ hours after decanting. Smoky, a bit more ripe on the nose than the Fisher, and lots of mint. Almost like a Right Bank Bordeaux, more fragrant, with a hint of green pepper.

2001 Sine Qua Non Mr. K The Noble Man - nose of honey, very grapey and raisiny, a little nutty, with honeydew melon. Very rich and unctuous, and very sweet.

Full post on dinner is here.

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