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November 14, 2022

1940 Pichon and Pepe

Dinner at 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana.

2012 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo - surprisingly smoky and also very toasty. Good acidity and body, with some ripenss on the nose. Pretty round on the palate with food. No longer toasty an hour later, but the alcohol was pretty prominent on the palate.

1940 Pichon Lalande, rebouché au château en 1991 - served undecanted 15 minutes after opening. Big, open nose that was very smoky, with sweet fruit. Showing some green grass some 30 minutes after opening, drinking very nicely, with plenty of cedar notes. Can't stay in glass too long as acidity comes out too quickly. Sediment started to get in the glass after several pours. More than an hour after opening this showed some prunes, and earthy notes about 1½ hours after opening. With a fresh pour we've got sweet fruit on the nose, but acidity was still high, and tannins starts to make itself felt. Then a little savory and smoky like soy sauce. Pretty nice.

Full post on dinner is here.

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