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March 15, 2023

Rhone and more

Dinner at Odajima in Tokyo.

2021 YUKIDOKE Shonai Chardonnay Barrel Aged, from half bottle - very fragrant, lots of tropical fruits here, definitely oaky, flinty, much sweeter on the nose.

2021 YUKIDOKE Shonai Chardonnay Unwooded, from half bottle - a little bit of flint. Much more soft and elegant.

2003 Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc de L'Orée - very oxidized and overripe, lots of acetone and pineapple notes.

2013 Chave Hermitage, en magnum - drank 30 minutes after opening. Really fucking beautiful, so floral with lots of sweetness. Still amazing some 2 hours after opening.

1998 Henri Bonneau Réserve des Célestins - drank nearly 2 hours after opening. Still very fragrant, a little sweet on the nose, with very nice leather notes.

Chavost Blanc de Chardonnay - very moussy nose, with some apple, a hint of minerals and iron like an apple that has been oxidized. The nose got more toasty with time.

1999 Guigal Condrieu Luminescence, en demi-bouteille - sharp alcoholic nose, with acetone, honey, and apricot notes. Later on kinda metallic like La France pear.

Full post on dinner is here.

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