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July 14, 2023

2000 Ducru

Dinner at L'Envol.

2016 Benoit Dehu La Rue des Noyers - nice and big on the palate with good depth of flavors thanks to pinot meunier. Unfortunately I had trouble getting much out of the nose at first, thanks to the heavy perfume that permeates through the entire hotel. Later there was the usual lemon citrus.

2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou - served 40 minutes after decanting. A slight whiff of brett at first with some smoke. Still pretty concentrated but tannins were already very soft and silky on the palate. A bit savory on the after palate, almost like black olives. A bit more earthy after 1 hour in decanter. Still got the cassis notes but not so prominent at this age, although more fruit emerged about 1½ hours after decanting, with more minty notes, too. At the same age this was much softer than the 2000 Figeac I tasted last week, which was pretty surprising.

Full post on dinner is here.

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