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September 9, 2023

Doquet, Pepe, Kistler, and Kongsgaard

Dinner at Pinnacle at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

1999 Pascal Doquet Vertus, dégorgée le 13 decembre 2016 - a little floral, some light notes of marmalade from aging and oxidation. Very lovely with a nice length on the palate.

2019 Kongsgaard Chardonnay - very fresh, lots of vanilla, a little flint. Nice ripeness on the palate but not overly ripe. Very buttery here but still got plenty of acidity.

2002 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - fragrant nose, almost a little savory like black olive, a little floral, too, along with leather and grilled meats, and a little blood and almost metallic. Rounded tannins but still coated the tongue and made its presence felt. The nose was almost a little pungent, and so toasty it almost became dusty. Very savory now after opening up, not quite soapy. Not at all sweet on the palate.

2004 Kistler Pinot Noir Occidental Station Vineyard Cuvée Catherine - served 30 minutes after opening. Nice and sweet on the nose, with black cherries and really lovely sweet fruit, as well as eucalyptus. After 1½ hours the wine was still very alluring. Drinking very well tonight.

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