After a late night, it was late morning when I opened my eyes. I decided to hang out in my villa and get some use out of it for once…
Lunchtime rolls around and I packed my gear and set myself up at a table inside the Warung, the Indonesian restaurant at the Alila. I decided that I would stay in the resort this trip and not venture out for dining, due to the remote location of where I'm staying. Besides, trekking around Bali solo just isn't as much fun for me.
Late afternoon found me back at the Bulgari Resort for the ceremony I have travelled far to witness. After the usual round of pictures with the couple, we adjourned to the Pavilion for cocktails and dinner under the stars.
There was an amazing selection of wines, thanks to the generosity of our hosts. Unfortunately the long and varied selection proved to be too complicated for the staff. Wine service completely and utterly failed. Many tables simply weren't getting any wines for extended periods of time. Oh well…
2009 Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet - pretty nice, a little toasty.
2008 Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin - forest, leather, dried herbs and plum.
1982 Latour à Pomerol en magnum - very sweet, grassy, earthy with nice fruit. Soft on the palate. Later on a little soy sauce and tea in the nose.
2004 DRC Romanée-Saint-Vivant - nose was very open, minty, fragrant and floral, dried herbs. Drinking very nicely now.
2006 Méo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot - forest, potpourri, mint and black fruits.
A really fun evening, and I had to sneak out to head back to my hotel before some serious drinking started...