January 20, 2011

Oldies at Acker tasting

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Went to Acker's pre-auction tasting tonight. Got there right at the start so thankfully didn't miss out of anything. These things are like a feeding frenzy...

Saw George again, who had his own table and was pouring the wines we tasted two nights ago.

1989 Jaboulet La Chapelle - nose of dates, forest, wood.

1955 Lynch-Bages - definitely old, mossy, soy sauce, smoky, tea leaves, black olives.

1982 Pichon-Lalande - smoky, sweet, exotic spices.

1989 Lafleur - soft and velvety, fruity, lovely.

1961 Ducru-Beaucaillou - soy sauce, smoked duck, black fruits, lovely.

1978 Mouton-Rothschild en magnum - typical cigar smoke, herbs.

1966 Palmer - very cloudy, sweet, prunes and typical sweet grass.

1982 L'Evangile - lovely fruit, open, oak, vanilla, spices, roast corn.

1953 Ausone - exotic spices, sweet, smoke, savory notes.

1990 A.F. Gros Richebourg - big nose of roast corn, sweet, tangerine and pine needle.

1985 Bouchard Mazis-Chambertin Cuvée Madeleine Collignon - nose was very oxidized like Madeira or cough syrup. Non-existent palate.

1982 Dom Pérignon - toasty, smoky, a little salty plum (話梅).

1985 Krug - candy, sugar cane, oxidized, a little salty plum (話梅).

1985 Salon - much more oxidized than the other two, more prominent salty plum (話梅) and minerals.

Many thanks to L for putting me on the guest list...

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