May 19, 2011

Ad hoc Burgundian evening

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I was going to Hong Kong Wine Vault for a tour tonight, as I was contemplating using them to store my wines.  About 15 seconds after I stepped foot in the place, I ran into a few fellow wine lovers who were just hanging out and drinking a few nice bottles, and they graciously invited me to join them.  I was a little hesitant at first, as I didn't have anything with me and wasn't able to contribute, but it seemed rude to turn them down...  It turned out to be a very long but enjoyable evening.

1990 Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques - lovely nose with plenty of fruit and herbs.

1993 Leroy Clos de Vougeot - a little faded, a little pruny, pretty dusty with a little bit of leather.  Acidity is slightly higher on the palate.

1989 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze - lots of toasted corn, plenty of sweetness from the fruit.  Beautiful wine.  Definitely a class above the others.

2002 J.M. Boillot Bâtard-Montrachet - lots of toast, but a little dusty.

1996 Jamet Côte-Rôtie - loads of violet, very open and beautiful, and smells like freshly steamed corn on the cob.  What a lovely wine!

1996 Zind Humbrecht Pinot Gris Turkheim Clos Jebsal - lots of apricot, honey, peach and nutty notes.  Very ripe and sweet on the palate.

1993 d'Auvenay Bonnes-Mares - lots of fruit, a little bit raw and a little sharp.

2001 Anne Gros Richebourg - the Specialist joined us and contributed this bottle.  Very sweet and concentrated, with mint, forest and animal notes.  Quite lovely at the end once it opened up.

1992 Leroy Richebourg - a bit smoky, a little floral and plummy.

1993 Méo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot - very heavy toast, smoky with animal and leather notes.

1971 Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Mont - honey, floral, pollen, a hint of grass, marmalade notes.  Medium sweetness with obvious acidity on the palate.

One of the fellow wine lovers - a shareholder in Chez Patrick - very kindly brought some food to share with us.  This included paté en croûte, saucisson encased in (corn?)bread, jamón ibérico, duck and pork rillettes, homemade foie gras paté...and cheese such as Saint-Nectaire.  Wonderful stuff!

Many thanks to the group of generous friends tonight.  I guess I'll need to find an appropriate time to reciprocate.

1 comment:

Tim Lui said...

Dear Peter,

My name is Tim and I am an event organizer. I am organizing a wine launch event of Liber Pater 2007, a luxurious French wine, with the presence of its owner Mr. Loic Pasquet. I'd like to invite you to the Event to enjoy the wine as well. Should you be interested please send me your contacts so that I can send an invitation to you.

Looking forward to your favourable reply!

Thanks & regards,
t: 9739 4466


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