Borgogno Barolo 1971

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GRAPES-Nebbiolo

“3RD GIACOMO TONIGHT… Seems to be a popular label for wine connoisseur collectors, coz 3 out of 8 bottles we tasted tonight were from Giacomo Borgogno. Bottle condition was not 100% pristine with very slight oxidation on the nose, plus it was extremely medicinal, feels like smelling a cocktail of antibiotics in a container. Apparently this label’s character is sour plum (as noted in the 65 too), elevated acidity but somehow lacks fruits, and prominently displaying sour cherries character. “

Château Smith Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé Blanc 2005

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Pessac-Leognan · France

TYPE – White

GRAPES- Sauvignon Blanc,SémillonSauvignon Gris

“JASMINE… I had too much white burgundies lately, so for a change, I picked Bordeaux Blanc tonight. Upon the first pour, I got a bouquet of Jasmine flowers on the nose, with amazing concentration. However on subsequent top up of my glass, the floral nose were not as prominent. Bordeaux Blanc has lower acidity and more blunt compared to white burgundy. This bottle is no difference. Loads of very ripe lemon zest, steamed pear soaked in honey, as well as the bitter finishing which resembles pomelo skin.”

Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2000

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Chablis Grand Cru · France

GRAPES-ChardonnayPinot Noir

“SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER… A Grand Cru from Raveneau isn’t easy to get hold of in the first place, it was a treat from Johan before we close the 2015 drinking chapter. As usual it was served double blind. I enjoyed the nose a lot more than the palette, with elegant oak, lemon and later honey. The body was a bit too shy; thin, diluted, good layering rather than length, bitter towards the end. I was expecting a lot more from this maker than such negative characters, a bit sad to encounter a GC at such level.”

Borgogno Barbaresco 1965

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GRAPES-Nebbiolo

“50 YEARS ON …. This wine was served single blind, most of us guessed it as the Barbaresco bottle serving side by side along with the Barolo 65. Reason being, the body was with elevated acidity, and the fruits are fading, despite the fact that it actually improved with food. Barbaresco wines are not so age-worthy, lifespan is perhaps 30 years at best, a whole table of wine connoisseurs concluded that this was the younger sibling of the Barolo (that I posted earlier). We were correct. “

Borgogno Barolo 1965

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GRAPES-Nebbiolo

“GOODBYE 2015 This was a great way to end the 2015 with a resounding bottle of Barolo. 50 years of solid life in the bottle, a lot of sentiments. Obvious medicinal nose, tending towards Chinese herbal medicine, along with it sour plum element. A perfect condition bottle, tasted really lively, smooth, pleasant, light, elegant, prune and loads of sour plums. Can drink such a wine all day long as the alcohol has diminished slightly over the years. Very enjoyable. “

Vega Sicilia Único Gran Reserva Ribera del Duero 1948

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Ribera del Duero · Spain

TYPE – Red

GRAPES-Cabernet Sauvignon,MalbecMerlot,Tempranillo

“FRUSTRATING Vega Sicilua Unico, easily the best Spanish wines that was always too young to drink. Served blind, unfortunately this bottle was corked from head to toe, not an inch was drinkable. Wet cupboard dominated the experience, sadly. Would have been the oldest Vega Sicilua that I will ever come across! “