Having a small celebration with colleagues with some wines, Turkey and Honey Baked Ham which was delicious, everyone of us share the joy surrounded by great Xmas atmosphere and Xmas Song ^^, what more could I asked?
Merry Xmas to to my dearest colleagues and Boss!
1988 Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Brut Perfection (France, Champagne)
- Alcohol :: 12%
This is clearly a fresher, younger bottle compared to the previous bottle. Medium vibrant golden, very elegance aromas of sea shell, mineral, dried herbs and dry sherry aromatic tones at the front with almond nut, light yeasty tones, honey fruits and touch of wild factor laced at the background, the freshness is the best part of this Champagne, good complexity too. Fresh, honey coated fruits and green apple that is pure with oak and nuttiness on the dry, clean palate, good integration and well-balance but clearly not at its peak yet. The soft elegance profile that is all in harmony is very seductive already which leads to very good long finish linger with round, soft minerality.
2004 Domaine Follin-Arbelet Corton-Charlemagne (France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru)
- Alcohol :: 13.5%
Again, this bottle is showing better than my previous one with its highly expressive, fresh and broad aromas of fresh herbs, chamomile, yellow flower and peppery spice with underlying peach, melon and red apple, very special and very attractive with its deep, complex aromatic profile. Showing great freshness that I’m always looking in a wine, still quite tight on the powerful palate that offer superb balance of the sweetness, dry extract and ripe, mouth watering acidity that provide a sense of lightness and elegance to this powerful wine and again with tons of fresh herbs, peppery spices and some ripe, lightly honey coated yellow fruits that leads to a pure, clean long long finish with mineral undertones. This is still young and still improving at the end of the party and show good complexity, vibrancy and elegance profile that is really enchanting. This is a buy!
2006 Bernard Serveau Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Les Sorbets (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis 1er Cru)
- Alcohol :: 13.1%
Dark ruby red with light rim, fresh, perfume floral tones intermixed with vegetal, earth, sweet cherry fruits and oak. Quite expressive and nice. Good weight on the mid palate which form by the kinda over-extracted powdery like tannin and oak that resulted in kinda astringent mouth feel which masking the sweet dark fruits underneath, with bitter cocoa through out the entry and long, spicy finish with touch of heat. The wine is slighly overdone. Hopefully some age will mellow down that astringent tannin and show better integration.
2002 Château La Conseillante (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
- Alcohol :: 13.5%
Still dark ruby in color that display dense and focus aromas of sweet plum, high tone leathery, dense sweet dark fruits, herb and spice with earthy soil, very ‘welcoming’ nose. Similar welcoming profile on the medium bodied, soft and round texture but firmly structure and everything remain fresh, precise and nicely balanced palate with attractive flavors of sweet plum, toasted oak that supported but the medium level powdery tannin and lively acidity with spicy medium length finish with dark chocolate, grounded coffee bean aftertaste. Very serious effort for the vintage.
2001 Château Cantenac Brown (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
- Alcohol :: 13%
This is quite perfume at first on both nose and palate but it has a strong note of barnyard infused finishing that is not so attractive. However, the barnyard notes blew off after some 20mins in the glass that show high tone perfume violet, ripe but soft dark fruits, with gentle spices decorated the wine over tobacco and pure creme de cassis and flow on to the similar perfume profile that offer medium complexity, and depth waving around the mouth with its seductive sense of elegance and pure sweet blackcurrant fruits that buffer off by clean, earthy tones and super silky tannin. Soft, but firmly structure with good mid palate intensity, elegance, perfume long finish with some spices and dark chocolate nuances. Drinking superbly well now, pure Margaux seductiveness.