We continued the party at Martini Bar @ Mezza 9, Grand Hyatt hotel for more wines! What a day! Every single wines is great on their own, non was disappointed though both Champagnes were too young to drink, but have good upside potential. Thanks Paul.
A Pair of Champagne
N.V. Perrier-Jouët Champagne Cuvée Fleur de Champagne Rosé – France, Champagne
- Salmon pink, strawberry, red cherry, toasted bread and this elegance earthiness. Crisp bubble with sweet red and yellow fruits intermixed with yeasty as well as delicate red cherry fruits flavor, with quite austere long finish, still very very young but kinda simple. I believe this will get better with time.
1996 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart – France, Champagne
- Alcohol :: 12%
Even more toasty, yeasty compare to the rose with aromas of green apple, melon, pear as well as fresh baked biscuit and earth. Still young and a bit sharp, but there is this intensity and power to go along with the rich white fruits coated palate and almost crystalline with the lively acidity spine. Though the finish is still kinda disjointed and not able to carry the power from the mid palate at this moment. Age is needed.
A Pair of Gevrey Grand Cru
- Alcohol :: 13.5%
Very Gevrey aromas gradually soared from the glass that has me shout Gevrey! Dark and blue fruited nose, perfume blue floral and oak with hint of gaminess and earth, very sophisticated and charming. Fresh, very spicy oak, with firm tannin that relatively fine and rounded for a 95 and still very structure that seems hardly age and still need a long time for better integration. Painfully young on the palate but with good amount of extract, balance and depth. Finished is powerful, long and complex. Lovely. A buy.
- Alcohol :: 13.5%
Lovely nose, and even better intensity and weight, complexity to the Mazy, and perhaps due to the vintage, this has better concentration and richness of pure dark fruits intermixed with oak spice, wood, perfume aromatic on the mouth with strong, lively acid spine and firm ripe tannin that build up the solid structure, and detail, juicy serious finish with spices, mineral aftertaste. Gaining weight with time. Rounded. really nice wine. A buy.
A Pair of Bordeaux
-> By far the best LMHB I have had, sexy, exotic and classy. I slightly fond to the LMHB to the L’evangile for my personal preference as the LMHB possessed better finesse and more refine though less powerful and mid palate explosive punch. Nevertheless, both are great wines. For the review of 1998 L’evangile, please click here -> Link – 1998 Chateau L’evangile
- 60-90mins in the decanter. Similar to the L’evangile 98, this is such a powerful wine that build for long haul. However, this is very refine, polished and finesse with great sense of harmonious and integration that make it a real juicy, sexy wine to drink compare to the super power, structure L’evangile. Complex, broad and deep nose that display gravel, scorched earth, leather intermixed with beautiful aromas of creme de cassis, black fruits and cigar box. Sexy, voluptuous palate profile that made this wine real seductive. It has loads of power, but well in check with layers of superb pure dark fruits and spice box, liquorice, little touch of meatiness. Still possess high level of tannin, but it is so refine and polish that it added additional dimension to the palate but not at all distractive. Remarkably fresh and vibrant with juicy, sexy finish that’s linger with spices and mineral aftertaste. All about finesse here. Great wine. Buy – Yes.