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Happy 2011 !!

January 1, 2011

I trust all readers had a good time welcoming in the New Year. I spent New Year’s Eve having dinner at DB (Daniel Boulud) Bistro Moderne at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, with a half-bottle of 2004 Ch Cantenac-Brown, SGD95++ from the extensive restaurant list, to go with an excellent sirloin steak. Dark purple. The bouquet is quite gorgeous, generous in its floral fragrance and charm, but one senses some firm minerality as well. On the palate, the wine is feminine in typical Margaux fashion, gentle and rounded with excellent balance, weighty without sacrificing its charm, with secondary flavours of cassis, cinnamon and some complexity from its fruit emerging. Fleshy, though not truly voluptuous. Quite excellent, really. The restaurant’s service, while attentive, lacks polish, but with its attractive upmarket decor, coupled with food that’s very well-prepared at very reasonable prices, I’ll be back at DB Bistro.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Petecs permalink
    January 1, 2011 19:04

    Hi Ric, happy and healthy new year to you and your family, cheers.

    • Ric permalink*
      January 2, 2011 00:00

      Hi Pete! Great to hear from you! Best wishes to you and your family as well for 2011!! I’m planning trip to Manchester and London in October…would be great if we could catch up over some good food and wine. Cheers!!

      • Petecs permalink
        January 2, 2011 00:30

        Yes sounds great, keep me posted.

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