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2001 Georges Comte de Vogue Musigny, 2010 Peter Michael Belle Cote, 2012 Aubert…

November 17, 2017

These are notes from a very generous promenade hosted by Dr Kieron Lim on 08 Nov 2017 to celebrate his move to The Mountain. Reserved exclusively for members of Bacchus and special guests that included the great Dr Ngoi, Iggy himself and Tim Goh, Kieron has pushed the boat out for the line-up, complete with canapés, cheeseboard, exquisite stemware and the professional services of FICOFI’s preferred sommelier Kok Hong. I must say the whites have been lined up in perfect order, while the reds easily sorted themselves out. What a great way to ease into a great evening of wining and dining after a long day…

1996 Dom Perignon Enotheque. Light golden in hue, this wine exudes an effortless floral bouquet with a perfumed fragrance that was quite ethereal, leading to delicate tones of clear citrus and pomelo with faint traces of icing, highly subtle in grassy elements and gentle sweet minerals, open and poised with supreme elegance, the fine bubbles and density of fruit producing superb texture and mouthfeel. Still youthful. Outstanding.

2012 Aubert. Fleshy, just a tad forward in nutmeg, crème de la crème, chalky elements with a trace of sweetness, yet remaining gentle with superb integration, highly poised and enticing, glowing inexorably towards a finish of exotic spices. Yet to develop but will be fascinating to track its development.

2010 Peter Michael Belle Cote Chardonnay. Significantly bolder than the preceding Aubert, this wine exudes bold aromas most lovely on the nose, richly endowed in creme and green fruits, opening up well with great definition though still tight with gentle intensity, finishing with traces of mint. Almost like a Corton-Charlemagne. Excellent.

2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er. Luscious gold with a mesmerising glow of morning dew, sweet wild flowers and malt. the palate is distinctly minerally there is a rich tone of clear citrus beneath the sheen of icing and great acidity that imparted a touch of crispness, highly harmonious, finishing with excellent linearity. Superb.

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2007 Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue Chambolle-Musigny 1er. Delicious abundance of red fruits and red cherries, medium-full with further notes of earth and camphor, lovely in intensity and acidity, finishing well on a note of mint but not entirely distinctive on the whole.

2007 Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux Grand Cru. Very correct in pinot tint with a lovely fragrance, awashed in red fruits of superb freshness and acidity with further notes of camphor and earth. Highly delicious and attractive, showing great character. Trumps the preceding Comte de Vogue Chambolle-Musigny 1er of the same vintage by some margin.

2009 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru. Notes of pepper, Asian spices and dry red fruits dominate on the nose, displaying great sophistication on the palate where its glorious fruit has begun developing early secondary nuances of cedar, earth and ember, replete with silky tannins and sublime acidity that confer great elegance and finesse, superbly integrated, just a tad dry at the finish. Quite glorious.

2001 Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue Musigny Grand Cru. Great color. Beautifully delicate on the nose where red fruits, dark cherries and rose petals dominate with overtones of incense, displaying some early complexity on the open palate with a deep core of tangerines amidst some earthiness, gentle and seamless, suffused with sublime acidity and lovely tension that lingered on and on  long after the wine had left the palate. A complete wine.

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