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Champagne David Léclapart Aphrodisiaque, 2004 Dom Pérignon Rosé, 2015 Roagna Pira 2011 Henri Boillot Criots-Batard-Montrachet 2014 Francois Lamarche Échezeaux…

August 24, 2021

Dr Ngoi threw a lovely poolside party for a small group on 21 August 2021 where he had specially curated a selection of wines to match Grace’s exquisite home-cooked cuisine. Thank you !!

Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Les Barres Extra Brut NV. Lightly colored. Delicate pale citrus dominate amidst the freshness of morning dew. Cleanly-focused with lovely glow and fine clarity, but straightforward.

Champagne David Léclapart L’Aphrodisiaque NV. Comprises 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay harvested from premier cru vines in Trépail. Deeper hues of golden-yellow, proffering honeyed toast on the nose topped with crème and a dash of chalkiness, showing excellent presence and balance with further notes of wafer and cashews. May really stoke one’s sexual desires if enough of it is drunk.

Champagne Veuve Fourny et Fils Blanc de Blancs NV. Lovely nose of rounded tropical fruits and warm peaches, cutting through the palate with fine precision and dry intensity. Generously endowed with an excellent depth of clear citrus and bitter lemon, oozing traces of sweet throughout its length. Excellent.

20210821_194125.jpg2004 Champagne Dom Pérignon Rosé. Deeply colored. Effusive in tangerines and grapefruit that exude an irresistible rose-scented fragrance, leading to a gentle depth of cherries and red fruits on the medium-full palate, impeccably balanced with dry intensity. Distinctly feminine. Very lovely.

2010 Domaine Henri Boillot Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru. Displaying a deep luminosity, this wine was rather restrained on the nose though the medium-full palate showed a distinct minerally depth that imparted a certain austerity brought into sharp relief by a top layer of crème de la crème, developing some sharp attack and intensity as it warmed up in the glass. Would have been better if tasted under ideal conditions.

2006 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Béze Grand Cru. Mature pinot tint. Delicious bouquet of dark cherries and currants. Well-delineated with clean supple intensity on the medium-bodied palate, showing good balance but surprisingly short.

2014 Domaine Francois Lamarche Échezeaux Grand Cru. Darkish in tone, imbued with supple red fruits with some early secondary development that exude delicious lift with a velvety presence, revealing charred inner detail with fair intensity and power as it finished with good length. Quite excellent.

2015 Roagna Pira Barolo. Utterly seductive nose of haw and red fruits, highly effusive and delicious. Medium-full, amply layered with supple detail and lovely sophistication.

2011 Hétszölö Tokaji Furmint. Lightly colored, displaying excellent presence of pears, clear citrus and white fruits on a dry open palate with fine intensity and subtle minerality, underscored by a controlled sweetness. Excellent.

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