Bright lemon yellow with a pale rim. Pronounced aromas of oak, vanilla, honeysuckle, lime and a subtle touch of frangipani. Ripe green lime and vanilla flavours with medium (+) acidity. A medium bodied white burgundy that went down smoothly with some roast chicken and wild rocket salad but I wouldn’t mind sipping this on its own as it got better with some aeration. This bottle should have some aging potential.
Crystal clear golden yellow with plenty of minerality and lemon flavours that matched wonderfully with the deep fried frog legs and ginger slices served at Jade Palace, The Forum Shopping Mall. Finish is somewhat medium (+) on the palate with good acidity to cut through all the deep fried beancurd rolls, pork floss with deep fried aubergines and kangkung with fermented beancurd ala HK style. Medium to full bodied burgundy white that has enough texture to show its complexity – all that wood treatment was not in vain after all 🙂
Another bottle of a 1996 Bourgogne by Domaine Bachelet (which is already fading fast) and two bottles of 2001 Amiral de Beychevelle later, we were ready to call it a night and made our way home. We should have ordered a whole peking duck really but the half portion of their normal roast duck which we had as our last course was quite yummy with the left bank bordeaux anyway. And oh, the salt & pepper lamb cutlets we had before that were pretty scrumptious as well!
Anyone interested in a vertical flight of Guy Bocard’s 2002, 2004 & 2005 Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru?