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Krug - Grande Cuvee
Light to medium golden color. Aromas of some green apple and almonds. Just starting to show its age. Big expansive flavors of apples and nuts, with bright acidity. This is a big and rich wine that possesses a very long finish. Still tasting the flavors 30-60+ seconds after it has departed the mouth. Still lots of life ahead.
Opened and decanted. Drank over 2 hours. Deep ruby red color ... not really any hint of age yet in this bottle. Aromas of plum and blackberry with a bit of leather and tobacco. Flavors of black fruit; still quite a juicy wine with good acidity; the tannins gripping a bit on the finish. Very solid 2000 Bordeaux and a great value!
Opened and double-decanted four hours prior to drinking. Brilliant deep red color. Aromas of black fruits, leather and tobacco. On the palate, lots of fruit and softening tannins, with incredible balance all the way through the finish. Decanting and letting this bottle take some air for 4 hours really helped it sing! I've had several bottles of Pichon Baron from the 90s; this bottle was by far the best!
Louis Roederer - Brut Premier
Aromas of some citrus with lots of yeast and bread dough. Very pale color with a fine bead. Crisp and dry on the palate with a medium finish. Solid NV champagne!
Alesia - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Popped and poured; drank over 3 hours. Medium-plus color - purple at the core changing to ruby red towards the edge. Forward and pretty aromas of red fruit, some earth, mushroom and a bit of tea. Bright, juicy flavors of red fruit punch through the finish with a good dose of acidity. Clearly a very young wine that should continue to get better and drink well for 5+ years.