Private Chef dinner at Yann's new place (Flatiron District, Manhattan, New York): Very old - smells like Brandy or Eau-de-Vie. Smell of banana bread and white flowers. Unctuous but old on the palate with perfume of the banana bread. Elegant with a touch of honey. Salty/saline at the end with pear brandy - Calvados. Interesting but past its prime. Nose - 5/6, Palate - 4/6, Finish - 4/6, Je Ne Sais Quoi - 1/2 = 14/20.
Chave at Palate (Glendale, CA.): Color is dark for a Blanc showing it's age. Closed t first, but after 30 minutes began to show focused flavors of grilled/roasted nuts, buterscotch, marzipan and honey, surprisingly fresh. The palate is unctous with minerals. Finish is somewhat short. Still has plenty of life though the palate is on the deline.
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