Faiveley vs. Jadot: 1993 vs.1996 (Hong Kong Country Club): Pre-dinner blind tasting.....all wines had been decanted for several hours. Transparent Ribena in colour, less bright than some, suggesting it is a 1993. Nose is just lovely.....light, perfumed, elegant, very open....the best nose so far. Palate is light and half-rounded, the most open so far, great depth of fruit but a classic elegant lightness...gorgeous. Too young to display much resonance on the finale. My #1 of 11: Group #4.
Faiveley Dinner at Marea 11/10/2011 (Marea): Blood. Another glorious '93 nose! As a group, these '93s are the wines of the night. Here, nose deep, sappy rose, rosewater, tea, herbals, with a deeper, gutty note of musk, crotch. Splendid. Palate generous, but v v powerful, totally there, not closed, but a big, burly lumberjack of a wine. Wow! This took a very long time to open completely. Seamless. First class. Again, might be too green for some palates, especially long term. A/A+
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