Dinner with the guys (Hakumai @ International Plaza): After all the champagnes and the whites, our first red of the evening. While not exactly a letdown, this was probably past its prime. Exhibited a secondary/tertiary nose of damp earth, some mushrooms. On the palate, it seemed a tad "tired". Can't remember when was the last time I had a '83 Burg, or any at all; Not sure if it was just this bottle?
Wine Bash of the Year 2012 (Jade Palace, Forum Galleria): The first of two tragically flawed wines, this was Madeirised, with a lot of port-like flavours and aromas of liquered cherries, chocolates and raisins. Pity, because this seemed to have been well-balanced, well-structured and long, with a good bit of depth too.
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