Dinner at WKD: Second bottle opened as the first bottle was a bit strange. US Wildman label. Based on previous experience I considered this as one of the greatest Leflaive Chevalier's I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Tonight, unfortunately, it really did not want to impress us. Never quite opened up although we gave it a lot of time in the glass.
This bottle had 4.5 cm fill so we were a bit concerned but the color was a medium yellow with clear rims. The medium+ intensity nose of dried apricot, lemons, apples, and white flowers was interesting and unique. Its superripe character did not appeal to some but I enjoyed it.
In the mouth, this wine was more balanced and showed an overall refined and creamy texture. It was rich in a subtle way. The acidity was solid but quite diffuse rather than running down the middle of your palate.
Others suggested this bottle was not as good as some which may well be true. However, I did not detect any noteworthy flaws. While the color of this wine suggests it could last, I would suggest drinking this wine sooner rather than latter.
Dinner at Chef Studio by Eddy, night before we head for Bordeaux. Its bro Batard was long heard a better than one, we still carried a high expectation. Straight to the glass, dark gold, nose of floral, citrus, buttery, sense of freshness and strength. Pretty enjoyable but declined faster than expected after first hour. Not the perfect sample.
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