5 Decades of Aged Barolo with White Truffles (Absinthe, Boat Quay, Singapore): This was really unusual - a sparkling Huet Le Haut-Lieu without a "Pettilant" labelling - this perhaps came from an era before that began. In any case, it was a very interesting way to end the night, The nose was very developed, with a slightly oxidative white meat and rancio tone, alongside sweeter scents of apples, honey and malt, ringed with some floral notes and warm wafts of herbs and Christmas spices. Avery rich, warmly welcoming bouquet. The palate was reminiscent of an old Champagne. There was hardly any mousse left, but it was still fresh and lively, with a good stream of acidity running through gentle, matured flavours of browned apples, honeyed pears and sweeter dried mangoes - all lovely honeyed tones. The finish ended with a kiss of spiced and lanolin speared through by a spine of bittersweet herb. Just a little over the hill I think, but still quite a charmer.
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