Dinner at Tao Seafood (Tao Seafood, Asia Square): A nice wine, if just lacking in a bit of cut and precision. It had a really nice nose, very Meursault, with lashings of butter and sweet cream and a touch of oak alongside ripe apple aromas, all underlined with lots of minerally scents. The palate showed the ripeness of the vintage as well – I actually thought it was a 2005 – with sweet red apples and creamy butter notes scored with lots of chalky undertones. There was decent if not great acidity, with little juicy squeeze of lemons at the finish. A little bit on the plump side for a Lafon I thought, lacking some of the sleekness that usually accompanies the fat with his wines. Still though, a very well crafted wine. I do not think that this has the structure or balance to be a 10-20 years, but it is still rather primary, and will develop overt the next few years.
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