Community Tasting Notes (2) Avg Score: 80 points

  • New Yorkers welcome West Coast visitors to Peking Duck House, but the wine Gods were angry. (Peking Duck House- Midtown): Alas, this bottle showed a bit old and faded, which was rather surprising. Mineral dominates the nose and palate, with just a touch of petrol. It's shed much of its sweetness and is rather hollow in the mid-palate. Light citrus and peach flavors support the slate character. With extended air an interesting spearmint and pine character came up. Still, rather disappointing given the pedigree and vintage. B-.

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  • 2nd bottle out of a batch of 3. The first bottle was disappointing, and this bottle was about the same as I remember the previous one. Nose of significant petrol, which is promising, and some minerals, slate and acidic citrus fruit - sharp lemon and lime, but feels a little hollow. The palate shows this even more. There is lively acid, and more petrol, but the rest of the flavors feel like someone turned down the volume a few notches too low. Not much sweetness, but not much fruit either, or anything else. What flavors there are mirror the nose: slate and lime, but they aren't present enough to state their case. The wine isn't unpleasant, just meh - the acid and the petrol are enough to make it decent. A rare disappointment from one of my favorite producers. This was a sub-par batch :( Nose - 3.5/6, Palate - 3/6, Finish - 3/6, Je Ne Sais Quoi - 0.5/2 = 10/20

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