1991 Disgorgement. Toffee, butterscotch, instant coffee (that sweeter, more malty smell than fresh coffee beans), good to very good acidity. Deep colour but not as dark as a 2006 Mt. Eden Char drunk later that night.
Changed over the course of an hour or so, very much alive very very enjoyable.
1995 Disgorgement. Nose was very pleasant with some orange zest notes with some brioche. Very light effervescence, powerful and rich on the palate again with some citrus, honey and brioche with just enough acidity to keep it lively. Hint of saltiness.
Nedfallsepler, Litt julekrydder og brunt sukker. Litt urene noter her også. Kommer seg med luft. Ganske så fin i munnen, med god friskhet. Definitivt bra vin, men litt hul og noe kort finish for å nå de helt store høyder.
This was the 1995 Disgorgement. Don't know if there were multiple 82 RD disgorgements out there. Anyway, this was a beauty. Upon opening, a nose of caramelized brioche, butterscotch, roasted nuts, and coffee. The palate had more of the butterscotch notes with a really edgy acidity. With air, the acidity took over a bit and the palate freshened up but with a more intense, almost grippier texture. Beautiful bottle, but I don't think this will get any better than where it is right now.
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