White Truffle Dinner (Chez Patrick Restaurant, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong): Light gold-bronze , very bright and fresh in colour. Nose is flint, granite and smoke from a garden bonfire, with pleasing old oak. Palate is lovely lemon zest and candied lemon rind on the initial attack with a very nice sharp, fresh, lifted lemon juice mid-palate and well-integrated oak and just the slightest hint of cork on the back end. Moderate length and resonance but very enjoyable. With extended time in the glass this grew in richness and resonance...gosh, it's getting quite heady. Really enjoyable and probably at its peak. I was thinking that this might deceive as a Grand Cru....erm, then we got the real deal with the same producer's 1996 Batard Montrachet.
Had this as a 15th anniversary wine. Pretty sumtuous. Like the 1981 Pavillion Blanc (though different grape) with age it has developed a lovely nutty finish. Long on the palette, elegant. Great wine. If you are looking for a reasonably priced, well aged burgundy, you don't need to go much further than this.
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