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Bastille Day dinner

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Tasted July 10, 2021 by AllRed with 38 views

Flight 1 (2 notes)

Rillettes de Saumon
Croquettes au Brie et Basilic
Petits Pissaladière

White - Sparkling
2008 D. Henriet-Bazin Champagne Grand Cru Brut Millésimé France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
91 points
Red apple and brioche aromas. Medium bead. Red apple, citrus and almond flavors. Excellent. Drinking well- now through 2026.
White - Sparkling
2008 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année France, Champagne
93 points
Excellent. Compared to the Bazin, this is rich and toasty, with apple, dried ginger, yeast and roasted almond notes. Fine bead. Flavors of apple, lemon and almond.
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Flight 2 (1 note)

Tartelettes au Crabe

White
2015 Château Brown Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
Straw yellow color. Citrus, clay and earthy notes. Flavors of melon, citrus and earth with terrific balancing acidity. (R&R)
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Flight 3 (1 note)

Filet de Boeuf Chasseur
Gratin Dauphinois
Légumes d'Eté Marinés

Red
2003 Château Pape Clément France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
93 points
Poured from magnum, this presents a youthful dark color. Aromas of iron, black currants, macerated red berry and red plum, with earthy undertones. Full-bodied with medium tannins and flavors of red fruit, plum, licorice and iron. Lacking the typical iodine notes. Finishes with good length. (R&D)
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Flight 4 (1 note)

Balois au Chocolat

White - Sweet/Dessert
2009 Château Rieussec France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
93 points
From half bottle. Apricot, pineapple amd orange essence. Bright, with lively underlying acidity and flavors of pineapple and apricot. Picks up something a bit more tropical with air. (R&D)
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