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  • 1986 Château Lafite Rothschild

    82 Latour vs 86 Lafite
    Decanted 1 hour. I think the slow ox is better strategy. The decant method started out well, but the wine seemed to fall apart and become bitter after about 45 minutes of drinking.
    Very dark red for its age.
    Powerful nose, but quite vegetal and herbal.
    Lots of Herbs, mint, rosemary , cranberry, sour cherry.
    2nd component leather, vegetal, a little bitter, a bit of prune, even a bit of lemon zest. The Lafite seems to have more growth potential than the Latour, but the Latour was by far the better wine IMO.

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  • 1982 Château Latour Grand Vin

    Slow ox 8 hours, which seems to be great for this wine.
    Drunk with dinner with an 86 Lafite
    Blood red color with nice color gradient to light red edge. Looks much younger than it is. Leather, mushrooms, truffle, cherry. Beautiful nose, very aromatic. Tannins seem to be holding well, but not overbearing. Second transition hint of mint, some green flavors, smoke, cedar, and a little spiciness.
    Mouthfeel is pure silk. Amazing balance in this wine.
    So perfumie, third transition is wet soil, forrest floor some cranberry Parmesan cheese and some dusty leather boot,
    So many great transitions.
    Amazing wine. Crushed the Lafite.

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  • 2012 Fleury Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

    Popped for 4 hrs
    Sharp and green.
    Green pepper, graphite, strawberry and raspberry faintly on nose. Chocolate covered blueberry, smoke and flint stone. Quite acidic. Basic finish. This wine is good, but I find the Howell mountain version to be much nicer. IMO

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  • BuzzzzOff says:

    8/10/2015 8:32:00 PM - Hi RickyT12! 1982 Latour? Oh my, that must have been fantabulous!!! We had a Chateau Mercian white and red the other day. We thought worthwhile mentioning given you are in Tokyo. The red was preferred over the white, albeit both interesting.

  • il_diavolo says:

    10/17/2014 6:47:00 AM - Hello, I don't do wine "out" in HK that much as prices are exorbitant. If you meant shops to buy I would check out wine beast in wan chai, enoteca in lee gardens 1 in causeway bay or the Watson at d'aguilar street. Also some shops have enomatic tasting machines eg the Watson above, tastings in Wellington street and city super + 1 other in IFC. To eat, the wine beast bistro allows you to order the wine at the retail shop price. Most local places will do BYOB for free or close (the western ones will charge)

  • RickyT12 says:

    1/6/2014 11:41:00 PM - Hi Stefan, I live in Minatou Ku. There are some good BYOB restaurants in Akasaka. Recently I have been going to a little French bistro place in Akasaka that charges 1,000 Yen for bottle charge. I am sure I and some buddies would be interested in meeting up. By the way I recently picked up a 06 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage, saw you were a big fan of it. How about meeting up in February? By the way my name is Antonio

  • StefanAkiko says:

    1/6/2014 2:30:00 PM - Whereabout in Tokyo do you live? I mainly live in Yokohama and go to Tokyo most every week. Would be great to meet up with some wine at a nice BYOB restaurant.

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