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Aug 7, 2023, 12:35:14 PMAug 7
I forgot to list one wine at last Wednesday’s picnic/concert, the 1989 Domaine de la Tour Montagny 1er blanc. Because it was pretty forgettable. Some nuttiness as you’d expect from 30+
Chalonaise white, but alive, but without any real reason for living. Bruised apples, nuts, autumn leaves, clipped finish.C+/B-

Friday Chicken, shanghai tips, rice with furikake, caprese
2008 Barthod Les Cras Chambolle-Musigny 1er
Black cherry, spicy, citrus zest, tar. Big but with balance, very enjoyable. A-/B+

Sunday oysters, grilled whole mackerel, corn, salad
2019 Huet Le Mont Vouvray Sec
Too young, but I put in a decanter and it shows well fairly shortly. Green apple, lemon, wool, really framed by zesty acids, excellent with both oysters and the oily fish. B+ with potential

Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.

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