November 10, 2010

Notes from Hong Kong : A dinner demonstrating just how much fine wine is being drunk and enjoyed over in Asia

This is short and to the point – the line up does all the talking:

On reception:
Henri Giraud, Fut de Chêne, 1998 Champagne in magnum

White Wines:
Le Montrachet, Henri Boillot, 2000
Le Montrachet, Domaine Ramonet 1988

Red wines:
Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1989
Château Haut-Brion 1989
Clos des Lambrays 1949 in magnum
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château Rayas 1990
Clos St Denis, Domaine Dujac 1985
La Romanée, Bouchard Père, 1995 in magnum
Le Musigny, Daniel Moine-Hudelot 1978 in magnum
Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Domaine Armand Rousseau, 1985
Richebourg, Domaine Meo-Camuzet 1985

Topped off with Glen Grant 1948 malt whisky supplied by us.

Stars?  The Rayas was generally thought to be the loveliest on the night, then for me, the 1949 Clos des Lambrays and Clos St Denis 1985.  Interesting that then two Bordeaux wines that are such stars, still tasted so young and faded into the background alongside the Burgundy wines, which shone superbly.

A very memorable night.

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