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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wine Entry :Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne and Blason D’issan 1996 (French)

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! And best wishes for the Year of the Pig. May it be prosperous and bountiful for everyone, including all the wine lovers! Had these two bottles of wine for the New Year. Champagne for celebratory purposes and the rich Margaux wine for auspicious meaning. Here are my tasting notes for them.

Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne

Overall a nutty, buttery Champagne with slight oak. Aromas of toasted bread and roasted almonds. Overall refreshing omitting the bitterness.

Blason D’issan Margaux 1996

This is the second wine of Château d'Issan, or Second Vin du Château d'Issan.

Smell : Raspberry, scented oak and pepper.

Taste : Intense currents and cassis. Chewy oak, spice and tannins slowly express themselves after sometime in the mouth.

After-taste : Good length of oak and tannins, pretty impressive for a 1996 vintage



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