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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Wine Exhibition : Wine For Asia 2007 (Part II)

As promised here are the first four tasting notes for the wines I had tried at the Great Wines of Bordeaux 2003 booth. The super seconds (i.e. the Pichons) of the vintage still stood out, but if not lacking in the nose, it was lacking in the after-taste. Personally I did not find them as impressive in terms of length as some previous vintages e.g. 2002. The reason could also be because of the double-decanting method used and perhaps I had tried them after they have been left over night. (I am sure I was the first few in the morning at the booth and some bottles were half empty)

Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2003 (French)

Smell : Fragrant cherry and raspberry aromas

Taste : Warm, uplifting with dark current fruits with some woody oaky tannins. Medium-bodied intensity.

After-taste : Fairly fast finish for a Bordeaux red.

Chateau Lynch Bages 2003 (French)

I had high expectations of this bottle, especially after I had tried the 2002. But personally was disappointed.

Smell : Ribena-like sweetness scents.

Taste : Slight fruitness, good balance and round, but feather-weight for an expected intense body.

After-taste : Vanilla oak flavours present in a quick and un-impressive end.

Chateau Pichon Longueville 2003 (French)

First of the super seconds. I was in great anticipation.

Smell : Somewhat closed, I had difficulty in detecting the aromas, but managed to find a slight taffy sweetish scent.

Taste : An intense blackcurrent fruit and alcohol start. Well-balanced with the oak aromas.

After-taste : Round and very pleasant to ease down the throat. But it did not have an extensive length.

Chateau Pichon Baron 2003 (French)

The next super second.

Smell : Had better luck detecting the aromas this time and found delicate flora scents and some berry undertones.

Taste : Warm and ripe fruits of raspberry/ cherry, which complemented well with the oak.

After-taste : Comforting round silky tannins with a substantially more respectable length.



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