A recollection of fantastic wines we had at crystal jade palace .. It was an out of this world experience for me that truly changes my perception on wines. Kudos to the generous JL.
1985 Domaine Chandon De Briailles, Corton Bressandes Grand Cru:
Eye:Despite the age, the body is still pure cherry colour, with light brown hue at the rim
Nose: Consistent clean cherry with slight straw overtones throughout the 4 hours dinner
Palate: Pure pleasure of elegance, cherry, mild sweetness with a touch of straw. Extremely fine tannins. This is all about it’s purity and elegance where through out the dinner it maintains it’s beautiful cherry/raspberry structure consistently. Medium body. Good to drink now.
1990 Domaine Faiveley, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru:
Eye: Light honey
Nose/Palate: WHAOO! you could smell it 3 feet from the glass of pure buttery complex nose. This lady is evolving thought out the night and each drop was just mind boggling! Cream, butter, mineral, honey, oil, fragrant citrus and vanilla that comes with a slightly sweet SECONDARY LIFT where a slight sweetness “evaporates” from your tongue when you have down the liquid. ULTRA long finish ( near to 60sec). The evoluation of the wine was amazing where it went thru rounds of WHAO–> muted nose ->doubly WHAO. You could felt that the beauty was asleep and awaken in a a higher plateau. Simply out of this world!
Ratings: 5/5 (even JL commented this is definitely a 100pointers. I would be a vegan for 3 months just to try this again)
1988 Veuve Cliequot Ponsardin:
Eye: Deep golden hue, an indication of good long aging.
Nose: ULTRA honeyed, complex with brioche, yeasty backbone
Palate: Sweet, multilayered complexity (yeasty, bread and some sour citrus) and with a slight bitter ending. You could feel the slight secondary honey coating your tongue and teeth.. Tremendous wine!