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Chateau Margaux 1998 was a medium-dark red with brownish tints, having a a beautiful aroma, almost a perfume, fresh youthful Cabernet fruit character (above).
Pignan, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve, 2004 (above) was a bigger wine, densely flavoured, rich with very ripe berry fruit, very concentrated, with a long clean finish.

Vinous diary for CNY

Chinese New Year get-togethers are an opportune time to savour old gold.
Mar 6, 2015 5:50 AM

TWO evenings ago I drank a wine which brought back many warm memories, albeit tinged with much sadness, of a great friend, Gerard Jaboulet, of the famous wine producer Paul Jaboulet Aine in Tain l'Hermitage, Rhone Valley. The wine was Hermitage La Chapelle 2000.

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