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Only white for a change

A bit tough, but interesting, says NK YONG after a dinner featuring an esoteric, and perhaps slightly rare, selection

THE instruction was "White wines only please", the dinner menu being "Popah". A bit tough, but an interesting change.

BARON DE L 1982

Dutifully I scoured my cellar for an interesting white, an older one preferably, and in due course came across one of the last few bottles of a French Pouilly Fume, Baron de L 1982, a 32-year old Sauvignon Blanc from one of the most respected producers in the Loire. I figured this would be a good test of a French Sauvignon Blanc but for safety, I took along a replacement, which in the event was not needed.

The Baron de L performed splendidly. For its age, a brilliant light golden colour, attractive light fresh aroma, a blend of oranges and lemons; interesting lemony-melon...

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