Tuesday, March 07, 2006

March 7, 2006. A white and a red

Simple notes this time.

1993 Pape Clement Blanc. Nose of honey, parafin and dried appricot? Dry with a somewhat bitter finish. 89-90pts

1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia. Nose slightly reticient, slightly alcoholic. In the mouth much better balance. Tannins smooth and very nice finish, hints of tobacco and mint aftertaste. Needs perhaps 2 hours of air in bottle or 1 hour decant? 95+pts.

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