擁泡星期一 Indulging myself in fine bubbles – 4/12/2017

我的十二月第一個週一,叫作「擁泡星期一」

Bubbly Monday started with Pol Roger

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特愛2008,結構實淨,味道乾爽,有複雜層次,餘味悠長。Impressed by 2008 the most, love that complications, clean finish and long lasting aftertaste.

Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1995 vs 2006, so touched by the matured elegance of the 1995

Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1995 vs 2006, so touched by the matured elegance of the 1995

Pol Roger 頂級香檳 Sir Winston Churchill Cuvee猶如邱吉爾的睿智,充滿深度。把2006和1995來比拼,著實不公平–但世事從來就不公平,否則我也不會這麼幸運地慢嚥輕嚐這兩個年份酒。Sir Winston Churchill Cuvee從來不是輕佻之流,兩者都沈穩,1995年有著輕熟的韻味,已然開放,檸檬乾、烤麵包、香料和芝士等味,但其實力仍有長長後勁。相比之下,2006則尚屬年輕小輩,整體較緊閉,風味主要是柚子、青檸和白花香;相信要再多等五至八年,小鮮肉才開始逐漸滲出男兒氣概吧!

I’m always a big fan of Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Cuvee, not only because I admire Churchill’s wisdom & intellect, but the cuvee’s consistent complexity, firm structure & profoundly beautiful flavours impress me much. During our lunch, we had a comparative tasting of Vintage 1995 vs 2006, not a fair game though it’s nice to see how the 20-years span would show on the evolution of a fine champagne. The maturing 1995 is opening up, lots of baking bread, dried lemon, spices & cheeses notes, and there’s still a long way to go. 2006, on the other hand, is youthful and slightly shy, mainly expressing green fruit like grapefruit & lime, there are some hints of white flowers too. Let’s wait for another 5 – 8 years for better integration of flavour elements!

Thanks Altaya for the invitation & arrangement!

Thanks Altaya for the invitation & arrangement!

產品查詢:大亞洋酒 Enquiries: Altaya Wines

吃喝十二小時實錄 – 24/4/07

24/4確是好日,城中差不多有七項Wine Events / Dinners,有業內,有公開。我有幸參與其中三個,從早喝到晚,以下是我的「吃喝十二小時實錄」:

12:35pm – 到Petrus與Pol Roger總栽Patrice 會面並午膳 – 飲了6款香檳:

Brut Reserve NV

Brut Reserve 1998

Vintage 1988

Rose 1999

Rose 1996

Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 1996

3pm – Altaya Pol Roger Trade Tasting – 又喝多2款香檳,少不免再次試回之前酒款作比較

Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 1995

Blanc de Blancs 1986

4:45pm – 與Dee和Dr. S到萬利,開了他倆及其他酒友的存貨:

2003 Les Suchots

1999 Domaine Ann Gros Clos-Vougeot

1997 Taylor's Vintage Port

1999 Tenuta Guado Al Tasso, Bolgheri

7:15pm – 到帝豪酒店參加Sinolink的Mollydooker Trade Dinner

7:45pm – 由Mollydooker代表guide tasting喝了四款2005酒:

The Boxer

Two Left Feet

Enchanted Path

Carnival of Love

8:30pm – 晚飯進行中,但已飲飽十成十,要對面前四杯重量級拳王說「不」了

10:30pm – 睏到睜不開眼,卻收到酒友M及$要吃宵夜,並以2004Gaja Gaia & Rey及專車送回家作利誘

11:40pm – 屈服,與Dee到山林道高流灣火煱店會合兩名餓酒鬼

12:45pm – 電視正播「洗寃錄」,M酒友確實肚餓,$酒友尚算正常,Dee和我那兩杯晶瑩剔透的Gaia & Rey繼續作養魚用

1:30pm – 精力旺盛的M終於完成所有食物和酒,付賬!

2:30pm – 回到家,體力透支, 倒頭即睡!