Krug Grande Cuvée NV
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Clean nose, medium intensity, buttery, biscuit, chardonnay, hints of floral notes.
Palate: Dry, high acidity, biscuit, dried sour cherries, honey, nuts.
Finish: Medium-long finish, honey, slight earthy.
E. Guigal La Mouline Côte Rôtie 2011
Colour: Medium purple core
Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, smoke, plums, dried cherries, blueberry, cured meat, spice, black currants, touch of vanilla.
Palate: Dry, full-bodied, medium acidity, full well structured tannins, plums, blackberries, oak, touch of smoke, roasted coffee bean.
Finish: Long finish, oak, coffee bean, plums.
Penfolds Grange 2009
Colour: Dark purple core
Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, black berries, violets, hints of charred meat, dried cherries, spices.
Palate: Dry, full-bodied, medium+ acidity, full tannins, plums, oak, black cherries, blackberries, spices, savoury-umami-like note, cacao.
Finish: Long, oak, plums, slightly earthy on the very end.
Chateau De Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001
Colour: Medium purple core, light brown edge.
Nose: Clean nose, high intensity, smoke, leather, liquorice, blackberries, black currant, herbal, candied berries, honeysuckle, orange rind? Extremely complex.
Palate: Dry, full-bodied, high acidity, medium+ tannins, smoked meat, pepper, herbal, leather, plums, salt, spice, mix of dark berries and currants.
Finish: Very Long, oak, chocolate, silky tannins. .Really impressively complex, everything integrates so well, excellent balance, was blown by the complexity on the palate, hard to pick out everything. (Would buy for the price)