Champagne Salon tasting (with dinner)

2020/01/03, @龍吟

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當天是 04->96->99->97(結果 cork… 人生第一次遇到 cork 的 Salon) -> Bruno Paillard 03 -> Aietta Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Salon 2004

As other vintages, high in acidity, and lingering in finish. Lemon, grapefruit, lime, and some flowers at the beginning, then the yogurt and cream breezes. At the very early stage of peak, the maturation flavors are not distinct, quite good pairing with starters and appetizers.
一如過去喝過其他年份的經驗,都是高酸長餘韻的優質表現。開頭有萊姆、葡萄柚、檸檬、些許花香,然後展現出優格與奶油的氣味。算是開始要進入巔峰期的樣貌,成熟的氣味還不是太明顯,過個幾年表現會更好。這樣的風格其實蠻適合搭配前菜的。
SY Rating: 18.5/20

Salon 1996

Matured style. Biscuit, Camembert cheese, and some earthy note like mushroom. Dried apple and pear, lemon zest, baked tangerine peel, and Korean Yuja-cheong. Very long finish. Acidity is quite high but well balanced. At its peak, definitely.
已經是完全成熟的風格,充分展現餅乾、法國Camembert起司的味道,同時帶有類似菌菇類的氣味。蘋果乾梨子乾,豐富的柑橘類風味,甚至有點烤橘子皮、韓國柚子醬的味道。餘韻相當悠長,酸度依舊很好。毫無疑問是正處巔峰的表現。

SY Rating: 19.5/20

Salon 1999

Also a great Champagne, but it’s under the shadow of the other greater vintages tonight, especially 96′. High in acidity, but a bit lower than 96′ and 04′. Good in intensity, but not as competitive as 96. Fresh in flavor, but not so young as 04′. Lemon, grapefruit, dried apple, floral honey, and some biscuits and mineral.
只能說既生瑜何生亮,比成熟風味不如96,比新鮮活力弱於04。99這天晚上顯得有點尷尬,如果不是這樣的話真的會相當突出。萊姆、葡萄柚、蘋果乾、花蜜,還有一些餅乾與礦石味道。

SY Rating: 18/20

Bruno Paillard 2003

Shows deeper color than preceding three Salon. Hot growing season cause this very ripe style. Medium(+) in acidity and intensity. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, apple puree, and cream. The structure is not so firm.
明顯地比前面幾款Salon香檳顏色要來的深,風味上亦呈現出相當成熟的風格,呼應了03這個炎熱的年份。酸度跟集中度只能給中上,整體架構上比較鬆散一點,柳橙、橘子、葡萄柚、萊姆、蘋果泥、奶油。
SY Rating: 17/20

Aietta Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Smallest maker in Montalcino. Need more breathing time. Medium(+) in acidity, tannin, and intensity. Cranberry, barn, dried tomato, rose petal, clove, cedar, cream, earthy. Long finish. Need more aging.
Montalcino的最小規模酒廠。醒酒時間不夠有點可惜。酸度跟單寧跟風味集中度都不錯,平衡也做得很好。蔓越莓、農場泥土、番茄乾、花瓣、丁香、木質系的香氣。尾韻很長,但需要多點時間陳年會更好。
SY Rating: 18/20

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