After an almost completely dry month, time to get things going again in preparation for my upcoming Japan trip and birthday month.
One of the more impressive home dining experiences at Poon’s Supper Club, a Chinese-Fijian cuisine apparently but I wouldn’t know how Fijiean cuisine tastes like so… General favourites were the Momo dumplings which was the spiciest dish of the night (thankfully for my toilet the rest weren’t as spicy as advertised) and the seafood dishes. And for me the lady’s fingers too, as my favourite vegetable.
2015 Massa Vecchia Maremma Toscana Ariento - Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana
Good to revisit this, I still vividly recall the first time I had it three years ago and surprisingly it did not show much development since. Structured and viscous with orange peel and apricot notes. Paired well with food. (92 pts.)
2020 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Chavignol Rosé - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre
Didn’t realise I had this two years ago but similar impressions to then. Darker in colour with riper, sweeter fruit compared to previous vintages. Fresh strawberry and watermelon fruit. Felt quite tight and young but was a crowd favourite. (91 pts.)
2017 Arnaud Lambert Saumur Brézé Clos David - France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur
My contribution. Surprisingly quite floral and aromatic with less acid than I expected. Mainly green apple and pear notes, preferred the 2016 that I had a couple of years ago which had more tautness. (90 pts.)
2010 Clos de la Bruyère (Julien Courtois) Ancestral - France, Vin de Table Français
Natural style with glou-glou dark red fruit. Was between Bojo and Loire but plumped for the latter since there was no greenness. Simple but enjoyable enough, good fresness for the age. (89 pts.)
2021 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Camille - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon
Some leftovers from a couple of days ago. Was quite green and light on the first day but put on weight to become more well-balanced today. Ripe and a little candied on the nose without being too distracting. Fun Bojo with fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit that made it a crowd favourite. (90 pts.)
2019 Jean Javillier Meursault - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault (17/9/2023)
Old-school style with a round and creamy texture. Pear and green apple notes, would have guessed Chenin if blinded. (89 pts.)