Notes from last Wednesday night dinner at Je Suis Gourmand.
Trimbach Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre Gewurztraminer 1998 - Typical roses and lychee nose. Just enough sweetness to give it an extra nudge in complexity. Very nicely balanced, soft wine with a powerful, long finish. Perfect drinking now. Beautiful wine and a great partner for the onion soup.
Demoiselle de Sociando Mallet 1996 - Slightly musty nose. Soft but very fruity. Good balance. An hour of airing seemed to give it more body. Perhaps a little too refined to stand up to the hearty food. I can't see this improving further. Good for drinking now.
Chateau Siran 2000 - Dark, young, very ripe, sweet, concentrated. Plummy and meaty. Finishes very long. Not really integrated yet. Has a long life ahead of it and can only get better. Excellent stuff.
Clos St. Anne Cadillac 1999 - With dessert. Very muted nose. Simple, sweet, grapey. Grape skins texture. Perhaps past its prime. Short and watery finish. A letdown after all the previous bottles.