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I managed pick up some reduced black summer truffle from Bethnal Green. Nice and firm smells lovely. Only £13 for 50g!
Also picked up some unpasteurised Epoisses from Paxtons.
Part of this has been stuffed under the breast skin the rest will go on some linguine.
Wine wise we have a Paul Bara 2008, followed by a Keller Von Der Fels 2012 and then a Sadie Columella 2005. Should be fun!
Is this a trait across the vintage? I’ve had a few 09s that seem very open and approachable. I have the 09 Cristal in Mag also that I was going to hold, but I’m now thinking they are shorter term propositions and ready to go when I am.On the Champagne theme, DP 2009 in magnum is drinking beautifully. Always quite forward the 2009 in a bottle was useful as a fine drink in restaurants. Magnums were more backward but this is now approaching a lovely state. I wonder if this gives me more pleasure than more vaunted vintages … probably does.
I think you win this weeks WP Ronseal Trophy - LaT - DP96 - HB98 - Job doneLast night was my first visit to La Trompette (I doubt it’ll be my last). 9 weeks of sobriety kicks in tomorrow, so decided to go out with a bang.
The DP96 is just sublime. Really buttery and well balanced. Was great out of the gate and got even better over the course of the meals.
The Haut Brion 98 was an absolute class act. This is about the pinnacle of claret for me - faultless.
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