TN: Aloha- 1983 and 1988 Bordeaux at Noreetuh in East Village NYC

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Our Bordeaux group met Wednesday at Noreetuh in the East Village. Nice plac
e, great service, wine geeky staff. The food is Hawaiian - influenced and n
ot exactly perfect for Bordeaux , but we made do. Food was all very good, a
nd I’d love to return sans claret to try the ankimo torchon, octopu
s, various pokes, etc.  

2010 Remy Massin Champagne "Special Club"  
Green apple, crisp, very BdB. I liked more and more. B+/A-

NV (2010) Christophe Mignon “Pur Meunier” Brut Nature Blanc
 De Noirs  
Big, rich, toasty, stern. Others liked more than I did B

We had truffle taro chips, pork jowl musubi, spicy salmon musubi, & spam mu
subi. We split a big order of the mochiko fried  chicken (which came with p
ickles including ...strawberry). Most people had  wagyu with chinese brocco
li & fried rice, I didn’t want to be part of the Borg so ordered th
e 5 spice pork chop with pineapple spaetzle. Yeah, not dream match (the bee
f had chili oil), but everything was very good.  

Theme was ‘83 and ‘88 Bordeaux  

1983 Ch. Canon
Red fruited, herby/spicy, elegant. B+/A-

1988 Ch. Canon
This is a bit horsier than previous bottles. Black fruit, leather, barnyard
. Still some tannin. But tasty in a somewhat rustic style. B+/B.  

1983 Ch. Gruaud Larose  
Quite elegant for GL, red and black currant, tobacco, earth. B+

1988 Ch.Gruaud Larose
Powerful, tannic, black fruited. Needs a steak. B/B+

1983 Ch. Pichon Lalande
Lovely, elegant, cassis framed with coffee and tobacco A-

1988 Ch. Pichon Lalande
A little stern especially at first, but a classic PL in the making- blackcu
rrant, a pleasant green/herb edge (PV?), sandalwood. B+/B
1983 Ch. L’Evangile  

1988 Ch. La Conseillante
Big, a little stern, tasted more ‘88 than Pomerol. This would have  
been nice with a TBone. B

1988 La Mission Haut Brion
Deep, long, young, cigarbox and spicebox. Classy. A-

Other than my corked L’Evangile I’d happily drink any of th
ese. WOTN voting  
1983 Pichon Lalande 19
1988 La Mission Haut Brion 16
1983 Canon 3
1988 Conseillante 2
1983 Gruaud 1
1988 Gruaud 1

Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine,
 B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a p
arty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi
ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.

Re: TN: Aloha- 1983 and 1988 Bordeaux at Noreetuh in East Village NYC
On 4/13/18 10:39 AM, DaleW wrote:

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Very early on in my relationship with Jean, she got me a bottle of '82
Gruaud-Larose for my birthday.  To reciprocate on her birthday, I got
her a bottle of the '83 Pichon Lalande.  Both bottles are long gone,
having been subjected to less than ideal storage early in their lives,
but both are cherished memories.  Not quite up to the Howie Hart '75
Lafite level of sentimataility, but still fun to read a note on that wine.

Mark Lipton

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Re: TN: Aloha- 1983 and 1988 Bordeaux at Noreetuh in East Village NYC
On Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:28:41 AM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
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Nice way to start a relationship! I love 82 Gruaud, but opened last bottle last year. But still have a few 83 Pichon Lalandes, and would love to open if you guys are in NY again/  

Re: TN: Aloha- 1983 and 1988 Bordeaux at Noreetuh in East Village NYC
On 4/16/18 4:00 PM, DaleW wrote:

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Thanks, Dale.  Would love to take you up on that.  Jean's actually
flying to NYC today for a memorial service for her PhD advisor:


Not much time for anything else there, however, so we'll have to take
you up on that offer later :(

Mark Lipton

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