Thai food with Noble One 1996. Sort of too luxurious? But it’s ideal for pre CNY celebration. While still retaining the complexity and powerful flavours so typical of Noble One, this vintage is a more elegant style compared to past vintages of the 90’s. Intense aromas of fresh cool apricot, citrus and light honey flavours finished by a refreshing and elegant acidity-flowering an intense nectarine of prune and plums with the last zip. A nice surprise.
Noble One 1996 as a ringer wine in a blind tasting recently with Hong Kong Wine Society against selected, aged Sauternes. In the hope that all potential members and members will be benefitted by future comparsions again, I sold all my 'museum' bottles to Hong Kong Wine Society at a faction of my cost 2 weeks ago.