|Some of the "lucky" food from upper left, clockwise: turnip cake, ba gao, whole fish, nian gao|
|Special lucky greens and snap peas|
Eric Asimov's article a few weeks ago. It had a rather subtle and light nose, but the taste and finish were delicious. It was on the nimble and lighter side, really tasty, with some cherry fruit, but not too fruity or jammy or acidic. Overall, a very balanced and drinkable wine. The Clos Apalta was a little too heavy and dark after the Belle Pente, as well as after a huge meal and lots of wine. It was definitely very bordeaux / Cabernet Sauvignon-tasting. We decanted both the Belle Pente and Clos Apalta, but I think the Clos Apalta could use a few more years of aging to develop a little more depth and complexity.