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Monday, 26 May 2014

12 Malartic Lagraviere blanc, 08 Malescot St. Exupery and 06 Cantenac Brown


2012 Château Malartic Lagraviere blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lighter nose, delicate, subdued, some gooseberries. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, elegant, leaner palate, citrus and floral notes, long. 91

2008 Château Malescot St. Exupery
Ruby. Cassis, floral, scented, elegant nose, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lovely, fruity, fairly layeed, bit lean finish. 92

2006 Château Cantenac Brown
Ruby. Scented, floral, red berries, cassis, flirting nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, elegant, fairly pure feel, long. 91

2013 G de Guiraud and 09 Ch. Casteja

2013 G de Guiraud
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, elegant, fresh and fruity, less body than '12, good length. 88

2009 Château Casteja
Ruby. Some cassis, leather and spices nose. Fresh acidity, bit edgy tannins, and somewhat rough texture, needs some food to balance it. 85

94 and 87 Montecillo Gran Reserva Seleccion Especial


1994 Montecillo Gran Reserva Especial
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Anise, blueberries, some vanilla, coffee notes, spices and starting prunes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and lively, fruitier than many Gran Reserva's, long. 91

1987 Montecillo Gran Reserva Especial
(Magnum) Ruby with broad brick rim. Mature nose, leather, and somewhat earthy, leafy and prunes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, drying palate. 86

03 Yquem, 08 Fargues, 04 Doisy Daëne and more


2010 Château Filhot
Pale golden. Some floral notes, apricots, light tropical note nose. Fresh acidity, lively, leaner, apricots, fresh palate, bit short. 87

2009 Château Clos Haut Peyraguey
Pale golden. Tropical, pineapples, pure fruit nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, fruity, elegant and rounded texture, lovely wine even if it could be more complex, long. 90

2008 Château Doisy Vedrines
Pale golden. Apples, pineapples, fruity nose, youthful. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, bit short. 88


2004 Château Doisy Daëne
Golden. Fresh, apricots, fruity, quite intense nose, nuanced and detailed. Fresh acidity, lively, leaner, delicate, elegant, refreshing, lovely, long. 92

2008 Château de Fargues
Pale golden. Pineapples, tropical, vanilla, fruity and fresh nose. Elegant and layered. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, elegant texture, refreshing, detailed, playful, superb, very long. 95

2009 Château Guiraud
Golden. Tropical, fruity, vanilla, spicy, safron, pineapples and apricots nose. Fresh acidity, fruity palate, rich, rounded texture, less detailed than last bottle, very long. 96

2003 Château d'Yquem
Golden. Floral, apricots, exotic, pineapples, layered nose, more tender feel to it than last bottle, more detailed. Fresh acidity, playful and lively, nuanced and detailed, mouthwatering, very long. 95

04 Pierre Morey Meursault Les Tessons


2004 Pierre Morey Meursault Les Tessons
Towards lemon yellow. Lightweight but classic Meursault nose, apples, some nuts, light flinty and light smoky nose, touch of butter. Cool sea front. Fresh acidity, leaner palate, fairly intense, delicate and nuanced if not to complex, lively and clean, fresh finish. 89

07 Lafaurie-Peyraguey and Bouscaut blanc


2007 Château Carbonnieux blanc
Premoxed, very typical for this one unfortunatelly, excellent wine when not.

2007 Château Bouscaut blanc
Lemon yellow. Minerals, fresh, detailed, elegant, apples, citrus and flinty minerals nose. Fresh acidity, intense, lively, citrus and minerals, some vanilla, lively finish. 91

2007 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Golden. Apricots, pineapples, botrytis, intense, complex and layered nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, fresh and lively, elegant, slight bitter note far back, fruity finish, long. 93

Four from Ch. de La selve


2013 Château de La Selve Magualonne Rosé
Pale red. Light fruity nose with subdued minerals nose. Fresh acidity, quite lively and refreshing, some minerals, refreshing. 85

2012 Château de La Selve Palissaire
Ruby. Blue and blackberries nose, slightly scented, needs a few hours of decanting to open. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit raw texture, needs ageing or proper decanting, good length. 86


2009 Château de La Selve Serre de Berty
Ruby. Rich nose, dark berries, ripe, fruity, liquorice and some leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and ripe (14,8), bit on the sweet side for me, warm finish. 87

2007 Château de La Selve Beaulieu
Ruby. Red berries, blueberries, figs, scented, quite elegant nose, anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, some figs and anise, red berries, fairly lively, good length. Fairly firm finish. 13,5 alcohol. Gets better and better with air. 89

Sunday, 25 May 2014

2004 Latour, 06 Les Forts de Latour and 08 Pauillac


2008 Pauillac
(3rd Ch. Latour) Ruby. Cassis, some starting figs, leather, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fresh, leaner, good length. 87

2006 Les Forts de Latour
(2nd Ch. Latour) Ruby. Scented, fruity, cassis, leather, anise, starting maturity on tje nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity and rounded, delicate Pauillac if that exsist, toghter finish. Long. 90

2004 Château Latour
Ruby, intense, scented, cassis, leather, deeper notes, lovely and layered nose, evolving beautifully. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and detailed, complex, together, intense and long. 95

2000 Pontet-Canet and Labegorce


2000 Châteu Pontet-Canet
Ruby. More open than last bottle, cassis, blueberries, leather and starting cigars on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, getting even more elegant, fresh, lively, detailed, complex and very long. 94

2005 Château Labegorce
Ruby, garnet rim. Cassis, leather, vanilla, fairly youthful, quite lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, again elegant if not the most complex. Good length. 89

Small Tertre Roteboeuf vertical

2011 Roc de Cambes
Ruby. Scented, red berries, minerals, fruity and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh if leaner, darker berries, lively, structured, long. 90

2008 Rod de Cambes
Fruity, blueberries, leather and vanilla nose, spicy, complex, opens up lovely now. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounded, elegant, refreshing, could be longer if I'm picky. 91

2012 Château Tertre Roteboeuf
Ruby. Vanilla, blueberries, floral and red berries nose, elegant. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively and fruity, fresh and detailed, refreshing and long. 94

2011 Château Tertre Roteboeuf
Ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity, floral, layered and a touch of cinamon on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, intense, biting finish, long. 92

2008 Château Tertre Roteboeuf
Ruby. Spicy, cinamon, red and darker berries nose, scented, minerals beneath. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, structured, fruity, red berries, darker fruots, tobacco, long. 93

2000 Château Tertre Roteboeuf
(Demi) Ruby. Scented, red and darker berries, leather, chocolate and anise, figs, excellent nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, lively, starting to drink beautifully, fresh, very long. 95

2007 Angelus, 10 Villemaurine and more


2011 Château Carlmagnus
Ruby. Red berries, floral and ripe nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, sweet, bit alcoholic, good length. 87

 2011 Clos Madelaine
Ruby. Fruity, blueberries, fresh and ripe, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded, elegant, good length. 89

2002 Clos d l'Église
Ruby. Some plums, dark berries, fruity if leaner, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, oaky palate, wood, spices, no fruit to back it. 86

2010 Château Grand Puy Ducasse
Ruby. Cassis, vanilla, leather, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh and fairly lively, bit lean for the vintage, good length. 89

2007 Château Angelus
Ruby. Fruity, floral and elegant nose, anise and blueberries, leather, cigars, highly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fresh, lively, elegant and refreshing, detailed and long. 92

2010 Château Villemaurine
Ruby. Blueberries, scented, minerals and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, ripe, some graphite notes, fresh and long. 92

Saturday, 24 May 2014

2000 Meo Cros Parantoux and Bouchard La Romanée


2000 Meo Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Au Cros Parantoux
Ruby. Youthful, intense, dark and red berries nose, some vanilla, floral and detailed, nuanced, layered, and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, perfect balance, again intense, incredibly nuanced, velvet texture, very long finish. 96

2000 Bouchard Pere et Fils La Romanée
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Fruity nose, red berries, vanilla, some sous bois and leather, elegant nose, evolving. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly leaner palate, refreshing, could be more nuanced, long. 93


40 2012 Corton-Charlemagne and Corton Blanc's tasted


2012 Francoise André Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus and tropical notes nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh palate, fruity, rounded and long. 92

2012 Domaine d'Ardhuy Corton-Charlemagne
Towards lemon yellow. Citrus, apples, vanilla and flint nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, intense, pears and pineapples, rounded texture, maybe a bit warm finish, long. 90

2012 Bertagna Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, slight tropical note and some vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, crisp, citrusy, fresh and lively, mouthwatering, long citrusy finish. 93

2012 Albert Bichot Domaine du Pavillon Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Lots of wood, spices, smoke and fruit is hidden on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, rounded texture, citrus and apples, minerals, woody finish. 92

2012 Bonneu du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Scented, floral, tropical touch, citrus, minerals, detailed nose, delicate yet intense. Fresh acidity, lively, delicate, refreshing, detailed, fresh and citrusy, minerals, very long. 96

2012 Bonvalot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, some sulphur overshadows a bit now. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh palate, long. 90

2012 Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, some vanilla, spices and yellow fruits nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, fresh, bit oaky but handles it well, long. 93

2012 Capitain-Gagnerot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, vanilla, spices, fruit driven nose. Fresh acidity, rounded texture, fruity, some tropical notes in the finish, bit edgy. 89

2012 Château de Meursault Corton
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, scented, elegant nose, slight floral note. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, yellow apples, fresh and delicate, long. 93

2012 Chevalier Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and slight tropical note nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, refreshing, minerals, elegant and long. 93

2012 Corton Andre Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Vanilla, flint, spices, smoke, some citrus and apples behind on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity but showy oak. Lovely fruit behind it. 91-93

2012 Domaine des Croix Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, vanilla, flint, smoke and spices nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, apples, citrus. Bit oaky finish, long. 92

2013 Marius Delarche Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, crisp attack then the acidity seems to leave and a very apply palate is left, bit short and easy going. 88

2012 Denis Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flint, fruity, spicy and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, fresh, slightly oaky mid palate, fruitier finish, long. 91

2012 Doudet Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, flint and spicy nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, rounded texture, citrus and apples finish, long. 92

2012 Joseph Drouhin Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh if a bit easy going nose. Fresh acidity, rounded texture, fresh, fruity, citrus, long. 92

2012 Dublere Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity and flinty nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, fresh, oak shines through, long finish. 90

2012 Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals and flinty nose, vanilla, apples and yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and delicate, fruity and rounded, long. 92

2012 Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, bit of a ball nose, less oaky than 2011 on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh and quite crisp, citrusy and long. 93

2012 Follin-Arbelet Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light tropical note, vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, lively and refreshing, playful and delicate, long. 93

2012 Château Genot-Boulanger Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh and fruity, rounded palate. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, citrus and apples, long and fairly detailed. 92

2012 Antonin Guyon Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, cinamon and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, leaner palate, fairly detailed, long. 91

2012 Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, flint and smoke nose. Fresh acidity, rounded texture, almost creamy, fruity, bit tropical, ooak a bit up front, long finish. 92

2012 Patrick Javillier Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, easier nose, subdued minerals. Fresh acidity, slight tropical note, fresh but a bit hollow, good length. 89

2012 Michel Juillot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, floral notes and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, vanilla, apply, minerals, bit leaner palate, long. 92

2012 Laleure-Piot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. apples, minerals, scented and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, crisp, fresh and elegant, citrusy, long finish. 92

2012 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, vanilla, toast, minerals and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, rounded, bit easy going for the vintage. 91

2012 Sylvain Loichet Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity nose, bit straight forward. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, sweet, touch of ripe yellow fruits, fresh, could be more complex. 90

2012 Domaine Maillard Père et Fils Corton Blanc
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus and some vanilla on the nose. Frsh acidity, lively, fresh palate, flint, citrus and minerals, long. 92

2012 Jean-Pierre Maldant Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, minerals, citrus, flinty, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, refreshing, minerals, apples and citrus, quite intense, long. 94

2012 Michel Mallard et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus and tropical nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, fresh and delicate, bit oaky finish. 92

2012 Maratray-Dubreuil Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, smoky, spicy and flinty nose. Fresh acidity, bit tropical fruit, rounded texture, long. 91

2012 Pierre Marey et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, leaner and somewhat watery flavours, elegant and balanced, bit diluted. 87

2012 Pavelot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, elegant and detailed nose, fresh and scented. Fresh acidity, lively, rounded texture, fresh and crisp, apples and pears, elegant lemon finish, very long. 94

2012 Poisot Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals and slight tropical note. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, fruity, quite crisp, lemony and long finish. 93

2012 Rapet Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Smoky, vanilla, apples and flint nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, fresh and lively, bit woody finish. 90

2012 Gaston et Pierre Ravaut Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Flint, spices, vanilla, citrus and minerals. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and rounded, little bit oaky, fresh, citrusy finish, long. 92

2012 Rollin Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh if leaner nose, not too intense. Fresh acidity, leaner palate, bit watery and therfore the oak shows a bit well. 88

2012 Comte Senard Corton Blanc Corton Clos des Meix
Pale lemon yellow. Fresh, fruity, rounded nose, some vanilla. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, rounded texture, fresh and long finish. 90

2012 Michel Voarick Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, tropical and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded texture, fresh and elegant, lively and detailed, long. 93

3 2012 Corton reds

2012 Pavelot Corton rouge
Bright ruby. Red berries, some vanilla, floral notes, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and delicate, nuanced and refreshing, long. 93

2012 Jean-Pierre Maldant Corton Grandes Lolières
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, scented nose, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, crisp and long, bit textured. 93

2012 Jean-Pierre Maldant Corton Maréchaudes
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, floral and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, rounded, long and crisp. 93

Friday, 23 May 2014

2012 Echezeaux and Clos de Vougeot from Jacques Prieur


2012 Jacques Prieur Clos de Vougeot
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, rounded, some spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and elegant, structured finish, long. 92

2012 Jacques Prieur Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Scented, fruity, red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fruity, leaner palate and finish, long. 91

Gérard Mugneret and Dominique Mugneret

2012 Dominique Mugneret Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Scented, fruity and fairly detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner palate, fairly detailed, long finish. 92


2012 Gérard Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, plums, figs and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fruity, fairly fresh, long. 90

2012 Gérard Mugneret Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Slightly scented nose, red and darker berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, bit oaky and biting, has it got enough fruit? Long. 90

Bordeaux 2009 Part III


2009 Château Balestard La Tonelle
Deep ruby. Ripe, scented, alcoholic and dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe and sweet, long. 90

2009 Château Beau Séjour-Becot
Opaque. Ripe, rich, massive, extracted and intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, plums and cassis, oak up front, warm finish. 91

2009 Château Belair-Monange
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, fruity, some floral notes, blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fairly lively, more nuanced, long. 93

2009 Château Bellevue
Opaque. Dense, ripe and plummy nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tanni s, fruitya nd alcoholic. 88

2009 Château Canon
Deep ruby. Coffee, ripe, dark berries and scented high notes nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and ripe, some more nuances, long. 93

2009 Château Canon la Gaffelière
Deep ruby. Dark fruits, heavy nose, fruity, alcohol, chocolate and vanilla. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe and rich, intense. 92

2009 Château Cap de Mourlin
Deep ruby. Intense, ripe, fruity and alcohol up front. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, rich, fruity and intense. 92

2009 Château Corbin
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, intense and alcohol on the nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and rich, fruity, boring. 90

2009 Château La Couspaude
Deep ruby. Fruity, scented, ripe and rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, ripe, fruity palate, warm finish. 91

2009 Château Dassault
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, sweet nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, extracted, sweet and ripe, fruity, intense and massive. Will probably impress some. 91

2009 Château La Dominique
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, sweet and extracted feel. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, sweet, ripe, fruity, intense and massive. 90

2009 Château Figeac
Deep ruby. Scented, fruity, dark berries, intense, ripe and rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lively, quite refreshing, nuanced and long. A second bottle showed more freshness. 95

2009 Château Grand Corbin
Deep ruby. Rich, ripe, dark fruits, oaky and spicy. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, rich, sweet and fruity. 89

2009 Château Larcis-Ducasse
Deep ruby. Massive and rich nose, like heavy vintage Port. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, rich, sweet and rounded, maybe a glass with the chocolate cake? 88

2009 Château Pavie Maquin
Deep ruby. Dried fruits, figs, rich and massive nose. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, big, sweet, cooffee, dark chocolate. 90

2009 Château Petit Faurie de Soutard
Deep ruby. Sweet, rich, blueberries and plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe, bit more nuanced, good length. 88

2009 Château La Tour Figeac
Deep ruby. Rich, massive and intense dark berries nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich and big, sweet, dark berries, good length. 88

2009 Château Troplong-Mondot
Deep ruby. Tich, massive and intense nose, alcohol a bit up front. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, rich, big and alcoholic (15,5). 90

2009 Château Trottevielle
Deep ruby. Rich nose, dark berries, ripe and big. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, vanilla and spices, ripe and sweet. 90


2009 Château Beauregard
Deep ruby. Red and blueberries nose, vanilla, scented and floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded palate, bit woody finish, long. 92

2009 Château Le Bon Pasteur
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, bit alcoholic nose, dark berries. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, alcoholic, bit unbalanced, edgy finish. 87

2009 Château Clinet
Deep ruby. Blueberries, scented, intense nose. Fres acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, rich, oaky and lots of barrel spices up front, long. 92

2009 Château La Conseillante
Ruby. Floral, nuanced, pure red berries, delicate and nuanced nose, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refined palate, red and darker berries, detailed and pure, very long and nuanced finish. 95

2009 Château L'Église Clinet
Deep ruby. Blueberries, ripe, fruity, vanilla nose, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, quite lively, fresh and long, more details. 94

2009 Château La Fleur-Petrus
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, fruity, intense, layered and scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, some coffee notes, fresh, lively, complex and long. 95

2009 Château Gazin
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, fruity, intense, slight alcohol note on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, sweet, bit edgier than last bottle, very structured, this will require long ageing. 94

2009 Château Nenin
Deep ruby. Ripe, blueberries and vanilla nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, fruity, bit sweet and intense, long. 93

2009 Château Petit Village
Deep ruby. Scented, blueberries, ripe, plums, coffee and barrel spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, quite lively, bit oaky finish, smooth fruit. 92

2009 Château La Pointe
Deep ruby. Blueberries, scented, layered and a bit oaky nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, fruity if leaner palate, long. 91

2009 Clos René
Deep ruby. Herbs. Unripe notes, beneath plums, dark berries and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fairly nuanced palate, long. 91

2009 Domaine de l'Église
Deep ruby. Sweet plums, ripe and a bit alcoholic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, sweet and again a bit warm, plush. 90


2009 Château Climens
Golden. Apricots, vanilla, pineapples, fruity and intense nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, intense, creamy texture, after lovely palate it feels just a bit short. 93

2009 Château Coutet
Golden. Pineapples, fruity, vanilla, detailed nose, tropical. Fresh acidity, lively and refreshing, nuanced, pure, elegant and superb, stunning as always. 95

2009 Château Doisy-Védrines
Golden. Vanilla, apricots, pineapples and tropical nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity, seductive and elegant, long. 92

2009 Château Filhot
Golden. Apples, botrytis, pineapples, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, lively, refreshing if leaner, pure and playful, a lovely Filhot. 92

2009 Château Guiraud
Golden. Apricots, pineapples, ripe, detailed and tropical nose, pure. Fresh acidity, lively, intense, pure and fresh, detailed and complex, mouthwatering and simply gorgeous, very long. 97

2009 Château de Myrat
Golden. Apples, fruity and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, slight bitter orange peal note, fruity, long. Very good Myrat. 90

2009 Château de Rayne Vigneau
Golden. Vanilla, pineapples, tropical, rich and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively, intense, rounded, lovely balance, detailed and long. 93

2009 Château Rieussec
Golden. Rich, apricots and pineapples nose, pure and fruity. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant and refreshing, nuanced, beautiful and fresh Rieussec. Very long. 97

2009 Château Sigalas Rabaud
Golden. Apples, apricots and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, fresh, bit easy going to be picky, lovely balance, long. 93

2009 Château Suduiraut
Golden. Apricots. Pineapples, nuanced, layered and elegant nose, refined. Fresh acidity, elegant, refined and nuanced, playful, superb balance, long and gorgeous. 97

2009 Château La Tour Blanche
Golden. Apples, vanilla, tropical and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fruity and intense, layered, mouthwatering, playful, long and superb. 96

2009 Château Clos Haut Peyraguey
Pale golden. Pineapples, vanilla and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively and nuanced, apricots, ever so slightly bitter finish, long. 91

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

90 Comtesse, 10 Grande Rue, 05 Jardins de babylon, 00 DdC blanc and more


2005 Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes
Bright golden. Nuanced nose, slight yellow fruity, minerals, slight flinty note, layered and quite intense, pears. Fresh acidity, rich, intense palate, smoky notes, citrus, minerals, long finish. Not the most refined. 93

2000 Domaine de Chevalier blanc
Towards golden. Apples, citrus, minerals, cool fruit, rosepetals, citrus, nyanced and detailed, layered. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, fresher than expected for the vintage, rounded, detailed, complex, incredible length. 95

2011 Pavelot Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode
Bright ruby. Light red berries and some nettles nose, scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, fresh but maybe a bit thin, good length. 87


2007 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Bright ruby. Fruity, ripe, dark berries, slight unripe note, some nettles, scented, not fully together. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, rich, ripe, fruity, some herb notes, long. 92

2010 Lamarche La Grande Rue
Bright ruby. Detailed, nuanced, delicate, tight, ever so slight spicy note, layered, incredible nose but needed two hours to open. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense yet transparent, mouthwatering, detailed, nuanced. Slightly raw texture right now 95

1990 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
In neck fill. Ruby, garnet rim. Intense nose of truffles, cedar, cassis, leather, cigars, detailed and nuanced nose, superb. Gorgeous. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, detailed, superb bottle, long and refined finish. 95

2005 Didier Dagueneau Jurancon Jardins de Babylon
Golden. Very tropical nose, fruity, those tropical notes you don't know the name of. Fresh and very lively acidity, fruity, again tropical, playful and fragrant but lacks complexity, evolved since last bottle. 88

2011 Panet


2011 Château Panet
Ruby. Cassis, floral and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, more elegant and less rustic than former vintages, rounded and detailed, good length. 88

2009 Bordeaux Part II


2009 Château Beychevelle
Ruby. Scented, red berries, layered, cassis, nuanced nose, almost refined. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, lively, elegant and refreshing, lovely Beychevelle. 94

2009 Château Branaire-Ducru
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, riper nose, intense and has more weight than usual. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, refreshong, playful, quite elegant. 94

2009 Château Gruaud Larose
Ruby. Floral, scented, dark berries, seductive nose, nuanced and layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, refreshing, intense, fruity and long. 95

2009 Château Lagrange
Ruby. Bit herbal and oaky, scented, dark berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, refreshing and long. 92

2009 Château Langoa-Barton
Ruby. Scented, layered, nuanced, cassis and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, elegant, quite refined, fresh and long. 94

2009 Château Léoville-Barton
Ruby. Cassis, red berries, floral, nuanced, quite seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lively, refreshing and nuanced, layered and long, superb. 95


2009 Château Léoville-Las Cases
Ruby. Scented, nuanced, bit tigjt, cassis and leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, nuanced, mouthwatering, superb balance, refreshing, very long. 96

2009 Château Léoville Poyferré
Deep ruby. Cassis, fruity, vanilla, blueberries and quite intense nose. Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, fruity, structured, refreshing, bit on the ripe side, long. 94

2009 Château Talbot
Ruby. Cassis, scented, ripe, floral, intense, slight herbal note nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, refreshing, elegant and nuanced, long. 94


2009 Château d'Armailhac
Ruby. Scented, fruity cassis, leather and vanilla nose, intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, lively, refreshing, layered and long. 94

2009 Château Batailley
Ruby. Cassis, bit scented, vanilla and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, easier, quite refreshing, long. 90

2009 Château Clerc Milon
Ruby. Fruity, cassis, bit tight nose now, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, playful, intense, refreshing, nuanced, superb, very long. 95

2009 Château Croizet-Bages
Ruby. Cassis, vanilla and a bit scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, balanced, good length. 89

2009 Château Duhart-Milon
Ruby. Scented, floral, cassis, leather, nuanced and a bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh, quite elegant, slightly edgy finish. Long. 92

2009 Château Grand-Puy Lacoste
Ruby. Scented, cassis, leather, nuanced, intense and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense, lively, fresh and long. 94


2009 Château Haut-Bages Liberal
Ruby. Some herbs, cassis, vanilla and violets nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, quite refreshing, lovely balance, long. 93

2009 Château Haut-Batailley
Ruby. Cassis, leather, vailla, anise and plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fruity, lively, bit edgy texture, long. 91

2009 Château Lynch-Bages
Ruby. Cassis, leather, nuanced and intense nose, slightly scented, bit tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fruity, intense and refreshing, nuanced and long. 95

2009 Château Lynch-Moussas
Ruby. Herbs, cassis leaf, blueberries and oaky nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, cassis palate, good length. 88

2009 Château Pedesclaux
Ruby. Cassis, leather and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit oaky, leaner palate, good length. 88

2009 Château Pichon-Longueville
Deep ruby. Spices, cassis, vanilla, deep and intense nose, lovely rich Pauillac. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fruity, intense, fresh and nuanced, ripe and long. 96

2009 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Ruby. Cassis, floral, scented, nuanced, subdued yet intense, layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, nuanced, refreshing, elegant, superb balance, refined and very long. 97

2009 Château Pontet-Canet
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, sweet, plums, cassis, anise, leather and floral high notes nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, somewhat sweet, hasn't lost it's baby fat yet, layered, nuanced and long. 96


2009 Château Angelus
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, plummy and blueberries nose, anise, layered and intense. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and ripe palate, liquorice and blueberries, layered, intense and long. 94

2009 Château Cheval Blanc
Ruby. Ripe, scented, barrel spices. Blueberries, vanilla, oak a bit showy, exotic behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively palate, rich, intense and nuanced, layered and very complex, very long. 97

2009 Château Haut-Brion
Ruby. Scented, layered, nuanced, cassis, minerals, seductive and complex, superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively and nuanced, minerals, detailed, gorgeous wine, seductive all the way, incredible length. 99

2009 Château Lafite-Rothschild
Ruby. Scented, nuanced, layered, floral, superbly elegant and refined nose, layers, delicate, stunning. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense yet subdued, refreshing and playful, refined, nuanced, incredibly long, minutes. 100

2009 Château Margaux
Ruby. Floral, nuanced, cassis, incredible nose, layered, complex, highly refined and detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, superb balance, refreshing and. Nuanced, layered, elegant, smooth texture, again refined, astonishing length. 100

2009 Château Mouton Rothschild
Ruby. Cassis, anise, leather, exotic and flirting, superb and deeper feel to the nose, layered, complex and detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, cassis, rounded texture, fruity, layered, seductive, imense palate, truly long. 100

3 from Wongraven

Wongraven Champagne Brut
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Yeast and apples nose, minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, more airy and fruitier without the yellow fruit notes compared to last cuvée, good length. 89

2013 Wongraven Alleanza Langhe Rosso
Ruby. Fresh and fruity nose, red and darker berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh, kind texture. 86

2008 Wongraven Unione Barolo
Bright ruby. Scented, violets, rose, tar, anise, layerd nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, structured, tight, needs air to open, long finish. 91

Penfolds flight


2011 Penfolds Bin 309
Ruby. Bell peppers, cassis and plums, rich nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, liquorice, fruity, rich and sweet, good length. 89

2011 Penfolds Magill Estate
Ruby. Rich nose, blueberries, cassis and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner, warm spices, vanilla, long. 90

2011 Penfolds RWT
Deep ruby. Rich, intense, dark berries, spices, layeed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, slight warm nettles note, fruity, dark berries, bit sweet. Long. 92

2009 Penfolds Grange
Deep ruby. Rich, intense, dark berries, spices, ripe, vanilla, big nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity and rounded, rich and intense, sweet and ripe, long. 95

Roche de Bellene Puligny, some Drouhins and one Rion


2011 Maison Roche de Bellene Puligny-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals and flinty notes nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity palate, intense, citrusy finish, good length. 89

2011 Drouhin Santenay
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, fresh and red berries palate. 86

2011 Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin
Bright ruby. Red berries, earthy and floral nose, almost a mineral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively and delicate, good length. 87

2011 Drouhin Morey-Saint-Denis
Bright ruby. Scented, bit tighterose, red berries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively and detailed, refreshing, long finish. 89

2009 Rion Freres & Soeur Morey-Saint-Denis
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, floral and fresh, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, juicy, lively, refreshing, elegant and long. 91

Monday, 19 May 2014

2009 Bordeaux part I


2009 Château Bouscaut
Ruby. Scented, minerals, cassis, nuanced and layered nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and fruity, elegant, needs time to ploish the oak. 91

2009 Château Carbonnieux
Ruby. Scented, floral, dark berries, vanilla and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, nuanced, bit oaky finish. 91

2009 Château de Fieuzal
Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, vanilla, floral, scented and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, nuanced, ripe, bit fleshy but balanced, long. 93

2009 Château Malartic-Lagravière
Ruby. Deeper and darker fruits, ripe, slightly sweet and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweetish and ripe palate, fruity, long. 92

2009 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Deep ruby. Ripe, scented, deeper notes, nuanced and layered, seductive even at this stage, complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, intense, nuanced, layered, refined, very long. 96

2009 Château Olivier
Ruby. Bit shut nose, minerals, cassis, plums, scented and nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense palate, layered, quite nuanced, oaky finish. 93


2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Deep ruby. Ripe, vanilla, scented, deep, bit rich, coconut and floral high notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded texture, ripe, fresh, bit edgy finish, sligjtly warm. 94

2009 Domaine de Chevalier
Ruby. Ripe, minerals, floral, cassis and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, fruity, layered, almost playful, long. 94


2009 Château Belgrave
Ruby. Cassis, scented, vanilla, faint floral kote behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner palate, floral again and almost mineral note, elegant and long. 92

2009 Château de Camensac
Ruby. Red berries, fairly nuanced, floral notes and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, layered, fairly fresh if rounded texture, long. 92

2009 Château Cantemerle
Ruby. Scented, cassis, blueberries, layered and nuanced nose. A deeper Cantemerle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, elegant, seductive texture, long. 93

2009 Château La Lagune
Ruby. Ripe and richer dark berries nose, fruity and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded texture, fruity, tighter tannic backbone, long. 92


2009 Château Boyd-Cantenac
Deep ruby. Scented high notes, lots of burnt spices and toast, floral behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, bit easy going, elegant nuances. 89

2009 Château Brane-Cantenac
Deep ruby. Blueberries, cassis, spices, floral, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively and refreshing, elegant, even playful, very long. 95

2009 Château Dauzac
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, floral and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and refreshing, fruity, lively, nuanced palate, long. 92

2009 Château Desmirail
Ruby. Scented, nuanced, less oak shining through than last bottle, starting to integrate, fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, still bit oaky texture, nuanced and long. 92

2009 Château Durfort-Vivens
Ruby. Bit riper, red and dark berries, scented and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, quite nuanced, bit sweet, long. 93

2009 Château Ferriere
Ruby. Scented, floral, cassis, leather and minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner '09, fresh and elegant, smooth texture, long. 91

2009 Château Giscours
Ruby. Ripe, fruity, scented, bell peppers beneath. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and nuanced, bit green, long. 92

2009 Château d'Issan
Ruby. Fruity, blueberries, ripe, scented, bit of a ball and fuller than earlier bottles. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, bit showy oak, behind it mouthwatering fruit, long. 93

2009 Château Kirwan
Ruby. Vanilla, blueberries, ripe and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit sweet, oaky and rough texture. Long. 91

2009 Château Lascombes
Ruby. Scented, ripe, rich and oaky. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and alcoholic, bit warm, slightly unbalanced. 89


2009 Château Marquis de Terme
Ruby. Dark berries, herbs and oak nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet, anise and plums, ripe, long but not fully together. 90

2009 Château Palmer
Ruby. Scented, layered, nuanced, oak up front on the nose, bit shut. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, layered, seductive palate, nuanced and velvety, long and elegant. 95

2009 Château Prieuré-Lichine
Ruby. Scented, dark berries, nuanced and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, bit rich, smoother finish, long. 91

2009 Château Rauzan-Gassies
Ruby. Herbs, cassis, søigjt unripe note, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and a bit rustic palate, fresher finish, long. 91

2009 Château Rauzan-Ségla
Ruby. Ripe, fruity, nuanced behind vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, livelier palate, bit rich, slightly sweet, long. 93

2009 Château du Tertre
Ruby. Fruity, cassis, scented and nuanced nose, floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, leaner palate, fresh and lively, long. 91


2009 Château Calon-Ségur
Ruby. Scented, nuanced, refined,r ed and darker berries nose, seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, nuanced, elegant and lively, mouthwatering, gorgeous wine. 96

2009 Château Cos d'Estournel
Deep ruby. Cassis, rich, massive, intense and ripe, coffee and plums. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rich, ripe but seems more balanced than last bottle, big wine, long. 94

2009 Château Cos Labory
Ruby. Ripe, fruity, cassis, floral and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins,  quite fresh and lively, fruity, nuanced, layered and long. 94

2009 Château Lafon-Rochet
Ruby. Cassis, herbs, one of the seemingly more rustic for this vintage, floral high notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fruity, fairly elegant texture, long. 93

2009 Château Montrose
Deep ruby. Ripe, rich, fruity, blueberries, cassis, intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, cassis, intense and almost massive palate opening up to a nuanced inside, very long. 96



Notater fra spesialslippet Burgund i januar, tidligere publisert i V&Bs nyhetsbrev

Sorry for Norwegian notes on these Burgundies, from the special release at the Monopoly in January

2011 Lamy Saint Aubin 1er Cru Murgers de Dents de Chien:
30 fl. Lyst gulgrønn farge. Noe epler, lett mineralsk tone og noe fat på duft. Frisk syre, relativt livlig, noe kremet munnfølelse, relativt delikat, fin lengde. 89

2011 Buisson-Charles Meursault Tessons:
12 fl. Lyst strågul. Epler, sitrus, mineraler, lett flint note, delikat og nyansert duft, lett floral. Frisk syre, delikat og transparent i munn, modne sitroner og elegant mineralitet, svakt kremet tekstur, lang. Noe fat i finish. 91

2011 Roulot Meursault Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir:
12 fl. Lyst strågul. Epler, sitrus, mineraler og flint, nyansert og detaljert, forfriskende duft, regnvåt sjøside og noe tang. Frisk syre, livlig, forfriskende, delikat og nyansert, nærmest saltpreget mineralitet, svært elegant, litt kort. 92

2011 Remi Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières:
18 fl. Lyst strågul. Sitrus, mineraler og friske grønne epler, fresh nese og rik. Frisk syre, livlig, rik, fruktig, sitrus, noe nøtter og brent brød, lang. 91

2011 Fabien Coche Meursault 1er Cru Charmes:
60 fl. Lyst strågul. Epler, tight, mineraler, delikat og nyansert duft om noe rik. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk, elegant, livlig, fruktig deilig sitrus og minerals finish. 92

2011 Bouchard Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres:
60 fl. Diam cork. Lyst strågul med svakt grønnpreg. Epler, noe gule frukter, mer avdempet mineralitet og parfymert sitrus på duft. Relativt frisk syre, avrundet, delikat og fin balanse, sjarmør, god lengde. 89

2011 M. Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vergers:
120 fl. Svært lyst gull. Epler, mineraler, noe fat og vanilje, svak bergamott tone på duft. Frisk syre, elegant og noe kremet i munn, fatene er litt tydelige nå, svakt krydret, noe gule frukter, pen lengde. 89

2011 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere:
216 fl. Lyst strågul. Epler, mineraler, lett flintpreg, noe floral, delikat og nyansert duft. Frisk syre, elegant tekstur, forfriskende, delikat, nyansert, avrundet, lett kruttrøyk og nyttårsrakett i finish. Transparent. 93

2011 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet:
36 fl. Lyst strågul med svakt grønnskjær. Epler, flint, noe fat, svakt floral, delikat duft,  forfriskende. Frisk syre, elegant, noe kremet texture, svak smørtone og kanskje noe nøtter langt bak, liten vaniljestang og sitrus, lang fatpreget finish. 92

2011 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon:
120 fl. Lyst strågul. Lime, sitron, lett floral tone, mineraler, noe flint, nesten skiferaktig fokus. Frisk syre, elegant og detaljert i munn, forfriskende, livlig og nyansert, lett smørpreg, avrundet, lang finish. 93

2010 Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Perriere:
24 fl. 100% hvit pinot noir, en meget sjelden vin. Naturlig mutasjon i vinmarken. Lyst strågul. Gulfruktig, gule plommer, nøtter og smør på duft, vanilje fra fat. Frisk syre, avrundet, fruktig, gule epler og noe pære, kremet og svakt eplekake i finish. 89

2011 Pierre- Yves Collin Corton-Charlemagne:
30 fl. Lyst strågul, svakt grønnskjær. Epler, sitrus, flint og en delikat røykaroma, litt forsiktig og nyansert duft. Frisk syre, elegant, svakt kremet, forfriskende, noe gulfruktig og nesten lett sødmefull, fatene er mer fremtredende særlig i finish, lang. 92

2011 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet:
18 fl. Lyst strågul. Epler, parfymert, sitrus, nyansert og flørtende duft, elegant og nærmest transparent. Frisk syre, forfriskende, detaljert, flott balanse, rik og samtidig slank, nyansert og transparent finish, lang og meget delikat avslutning. 95

2010 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet:
48 fl. Lyst strågul. Epler, sitrus, intens duft, vanilje, floral og gule bringebær, nesten noe jordbær dyppet i hvit sjokolade. Frisk syre, fruktig, frisk, delikat og avrundet, rik men med nyanser og detaljer, igjen noe sødmefult rødfruktig noe, lang. 93

2010 Comte Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre:
24 fl. Lyst strågul. Epler, flint, fat, noe krydret, konsentrert, solmoden sitron på duft. Frisk syre, fruktig, rik, delikat, nesten skalldyrsmineralitet eller kanskje snarere sødme, rik, mye sitrus og mineraler, fat, lang finish. 92

2011 Olivier Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Vielles Vignes:
360 fl. Klar rubinrød. Røde bær, lett parfymert, fruktig, lett floral duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, fresh og fruktig, lett kydret og saftig, pen lengde, noe kantete finish. 86

2011 Clos du Moulin aux Moines Auxey-Duresses Moulin aux Moines Vielles Vignes: 120 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Noe parfymert og rødfruktig duft, lett spicy. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, friskt og livlig, relativt delikat, ørliten herbal tone i finish. 86

2011 Lafouge Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Chapelle:
120 fl. Mot rubinrød farge. Lett sødmefull rødbærsfrukt, med urter under. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, slank og noe hul selv om rødbærsfrukten er sjarmerende nok. Pen lengde. 85

2011 Bouchard Monthelie 1er Cru Champs Fuillot:
360 fl. Rubinrød. Røde bær, noe parfymert, krydret, noe urtete duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, elegant frukt, mer bitt i teksturen, svakt sødmefull finish, avslutter noe tørrende. Pen lengde. 86

2011 Morot Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes:
168 fl. Rubinrød. Røde bær, krydret og fat spice på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, ikke helt sammensatt og noe sprikende, mer tekstur enn frukt, pen lengde. 85

2011 Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules:
48 fl. Klart rubinrød. Litt tight duft, røde bær og noe parfymert, litt vanilje i bakgrunn. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, fresh, fruktig selv om mer rustikk struktur, godt med tanniner i finish, fatene trenger noen år. 88

2011 Bouchard Beaune-Greves 1er Cru Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus:
240 fl. Klart rubinrød. Røde bær, noe parfymert, vanilje, lett krydret duft, noe te. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og fruktig, avrundet for Beaune, noe strikt finish, gi den fem år. 89

2011 Clos de la Chapelle Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Chapelle:
240 fl. Rubinrød. Noe parfymert, røde bær, svak urtete tone på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og delikat, forfriskende Volnay, fruktig, frisk, litt kort. 89

2011 Nicolas Rossignol Volnay 1er Cru Chevret:
120 fl. Rubinrød. Lettparfymert, røde bær, elegant om noe lukket duft, rikere, svakt sous bois duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, fruktig, om noe slankere i munn, litt fat kommer frem, gi den noen år, lang. 90

2010 Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Chenes:
60 fl. Granateplerød. Røde bær, noe fat og sous bois, lett sødmefull og parfymert duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, syrlig, røde bær, elegant Lafarge, forfriskende selv om den kunne vært mer detaljert. Lang. 91

2011 Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d'Or:
120 fl. Rubinrød med svak lillatone. Røde bær, noe parfymert, vanilje, lett krydret og en svakt floral overtone på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og livlig, delikat og nyansert, lang om noe slank finish. 91

2011 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epenaux:
72 fl. Rubinrød. Røde bær, noe krydder, fat og parfymert duft. Ørliten anistone. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk, fruktig, men allikevel noe slankere i munn, litt fatbitt i finish, trenger tid. Lang. 91-92

2011 Bonneau du Martray Corton:
48 fl. Kork på første flaske. Rubinrød. Litt tight duft, røde bær, parfymert, noe vailje, elegant og detaljert, kjølig følelse. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, fat, litt tight, trenger noen år, klokkeklar for Corton, lang. 92-93

2011 Jadot Corton-Pougets:
30 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Røde bær, delikat duft, lett parfymert, føles klokkeklar med noe fatkarakter som mer krydrer. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, strukturert, litt tight, frisk og livlig, mangler noen detaljer og flørter ikke mest men tar det igjen på renhet. Flott Corton. Lang. 93

2011 Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Vielles Vignes:
600 fl. Granateplerød. Røde bær, svakt parfymert og krydret samt noe fat på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, litt slank, forfriskende, noe urtete, pen lengde. 87

2011 Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Cailles:
180 fl. Granateplerød. Noe parfymert, delikat rødbærsfrukt, litt kjølig, nyansert og svakt floral duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk, delikat, fruktig, avrundet for NSG, litt urtete langt bak, parfymert og nyansert, svært flott, lang. 91

2011 Mugnier Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Marechale:
480 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Parfymert, røde bær, noe fat, lett krydret og nesten noe mineralsk på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, elegant M, en av de mer avrundede, ren frukt, delikat, men litt strammere finish, lang. 90

2011 Thiebault Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Saint Georges:
108 fl. Klart rubinrød. Noe parfymert, røde bær, rips touch, svakt floral, delikat duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, klokkeklar, presis, delikat, nyansert, ikke den mest komplekse men utrolig fintunet. Lang. 90

2011 Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Vaucrains:
180 fl. Rubinrød. Elegant duft, røde bær og noe parfymert, fatene stikker litt frem, fioler på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og livlig, litt slankere stil, elegant men trenger litt tid for å smelte helt med fatene, litt tight og stram finish, lang. 91

2011 Olivier Vosne-Romanée Damaudes:
120 fl. 2X kork.

2011 Grivot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Beaux Monts:
24 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Parfymert, røde bær, delikat og nyansert duft, besnærende, lag på lag, relativt intens duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, slankere i munn, elegant men kunne vært mer nyansert i munn, lever ikke helt opp til duften. Lineær men litt kort. 91

2011 Cathiard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Malconsorts:
80 fl. Klart rubinrød. Parfymert, intens, florale toner og røde bær, noe spice men mest av alt intenst parfymert duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk, livlig, mer kropp og noe tydelig fat og vanilje, biter litt i kjaken men masse frukt til å bakke opp. Lang. 93-94

2011 Albert Bichot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Malconsorts:
60 fl. Rubinrød. Tight, røde bær, lettparfymert, ren duft, noe fat. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, endel fat og vanilje, krydret, pen frukt over, gi denne fem til syv år før du prøver, lang. 92

2011 Lucien Le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots:
36 fl. Klart rubinrød. Krydret, pepper, røde bær, vanilje, lett herbal undertone på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, fruktig, rund, elegant og pen, noe fatspice i finish, lang. 92

2011 Olivier Chambolle-Musigny:
360 fl. Klart rubinrød. Fruktig, noe parfymert duft, lett spicy, røde bær. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, elegant rødbærsfrukt, syrlig og frisk, pen lengde. 88

2011 Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny:
54 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Krydret, røde og noe mørkere bær, vanilje og lett krydret, dekanter om du har det travelt. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og livlig, litt slankere, elegant, en time på karaffel bør gjøre susen. 89

2011 Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny Vielles Vignes:
36 fl. Klart rubinrød. Parfymert, bringebærdrops og et ørlite kamfersnev på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, elegant og avrundet kropp, noe sødmefull frukt, en sjarmør. Lang. 89

2011 Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny Cras:
180 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Røde bær, lettparfymert, ren duft, mer delikat fatbruk enn før. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og elegant, fruktig, behalgelig tekstur, noe fat i bakkant som trenger litt tid men denne er på plass tidligere enn før. Pen lengde. 90

2011 Anne Gros Chambolle-Musigny Combe d'Orveau:
12 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Floral, delikat, nyansert, elegante markjordbær, besnærende duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, nydelig frukt, klart og tent, superb, livlig og strålende balanse. Lang. Røverkjøp for de få heldige. 92

2011 Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Charmes:
12 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Litt reduktiv, røde bær, lettkrydret, fruktig og sjarmerende bakenfor. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, fruktig men litt tight, må ha tid på karaffel, lang og noe sødmefull. 90-91

2011 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru:
96 fl. Mot granateplerød. Moden duft, røde bær, sous bois, lakris og fatkrydder, anderledes duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, noe kjøligere utrykk i munn, frisk og livlig, pen lengde. 89

2011 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses:
18 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Røde bær, floral, detaljert, nyansert, nesten eksotisk touch, utrolig elegant duft, om ikke så kraftig. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk, livlig, delikat og nyansert, ikke så intens men utrolig leken, livlig, klokkeklar, detaljert som få og en sitrende sødmetouch i finish, svakt bitter, meget lang. 94

2011 Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Fontenay:
48 fl. Rubinrød. Parfymert, fioler, røde bær, brigebær, frisk duft, noe fat. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk, livlig, avrundet tekstur, smooth, lang finish. 90

2011 Tortochet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St.-Jacques:
60 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Noe nesler forann røde bær, delikate toner, svakt parfymert duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, slankere i munn, avrundet, ltt fat mot slutten, pen lengde. 89

2011 Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St.-Jacques:
24 fl. Klart rubinrød. Parfymert, rødfruktig og delikat duft, innsmigrende. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, elegant og bærfruktig, avrundet, men dør litt i finnish, drikk så ung som mulig. 89

2011 Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St.-Jacques:
24 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Røde bær, fruktig, parfymert, svak floral, flørtende duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk, delikat, noe tydelige fat i munn, lang og elegant fruktig finish. 93

2011 Lamarche Echezeaux:
54 fl. Rubinrød. Røde bær, noe krydder, kandiserte fioler, parfymert duft. Noe vanilje bak. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og livlig, slankere, relativt delikat, fatene er litt tydelige i munn, trenger endel år, lang. 92

2011 Faiveley Echezeaux:
60 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Spicy, krydret, mye fat, røde bær bak på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, mer frukt i munn, men vel tydelige fat, spicy og tørrende finish. 90

2011 Arlaud Clos de la Roche:
96 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Fruktig, røde bær og ett ørlite plommepreg, noe parfymert duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og livli i munn, noe parfymert og mindre rik enn duften, lang. 91

2011 Lamarche La Grande Rue:
96 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Røde bær, lett parfymert, delikat om noe rustikke toner på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, rødbærsfrukt, livlig, syrlig, litt slank og litt kort finish. 92-93

2011 Roumier Bonnes Mares:
30 fl. Rubinrød. Litt tight men floral, delikat, nyansert, parfymert og klokkeklare røde bær på duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, delikat, frisk og livlig, tight, strukturert, intens, frisk, meget lang. Trenger endel år i kjelleren for å integrere fatene. 94

2011 Duroche Latricieres-Chambertin:
36 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Lett florale toner, nyansert og detaljert duft, røde bær, ny retning på gang. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, klokkeklart og friskt, elegant, forfriskende, pen lengde, delikat. 92

2011 Tortochet Chambertin:
30 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Parfymert, krydret, rødbærsfruktig duft, relativt intens, noe toast på toppen. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, elegant, frisk, ren og pen, litt mer struktur i finish og fatene kommer frem igjen. Lang finish, gi den noen år. 91-92

2011 Trapet Chambertin:
42 fl. Granateplerød. Parfymert, røde bær, delikat og nyansert duft, flørtende, deilig duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, frisk og livlig, elegant, lett herbal undertone, slankere kropp, mot syrlig, lang. 93

2011 Armand Rousseau Chambertin:
30 fl. Klart rubinrød. Besnærende duft, elegant, nyansert, parfymert, floral, lag på lag, ekstremt sexy, noe krydret, fantastisk duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, klokkeklart, delikat, nyansert og detaljert, lag på lag, superb frukt og balanse, flørter mer enn det meste, fantastisk lengde. 96

2011 Comte de Vogüe Musigny Vielles Vignes:
50 fl. Rubinrød. Røde bær, vaniljestang, fatene merkes, litt tigh og flørter ikke så mye bak Chambertinen til Rousseau. Noe eksotiske overtoner, intens men ung. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, ungt, tett, tanisk, denne trenger tid, lang tid, en av få 2011ere, klokkeklar frukt og plenty intensitet til å bakke opp. Sitter som ett skudd, Svært lang. 95-96

2011 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche:
10 fl. Lyst rubinrød. Delikat, røde bær, nyansert, en mer åpen LT, parfymert, frisk duft. Frisk syre, modne tanniner, leken, delikat, livlig, friskt, fruktig, for meg en åpen LT, normalt tight som få, friskt og klokkeklart, livlig, svært lang. Utviklet flaske med perfekt utseende kork. Neppe representativ. 93

2011 Bize Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses, 2011 Leroux Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Baudins, 2011 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots og 2011 Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St.-Jacques ble ikke levert i tide til smakingen.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

19 red Burgundy Grand Cru's tasted blind

Same as the whites posted yesterday, vintage and vineyard known, and that the wines were negoc bottlings. 

2011 Seguin-Manuel Corton
Bright ruby. Red berries, sous bois and spices nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity if leaner palate, slightly herbal, good length. 89

2011 Famille Picard Corton Les Fiètres
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, elegant nose, spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounder palate, fruity, bit more textured finish, long. 91

2011 Corton-Andre Corton Bressandes
Bright ruby. Leaner nose, red berries and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fresh, bit rustic, long. 90

2011 Stéphane Brochard Corton Renardes
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, pure feel, floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, red berries, again floral, fairly detailed, elegant, long finish. 92

2011 Jacques Parent Corton Renardes
Bright ruby. Vanilla, floral, red berries, spicy nose, oak up front. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity but oaky, dry woody finish. 88

2011 Roux Père & Fils Corton Renardes
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, some sous bois, elegant if mature nose for the vintage. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, more youthful palate, bit lean finish but fairly mouthwatering. 91

2011 Seguin-Manuel Clos de Vougeot
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, floral, fairly detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, textured, intense, rich, fresh if a bit oaky finish. 91

2011 Jean-Claude Boisset Clos de la Roche
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, slightly on the ripe side, floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh and lively, elegant and refreshing, quite playful but could be longer. Still lovely wine. 92

2011 Albert Bichot Clos de la Roche
Bright ruby. Scented, fruity and detailed nose, red berries, maybe a bit shut. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and long if a bit leaner. 93

2011 Louis Jadot Clos Saint-Denis
Bright ruby. Red berries, spices, vanilla, tighter nose, bit closed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, leaner, fresh, long. Needs time to show fully. 92

2011 Henri de Villamont Grand Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fruity, and fairly detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively and delicate, refreshing, lovely palate, mouthwatering, long. 91

2011 Joseph Drouhin Grand Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, scented, elegant nose, layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, fresh and detailed palate, bit textured, long. 93

2011 Jean-Claude Boisset Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, slightly herbal nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and quite delicate, long and refreshing finish. 93

2011 Pierre Bourée & Fils Charmes Chambertin
Bright ruby. Leaner nose, fresh and fruity, slightly scented, bright fruit, detailed. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rougher texture, bit lean and skinny palate, oak shows a bit well in the finish and seemingly not enough fruit to handle it. An optimistic 90

2011 Louis Max Charmes Chambertin
Bright ruby. Bit herbal, red berries, fruity and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner palate, bit rustic, could be longer. 91

2011 Albert Bichot Latricières Chambertin
Bright ruby. Red berries, slightly scented nose, fruity, and floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and lively, quite delicate, long. 93

2011 Chanson Père & Fils Chambertin Clos de Bèze
Bright ruby. Scented, elegant, refreshing, detailed and spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively. Refreshing, bit oaky and textured that will need time, very long. 94

2011 Bouchard Père & Fils Chambertin Clos de Bèze
Bright ruby. Scented, floral, fruity, elegant if a bit showy vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, fresh, bit biting texture, fruitier finish, long. Give it time. 93

2011 Maison Louis Latour Romanée-Saint-Vivant
Bright ruby. Red berries, detailed, elegant nose, floral and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, little bit oaky, fresh but could be more refined, very long finish. 94

Two 2011's from Lucien le Moine


2011 Lucien le Moine Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Embrazées
Pale golden. Intense minerality, spices, vanilla, apples and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, lively and intense, citrus, creamy texture, needs time, long. 92

2011 Lucien le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetières
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fresh and detailed nose, vanilla and spices, more open than last bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively palate, fruity, playful and long. 93

08 Biondi Santi, 06 Cos and 00 Clerc Milon

2008 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Annata
Biondi red. Anise, cherries, floral, nuanced, still a very tight bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, leaner palate, nuanced and elegant, needed more air to open than usual, long. 92

2006 Château Cos d'Estournel
Ruby. Fruity, ripe, cassis and blueberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, rounded and still a bit of the '06 edginess, long. 92

2000 Château Clerc Milon
Ruby. Cassis, leather, elegant and nuanced nose, opens up beautifully. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively and nuanced, refreshing and long. 93

08 Bruno Giacosa Riserva and more


2007 Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva
Bright ruby. Ripe, rich, intense nose, vanilla, tar and red and darker fruits. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, bit sweet and ripe, long. 92

2009 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
Bright ruby. Ripe, fruity, tar and roses, plums nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe and a bit warm palate, alcohol shows through, long. 90

2008 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva
Bright ruby. Scented, tar and roses, intense nose, cherries and liquorice. High acidity, high of ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, ripe and intense, long. 95

09 Juillot Clos Tonnere and more


2009 Karthäuserhof Riesling QbA
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, elegant, good length. 86

2012 Hammond Berg Kaisersteinfels Riesling
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity and honey nose. Fresh acidity, fresha nd fruity, lively and playful, long. 89

2009 Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Tonnerre
Bright ruby. Plums, red berries, fruity and spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and fruity, rounder for this wine, drinking well. 87

11 and 08 Guiraud, 04 DdC from D.mag and more


2004 Domaine de Chevalier
(Double magnum) Ruby, cassis, minerals, vanilla, lightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, leather, evolving, elegant, long. 90

2008 Château Canon la Gaffeliére
Ruby. Ripe nose, plums, fruity, dark berries and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh and rich, slightly sweet, long. 92

2011 Château Guiraud
Pale golden. Honey, vanilla, apricots, fresh and ripe nose, pears. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, elegant, tropical, refreshing, leaner and long. 93

2008 Château Guiraud
Pale golden. Tropical, vanilla, honey, apricots, caramel touch nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and fruity, rounded and elegant, refreshing, long. 94

99 Grande Année

1999 Bollinger Grande Année
Very pale golden, tiny bubbles. Elegant nose, starting maturity, apples, brioche, nuts far back, minerals, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, lovely balance, refreshing and detailed, long. 94

Saturday, 17 May 2014

17 2008 white Burgundy Grand Cru's tasted semi blind.


2008 White Burgundy Grand Cru Tasting
Blind tasting, vintage and vineyard is known, not producer. Tasting notes in tasted order.

2008 Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slight wax and honey note nose. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh palate, lemons, minerals, elegant, could be longer. 92

2008 Louis Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Pale lemon yellow. Oak, minerals, apples, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and elegant palate if lean, bit short. Probably off bottle. 89

2008 Joseph Drouhin Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fresh, fruity and elegant nose, floral and citrus. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh, detailed, mouthwatering, citrusy and long. 93

2008 William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, chalk, very fresh nose, cool feel. Fresh acidity, fresh and elegant palate, fruity, maybe a little bit hollow, leaner, citrus and chalk finish, long. 92

2008 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, honey note, slightly tropical. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh if leaner, bit short. Probably bit off bottle. 88

2008 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Valmur
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flint, minerals, chalk, bit leaner nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and elegant, fruity, almost crisp, fairly detailed, oysters, chalk and citrus finish, long. 93

2008 Henri de Villamont Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, nuts, cotrus, pears and chalk nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, apples, pears and citrus palate, fresh and long. 91

2008 William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir
Pale lemon yellow, watery rim. Apples, minerals, detailed nose, fresh, slight floral note. Fresh acidity, lively and fresh, elegant, refined, detailed, long and crisp. 94

2008 Louis Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, slight tropical note, fresh and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, fruity and rounded, appley, elegant minerality, long. 92

2008 Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, flint and chalky nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh and detailed, almost crisp palate, citrus and minerals finish, ever so slightly warm finish, very long. Serve it a bit on the cool side. 93

2008 Corton-André Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, nuts, minerals, flint and spices nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresher palate, more youthful, citrus and apples, bit spicy finish, could have been longer. 90

2008 Maison Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, fruity, minerals, youthful nose. Fresh acidity, lemons, lively, elegant, fruity, quite intense, long. 92

2008 Chanson Père & Fils Corton Vergennes
Pale golden. Nuts, minerals and butter, mature nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, bit easy going, good length. 89

2008 Jacques Parent Corton
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, fruity, lively, bit lean, some oak still bit up front, long. 92

2008 Jean-Marc Boillot Bâtard-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, citrusy and flinty nose, lovely. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, elegant, long if leaner finish. 92

2008 Olivier Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slight floral note, flint and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, intense and mouthwatering. Delicate feel to it yet powerful, long.  94

2008 Bouchard Père & Fils Chevalier-Montrachet
Pale lemon yellow. Vanilla, fruity, bit oaky, flint, smoke and spices nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, fresh, citrus, bit biting texture, still needs time to polish the barrels, long. 93

Four 2012's from Meo-Camuzet


2012 Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented and elegant nose, some spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded and elegant, good length. 89

2012 Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, elegant nose, spicy and floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, elegant and refreshing, lovely balance, long. 92

2012 Meo-Camuzet Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Scented, detailed, floral, elegant and refined nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fruity, nuanced, fresh and very long. Charming. 94

2012 Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented and fruity nose, spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, fresh, spicy, bit oaky mid palate, long. 93

Four from Jacquesson

Jacquesson Cuvée 736
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples and minerals nose, bit tight, yeasty and some brioche. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, fresh and crisp palate, good length. 89

2004 Jacquesson Dizy Corne Bautray
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals and flinty nose, focused and fairly cool fruity nose. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, lovely texture, quite smooth, detailed and fresh, elegant, long. 93

2004 Jacquesson Avize Champ Cain
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Focused nose, lemons, detailed, green apples, light minerality. Fresh acidity, tight mousse, leaner and focused palate, lime, minerals, long. 92

2007 Jacquesson Dizy Terres Rouges Rosé
Pale golden, small bubbles. Some red berries, minerals and brioche nose. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, fresh, fruity and smooth palate, long. 90

Clos de Vougeot 08, 11 and 12 from Sylvain Lochet


2012 Sylvain Loichet Clos de Vougeot
Bright ruby. Fruity, floral, elegant, red berries nose, spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lively, refreshing, long. 92

2011 Sylvain Loichet Clos de Vougeot
Bright ruby. Red berries, nuanced and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, rpunded texture, bit leaner palate, long. 91

2008 Sylvain Lochet Clos de Vougeot
Bright ruby. Spicy, barrel notes up front, fruity and intense nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla palate, intense but overshadowed by oak and not the purest fruit. 89

Four 2012's from Mongeard-Mugneret


2012 Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru En Orveaux
Bright ruby. Red berries, fruity, scented, floral and spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, bit herbal and leaner finish. 88

2012 Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Red berries, nuanced if leaner nose, delicate. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant texture, leaner and nuanced, red currants finish, long. 92

2012 Mongeard-Mugneret Clos de Vougeot
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, fruity and fairly intense, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded, elegant texture, long. 93

2012 Mongeard-Mugneret Grands-Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Red berries, herbs, bit leaner nose, slightly unripe feel to it. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruitier palate, elegant and more refined but again some herbal and somewhat unripe notes, leaner but long. 93

01 Poggio Salvi Brunello Riserva

2001 Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Some oak spices and plums first, more cherries and and anise with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, structured and would be more polished in a few years, long. 91

2012 Daniel Rion Echezeaux

2012 Daniel Rion Echezeaux
Bright ruby. Red berries, leaner but fairly nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rounded and fresh, elegant and lively, bit short. 91

Friday, 16 May 2014

Excellent Talbot 86, Clos Fourtet 88, Hudelot-Noellat VR Suchots, Lanson Gold label 96 and more


2000 Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, lemons, some yellow fruits and light minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh and fairly fruity, some yellow apples, long if a bit lean finish. 90

1996 Lanson Gold Label
Towards lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, slightly flinty, intense nose. Fresh acidity, lively mousse, fresh, lively, intense, apples, citrus, minerals, very long finish. 94


2008 Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Pale bright ruby. Lovely red berries and faintly scented nose, delicate and detailed, more intense with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and light texture and palate, more intense fruit, lovely balance, quite mouthwatering, long. 93

2002 Château Pichon-Longueville
Ruby. Cassis, starting cedar notes, some tobacco and leather, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, youthful and fresh palate, bit lean and slightly raw texture without air, long. 91


2000 Château Montus Cuvée Prestige
Ruby. Blackberries and raspberries with tobacco and coffee on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slight drying texture, could have more fruit mid palate, mulberry note, long finish. 90

2008 Pignan Chateauneuf-du-Pape Réservé
Light ruby, brick rim. Ripe plums, figs and blackberries nose, quite seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and fruity, slightly warm with delicate fruit behind, long. 91

1967 Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Rosa
In neck fill. Pale orange, oxidative and earthy, thin and dry palate


1967 Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Villa
In neck fill. Pale ruby with brick rim and lots of sediments. Earthy, touch of prunes, very oxidized. Acidic and lean palate, drying finish.

1964 Mirafiore Barolo
In neck fill. Cloudy brick. Dry and dusty nose, some earth and wet mud nose, slight tar and roses note fat back. Lean and thin, dry.


1952 Fontanafredda Barbaresco
Almost in neck fill. Watery red with orange rim and lots of sediments. Tar, roses and dusty nose, some cherries. Fresh acidity, few tannins, leaner palate, still balanced if lacking in complexity, good length. Must have been very good. 86

1990 Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Pora
Ruby, broad orange rim. Oxidative nose of tar and roses, very mature, slightly figgy and sherry notes. Fresh acidity, lean and dry.


1988 Clos Fourtet
Bottom neck fill. Ruby. Lovely and elegant floral nose, detailed, layered, seductive nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate but playful and detailed, lovely freshness, not the most complex but very charming indeed, long. 92

1986 Château Talbot
Very top shoulder fill. Ruby, very thin brick rim. Youthful, fresh and detailed nose, layered, complex, leather, cassis, superb nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, some sweet and ripe notes and still fresh and vigorous, detailed again, layered, superb, refined, superb bottle. Very long. 96


1988 Château Suduiraut
Golden. Apricots, light caramel note, especially light for producer and vintage, tropical and some fried pineapples nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh and rounded mid palate, bit more edgy finish, long. 92

1991 Hutcheson Vintage Port
Slightly cloudy ruby with garnet rim. Some figs, dark berries and alcohol note nose. Fresh acidity, some figs and fairly fruity palate overshadowed by a bit obvious alcohol. Good length. 89

1977 Dow's Vintage Port
Very pale brick. Plums, figs, dades, some dark notes. Fresh acidity, tannins gone, bit alcoholic, dried fruits, not to complex, long. 90