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3 from Arnoux

Date: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 Wine Tasting

2007 Arnoux Savigny-lès-Beaune:

Pale ruby. Some strawberries and easy going nose. fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit thin and edgy. 85

2009 Arnoux Beaune 1 er Cru en Genêt:
Ruby. Fairly fruity but a bit light nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity palate, easy going. 87

2011 Arnoux Aloxe Corton Les Chaillots:
Ruby. Herbal, and lean redcurrants nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit, good length. 88



















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09 Juillot Corton-Charlemagne

Date: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 Wine Tasting

2009 Juillot Corton-Charlemagne:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slightly buttery but nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and some yellow fruits palate, long. 92

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90 Comtesse de Lalande, 75 Meyney and more

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting




2007 Château Carbonnieux Blanc:
Pale golden. Tropical, some apricots, minerals, a lovely youthfull bottle (some are premoxed). Fresh acidity, elegant body, fruity, slightly spicy, a first in this, a fruitier bottle, lovely length. 93

2008 Château Bouscaut Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Smoky minerals, yellow fruits, grapefruit and orange blossoms. Fresh acidity but feels a bit lazy, rounded body, smoky minerals with air on the palate as well. Long. 91

1989 Château d'Armailhac:
Ruby with garnet rim. Tobacco, licorice, cassis, leather and cedar, stunning nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity still but evolving. Elegant and slightly younger than last bottle (another bottle tasted beside it was more similar to last bottle), elegant and long. 92

1994 Château Croizet-Bages:
Dead.



1975 Château Meyney)
(magnum Served blind) Bright ruby, garnet rim. Floral, elegant nose, cassis, slight cedar, flirting, light tobacco, scented, lovely nose. Fresh acidity, few tannins, lovely fruit, elegant and long. I was on 78 Meyney. 90

1975 Château Cantenac Brown:
Ruby, garnet rim. Coffee, licorice. Smells more tired than last bottle. A bit lazy body, this one is Dying. 82 at best.

2000 Château La Petite Eglise:
Deep ruby. Chocolate, sweet plums, some licorice. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, rich and full, last bottle was more nuanced and elegant. 86


1970 Château Cantenac Brown:
Ruby with brick rim. Licorice, some figs and dust. Not the best I've tried of this one, but all are plast it's prime. 84

1990 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande:
(Served blind) Bright ruby, garnet rim. Elegant nose, pure red fruits, delicate, scented, ripe cassis and ripe redcurrants. Nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and now fewet tannins, lovely balance, elegant and again delicate palate. Very long. I was on 95 Comtesse and with answer in hand, more elegant and rounded than last bottle. 93

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Two from Burgundy, two from Bordeaux

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting




2010 Frédéric Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes les Jouises:
Bright ruby. Flirting nose of strawberries, slightly scented and violets, some vanilla. Fresh and lively acidity, ripe tannins, excellent fruit, lively and playful, the bottle emptied rather too quickly. 90

2000 Château Lanessan:
Ruby. Scented nose of cassis, leather and herbs. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit rough textured at the moment, hopefully it has the fruit to cope. Good length. 88

2008 Liger-Belair Hautes-Côtes de Nuits "La Cuvée de Villy"
Bright ruby. Strawberries, hint of oak and herbs nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, playful and fruity, if a bit on the lean side, good length. A lovely Hautes-Côtes. 87

2010 Château Feytit-Clinet:
Deep ruby. Somewhat sweet plums and plums nose with a touch of tea and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and rich and slightly unbalanced alcohol that shows even more with air. 87

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61 and 05 La Providence, 98 and 95 Clinet and 90 de Fargues

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting



1961 Château La Providence:
Estate bottled, top shoulder fill. Earthy, leafy nose with rose hips far behind. Sharp acidity, has body and structure but very tired.

2005 Château Providence:
The first vintage under Moueix if I remember correctly. Deep ruby, rich nose, blueberries, up front and fruity. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and opulent, lacks refinement and complexity, good length. 89

1998 Château Clinet:
Ruby. Flirting nose, blueberries, leather and licorice, very refreshing, scented and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, mouthwatering, lively and refreshing. Decanted for a few hours and way more elegant than last bottle that wasn't. 93

1995 Château Clinet:
Deep ruby. Some leather, blueberries, deep and rich, some floral notes. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fruity but also a bit one dimensional. Long. 92

1990 Château de Fargues:
Bright amber.nrich, almonds, caramel, apricots and butter scotch nose. Fresh acidity, sweet but balanced, rich style, not quite together at this stage, long. 90

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86 and 08 GPL and more

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting




2005 Château Mazeyres:
Deep ruby. Coffee, plums, deep feel, vanilla and mushroms. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, balanced and fruity, not too complex, drink soon. 85

2008 Lacoste-Borie:
Ruby. Scented and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft texture, elegant and rounded, easy going. 85

2005 Lacoste-Borie:
Ruby. Cassis, figs, some leather, maturing nicely. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, prunes and licorice palate, drinking beatifully now, and I would empty my stock soon, good length. 86

2008 Château Haut-Batailley:
Ruby. Slightly floral over cassis and some anise. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing palate, transparent and rounded, long. 90

2003 Château Haut-Batailley:
Ruby. Scented, intense licorice, cassis, figs and cinamon. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, evolved fruit, long and slightly lean and somewhat drying finish. Drink soon for me. 88

2008 Château Grand-Puy Lacoste:
Ruby. Cassis, some vanilla, whiff of raspberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and starting to round off it's edges, long finish. 92

2006 Château Grand-Puy Lacoste:
Ruby. Cassis, vanilla, starting cedar and pencil shave. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lovely texture and starting to come around, good length. 91


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Gimonnet Cuis, Roc de Cambes, Alion and more

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting



Pierre Gimonnet Cuis 1er Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs:
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, focused nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fresh and a bit tight palate, good length. 88

2010 Maison Roche de Bellene Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Chatenières:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, elegant body, on the rich and fruity side, good length. 87

2010 Maison Roche de Bellene Meursault Les Charron:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant body, rounder first, then more lively finish, good length. 89

2010 Roc de Cambes:
Ruby. Fruity nose, cassis, a bit more in a ball now than earlier bottles, needs more air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a bit on the rich side, needs many years to settle, oak is a bit showy at this stage. Give it ten years plus in the cellar. 90

2008 Alion:
Ruby. Scented, blueberries and licorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe fruity and long. Give it five plus years to settle or lots of air. 90

2008 Pintia:
Deep ruby. Rich and ripe nose, blueberries and the for me typical Pintia pine cones. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich and slightly sweet, long. 89

2009 Niepoort Late Bottles Vintage:
Ruby. Rich and fruity nose, nuanced. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly riper feel than the 07, but manages to stay nuanced, long finish. 90+

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Two Chablis and two Rieslings

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting


2012 Domaine de Vauroux Chablis Cuvée Olivier:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals, yellow fruit. Fresh acidity, a bit soft, good length. 84

2011 Pascal Bouchard Chablis Le Classique:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lime, crisp minerality. Flinty and almost metallic. Fresh acidity, lean and focused. Good length. 85+

2011 Reichsrat von Buhl Riesling Trocken:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lime and some minerals. Fresh acidity, elegant, lively, lovely balance, good length. 88

2011 Dr. Thanisch Müller-Burggraef Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, a bit ripe nose for Kabinett. Fresh acidity, good balance, easy going, a bit short. Not the best 2011 Kabinett. 86

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Five Champagne's

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting


Charles de Casanove Champagne Sec
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, some bread, touch of minerals. Freshish acidity, almost flabby mousse, good length. 82

Charles de Casanove Champagne Tradition Téte de Cuvée:
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, some minerals, yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, elegant but short mousse, a bit boring, straight forward. 85

Marcel Pierre Champagne Selection Brut
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, minerals, some yeast, almost steely. Fresh acidity, narrow mousse, easy but quite elegant. Not complex, straight forward, a bit short. 85

J.L.Vergnon Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Le Mesnil Sur Oger:
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Apples, lime, minerals, almost smoky. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, refreshing, balanced, complex, focusedlovord length. 89

2006 Palmer Blanc de Blancs
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, minerals, yeast, nuts, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, nice fruit and body, good length. 88

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Two 08 Rioja's

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting


2008 Paternina Crianza Banda Azul:
Ruby. Somewhat floral and scented, barrel notes blew off. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vanilla palate. Short. 84

2008 Cune Reserva:
Ruby. Cherries, licorice and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slightly sweet, a bit short, dry finish. 84

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01 Potensac and more

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting


2010 Château Mondesir (Blaye)
Ruby. Scented, spicy, blueberries, and vanilla. Fresh acidity, biting tannins, rough, dusty finish. 80

2008 Château Brun:
Ruby. Spicy, blueberries and licorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe but balanced, slightly leaner finish. 88

2001 Château Potensac:
Ruby. Deeper and fuller than last bottle (not decanted), needs air to open. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, refined, maturing nicely, getting ever better with air. 90

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Four from Mikulski

Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 Wine Tasting



2011 Francois Mikulski Bourgogne Chardonnay:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slightly flinty, slightly floral, lemony. Fresh acidity, somewhat creamy texture, light body, elegant and fairly nuanced. Good length. Lovely 87

2010 Francois Mikulski Meursault:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, floral, nuanced, very pure feel, elegant minerals, refined. Fresh acidity, lively, again lovely nuance, almost creamy texture, but no butter. Playful mineraly and lemons finish. Long. 90

2008 Francois Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Charmes:
Pale lemon yellow. Rounded, flinty minerals, again slightly floral, nuanced, ripe lemons and a touch of honey melon. Fresh acidity, somewhat fatter texture, refreshing, elegant, and again very nuanced palate, slightly rich and some butter and nuts behind. Long. 91

2008 Francois Mikulski Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu:
Bright ruby. Red berries, slightly mineral touch and a touch of spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, pure and elegant fruit, quite open, feminine. Long. Not that complex, but as staten before, very pure. 90

These are wines that are very easy to oversee in a big tasting as they are very nuanced and elegant, more than rich and up front.




















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07 Petrus, 10 and 09 Pichon Baron, 10 Hosanna and more

Date: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 Wine Tasting


2010 Château Providence:
Bright ruby. Floral, berries, elegant nose, transparent and layered. Lovely acidity, light feeted but also intense, raspberry freshness in the finish, long and elegant. 92

2010 Hosanna:
Deep ruby. Floral, Scented nose over blueberries. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded and lovely texture, fuller body without being full, needs air to open. 93

2010 Château Pichon Longueville Baron:
Deep ruby. Vanilla and cassis, very up front on the nose, but things are happening behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, quite grippy texture now, needs years and years of cellaring. Forget for fifteen years. Lovely balance, long. 94 for now.

2009 Château Pichon Longueville Baron:
Deep ruby. Intense nose of cassis, blueberries, plums and scented notes. Medium acidity, ripe tannins, a slightly sweet style, feels riper now than during primeurs, reminds me of the young 03 but more elegant, long finish. 93

2007 Château Petrus:
Ruby. Again this almost Burgundian elegance, blueberries, floral and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and light texture, not far from 07 La Tâche not long ago, but more intense flavours, very long. More open like last bottle. 95

2006 Château Suduiraut:
Pale golden. Elegant peach, pineapples and apricots nose. Very fresh and pure. Fresh acidity, lovely texture, almost creamy, fresh and long. 92

2003 Château Suduiraut:
Golden. Orange marmalade, apricots, touch of bees wax, slightly caramelly. Good acidity, honey, rich and exotic, very long. 93+

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Old tea and two Right Banks

Date: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 Wine Tasting


(Sorry for the lack of pictures on recent postings, but my internett is too slow for me to bother uploading right now)

2008 La Gravette de Certan:
(2nd VCC) Deep ruby. Fruity, blueberries, vanilla and rounded nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, too young now, mut mellomspill with a few hours of air, good length. 88

2007 Mathilde delta Fleur Morange:
Deep ruby. Deep and fruitdriven nose. Blue- and blackberries nose, some spices and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, verging on sweet, lively finish. 88

Yuen Neun Chi Tse Pin Cha (about 30 years old Puh Er)
Deep amber. Wet dirt and autumn leaves, slight touch of smok and green grass. Earthy and cellary palate, leafy, balanced and smoky. Rich and intense.

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