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Laurent Tribut

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting



2012 Solange Tribut Chablis:
Watery lemon yellow. Fruity, yellow plums, some minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, quite lively and playful, good length. 86

2012 Laurent Tribut Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, lemons and grapefruit notes on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, good length. 87

2012 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet:
Pale lemon yellow. Some minerals, touch of honey and yellow fruits on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant and lively, refreshing, good length. 89+

2012 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, and yellow fruits on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, quite elegant and refreshing, good length. 88

2012 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Montmains:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus and floral notes. Fresh acidity, lively and fruity, lemon zest and minerals, lovely balance, long. 90

2011 Solange Tribut Chablis:
Pale lemon yello. Apples and some minerals, yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant and refreshing, good length. 87

2011 Laurent Tribut Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples, minerals and yellow fruits on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively fruity, elegant, mineraly finish. 88

2011 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cr Côte de Léchet:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, very mineral, almost lobster bisque like minerality. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively and again that incredible minerality. Long. 90

2011 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cr Beauroy:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity, yellow fruits over minerals. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively on the palate, good length. 88

2011 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Montmains:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, firm minerality, flinty and citrus nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and lively, firmer minerality on the palate, long. 90

1996 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet:
Pale lemon yellow. Nuts, minerals, butter, some citrus and slightly of oxidized apples on the nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, wonderful minerality, fruity and elegant, lively and long. 92

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Chablis tasting, mostly 2011's

Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 Wine Tasting


2011 Domaine Savary Petit Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples and a touch of citrus fruit on the nose. Fresh acidity, lean and fairly forward, good length. 82

2011 Domaine Millet Petit Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples and a touch of minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, quite lively, easy going, good length. 83

2011 William Fèvre Petit Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some minerals, almost smoky and yellow apples on the nose. Asparagus touch. Fresh avidity, easy going, fruity, leaner finish. 81

2011 Alain & Cyril Gautheron Petit Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and yellow fruits on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, somewhat fuller body, good length. 82

2011 Louis Moreau Petit Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and a touch floral , slight exotic touch like coconuts. Fresh acidity, fruity, apply, quite refreshing, good length. 83

2011 Bernard Defaix Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, lime and minerals on the nose. Fresh avidity, fruity, leanish body, good length. 84

2011 Domaine de la Cornasse Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples and slightly floral nose. Fresh acidity, leaner style, easy going. 82

2011 Jean-Claude Courtault Chablis:
Pale lemon uellow. Some apples, touch of asparagues and minerals. Fresh avidity, fruity, fairly lively, good length. 84

2011 Christophe & Fils Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some tropical notes and yellow apples on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, easy going, good length. 83

2011 Daniel Dampt & Fils Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples and touch of ripe lemons on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, towards lively, nice balance, god length. 85

2011 Isabelle & Denis Pommier Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples, touch of minerals on the nose. Scented touch. Fresh acidity, fruity, fairly lively, minerals and lemony finish. 85

2011 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy:
Pale lemon uellow. Some apples, minerals, lemon zest and a floral touch on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively and nuanced, smoky notes, slightly biting finish. Almost creamy. 88

2011 Domaine Pinson Chablis 1er Cru La Forêt:
Pale lemon yellow. Some minerals, light smoky touch and apples on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, mineralic backbone, quite mineraly finish, long. 90

2011 Alain Geoffroy Chablis 1er Cru Vau Ligneau:
Pale lemon uellow. Yellow fruits, subdued minerals and apples on the nose. Freshish acidity, fruity and rounded with some minerals below, good length. 88

2011 Alain Geoffroy Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume:
Pale lemon yellow. Yellow fruits, sunbued minerals on the nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, rounded, nice balance, ever so slightly boring even if well made. 88

2011 Nathalie & Gilles Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals, slightly fatter nose. Spices. Fresh acidity, fruity, fairly easy going, good length. 87

2011 La Meulière Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, leaner minerals, a little bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, somewhat nuanced, good length. 88

2011 William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu:
Pale lemon uellow. Apples, some minerals and a slight smoky touch on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity but sulphur seems to show a bit to well on this one for a proper rating. With more air it loosened up showing lemony, grapefruit and minerals, good length. 88ish

2011 Jean-Paul & Benoit Drouhin Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals and spicy wood on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, oaky high notes, good length. 87

2010 Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésirs:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, yellow plums and vanilla. Fresh acidity, fruity, quite refreshing, elegant texture, fairly nuanced. Long. 90

2010 Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slightly floral touch, some butter on the nose. Complex and somewhat compact. Fresh acidity, fruity and quite lively, elegant body and texture, slight acidity nerve going through the tasting curve, long. 92

2010 Garnier & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Towards lemon yellow. Ripe, yellow fruits, grapefruit, oxidized apples and barrel notes. Fresh acidity, barrel notes and spices up front, fruity. 89

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05 Bel Ormes Tronquoy de Lalande

Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 Wine Tasting

2005 Château Bel Ormes Tronquoy de Lalande:
Ruby. Fairly young and lively nose, fruity, hardly any evolvement on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and fruity, lovely balance, good length. 88

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Comte Liger-Belair 2012 and 2010's

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 Wine Tasting

A fairly new experience for me, not that I haven't heard of or dreamt of tasting the wines of Comte Liger-Belair for years, but the oportunity had not presented itself. My first taste was a bottle I found in London last November, a 2009 Nuits-Saint-Georges Charmotte, a bottle I shared with my mother at the hotell before dinner, and I remember it's excellent purity and how quickly the bottle was emptied. Then I got one blind last February, I thought it was 2005 Romanée-Saint-Vivant from DRC, and it turned out to be 06 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanée. What a wine! That made me even more keen on a visit. I'm like a duck when I taste wine or visit excellent wine producers, fairly calm over the water, and feets going like crazy beneath. This was better than being a kid on Christmas Eve.

Here we are at the corner of Romanée-Conti and the vineyards of Romanée-Conti continues up until the "different pattern" in the vineyard below the horse in the picture, where the vines of La Romanée takes over. What a treat it was to have a vineyard walk between these hallowed vineyards with Liger-Belair himself. The most priced vineyard's in the world where young and talented Louis-Michel Liger-Belair have been able to repossess the old family holdings in a remarkable speed as he set out to reestablish the family domaine just over ten years ago. The wine of legend is back.


2012 Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Grandes Vignes Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some yellow fruits and some minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity with slight tropical notes and minerals touch, long. 90



2012 Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges Elevieres:

Bright ruby. Strawberries, some herbs, scented and a very pure feel. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and elegant, lovely balance, long. 90



2012 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée:
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries and ever so slightly spicy on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somewhat denser style for "plain" VR, very elegant and lovely balance, good length. 89

2012 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée Les Colombieres:
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, nuanced, spices and ripe but never rich berries on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, somwhat leaner and more focused palate, lovely texture, long finish. 90

2012 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château:
Bright ruby. Scented nose, red berries, lighter spices, vibrant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, vibrant, elegant, refreshing, nuanced, lovely indeed. Flirting. Superb balance. Long. 91

2012 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes:
Bright ruby, purple tint. Scented, floral, fruity, red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, gorgeous texture, elegant and lovely balance, long. 91

2012 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots:
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, floral, nuanced and very elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, vibrant, elegant, gorgeous texture, mouthwatering, playful. Wonderful. 93+

2012 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Brulées:
Bright ruby. Tighter nose, red berries, scented, somewhat floral behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing, lively and fruity palate, lovely texture, almost roses touch on the aftertaste, gorgeous and long. 93

2010 Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Cras:
Bright ruby. Red berries, a slight touch of herbs, gorgeous scented and floral notes on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, elegant, refined, long. Energetic and refreshing. 91

2010 Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Reignots:
Bright ruby. Refreshing nose, red berries, scented, nuanced and floral nose. Touch of spices below. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant, refreshing and mouthwatering, lively and long. 93

2010 Liger-Belair Echézeaux:
Bright ruby. Elegant red berries, scented, layered and complex nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, gorgeous, texture, superb balance, refreshing, long and nuanced, slightly tannic backbone, long. 95

2010 Liger-Belair La Romanée:
Bright ruby. Minerals, red berries, scented, so nuanced and layered on the nose. Complex and refined. Touch of spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, stunning fruit, texture and body, gorgeous balance, stunning mouthfeel. Incredibly long. Superb. 98


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Jacques Prieur

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 Wine Tasting


2010 Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Feguine Monopole:
Bright ruby. Floral and some strawberries, ever so slightly mineral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going, oak a bit showy for the fairly light body of this one, good length. 85

2010 Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Beaune Champs-Pimont:
Bright ruby. Bright ruby. Fruity nose, slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and quite lively, structured but also rounded, good length. 87


2009 Jacques Prieur Beaune-Greves 1er Cru:
Bright ruby. Fruity, scented, floral nose, slightly sweeter fruit. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lovely texture, almost velvety, lovely fruit and good length. 88

2010 Jacques Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Champans:
Bright ruby with a purple tint. Scented, floral, very elegant nose. Layered. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit, good length. 89

2008 Jacques Prieur Corton Bressandes:
Bright ruby. Scented nose, red berries, just starting to evolve, some spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity but also leaner, or rather somewhat focused, transparent, lovely finish. 91

2011 Jacques Prieur Meursault Clos de Mazeray Monopole:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples, touch of yellow fruits and minerals. Ever so slightly smoky. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, lively, refreshing, lovely balance. 90

2010 Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Champs-Pimont:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and minerals with a touch of lemons on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, elegant finish. 88

2010 Jacques Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Santenots:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, yellow fruits, touch of plums and some grapefruit. Fresh acidity, fruity and minerals, flinty touch and more focused palate, refreshing and nuanced. Almost salty finish. 92

2011 Jacques Prieur Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, some yellow fruits, subdued and elegant minerality. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant and very lovely, transparent, gorgeous texture, very long. Delicate. 93+

2009 Jacques Prieur Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, yellow fruit, some minerals below. Somewhat fatter but not rich or full. Fresh acidity, elegant fruit and texture, more rounded than the '11, but also less nuanced and maybe refined. But still very elegant and long. 93

2009 Jacques Prieur Montrachet:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, incredible nuance, some citrus, floral, layered and complex. Slightly creamy. Fresh acidity, richer palate, almost fat, smoky, coats the palate, very long and rich finish. 94



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Jean-Marc Pillot

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 Wine Tasting



2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vielles Vignes:
Ruby. Scented nose, spicy almost like Tibetan "røkelse". Fresh acidoty, ripe tannins, fruity and spicy, good length. 85

2010 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St Jean Rouge:
Ruby. Fruity, red berries, leaner nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner body, elegant fruit, quite nuanced, good length. 88

2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vilelles Vignes:
Ruby. Spicy and red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner and fruity, spicy touch. 85

2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St Jean Rouge:
Ruby. Spicy, red berries and minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, spicy, touch of coffee, good length, refreshing finish. 88

2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Mersault Les Grands Cheron:
Pale lemon yellow. Spicy, buttery, minerals, citrus and yellow fruits. Fresh acidity, richer and fatter, palate, good length. 87

2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and fairly transparent nose. Slightly floral. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, lively, lovely balance, good length. 88+

2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and citrus nose. A fine floral note. Fresh acidity, elegant body, fruity and fresh, quite lively, long. 90

2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Vergers:
Pale lemon yellow. Leaner and more focused nose, lemons, apples and fine minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and quite refined, nuanced, elegant finish, long. 91

2010 Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot:
Pale lemon yellow. Focused, minerals, fruity, citrusy, layered nose. Fresh acidity, elegant and mouthwatering, fresh and lively, long. 91

2011 Jean-Marc Pillot Corton-Charlemagne:
Pale lemonyellow. Apples, minerals, spices and citrus flowers on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, refreshing, citrus and fruity, nuanced and mineral backbone all the way. Long. 93

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Louis Jadot

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 Wine Tasting



2011 Louis Jadot Beaujolaise Village:
Bright ruby. Fruity and easy going nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and few tannins, easy going, fresh. 78

2010 Louis Jadot Bourgogne Rouge:
Bright ruby. Fruity, some strawberries on the nose, quite pure. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, easy going, quite refreshing. 82

2009 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Boudriottes:
Bright ruby. Scented, fruity, strawberries and somewhat riper style but never rich. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, quite elegant, could be more nuanced. Good length. 87

2006 Louis Jadot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Suchots:
Ruby with garnet rim. Strawberries and somewhat more evolving notes, but just beginning. Scented and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, with a tannic backbone which together with the acidity carries the fruit quite nicely. Good length. 88+

2011 Louis Jadot Macon:
Pale lemon yellow. Fruity, apples and yellow fruits on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, easy going, straight forward. Quaffable. 81


2011 Louis Jadot Bourgogne Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples and a faint hint of minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, refreshing, fairly crispy, lemony finish. 83

2011 Louis Latour Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Some gooseberries, asparagus and a few minerals. Quite crisp acidity that quickly rounds off to a fairly fruity Chablis. Easy. 83

2009 Louis Jadot Beaune-Greves 1er Cru:
Pale lemon yellow. Some minerals, barrel notes, butter and apples. Not too intense. Fresh acidity, refreshing and but also fatter body and texture, butter touch keeps on, good length. 87

2008 Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres:
Pale lemon yellow. Some yellow fruits, ripe citrus, barrel notes and slightly fatty nose. A little bit rich. Fresh acidity, minerals and some flinty notes, citrusy and apples, refreshing finish. Long. 89+

2012 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grande Montagne:
Barrel sample. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, some subdued minerals and orange flowers. Fresh acidity, fruity but more minerals, elegant, quite long. 89




2012 Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Garenne:
Barrel sample. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, almost flinty minerals, elegant fruit and tighter style. Fresh acidity, fruity but tight, elegant, almost nuanced. 90

2012 Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Garenne:
Barrel sample. Pale lemon yellow. Very apply and some minerals on the nose, subdued nose. Fresh acidity, fresh and lively, elegant and refreshing, long. 90

2012 Louis Latour Pommard Commaraine:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Fruity, Christmas spices, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit, good length. 86

2012 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Strawberries, spices and fruity nose, quite dense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lots of texture and structure, long finish. 90

2012 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares malo
Barrel sample. Ruby. Red berries, scented, floral, spicy touch and fruity nose. Fresh acidity, high of ripe tannins, fruity, fruitier snd more body mid palate, long finish. 93

2012 Louis Latour Bonnes Mares not yet malo
Barrel sample. Ruby. A bit reductive, all over the place nose, spicy and very primal. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, a little bit hollow mid palate, long finish. 93

Reason for difference of malo is that the finished wines was in new barrels, the other was in one year old barrels.



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Château de La Tour and Pierre Labet

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 Wine Tasting


2011 Pierre Labet Bourgogne Chardonnay Vielles Vignes:

Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, apples and a touch of vanilla. Freshish acidity, fruity, somewhat lean mid palate, good length. 85

2011 Pierre Labet Beaune Clos du Dessus des Marconnets Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, apples, some citrus and vanilla. Fresh acidity, fruity and lemony with vanilla "backbone", good length. 87

2011 Pierre Labet Meursault les Tillets:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, some flint, vanilla, touch smoky nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lime and elegant body, long. 89-90

2011 Pierre Labet Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vielles Vignes:
Bright ruby. Fruity nose, red berries, fresh. Very refreshing acidity, lively, ripe tannins, elegant, lovely finish. 86


2011 Pierre Labet Beaune Clos du Dessus des Marconnets Rouge:
Bright ruby. Some strawberries, touch of minerals and vanilla on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant fruit, refreshing and nuanced, good length. 87+

2011 Pierre Labet Beaune 1er Cru Coucherias:
Bright ruby. Some strawberries, a touch of herbs behind, minerals, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and elegant, lovely fruit, good length. 88

2011 Pierre Labet Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles-Vignes:
Bright ruby. Scented, strawberries, floral notes and a touch of vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, slightly grippy right now, elegant fruit, good length. 89

2012 Pierre Labet Beaune Clos du Dessus des Marconnets:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Vanilla high notes, fruity and minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded texture, good length. 88



2012 Château de La Tour Clos de Vougeot:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Scented, floral, fruity and vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, still it's very structured, long. 91

2008 Château de La Tour Clos de Vougeot:
Bright ruby. Scented, some plums and ripe strawberries, complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity but also structured, tannins need another ten years to calm down, long finish. 92

2002 Château de La Tour Clos de Vougeot Vielles Vignes:
Bright ruby, garnet rim. Intense and fruity nose, strawberries, some spices and vanilla, scented and floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, intense and structured. Full bodied for Burgundy, long. 93+






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2012 Alain Burguet

Date: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 Wine Tasting



2012 Alain Burguet Bourgogne Rouge Penze Vin:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Fruity, red berries and violets nose.
Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and elegant, creamy texture. 86

2012 Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Symphonie:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Vanilla, red berries, subdued nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant, fruity, lively, good length. 88

2012 Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites:
Barrel sample Bright ruby. Touch of herbs, strawberries and minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lively, playful, elegant, good length. 89

2012 Alain Burguet Chambolle-Musigny Les Echézeaux:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Red berries, some vanilla, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fuller body, acidity nerve running through it, elegant and lively, long. 90

2012 Alain Burguet Vosne-Romanée:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Scented, red berries and some spices on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lovely balance, good length. 89


2012 Alain Burguet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Rouges du Dessus:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Scented, floral, subdued spices and red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, minerals on the palate, good length. 90

2012 Alain Burguet Chambertin Clos de Bèze:
Barrel sample. Bright ruby. Less than 600 bottles will be made. Spices, floral, scented, layered and complex nose. Red berries, minerals and vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively and elegant, refreshing, fruity, truly elegant texture and body. Very long finish. 94-95.

2009 Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites:
Bright ruby. Fruity, scented, spices and vanilla. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and quite ripe, good length 88

2008 Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites:
Bright ruby. Strawberries and a touch of plums on the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant body and texture, drinking well right now. 87

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2012 Pingus

Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 Wine Tasting

Barrel samples.

2012 PSI:
Deep ruby. Liquorice, blueberries and vanilla nose. Fruity, fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit forward but fairly fresh. 88-90

2012 Flor de Pingus:
Deep ruby. Scented, blueberries and liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft, fresh, fruity, good length. 88-90

2012 Pingus:
Deep ruby. Liquorice, scented and blueberries nose. Intense. Fruity, fairly compact but more elegant for me than other vintages I've tasted, rich and long. 91-93

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01 Comtesse de Lalande

Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 Wine Tasting

2004 Château La Confession:
Deep ruby. Ripe, fruity, blueberries, caprifolium nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, sweet and ripe. 85

2001 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande:
Ruby, garnet rim. Decanted for an hour. Scented, nuanced, layered, leather and cassis nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, elegant and subdued, nuanced, evolving nicely, long finish. 93

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3 2010's from Saint- Estèphe

Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 Wine Tasting

2010 Château Lilian Ladouys:
Ruby. Fruity, vanilla and slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, a bit rich, good length. 87

2010 Château Meyney:
Ruby. Scented, red and darker berries, elegant and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, elegant and long. 90+

2010 Château Phélan Ségur:
Ruby. Scented, fruity, nuanced and elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, refreshing and fruity, a bit tight, structured and long. 93

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08 and 10 Calon Ségur

Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 Wine Tasting

2010 Château Calon Ségur:
Ruby. Fruity, intense, elegant, refined and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lively, superb elegance, refreshing, lively and long, lovely. 95

2008 Château Calon Ségur:
Ruby. Fruity, nuanced, elegant, layered and complex nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, layered, elegant, playful and long. 93




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08 and 10 Château Montrose

Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 Wine Tasting

2010 Château Montrose:
Deep ruby. Fruity, rich and layered nose, complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lively, seductive, refined, long and superb. 96

2008 Château Montrose:
Ruby. Scented, fruity, fresh, elegant nose, layered and complex. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and lively palate, lovely balance, young and just lost the slight rawness last bottle had. Long. 93




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