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| ||Tasted by Stefanos T. on 12/27/2013 & rated 96 points: Deep ruby color quite unusual for Burgundy.|
Nose is also atypical with tonnes of ripe blackberry fruit, pronounced animal notes, graphite minerality and aromas of violet. The fruit is so ripe and with the presence of bretty notes it makes the nose almost Bordeaux-like. Fruit on the palate is mouthcoating, finish lingering with black cherry notes and minerals. An exquisite wine, if an untypical Burgundy. (1478 views)
| ||Tasted by Lord Rayas on 2/25/2013 & rated 95 points: Leroy dinner - l'imperatrice (Tin Lung Heen, Ritz Carlton): incredibly rich and ripe. complex mix of black fruits, spice and sweet plum. lovely. (2433 views)|
| ||Tasted by johnh1001 on 2/19/2012 & rated 90 points: Opened and drank over 90 minutes. I was excited to try this wine after just having the 2002 last weekend. The 03 had a much more singular, tart and charred nose. Marked by the vintage I am sure. Over ripe cherry with a slight chemical character on the long finish. That chemical character faded with time, but this just did not have the complexity or expansive palate of the 2002. A big, impressive wine but for the money I would choose something else. (2527 views)|
| ||Tasted by Xavier94 on 11/27/2010 & rated 93 points: A gorgeous nose right out of the bottle but then took some nursing along during the course of the evening (still quite young). Layers of forward, sappy rich red and black fruits married to floral tones are featured on the nose and show wonderful purity and intensity. The palate bursts with overt spiciness and broad big black cherry fruit flavors, but are lifted by defined acidity, keeping it fresh and elegant. The finish is persistent, coating the mouth with mostly black fruits and tactile spiciness. When it opened up, it is quite generous and certainly much more grand cru than premier cru like. Very complete, very classy and a joy to drink! (3040 views)|
| ||Tasted by Yiannis on 12/18/2009 & rated 99 points: Oinofiloi Wine Club Christmas Tasting.|
I have no words to describe this wine. Simply majestic.
Very dark ruby-purple. Knock-out nose with dark chocolate, coffee, violets, dark cherries, nobel animal notes...so complex, out of this world.
Full-bodied with firm but juicy tanins, huge, multi-layered fruit, minerality and high acidity. Great structure, depth and texture. Very long finish.
An unbelievable wine. Surprisingly approachable already, but with great aging potential. W.O.T.N. easily. Made the DRC Grands-Echezaux that followed seem like an ordinary Pinot Noir! (3821 views)
| ||Tasted by Stefanos T. on 12/17/2009 & rated 98 points: Medium garnet, quite deep for a Pinot. Heavenly nose, liquorice, cherries, sour cherries, prunes, violets, animal, mineral, grphite, coffe even mint. All these aromas with a liquer like character enfolding them. Astounding complexity, power and finesse. In the mouth it is concentrated, has excellent balance between fruit and acidity and long aftrtaste, aromas very complex. Powerfull wine drinking extremely well now. (2567 views)|
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Pinot Noir Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.
Les Beaux MontsBeaux Monts covers a little over 11 hectares and is further subdivided into Beaux Monts, Les Hautes Beaux Monts, Les Beaux Monts Hauts, and Les Beaux Monts Bas. It borders the grand cru vineyard of Echézeaux, though at a higher altitude. Quality is variable with some wines described as "weedy" and they are typically less dense than wines from lower altitudes. Better examples may have a high-toned perfume. Top producers for Beaux Monts include Domaine Bertagna, Bruno Clavelier, Leroy, Hudelot-Noëllats, Louis Jadot, and Henri Jayer.
Les Beaux Monts in Vosne on weinlagen-info.de
France Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)
Burgundy Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker
Côte de Nuits on weinlagen.info
Vosne-Romanée 1er CruVosne Romanée is one of the smallest wine villages in Burgundy The wines possess diverse characteristics, but they can generally considered to have complexity and longevity beyond nearly all other wines in the world. The village has six grand crus: Romanée-Conti, La Romanée, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, and La Grande Rue. While there is monopoly control of four of the six grand crus, the village has at least forty growers sharing its vineyards. The top premier cru includes Les Malconsorts, Cros Parantoux, Les Chaumes, and Clos des Réas.