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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 3 
ProducerDomaine Taupenot-Merme
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardLa Riotte
SubRegionCôte de Nuits
AppellationMorey St. Denis 1er Cru

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Community Tasting Notes (average 91.1 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 10 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by grafstrb on 10/13/2012 & rated 89 points: -- popped and poured --
-- tasted non-blind over a few hours --

NOSE: red fruited --- spiced cherry, with notes of eucalyptus and smoked pork; at times, it seems a bit charred/poopy; not as “pure” smelling as the 2008.

BODY: clear; garnet color of medium-light to medium depth; medium-light to medium bodied.

TASTE: cool black cherry and red currant fruit flavors, backed by hints of dried herbs and char (oak?); clean; 13.5% alc. not noticeable; good acidity, but not shrill; tannins are medium-fine and are moderately drying; not a waif, but not brutish either --- somewhere in-between; well-balanced; tasty now, but a bit rough around the edges; I’d like more concentration of fruit; will give benefit of the doubt and say this just needs more time to come together some; ’08 vintage of this bottling is better.

B: 50, 5, 11, 16, 7 = 89+ (1858 views)
 Tasted by drrobvino on 2/18/2012 & rated 91 points: Weekend at Zuli's; 2/16/2012-2/19/2012 (St. Catharines, Ontario): Decanted 3 hours, consumed over the next 4 hours. Pale ruby color, very young looking, 13.5% abv. Bright red fruits on the nose, strawberry and raspberry, with a bit of spice and forest floor notes. The medium-light bodied mouthfeel gives way to tart strawberries and a faint herbal heat, like a menthol quality. The finish is clean and medium-short, and is very pleasant. Probably consumed a bit too early, even with substantial decant, this wine will only improve in the next few years. (2535 views)
 Tasted by tomandlu on 1/30/2010 & rated 92 points: Tasting at Scott Paul and Tyrus Evan (Carlton, OR): Moderate purple-red, perhaps a shade darker than either the Charmes or Bel Air. Stunning nose of ripe red fruit, damp earth, smoke and some wood. Equally good on the palate with loads of ripe fruit off-set by moderate tannin. Shockingly long finish. Luanne commented that this wine was 'mature' whereas the Bel Air was 'rambunctous'. (2772 views)
 Tasted by jasonh on 6/24/2009 & rated 91 points: Had next to the MSD Village
Aromatically has a more charred quality. A bit of elegance but aromatically this is more stinky and earth focused. Really enjoying the purple fruits mixed with flowers. Darker and more brutish than the Village but still elegant and fairly easy drinking. The acids are more pronounced. A lot going on with this wine but it needs a few years of sleep. (2662 views)

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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (9/10/2009)
(Dom Taupenot-Merme, La Riotte Premier Cru Morey-St-Denis Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2009, Issue #33
(Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey St.-Denis La Riotte 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
The World of Fine Wine, March 2008, Issue #19
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/30/2008)
(Dom Taupenot-Merme, La Riotte Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 1st Quarter, 2008, Issue #29
(Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey St.-Denis La Riotte 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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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.


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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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