Some Wine Tasted at the Zachys Auction

RN74 - San Francisco CA
Tasted Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Friday, March 14, 2014 by Burgundy Al with 153 views

Flight 1 - Thursday (15 Notes)

  • 1985 Jacqueline Jayer Echezeaux

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Tasting, brief note. Mature black cherry with some ok woodsy spice. Bit hard and firmly structured for the vintage. Too much acid and too many rough edges for the fruit.

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  • 1986 Maison Leroy Charmes-Chambertin 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Tasting, brief note. More earth than fruit, but clean and balanced (vs many 1986s). Mature black fruit aromas and flavors.

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  • 1992 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Tasting, brief note. Excellent for its age in that it comes across as both very ripe and very fresh. Lots of orchard fruit with good background spice throughout.

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  • 2003 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Chevalier-Montrachet 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Ultra ripe stone fruit with very good concentration, modest spice. Bit too fat, slightly short on acid, this was a very good glass of wine for consumption now or the next few years, but didn't come across as particularly "Chevalier-Montrachet" to me today.

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  • 2000 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé 90 Points

    France, Champagne

    (3/13/2014)

    Very good fruit working well at this youthful stage with the wine's intrinsic and intense bready, yeasty character. A style of wine I tend to only like while still young, before the breadiness dominates.

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  • 2002 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Luchets

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault

    (3/13/2014)

    Ripe apple with some faint tropical hints. Ever-so-slightly tired, I think this bottle would have been better a few years back, but still a large scaled Villages wine with powerful, enjoyable fruit.

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  • 1996 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    From magnum. I've had mixed prior experiences with this wine. Very charming floral start with attractive mature red fruit. More structure than enticing flavors on the palate.

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  • 1995 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines Vieille Vigne 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    From magnum. Big fruit with earthy hints, but very good balance and persistence, even though firmly structured. Good now but still plenty of room to age gracefully.

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  • 2000 Forey Père et Fils Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Gaudichots 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    My first time trying this wine, it was somewhat perplexing/ surprising. Most 2000s are completely approachable, but we opened this approx an hour before serving (because it IS Gaudichots). Started with very good spice aromas and a nice combination of mature fruit and earth. Then came across as somewhat disjointed on the palate, with acidity jutting out to start, tannins pronounced at the finish. But that awkwardness was mostly gone an hour later, and the wine was quite pleasurable by the end of the bottle another hour later.

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  • 1985 Georges Noellat Grands-Echezeaux

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Pleasant to start, but very tertiary for this age. No longer pleasant after open 30 minutes.

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  • 1998 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Brief note. From magnum. All black fruit, very fresh, with a good sauvage character. Very good. Better than when last tried last year from 750.

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  • 2000 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault

    (3/13/2014)

    Tasting pour, brief note. Lots of ripe stone fruit with some apple hints. Nicely floral and rounded, with impressive density for Villages level. Still drinking young.

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  • 1990 Domaine de Montille Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Very ripe showing the vintage character. Then also very tannic and backward, showing the older Montill style. A combination that I didn't particularly enjoy today.

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  • 1999 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    I haven't had this wine in several years, but once again found it very enjoyable today. Accessible and very balanced with very charming red and black fruit start-to-finish.

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  • 2002 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares 94 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

    (3/13/2014)

    Open several hours before serving, but it certainly could have used more time open (or in the cellar). Enticing floral start with great baking spice. Sensational array of black and red fruit flavors, slightly more subtle with spice. Lots of power and density maintains balance with firm structural elements. While this comes across as quite harmonious, it will clearly be better as it softens further over the next 5-10 years.

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Flight 2 - Friday (12 Notes)

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