Holiday Party

Jeff
Tasted Saturday, December 20, 2008 by kstoddard with 328 views

Flight 1 (14 Notes)

  • 1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon 97 Points

    France, Champagne

    My fifth opportunity to try this wonderful wine and its best showing yet by a mile. Pale yellow in color. Tropical fruit nose. Pears, apple and lemon on the expansive palate. Perfectly balanced with very nice minerality and intensity. A super elegant and complex finish that lasts for minutes. Simply outstanding.

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  • 1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des Millénaires 92 Points

    France, Champagne

    Golden yellow color. Doughy aromas. Tasting of apple, pear, lime and melon. Limestone minerality. Well balanced. Nice depth and complexity. Much lighter in style and stature than the 1996 Dom Perignon. A fantastic wine that unfortunately is a casualty to the order of consumption.

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  • 2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 90 Points

    France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru

    Light golden color. Pineapples on the nose. Tastes of apple, melon and lemon. Good balance. Nice depth on the mid palate. Medium bodied. Soft, elegant finish.

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  • 2002 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Charmes-Chambertin 89 Points

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

    Ruby color. Pretty bing cherry nose. Tastes of raspberry, cherry, earth, spice and caramel. Nice depth of fruit on the mid palate. Refreshing acidity. Rich finish but not overtly complex or interesting.

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  • 2006 Dujac Fils et Père Puligny-Montrachet 93 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet

    Deep golden yellow color. Noticeable oak on the nose. Tastes of honeydew melon, lemon and pineapple. Conversely the oak is very well integrated on the palate. Rich with a very nice mouth feel. Possesses a very deep and complex finish. Quite nice.

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  • 1984 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 94 Points

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Brick red color. Cherry nose. Tastes of raspberry, soy sauce, licorice and black pepper. A very nice core of fruit. Holding up extremely well despite being almost 25 years old. Still some unresolved tannins makes me thing this wine could go another 10 years easily. Quite rustic in style with very nice elegance and depth in the finish. Outstanding.

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  • 1985 Château Léoville Barton 94 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Dark ruby color. Perfumed floral nose of black fruit. Tastes of blackberry, currant, mocha and violets. Medium bodied. Great balance. Great depth and complexity in the mid palate and finish. Quite elegant.

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  • 1994 Les Forts de Latour Flawed

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Corked.

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  • 1989 Château Mouton Rothschild 92 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Ruby color. Perfumed raspberry nose. Tastes of blackberry, blackcurrant, bell pepper and earth. Medium to full-bodied. Good balance and acidity. Nicely integrated oak and tannins. Good complexity with a very elegant finish.

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  • 2001 Tardieu-Laurent Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale 94 Points

    France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Ruby color. Spicy nose. Tastes of cherry, white pepper, earth, soy sauce and raspberry. Medium bodied. Great balance and freshness. Rich, complex finish. Quite young. Needs some time.

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  • 1998 Château La Clusière 90 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Dark ruby color. Dark berry nose. Tastes of blackberry, blueberry and black currants. Firm tannins. Rich and chewy. Showing a bit primary at this point. Rich, powerful finish. Very young.

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  • 2000 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Dark ruby color. Blackberry and caramel nose. Tastes of black cherry, blackberry and pencil lead. Fine grained tannins. Great balance. Rich and very young with good complexity on the mid palate and finish.

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  • 2000 Château Lynch-Bages 97 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Dark ruby color. Blackberry nose. Tastes of black currant, violets, blackberry, cherry, graphite and earth. Full bodied. Excellent balance. Fine tannins. Incredible mid palate depth and complexity. Amazing elegance and complexity on the finish that literally lasts for several minutes. Young. Needs time. Simply outstanding. My personal WOTN.

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  • 2003 Château Lafite Rothschild 96 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Thankfully my second opportunity to try this wine. Dark purple color. Nose of flowers and red berry fruit. Perfect balance and freshness. Tastes of blackberry and cherry. Quite primary and closed down hard at this point in time. It is easy to see the huge upside potential of this wine. Way too young. 96 point now...possibly 100 with time. A big thank you to Jeff for sharing this gem.

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