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White - Sparkling

2005 Pierre Gimonnet Champagne Special Club

Chardonnay more

1/25/2014 - wineglas wrote: 87 points

Wine Company Grower Champagne Tasting; 1/25/2014-1/26/2014 (St. Paul, MN): Citrus, chalk, raspberries and yeast. Not impressive and not as good as the N.V. Blanc de Blancs. After seeing the price of this offering I am blown away at the lack of complexity for the price.

  • Comment posted by WillersC:

    1/26/2014 6:06:00 AM - The 2005 of this wine is not a great example. In better vintages (2002/4) this wine offers superb value

Red

2005 Château Talbot

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

1/1/2014 - macker100 wrote: 89 points

New Year's wine and 1st of a half case. Wanted to see where the '05s are at. Aromas of blackberries, sage, oak with hints of mature cedar. Palate was refined and medium bodied, with classic black and red fruits. Did not have the depth of fruit I expected from the vintage. Very dry finish.

  • Comment posted by WillersC:

    1/12/2014 1:03:00 PM - Sounds close down. Best wait another few years before trying again...

White - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Blanc de Blancs Les Carelles

Chardonnay more

3/21/2013 - Papies wrote: 97 points

The Champagnes of Jacques Selosse (Roberson Wine, South Ken, London): Disgorged 13Apr2011. 100% Chardonnay, <5 g/l dosage. 2003 dominant vintage in what will eventually become a solera champagne.
A truly amazing champagne. Light spice, rich nose. Would struggle to pick it as a champagne from the nose. Rich on the palate, ripe, spicy, lots of presence and round. Well balanced, elegant, vibrant. We can go on for ever here but this is truly mesmerising. 96-97 WOTN by a huge mile.

  • Comment posted by WillersC:

    3/22/2013 2:37:00 PM - Thanks for sharing, I'm very much looking forward to trying my bottle some day

Red

2005 Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

Pinot Noir more

12/25/2012 - dwood wrote: 70 points

Opened second bottle not corked but tasted like a cheap £7 bottle of wine
totaly shut down no bouquet.
acidic with a reasonable amount of fruit but you would not recognise this as PN. Great dissappointment for xmas day as these wines are £40/bottle
Kept in absolute perfect conditions since 2007 with no evidence of cork failure. This is the risk of buying burgundy!! Ouch!!

  • Comment posted by WillersC:

    1/3/2013 7:12:00 AM - Sounds closed. Perhaps this will be much better off in another 5/10 years. This will be a superb wine, in time. I don't think this highlights the risk of 'buying' burgundy, rarther the risk of 'opening' burgundy at the wrong time.

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