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White

2011 Kumeu River Chardonnay Estate

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2/5/2016 - ccn Likes this wine: 90 points

Superb. Reductive - burnt match. Drinking well now.

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White

2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

Chardonnay more

1/30/2016 - ccn wrote: 91 points

Well made. Reduction /burnt match but. It overwhelming, quite acidic. Not creamy/rich as meursault often is. Feels like the pieces haven't come together yet - bit a lot of potential. Austere for now but very precise.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1983 Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend more

1/17/2016 - ccn Likes this wine: 92 points

Rekondo

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Red

1996 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

1/16/2016 - ccn Likes this wine: 95 points

@ extebarri

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Red

1966 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

1/17/2016 - ccn Likes this wine: 95 points

@rekondo

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Red

1981 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

1/17/2016 - ccn Likes this wine: 94 points

@rekondo

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Red

1966 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo more

1/17/2016 - ccn Likes this wine: 93 points

@ rekondo so perfect bottle.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2004 Château Climens

Barsac Sémillon more

12/31/2015 - ccn Does not like this wine: 88 points

Somewhat flabby and lacks structure -- not sure this is going to age beyond here.

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Red

1972 Domaine des Varoilles Clos Vougeot

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

12/31/2015 - ccn wrote: flawed

Bad bottle -- cork crumbled, tasted dirty.

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White - Sparkling

2000 R. & L. Legras Champagne Cuvée St. Vincent Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Chardonnay more

12/31/2015 - ccn Does not like this wine: 88 points

I didn't enjoy this at all -- it was rich and opulent, but found the flavours weirdly angular and off-putting.

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White - Sparkling

2003 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon

Champagne Blend more

12/31/2015 - ccn wrote: 90 points

Elegant and balanced, but not very interesting -- not showing any signs of maturity. I'd wait 5+ years before trying again.

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Red

1990 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

12/31/2015 - ccn Does not like this wine: 91 points

Objectively this is an excellent wine: rich, powerful, dominated by very ripe black fruits, griottes, and great length. As one taster said, it tastes more like a Brunello than a Burgundy. Style is too ripe and extracted for my taste, but for those who like the style it would probably warrant a much higher score. I worry about the aging potential as a "hot" angle is emerging from the wine.

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Red

1985 La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées

Pinot Noir more

12/31/2015 - ccn Likes this wine: 95 points

Drinking very well but with further aging potential based on the fact that it developed significantly over 1-2 hours in glass. Already a lovely wine, it built in length, complexity, and volume, opening up to a rich, sweet, voluminous (but not powerful), elegant wine, with notes of pan d'epices and red fruit. Superb.

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Red

1978 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Latricières-Chambertin

Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

12/31/2015 - ccn Likes this wine: 94 points

Fully mature and showing beautifully. Very pale pink with gorgeous and rich aromas of pan d'epices. Held up well in the glass over 1-2 hours but didn't develop further. Elegant, not powerful. Drink up!

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White

2002 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay more

12/31/2015 - ccn wrote: 92 points

Seems at peak drinking. Showing very well, nose and mouth of caramel, pineapple; quite rich/unctuous/long. Seems like it lacks the acidity to age much further. Friends have told me that they have had a lot of problems with premox (but I was lucky with 3/3 bottles of this being good). As a matter of taste, I find the flavor components coming from oak -- while perfectly integrated -- too much a part of this wine's character; to be clear, I don't mean that it tastes oaky, but that the caramel/pineapple strike me as being oak rather than the terroir.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

12/26/2015 - ccn wrote: 92 points

Remarkable to see how advanced the 375s are compared to the 750s (had a 750 the night before) -- 375s are showing secondary and tertiary aromas, very mature -- lovely, almost decadent. The 375s are ready now; the 750s need another 5-10.

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Red

2002 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos des Porrets St. Georges

Pinot Noir more

12/26/2015 - ccn Likes this wine: 91 points

Quite tannic immediately after opening; decanted 1 hour. While tannins present, there is a clean purity to this wine, with neatly delineated fruit and iron; and the tannins are well integrated. Enjoyable now in a very traditional / purist style, but likely to improve over 5-10 years.

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Red

2003 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux

Pinot Noir more

12/25/2015 - ccn wrote: 91 points

Drinking very nicely; note improved markedly over 1 hour. This bottle came directly from cellar so was colder than prior bottles.

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White - Off-dry

2013 Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg Riesling Spätlese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

12/25/2015 - ccn wrote: 90 points

Still young and a bit nervous/edgy, but good concentration, length, and complexity. Vibrant acidity as well.

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White - Off-dry

2002 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Mosel Saar Ruwer more

12/23/2015 - ccn wrote: NR

As prior; from 750. The 750s are less advanced than the 375s and still on the primary side-- could use another 5 years.

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White

2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Clos du Bourg

Chenin Blanc more

12/24/2015 - ccn wrote: 90 points

Approachable but with a lot more still to come -- I'd hold this. Dry, but clearly a rich wine (residual sugar possibly? covered up by the sharp acidity?). Quite closed at first, opens up somewhat as it warms and gets oxygen.

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Red

2005 Faiveley Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées

Pinot Noir more

12/24/2015 - ccn wrote: 90 points

My rating is based on a sense of the objective quality of the wine; but I don't like it. The sappy oak treatment is so overbearing that any delicateness or complexity is completely lost. This is a delicate girl tarted up as a society matron -- a Chambolle 1er pretending to be a Vosne Romanee grand cru. I'll check back in 5-10 years to see if everything has come together in any interesting way, but I doubt it.

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Red

2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers

Pinot Noir more

12/23/2015 - ccn wrote: 91 points

drinking beautifully -- fruit still present, tannins faded, good length. Seems like could have 5-10 year drinking window now

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Red

2005 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Red Bordeaux Blend more

12/21/2015 - ccn Likes this wine: 91 points

Still on primary fruit, but approachable. Good concentration without heaviness.

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Red

2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Pinot Noir more

12/20/2015 - ccn Likes this wine: 91 points

Pretty with good length but very primary. Not giving away much; red fruits. Wait.

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