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Red

2003 Domaine Truchot-Martin Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 93 points

A very successful 2003, this is all about harmony and balance. Nothing seems to ripe, nothing seem out of place. This wouldn't ever be mistake for a head-turning wine, but comes across as perfectly synthesized if examined and appreciated with some attention.

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Red

2000 Domaine Bart Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

Very easy to enjoy with slightly maturing black fruit and some roasted game notes. Moderate power and length.

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1997 Emmanuel Rouget Echezeaux

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 96 points

A stunning contrast to the last time I tried this wine a year ago. This matched better with my experience earlier this year with Rouget's sensational 1997 Cros Parantoux. Aromatically enticing spice and ripe red/black cherry, with ripe cherry flavors that are well supported with firm structure in perfect harmony.

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Red

1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant

Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Open approx one hour before serving. A perplexing bottle. This was a shadow of the same wine tried a few days ago also in Beaune. Fruit was faded and perhaps slightly tired. This didn't seem shut down, and didn't seem in need of getting more air. Certainly pleasurable, but not actually what I'd consider "correct." Served alongside rockstar Rouget 1997 Echezeaux.

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Red

1990 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts

Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 95 points

Still just a baby with lots of fresh red fruit, fresh herbs and sweet spice. This is a large-scaled wine that is easy to enjoy, but I think has barely scratched the surface for its potential. Served alongside Jean Gros 1988 Richebourg, which was a fascinating contrast.

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Red

1988 Domaine Jean Gros Richebourg

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 95 points

I've had good bottles and great bottles of this wine, and tonight's was great. Lots of mature red fruit and deeply reduced mushroom. More layers of flavor and spice emerge with each subsequent sip. Good for now and near-term.

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Red

1982 Moillard-Grivot Romanée St. Vivant

Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 83 points

Bottle was in rough shape with a tattered label, mostly corroded capsule and a cork challenging to extract even with a Durand. The most peculiar thing about this bottle was the accumulation of bottle atop the cork under the capsule. It wasn't the typical soft, fuzzy mold you often see, but rather a congealing mod that smelled like cheese (Epoisses in fact). All that aside, the wine was pleasant, had plenty of remaining fruit with agreeable evolved maturity, just didn't really express Vosne in any real way.

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Red

1969 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Pinot Noir more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Pleasant for perhaps 30 seconds once opened, then quickly downhill from there.

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White

2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Montrachet

Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

Starts with easy-to-enjoy orchard fruit and modest baking spice with floral hints, then picks up heft with more time in glass. More powerful flavors of apple and pear with both sweet and savory spice. Very appealing. good now.

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1988 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

Sensational wine. Nose started slowly with caramelized fruit and some butterscotch, but picked up some baked apple notes along the way. Palate was more opulent and powerful, showcasing orchard fruit start-to-finish with intense sweet brown spice. Excellent.

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White

1987 Domaine Henri Clerc & Fils Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d'Âne

Chardonnay more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

A decade+ past its prime.

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White

2013 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

Chardonnay more

6/29/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 86 points

All citrus fruit on nose and palate with bracing acidity, I like the potential here but this wine clearly needs to soften its structural domination over fruit and spice.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Mazis-Chambertin

Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at the domaine. Densely concentration and powerful black berry and cherry with leather and braised meat spice. Possibly the longest finish of the Grand Cru cuvees and incredibly persistent already. Excellent potential here.

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Red

2013 Olivier Bernstein Bonnes Mares

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at the domaine. This is only 60% done with ML, making it very difficult for me to assess.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Clos de la Roche

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at the domaine. ML 80% complete. Red and black cherries coming through on nose and palate with lots of spice. Incomplete Malo makes this tough to fairly assess, but this has lots of great components that seem to be coming together nicely, making me think this will have mid 90 point potential.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Clos Vougeot

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at the domaine. Seemingly the most ripe of the Grand Cru cuvees, this is a powerhouse Clos Vougeot that will provide lots of pleasure in its youth, but has the density to age and evolve.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Charmes-Chambertin

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at the domaine. ML completed 3 weeks ago. Subdued aromatic start, but more expressive on palate with black cherry and very good textures. Perhaps the least dense of the Grand Cru cuvees, but the most vibrant.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers

Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at domaine. Black cherry, berries and plum with lots of spice and roasted game. Quintessentially Gevrey. This has the potential to be a very good 1er Cru. Already showing poise and finesse.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux

Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at domaine. Black cherry on nose and palate with moderate depth and concentration. Didn't come across as very forthcoming today when compared to the rest of the lineup.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Lavrottes

Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at domaine. This has often been a personal favorite of mine, but CO2 and heavy reduction made it difficult for me to assess, but lots of red and black cherry are apparent with lots of potential.

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Red

2014 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin

Pinot Noir more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Barrel tasting at domaine. Ripe and lush black fruit with background meaty and spice notes. This is all about pure, fresh fruit, which makes it slightly simple but sensational Villages level.

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Red

2013 Domaine de Montille Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans

Pinot Noir more

6/24/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Tasting at domaine. 20-25% new oak, 100% whole cluster. Floral and lots of spice with red berry and cherry aromas. Same flavor profile with a good burst of energy from middle to finish. Very good balance, very good overall.

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Red

2013 Domaine de Montille Beaune 1er Cru Grèves

Pinot Noir more

6/24/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Tasting at domaine. 20% new oak, 1/3 whole cluster. Black and red cherry throughout with subtle spice. Firm in the style you expect from young Beaune 1er, perhaps a but chunky right now. Very tannins. Needs 5+ years in bottle for certain.

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White

2013 Domaine de Montille Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay more

6/28/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: NR

Tasting at domaine. Cross-section of yellow and red apple aromas and flavors here with a slightly fleshy character. Good middle with some rough angular edges at the end that I expect will soften with a few years of bottle age. I like the density here, so also like the medium-term potential.

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White

2010 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes-Dessus

Chardonnay more

6/26/2015 - Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

Slightly tropical start with plenty of apple and pear on nose and palate. Starts lush and forward, shows more restraint and textural excitement from middle forward. Good now, better in another year or two.

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