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Red

2008 Arnaud Ente Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-Du-Milieu

Pinot Noir more

7/27/2015 - Dbrane Does not like this wine: NR

I was wondering what could be wrong with this wine until I read the BH review of it. Hmm yes, its truly unbalanced and tasted quite odd. I'm surprised the producer elected to release this.

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White

2010 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet

Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay more

7/27/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 89 points

Pale straw. Young with fantastic nose of white flowers, lemons and sweet peaches. Palate did not live up to the lofty standard of the nose as it was rather light-weight for a Grand Cru. Good refinement here and very balanced with good tension and precision. Very good but not an excellent BBM.

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White

1997 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes

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7/27/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 87 points

Copperish, totally evolved. Nutty, dried fruits, resiny nose. Very enticing aromas. I love aged white Burg aromas. However, on the palate this fell flat, no fruit sweetness anymore. Quite dry and bitter with a rather clipped finish. I guess the vintage marred the wine.

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White

2011 Jean-Jacques Vincent Pouilly-Fuissé Les Brûles Château de Fuissé

Chardonnay more

7/27/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 86 points

Much better than the 2010 I had lately. Lovely nose and fresh (yet rich) on the palate. A bit too oaked for such a wine with a short finish. Other than that, this was a pretty good drink.

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Red

2010 Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 87 points

This is really quite modern. So sweet on the nose and the palate as well. There were earth and pinot-ness but still came across as very glossy and new-worldish.

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Red

2005 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane Likes this wine: 89 points

Love the pretty nose here. Well-balanced, but compared to the Cathiard this was a bit more lithe and silky. Definitely has the pedigree. I like this!

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Red

2005 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 89 points

This is a step-up in terms of mid-palate density/quality compared to the rest. Loads of extract here yet remains so balanced and classy.

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Red

2005 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 87 points

Easy-going, friendly, light-weight. Doesn't display the class and refinement of the best. After the tasting it opened up more to reveal more elegance but this is not one built for the long term.

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Red

2005 Domaine Robert Sirugue Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 88 points

Ex-domaine half bottle. Stinky at the open. With air it blew off to reveal an old school bruiser of a dark fruited Vosne. Very deep, concentrated and totally unyielding. Much potential, tannins and structure here!

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Red

2005 Jacques Cacheux Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 89 points

Nice, mildly sweet nose. Mineral on the palate with quite a serious, long finish. I guessed a top tier producer. Very balanced and refined. Many placed this as their TOP 3 wines of the day and based on votes is the WOTD.

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Red

2005 Fernand Lécheneaut et Fils (Philippe et Vincent) Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 87 points

Fairly pretty violet aromas but not the high toned kind. Quite a distinguished and structured wine. Dry on the palate. Tannins were noticeable and very dark fruited. After revealing, this made sense as the vineyard is at the NSG side.

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Red

2005 Forey Père et Fils Vosne-Romanée

Pinot Noir more

7/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 87 points

A little oaky and extracted at the moment but there's plenty of dry extract here which bodes well for further aging. More masculine than elegant.

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White

2013 Marc Colin et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs-Gain

Chardonnay more

6/10/2015 - Dbrane wrote: NR

This was more immediately seductive compared to the Caillerets. The power and richness really shows through here with exotic flowers and spices. The density in the palate fans out in the finish which was almost one minute long. Round and complete. Delicious juice.

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White

2013 Marc Colin et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

Chardonnay more

6/10/2015 - Dbrane Likes this wine: NR

Did not wow in the beginning. Rather muted because I think the serving temperature was too cold. But with air this truly blossomed up with lots of white flowers, finesse and stony minerality. Very racy, precise and linear on the palate. Superb Chassagne!

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Rosť - Sparkling

NV Deutz Champagne Brut Rosé

Champagne Blend more

6/8/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 85 points

Very dry. Color light orange. Steely, acidic and light bodied. Not bad as an aperitif.

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Red

1999 Faiveley Echezeaux

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/8/2015 - Dbrane Likes this wine: 90 points

This is a surprisingly approachable wine from Faiveley despite the vintage. Lovely dark fruited, spicy nose. Structured on the palate but without the harsh tannins. I quite like this for its seriousness yet approchability at the moment.

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White

2013 Domaine Font de Michelle Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

White Rhone Blend more

6/9/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 86 points

Not showing too much at the moment. Very light and pure with interesting aromas of cheese, peaches, white flowers. Not as oily or unctous as most of the Rhone whites I've had. This perhaps needs some time to evolve.

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Red

2006 Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis

Clos St. Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

6/8/2015 - Dbrane Likes this wine: 90 points

Nice ruby. Tasted very young. This is a very elegant example of CSD without the density and punch one gets from say CdlR. I very much like the sense of purity and lightness here. So easy to drink and one of the first to be emptied from the bottle. Blossomed further with air. This needs more time. Great value here.

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Red

2009 Fratelli Brovia Barolo Rocche

Nebbiolo more

6/8/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 87 points

Transparent ruby. Looked like Pinot but the aromas did not seem like. Refined and silky on the palate. This was young yet surprisingly not tannic at all. Felt a bit modern but not saccharine sweet for this warm vintage. Fairly enjoyable now.

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Red

1979 Château Montrose

St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/8/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 88 points

Cork was in good condition. Lots of green peppers and stewed fruits on the nose and palate. Drinking at its peak now and likely to stay that way for a while. Wouldn't evolve further so drink up!

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White

2006 Domaine Leroy Bourgogne-Aligoté

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6/8/2015 - Dbrane Likes this wine: 89 points

Tasted blind. I guessed a young vintage Bourgogne from a great producer. Couldn't believe it was a '06. Very good acidity and balance for the vintage. Steely minerality. I guessed a Bourgogne only because the finish was a tad clipped, but entry was very good. Good juice!

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Red

2006 Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Vieilles Vignes

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

5/25/2015 - Dbrane Likes this wine: 92 points

Out of all the Echezeauxs of the night, this had the most spicy nose and the one most identifiable as a Vosne. Beautiful red fruits and spice dominated aromas with a very well-balanced palate for this vintage. So sappy and complex. No obvious oak at all. Very defined and pleasurable. Excellent juice!

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Red

1999 Domaine Jean Grivot Echezeaux

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

5/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 90 points

This was huge, probably due to the vintage. Again this was similar to many '99s I had which were brimming with extract but so shut down. Dry and austere and a beast. Full-bodied and impressive but more a tasting wine than drinking wine.

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Red

2007 Domaine d'Eugénie Echezeaux

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

5/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 88 points

Tasted blind together with the '07 Bizot Echezeaux. Like what BH says, this is indeed a big Echezeaux, especially for the '07 vintage. Austere, hard and quite shut down (probably due to the huge dry extract). This may come off as a tad oaky and modern. The majority of the table prefered this over the Bizot but I did not like this as much as I prefer a more classic expression.

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Red

2007 Domaine Bizot Echezeaux

Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

5/25/2015 - Dbrane wrote: 89 points

Blinded together with '07 d'Eugenie Echezeaux. This was more elegant, purer and overall more interesting aromatically with citrus notes. Very true to the vintage character too. I can see the appeal of Bizot's style now though I find that the prices is indeed too high for the inherent quality. It's a very good Echezeaux but not a great one.

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