April 24, 2016 - Came in 10th out of 12 wines with a 14.2/20 total score in our Judgment of Ballston II blind tasting of White Burgundy vs. US Chardonnay. (It's sister wine, the 2007 Fevre Bougros Cote Bougerots came in 3rd).
My only blind tasting note: "_Watery_, 11/20"
March 27, 2016 - 1990 Baroli and others: Served blind. Light gold. Double decant then four hours air. No one picked the wine as a Chablis. Still, a high quality Chablis, very 2007. Reduction on opening. Bouquet of green apple, pears, grapefruit and some steel. Not a lot of minerality and no spice or exotic fruit nuances. On palate, fairly primary, tasters were picking it as younger than 2010 (2012?). Prominent acidity. Serious cut. Green apple, lime juice, greengage and grapey, with real phenolic punch. Serious structure and fruit weight. Finishing with a little phenolic bitterness (which I didn't mind). Very dry, improved by the food. The next day it was drinking exactly the same. Good bottles like this are not at their peak yet and have many years ahead of them.
March 27, 2016 - Brilliant. Yellow with a touch of gold. Knockout nose of silex and white flowers. Chalk, mineral and rocks on the palate. Has rounded out a bit but still plenty of cut. Outstanding chablis. Wish I had another.
January 24, 2016 - Light yellow; nearly the color of a barrel sample. It took nearly an hour for the reduction to blow off, but once it did, aromas of sea spray and lime were accompanied by a medium-bodied, intensely mineral wine loaded Granny Smith apples and lemons. The powerful mod-palate was accompanied by a very long finish with tremendous persistence and cut. A great wine in the making here -- the essence of Chablis! 95+.
December 18, 2015 - Monthly group Holiday tasting (Il Foro): A delightful aged Chablis that is performing well right now. This went great with raw tuna.
December 13, 2015 - Annual Tasting Group Holiday Party (Il Foro, Mpls, MN): Very small pour. Another lovely Chablis, elegant and fine, clean sea shell minerals, light citrus and white fruits, lighter body. Excellent.
December 4, 2015 - Now, this was more like it! Opened as a second bottle and this one was miles fresher, more classic. Fabulous definition. Steely citrus fruits, chalk and oysters. Very long and fine. Bottles like this one have a long life ahead. But concerns about whether this or the first one are the norm.
December 4, 2015 - Mid gold, green. Plenty of slightly tropical fruits, lemon, slightly honeyed. Fairly rich though. Quite evolved, full bodied. Good acidity behind it. Just a bit evolved, even slightly oxidative about this bottle. Still pretty pleasant though.
November 28, 2015 - I underestimated my previous bottle of this because its beautiful statement is so restrained. Medium/light body with all its elements of citrus fruit, stony minerals, bright acidity and underlying and slightly creamy roundness beautifully focussed and singing in unison with hints of lovely secondary development. Excellent.
November 16, 2015 - Better than the previous two bottles, tasted in December 2014 and June 2015 respectively. This one is youthful and lively, fresh and intense, tightly wound, with real mineral drive and energy, juicy acidity, flavours of white chalk and lemon curd, green herbs, and very good length, orange peel. An elegant Preuses.