Served alongside PAvie 1970. This was open and decanted an hour+. Started off strong with ripe black fruit and plenty of sweet spice, emerging signs of of maturation. Didn't really evolve much over the course of the evening. Started much more interesting vs the 1970, but might have finished just behind.
Served alongside Pavir 1989. Decanted just before serving, this wasn't given lots of air time before pouring. Started with good mushroom charachter but slightly musty and one dimensional. This picked up weight and depth with more time in glass, finishing strong.
Lots of fresh red berry aromas and flavors. Bright and vibrant with baking spice throughout. Simply delish. Moderate depth. New oak still slightly pronounced, but other than that this is drinking perfectly.
4/25/2015 10:19:00 PM - Thanks Al, re 2009 acidity. That's what I'm finding too. Even though it was a sol year, 2009 Grand Cru white Burgs are showing good acidity eg the 2009 Boillot Le Montrachet we had the other week.
4/22/2015 9:59:00 AM - Appreciate the feedback on the '07 Bonneau Corton-Charlie. In unrelated news: it appears we were both at the Vega-Sicilia event at Tenzing last week. Sorry I wasn't able to catch you in person- been a fan of your tasting notes for a while.
2/18/2015 2:18:00 PM - Hello again,
I was told this wine comes from the owners private wineyard, and therefore never appears on the market.
I can understand your reaction on the the price, but it would feel good if someone like you would consume it and then inform the rest of us how it was.
2/18/2015 1:59:00 PM - Hello Burgundy Al,
Noticed that DRC left a bottle of Batard-Montrachet "resérve privée" 1995 behind after a tastting at a restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden. Should be something for you, I would assume (it is not cheap, though)?
You find it at:
12/22/2014 11:48:00 AM - Great tasting notes Al, went to beaune last year on my first trip to burgundy, met a few great producers. I would also like any information on the La Paulee, specially if held in San Francisco as I am from there. I believe there is one in NY in Feb.
11/17/2014 3:21:00 AM - Dear Al, I would like some infos about La Paulee... I read your notes from last year's Gala dinner.... wow!!! but did everybody attendind this dinner had the chance to taste all those 50 wines or only you and a few lucky professionals??
From all days programs, what would you suggest not to miss?
thanks a lot for your help
1/27/2014 5:53:00 PM - HI Burgundy Al, Will you make it out to the Grands Jours this year? Find our palates often harmonize given your TNs and would love to meet in Burgundy if ever possible. You can reply privately at jonathan(at)winfieldflynn.com. Have a great evening.
1/13/2014 4:02:00 PM - Bubba- I use my TNs on CT as the best way to personally track and "remember" what I tasted. I post older TNs that I find in files for that purpose. It has nothing to do with any chart. The date on any TN is approx when I tasted the wine.
1/13/2014 3:35:00 PM - i see that you are one of the more prolific posters of tasting notes but i also see that many of your newly posted notes have older dates...have you re-tasted and adjusted your tasting notes or are they simply recycled to stay atop the CT charts...either way, thanks for info