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Community Tasting Notes (13) Avg Score: 92.8 points

  • A little advanced with subtle oxidative notes, but there was so much intensity and complexity of flavor. Really impressive, although I'd worry that this wouldn't last in the long term.

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  • Dark gold in color. Rich ripe exotic fruit, vanilla, and with great weight and richness. Much more complete than the 2000 Sauzet Chevalier Montrachets I had a couple of months ago. May be a touch advanced and slightly oxidized notes. Very delicious. I would be nervous about holding onto more.

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  • The best 1989 Batard Montrachet I have drank in a long time.....except it's a 2002. Briefly decanted...and to my surprise this actually threw some sediment. Deep urine golden yellow. Nose of lemon curd and sun-dried whole lemons, ozone and crushed rocks. Palate of lemon curd in light buttery Normandy pastry....taut acidity and a lovely golden toastiness on the back end. Almonds. Barley sugar candy from my childhood. Heady and opulent....incense smoke...the slightest hint of oxidisation but not in a bad way, although it does seem much older than a 2002. Very long and resonant. Absolutely gorgeous but not perhaps in the way it should be. This was a US bottle that I think crossed the Atlantic twice before landed it in Hong Kong. So in the spirit of Christmas I won't blame the winemaker for it's somewhat advanced state. It was totally different from a bottle from the same batch of 6 that I drank a year ago, which was still very youthful. Whatever, it was perfect for a lazy Christmas Day lunch today.

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  • Good nose, sweet fruit and quite floral. Stunningly complex palate; this wine is like a good counter-puncher - you mentally tag it and before you can react, it's hit you with another aspect of fruit, and everything all in great balance. Best just to let it wash over you, inwardly. I'm rating this wine higher than everybody else, it looks like, but if we're going with a 50 to 100 point scale, and if it's linear, then at 97, that would mean that 6% of wines would be better - and with that in mind, perhaps I should give it a 98.

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  • complex, with a stunning aged white color. you could spend all day drinking this wine by the beach just looking at the swirl. Served in Cabo with fresh guacamole and chips! Not the best for sushi, stick with Brocard Chablis or Fevre.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2004, IWC Issue #116, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2003, IWC Issue #110, (See more on Vinous...)

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