Sweet strawberry jam on the nose. Similar palate with strawberries, smooth, resolved with a slightly bitter tobacco finish. Not much notion of terroir and certainly nothing very special as one would hope from a 1er Cru but very good nonetheless. Drink up!
WineBerserkers Bay Area Burgundy Tasting (Martins West, Redwood City): Compared to the Lavaux St Jacques. Light translucent ruby color; both masculine, but this is a bit more brawny on the nose, red fruit, strawberry, slight stems, balanced; palate is rich, dense, brawny, dense red fruit core, young, approachable tannins, drinking really well now; medium finish. 93
Decanted 30 minutes before dinner of scallops and pasta with pesto. Good ruby color. Light nose of cola and flowers. Light body. Smoothe, clean palate. P liked. Not special, but a pleasant drink with dinner.
No formal notes, but this was the best of the Leclerc 1ers blown out by Dee Vine a couple of years ago. This was at least noticeable as Burgundy with some amplitude; basically a decent bourgogne rouge.
this showed about as well as it could, given the relatively young stage of its life. there is the earthy Gevrey thing, the very prominent stone minerality, especially after 2 hours open, and very ripe red and black fruit. The wine is fresh tasting and delicious, and comes across as very pure. There is not a ton of complexity and there might not be enough structure for this to turn into much more than it already is, but if time brings about more pungency to the aromas and flavors, this could turn into a very god bottle. For drinking now, it's a good bottle that definitely shows something of its place.
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(Domaine Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines) Medium dark ruby color; nice, tart cherry, light brett, sous bois nose; juicy, tart cherry, brett, tea, sous bois, green herb palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points
(Domaine Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines) Bright light medium red color with pale meniscus; sous bois, cherry and mineral nose; tight, tart cherry, sous bois and mineral palate with lime acidity; medium-plus finish
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