Friday after Thanksgiving

Palm Beach, FL

Tasted November 25, 2011 by psmith with 919 views

Introduction

Wow... thanks Cory and Debbie.

Flight 1 (1 note)

The white...

White
2008 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
95 points
Bright, rich fruits with great density. Maybe not the tension that I've found in other vintages, but a characteristic great clarity and verve. Delicious.

Flight 2 (10 notes)

Vogue Musigny

Red
1990 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
91 points
Rich, earthy strawberry and rhubarb notes. Nice density; certainly ripe, but with a firm tannic backbone. Still some more primary elements, and should improve. Nice.
Red
1991 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
87 points
More refined red fruits, with a somewhat aggressive and sharp finish that may show some damage. Enjoyable, but not at the level of previous bottles. A bit disjointed, but certainly not bad.
Red
1995 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
92 points
Hard red fruits, with a ripe edge that shows through. Masculine, more robust styling on the front, but still hiding behind a wall of structure. Hard to read - some earthy traces but still quite restrained.
Red
1996 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
95 points
Georgsous floral notes and ripe red fruits. Medium bodied, but a great completeness and grace. Still youthful, but lots of promise. Great '96.
Red
1997 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
91 points
Rustic, with some copper and metallic notes. Medium bodied red fruits; some brambly notes, but clear pedigree. Finishes very complete. Solid.
Red
1998 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
flawed
Off in some way.
Red
2000 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
89 points
Rustic, a bit tannic, and still needs some time. Masculine dark fruits. Nice but a bit non-desrcript in this lineup.
Red
2001 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
93 points
Red fruit and very svelte. Earthy tones. Still youthful but great balance throughout. Nice.
Red
2002 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
95 points
Gorgeous ripe fruits, floral notes, and a feminine edge. Ripe but graceful, with firm tannins providing enough balance. Delicious.
Red
2003 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
90 points
A bit reductive. Ripe, clearly, but some nice meaty elements. Young.

Flight 3 (5 notes)

Leroy RSV... Wow

Red
1991 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
flawed
Soy sauce and malty. Off.
Red
1996 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
95 points
Sappy floral notes and red/black fruits. Spice. Stunningly sexy nose. Palate doesn't quite match up, with a firmer edge and somewhat muted relative to the nose, but really nice.
Red
1998 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
97 points
Sexy black fruits. Great balance and integration of elements. Spicy with a great roundness to the palate. Wonderful.
Red
1999 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
96 points
Delicious. Still very young, with sexy red fruits and floral/spicy notes. Not quite the completeness of the '98 on the palate, but still great length and density framed by a firm structure.
Red
2001 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
93 points
Great pitch and red fruits. Firm tannins. A bit of a hole in the middle versus the other wines in the flight, but still very nice.

Flight 4 (7 notes)

DRC RSV

Red
1986 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
88 points
A bit muddy, but still some nice darker fruits. Rougher palate, and certainly ready. Top heavy.
Red
1993 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
92 points
Firm, with red fruits and a good tension left with the substantial structure. Tannic. Nice.
Red
1999 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
94 points
Very young. Dark fruits for RSV, framed by some sap and spice. Still very tannic and somewhat muted, but promising.
Red
2001 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
96 points
Fleshy, sexy wine with plenty of sap and deep red fruits. Round and, while youthful, showing great promise.
Red
2002 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
95 points
Deep, sexy, dark red fruits. Rich and sappy, with front-end density transitioning very gracefully to medium-grain tannins.
Red
2005 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
94 points
Dark, stern wine in its youth, but a voluptuous fruit profile peeking out a bit. Firm, but with plenty to balance it. Nice.
Red
2007 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
91 points
Very red, with floral notes. Medium bodied. Firm tannins. Nice, but lacks the pedigree DRC RSV usually shows.
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Flight 5 (3 notes)

Random good stuff

Red
1934 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
93 points
Muddy red color. Shellac nose laced with red fruits. Great mushroom and rhubarb palate comes across far younger than it should. Very alive; nice wine.
Red
1990 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
92 points
Earth and red fruits. Lacks the tone or feminine quality that expect, but high-pitched strawberry notes and rounding out very nicely.
White - Sparkling
1999 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne
93 points
Ripe, crisp apple and citrus notes. Clean, with great clarity to the flavors. Note the up-front acidity of the '96, but still quite good.

Flight 6 (3 notes)

Bordeaux

Red
1990 Château Angélus France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Softened plum and tobacco notes. Ripe, cooler fruit profile. Great texture. Nice.
Red
1990 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
95 points
Deep, graceful dark fruits and cedar notes. Great balance of elements while still very youthful. Ripe. Delicious.
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Red
1995 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
95 points
Shows very similar to the '90. Characteristic Margaux, but good power to the fruit and aggressive tannins. Young. Nice.

Flight 7 (3 notes)

Rhone

Red
1990 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
94 points
Red fruit, rust, and a great gamey, meaty edge. Ripe but tamed some by age, and very well balanced throughout. Graceful. Delicious.
Red
2001 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
93 points
Much better than a bottle earlier this month. Ripe dark fruits with violet and meaty notes. Dense, with a semi-viscous texture. Very nice.
Red
2002 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
90 points
Spicy, with oak showing through dark fruits. Lacks the density and texture of the '01. Good balance for relatively near-term drinking, but certainly still youthful.
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