Friday after Thanksgiving II

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Tasted November 23, 2012 by psmith with 1,016 views

Introduction

Once again... thanks Cory and Debbie.

Flight 1 (45 notes)

White
2005 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
91 points
Very young and acid-driven at this point. Crisp, with a citric undercurrent. Great texture and future.
White
2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
94 points
Bold wine. Buttery and creamy, with deep flavors. Citrus. Youthful, but with great texture and tons of promise.
White
1993 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
90 points
Chalky, firm, with light citrus notes. Very acidic - almost austere and consistent with the vintage.
White
1996 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
89 points
Very raw at this stage. Chalky, with more restrained citrus notes barely coming through. All structural.
White
1992 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
93 points
Viscous, oily, very light on its feet. Chalk. Citrus notes. Still quite youthful. Musty undercurrent adds a nice complexity. Very nice.
White
1990 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
92 points
Ripe orange fruits. A bit oxidized. Waxy. Great, creamy texture.
White
2002 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
93 points
Musty undercurrent. Young, firm wine, with classic Raveneau character. Impressive.
White
1991 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
91 points
Similar in style to the '87, but more on-point. Crisp and detailed. Citrus. Nice.
White
1987 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
89 points
A bit oxidized but surprisingly nice with good citric character. Structure forward - should last on acid alone.
Red
1998 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
95 points
Deep interplay of red and black fruits. Impressive depth and balance. Full mouthfeel, but giving and very expressive.
Red
1996 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
93 points
Very spicy – clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon type notes. Red and black fruits, with good balance throughout. Medium bodied.
Red
1993 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
92 points
Beautiful red fruit nose. Candied cherry notes. Less giving palate; more acid-driven. Firm finish. Holding well.
Red
1989 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
94 points
Dark, a bit sloppy in texture, but wonderfully expressive and deep. Dark fruits. Good detail.
Red
1999 Domaine Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
93 points
Very spicy, bold, and red fruited. Good detail, and classic Leroy in character.
Red
1998 Domaine Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
86 points
Dark fruits. A bit muddy and brambly, which takes away from the typical Leroy detail.
Red
1996 Domaine Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
90 points
Very black, spicy wine. Good balance, and plenty of life left. Nice '96.
Red
1996 Maison Leroy Mazis-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
90 points
Great complexity, but more nuance than immediately impressive. Layered, medium bodied. Some typical 96 austere qualities and a bit top heavy.
Red
2001 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
96 points
Dark, streamlined wine showcasing black fruits. Round and showy wine. Young, but in a great place.
Red
1996 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
95 points
Red and spicy. Showcases the best of 96, without going top heavy at all. In a great place.
Red
1993 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
97 points
Gorgeous nose – similar in styling to the Beaxmonts from the same vintage. Great, integrated spice notes. Candied. Delicious.
Red
1991 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
88 points
Characteristic Leroy RSV, but a bit overdone and top heavy. Lacking in grace.
Red
1990 Domaine Leroy Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
95 points
Viscous, full mouthfeel. Sexy red and black fruits. Stunning.
Red
1953 Maison Leroy La Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Romanée Grand Cru
92 points
More old burgundy than Leroy. Very autumnal, feminine wine. Sous bois and muted red fruits. Well balanced.
Red
1959 Maison Leroy Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
90 points
A bit more murky and musty compared to the ’53 la Romanee enjoyed next to this. Surprising tannins and structure remaining. Dark. Nice.
Red
1995 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
90 points
Great red and black fruit interplay. Great front, but a bit of a hole in the middle. Spice. Mature. Not my favorite Leroy vintage.
Red
2006 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Dark. Espresso and chocolate notes overlaid on classic purple fruit character. Tannic and young. Nice.
Red
2003 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
Milk chocolate. Very young, dark, and bold wine. Deep fruits. All potential at this point but good elements.
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Red
2000 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
96 points
Very streamlined, with few hard edges even now. Masculine, dark fruits. Kirsh and chocolate notes. Nice.
Red
1996 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
91 points
Dark, very bold, rich wine, but a bit top heavy and tips towards pruny and over the top. Lacking a bit in structure.
Red
1995 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Firm, youthful, tannic wine. Dark fruits and tobacco notes, with red undertones. Needs time.
Red
1990 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
91 points
Medium bodied. Good balance. Red fruits, with classic Mouton elements, but little that stands out or differentiates.
Red
1989 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Elegant. Graceful, with great balance. Still youthful, with dark fruits and classic styling. Needs time.
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Red
1988 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Delicious. Elegant styling. A tad green, in a good way. Tobacco notes. Reminds me of the 85 Mouton.
Red
1986 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
Finally rounding out a bit. Black fruits. Bold, masculine styling. Well built.
Red
1985 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
Streamlined. No rough edges. Tobacco and dark fruits. Ready, and in a great place. Very nice.
Red
1983 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
89 points
A bit dirty. Muted dark fruits and tobacco notes, but lacking some in detail.
Red
1982 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
95 points
Far more feminine than I’m used to with this wine. Dark and meaty. Showing very well.
Red
1979 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
90 points
Red fruits. Fading a bit, and tending more towards autumnal notes and underbrush. Light-medium bodied.
Red
1975 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
85 points
Ridiculously tannic, to the point where it’s a bit hard to get past them. Some red fruit undertones, but doubt this will every be particularly special.
Red
1970 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
91 points
A bit overdone and mature. Good red and black fruits. Autumnal notes. Enjoyable.
Red
1959 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Some caramel notes driven by some oxidation on the finish. Sitting in a strange place, with a superposition of mature and youthful notes. Masculine, dark. Very nice.
Red
2000 Château Lafite Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
95 points
Dark fruits. Bold, but well tempered by a graceful ’00 styling. Clean, and exceptionally well in-sync.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1986 Château d'Yquem France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
94 points
From 6L. Some petrol that’s especially surprising in this format. Tropical fruits. Very nice.
White - Sparkling
1996 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut France, Champagne
96 points
Starting to get to a really nice place. Honey undertones over citrus fruits. Bold, with a structure that cuts through. Really nice.
Red
2001 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
Muted. Dark fruits. Still very closed, and all structure. Nothing off-putting, but not in a good place tonight.
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