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DRC Tasting Group

Wild Ginger, Seattle, WA

Tasted March 3, 2014 by dpolivy with 456 views

Introduction

Our DRC for the night was 2006 La Tache -- accompanied by an assortment of white burgundies (and some ringers).

Flight 1 - Starter Wine (1 note)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Egly-Ouriet Champagne Premier Cru Les Vignes de Vrigny France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru
92 points
Pretty nose: very floral, with green apple and tangerine notes. Big and weighty body; lots of citrus and fruit. Bright and prominent acids with nice precision and focus.

Flight 2 - The DRC (1 note)

The DRC was poured at the beginning and enjoyed throughout the evening.

Red
2006 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Tâche Grand Cru
97 points
Intense, delicate, perfumed nose with kirsch, light spice, and cherry liqueur. Lightweight body filled with delicate fruit (strawberries), a light hint of spice, and a soft, elegant finish.

Time and air coaxed out notes of cherry coke, menthol, and ultimately dried cherries (after 1-2 hours). Super elegant, gorgeous all the way. 96+
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Flight 3 - The Rest (9 notes)

Wines were tasted 2 at a time, blind, in the following order.

White
1999 Maison Leroy Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune
flawed
Tasted blind. Burnt creme brulee (not a good one), rubber, funk? Sadly, it was corked.
White
2010 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
93 points
Tasted blind. Expressive nose with lots of honeysuckle, white peach and sweet fruit. Rich and round on the body, yet still light on its feet. Super fine and soft tannins with good length. Good oak integration, too.
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White
1985 Jean Noel Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
90 points
Tasted blind. Pear, green apple, and a touch of oxidation. Round, soft body, with honey, caramel, and even some vanilla tootsie roll mixed in. Soft finish, with a touch of coffee and a bit of acid. Overall elegant, but definitely showing its age.
White
2009 Joseph Drouhin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
Tasted blind. White peach, flowers, and apple on the nose. Rich body, with nice honey, stone fruit and some minerals. Nicely balanced with good oak integration and balanced acidity. Finishes with a hint of green apple.
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White
2009 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Édition Limitée USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
93 points
Tasted blind. Nose is subtle: pineapple and floral notes. Round and big on the body, with noticeable oak (a touch of butter). Soft, round tannins lead into a medium length finish with medium acidity.
White
2005 Henri Boillot Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
90 points
Tasted blind. Some chalk on the nose. Medium weight with a nice backbone of acidity framed by mineral and tart apple. Soft tannins on the medium length finish. A bit one-dimensional in the mid-palate.
White
2000 Maison Leroy Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
92 points
Tasted blind. Lots of creme brulee on the nose. Medium-plus body, with great balance between the fruit, acid and minerality. Hints of hay, grapefruit, and citrus. Still a little tight on the mid-palate.
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White
2005 Cayuse Viognier Cailloux Vineyard USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
91 points
Tasted blind. Bright lemon nose. Medium-plus body, with some chalkiness. Pineapple and flowers fill the rich body, which is framed by big acids. A little bitter on the finish, but otherwise nicely balanced.
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White
2007 Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Tasted blind. Beautiful depth and richness to the nose; a bit of honey and sweetness mixed in. Big, but racy body that's totally acid driven, and rounded off by some vanilla from the oak. Soft tannins and nice acids to finish.
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