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Tasted September 20, 2014 by tooch with 379 views

Flight 1 (19 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Sous Bois France, Champagne
84 points
Lots of apple cider, some yeasty, bready notes and minerals. A bit round and not a favorite.
White
2001 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
91 points
Lots of flinty lemons and limes on the palate. Big and brawny, this screams Batard. The palate was ripe and powerful with some tangerine, peach, wet slate, and lemons. Probably a bit more advanced than you'd hope to see, but I found it enjoyable.
Red
1986 Château La Mission Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
Dusty, and ripe nose with blackberries, lots of smokey earth, and minerals. The palate buzzed with tannins. Think chewing on a wool sweater. Nice composition to the palate though with layers of dark fruit, violets, some earth, and minerals. In a really good spot.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Grand Cru Lieux-dits Extra Brut Ay La Côte Faron France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
93 points
Lots of earthy umami tones, some nuttiness, and lemons. Super intense and precise with lots of length and layers of citrus, florals and earthy notes. Awesome.
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White - Sparkling
2002 Jacques Selosse Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Millésimé France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
94 points
Tons of energy and precise citrus, florals, with an ever-present waxy nutty note on the end. Love the energy here and its elegance. Just off the charts from an elegance standpoint. Lots of life ahead of it.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Champagne Exquise Sec France, Champagne
91 points
Lots to like about this wine...has that funky, nutty nose to it with some sweet lemon tones too. The palate is sweet and delicious and part of me just wishes it had more acidity. Very exotic!
White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Initial France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
92 points
Always a treat! Peaches, lemons, limes, floral notes. Gorgeous from start to finish. I'm a fan of the nutty notes these wines have, so this was right up my alley.
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White
1999 Louis Jadot Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
91 points
Super elegant with bursts of peach and mango with lots of soft florals. Very good.
White
2009 Domaine François Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
85 points
Really ripe. Lots of peach, pears, apples and kinda low on the acidity. Would like it more with more acidity.
White
1998 Domaine d'Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Auxey-Duresses Les Clous Blanc France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Auxey-Duresses
93 points
Wow. What a nose! Definitely some sulphur tones and gorgeous lemon and lime notes. Tons of balance and charisma....my first d'Auvenay and hopefully not my last!
White
2005 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
94 points
Dazzling nose that combines some whispy sulphur notes with pristine and precise lemons, flint, and limes. The palate is razor sharp. Acidity is off the charts here and feels almost like a crisp Chablis. Lots of love here and if premox wasn't an issue, I would say leave this alone for 10+ years.
White
2007 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Really beautiful. Cool slate, soft and precise floral notes with a nice pear and lime tone to it. Great acidity too. Very good.
Red
1988 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
A bit roasty, with some tomato notes on the nose. The palate seemed a bit tired with the tomato thing driving the palate, too.
Red
2005 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Beaune Clos Du Dessus Des Marconnets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune
91 points
Really gassy nose, but there are glimpses of red fruit, dried florals and earth peeking through at times. The palate is smooth as silk with lots of red berries and earth.
Red
1996 Château Lafleur France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
91 points
Lots of brambly red fruit, some cranberries, and smoke. The palate was sappy and had some drying tannins. I liked its cranberry and cherry tones on the palate and with its soft rose tones, thought it was showing very nicely.
Red
1988 Emmanuel Rouget Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
96 points
Superstar wine. Lots of earthy red fruits on the nose. Forestal tones of pine, some cedar and damp earth accompanied the floral and fruity tones. The palate was silky and in a great spot with a great combination of spicy red fruit, earthy notes, and soft floral tones. Big thanks to Alan for sharing!
Red
1994 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
95 points
Lots of dusty red fruit, earthy and floral notes. Only had a quick taste, but this was gorgeous. I've always loved 1994 Southern Rhones and this was one of the finest examples I've had to date. Perfect balance.
Red
1989 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Les Oliviers France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph
93 points
Hadn't had this in 3 years and still found it beautiful and thought-provoking syrah. Nose had some meaty elements but what I found most interesting was the elegant floral and red berry tones. Certainly a more feminine syrah, but damn, is it gorgeous.
Red
1997 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
90 points
Lots of dark berries, meat, and coffee tones on the nose. A very dark and burly Cote-Rotie that has a warmish profile to it.
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