Midweek with the GMs

Tasted July 6, 2017 by CamWheeler with 216 views

Flight 1 (11 notes)

White - Sparkling
2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Vintage France, Champagne
89 points
Straw, apple, marshmallow a little smoke and oats. Palate has a ripe streak through it, there is good brightness though it isn't overly deep. Decent length and balance.
White
2001 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune France, Alsace
90 points
Dark coloured but has good aromatics - floral, orange, apricot and fig. Reasonably honeyed on the palate, showing some age, but has the acidity kick through to perks things up. This bottle needed drinking now.
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White
2014 Domaine Dujac Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
90 points
Blind. Touch of oak, some herb, lemon curb and orange - seems to have quite a lot of fruit presence on the nose but the palate has more restraint. Good texture and balance on the palate, still youthful and if the oak note comes into line with the fruit then I think this will be very good.
White
2014 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
90 points
Blind. Apple, pear, mineral and stonefruit with mandarin as well. Delicate on the palate, with clean acidity and good balance with a pithy lemon note, quite elegant and tasty.
White - Off-dry
2001 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
93 points
Mint, mineral, chalk, smoke and spices with marzipan as well. Really lovely balance, with great acidity and a good lick of sweetness. Carries really well. Slowly developing, another 10 years should put it in a really good spot.
Red
2012 Weingut Keller Bürgel Spätburgunder Germany, Rheinhessen
93 points
Blind. Tobacco, cherry, redcurrant and blackcurrant, fennel and stalk with a touch of earth as well - good complexity. Serious acid profile, with good grip as well from the fine tannin, the fruit is restrained but holds up to the other elements. Crackingly good.
Red
2012 Thousand Candles Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
89 points
Blind. Perfumed, violet and apricot, some rubberm earth and slight crushed ant. Youthful acidity, the fruit weight is very light, though the wine seems to have good flow. The palate doesn't have the same interest as the nose at the moment.
Red
1999 Brokenwood Shiraz Graveyard Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
92 points
Bright red colour. Cherry, meaty, earthy, leather, ash, raspberry and redcurrant. Sweet fruit comes in upfront on the palate, with lots of brightness overlaid on the more savoury elements. Good structure, this is ageing well, with a good medium term future.
Red
2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon
89 points
White pepper, stalk, tomato leaf, toast and redcurrant. Palate is quite lithe, with a little spice around the edge. Moderate structure, just enough grip given the lightness of the fruit. Good length.
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White - Off-dry
2005 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Auslese #13 Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
88 points
Mandarin, honey, some passionfruit but not too expressive, a touch quiet. Moderate acidity with some rounded fruit. Decent length, but not very exciting.
Red
1981 Château Calon-Ségur France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
88 points
Ash, tobacco, cherry, sappy herbal notes, earth and leaves. Palate is mild with not too much depth but a herbal factor giving it some interest. Drinking well now.
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