Zachys Capital Collection Pre-Auction BYO Wine Dinner

Fiola Mare - Washington, DC

Tasted October 26, 2017 by Burgundy Al with 581 views

Introduction

Fantastic job by Zachys to bring together some great people with some great bottles of wine in hand.

Flight 1 - The Main Event (29 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 164eme France, Champagne
91 points
Small glass, brief note. A big and dense version of this NV Champagne, coming across as also slightly breadier vs other recent releases.
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White - Sparkling
2006 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne
93 points
First time tasting this wine. A real success. Lots of apple with some toasted almond and an elegant saline minerality. Seemed very Burgundian. Very energetic, very long.
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White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse V.O. Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Very powerful and dense. Bready and yeasty character is very pronounced, alongside the mouth puckering Extra Brut dryness. Not my preferred style, but very good in its style. Don't know disgorgement.
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White - Sparkling
1990 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne
92 points
Small glass, brief note. Very rich and tasty, with a slightly sherried character that was both positive and negative. I wouldn't cellar this much longer. Fun and certainly enjoyable.
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White
1999 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
From magnum. Stunning aromas, so rich and vibrant bringing together floral, spice and ripe orchard fruit. Similar flavors, perhaps slightly less exciting, but still so tasty. Kept getting better with air, but never quite lived up to the amazing "96 point" nose.
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White
2004 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
93 points
Served alongside the 2002. Rich throughout with very good concentration. Both power and structure come through clearly at the same time.
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White
2002 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
92 points
Served alongside the 2004. Lots of chiseled minerality and structure. Lean, complex and long. Very good now, even if not quite what I expected from 2002.
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White
2009 Jean Noel Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchots Dessus France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
From magnum. Very ripe, very rich but with the precision of a powerful, mineral-driven wine. Very long finish. Very good now, with upside. Better than the Batard-Montrachet tonight.
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White
2009 Jean Noel Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
92 points
From magnum. Richer and more powerful than the Blanchot Dessus, but less energy and textural excitement. Very good weight and density. Good+ length. Best to enjoy in the near- or medium-term.
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White
2010 Arnaud Ente Meursault La Seve du Clos Plus Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
Floral with lemon peel and lots of ripe stone fruit. Massive concentration, but still very backward. 91 points based on its pleasure today, but clearly 93-94 point potential.
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Red
2010 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Way too young. But glorious. Simply glorious.
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Red
2009 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
flawed
Small glass, brief note. Something seemed amiss here, but too small a taste to say what.
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Red
2008 Domaine Dujac Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
93 points
Small glass, brief note. Charming red cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Not a powerhouse version of Bonnes Mares, certainly very textural enticing. Very good now, with lots of upside.
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Red
1996 Joseph Drouhin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Lots more structure vs fruit. Not a personal favorite tonight.
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Red
2009 George Jayer Echezeaux Élevé et vinifié par E. Rouget France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Very rich and ripe for now, but that's 2009. New oak is still a bit pronounced. There is a lot of good material here, but I found it tough to assess its future potential. 90 points for now, probably with upside.
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Red
2005 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
94 points
Small glass, brief note. Black and red cherry. Very good weight. Great balance and length. The rare 2005 at this level that is drinking beautifully right now.
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Red
2009 Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Served alongside the 2006. This comes across as so ripe right now that it is difficult to fully enjoy, even if its richness, density and length can easily be appreciated. Very good potential, but this needs lots of time in the cellar, 2024-.
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Red
2006 Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
Small glass, brief note. Served alongside the 2009. Ripe black cherry with espresso and vanilla. Very rich start, quickly transitions to well balanced middle-to-finish. Getting close to its peak drinking window.
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Red
2006 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Very spice driven and incredibly ripe and rich. Wonderful to enjoy, just not quite showing the complexity I recall from when last tasted a few years back. Perhaps this needs more attention than this dinner format allows to fully appreciate the wine.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
1993 Domaine René Engel Grands-Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Red fruit with good spice. Good concentration. slightly dirty, but that is Rene Engel. Intriguing and very complex at the same time.
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Red
2002 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
flawed
I tried to be optimistic, but the slight stewiness and/or heat damage never really went away. Purchased at Christie's in 2010, stored perfectly since.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2000 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
89 points
Earthy red fruit, good spice, starting to get tired.
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Red
2000 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
93 points
Much fresher, brighter than 2000 Echezeaux, lots of spicecake and an array of red cherry and berry flavors and aromas. Very elegant start-to-finish. Best I can ever remember for this wine.
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Red
1985 Domaine Louis Trapet Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
90 points
Small glass, brief note. Roasted meat and lingering black fruit with eve more earth, leather and horse notes. Good, but clearly on the back nine.
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White
2006 Domaine Michel Niellon Chevalier-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
92 points
Small glass, brief note. Very rich and ripe, while still firm and well structured. Very long, very powerful. Should hold well, but I understand this is another Niellon with lots of bottle variation.
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Red
1976 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Tâche Grand Cru
Late night, small glass, brief note. A rare treat indeed. Superb density and length, still reasonably fresh and showing Vosne style. 95 points?
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1986 Château d'Yquem France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
94 points
Late night, small glass, brief note. Rich and intense stone fruit and tropical fruit with good botrytis-driven complexity. Good+ structure. Moderated sweetness. Very tasty.
2 people found this helpful Comment
Red
2001 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
My bottle was stolen from a wine dinner at Fiola Mare in Washington, DC
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Red
2002 Alain Hudelot-Noëllat Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
My bottle was stolen from a wine dinner at Fiola Mare in Washington, DC
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Flight 2 - Small Afterparty (2 notes)

White - Sparkling
2002 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill France, Champagne
94 points
Rich and powerful. Lots of orchard fruit with some berry hints. More Pinot coming through vs when tasted a year ago. Very dense, nicely balanced.
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Red
2009 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
89 points
Late night glass, brief note. Very rich and powerful in the fashion of the vintage with plenty of lush black fruit and roasted meat. Great fruit purity seems to make this nicely elegant. Very good now, but this can easily evolve in interesting ways over the next decade.
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