Truffles with the SLDS

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Tasted July 29, 2017 by CamWheeler with 180 views

Flight 1 (29 notes)

White - Sparkling
1998 Dom Pérignon Champagne P2 France, Champagne
92 points
Lime, white florals, laundry powder and orange - quite fresh and lifted with quite a ripe undertone. Palate is fresh as well, with the very beginning of some rounding of the edges underway. Very good length and balance.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Fallet-Prévostat Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
90 points
Likely base vintage between 02 and 04. Wild and funky nose, herbs, earth, violets and an oxidative note. Moderate body, nicely fresh acidity with the fruit feeling quite rounded out. Drink now.
White - Sparkling
2005 Vouette et Sorbée Champagne Sobre Extra Brut France, Champagne
91 points
Disgorged 06/01/2011. Graphite, slate, grapefruit, lemon and earth - quite expressive and open. The palate is dry, with tangy acidity and good texture. Quite intense flavour. Drinking well now, might take a bit more development but I wouldn't leave it an extended amount of time.
White
2006 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
91 points
White florals, toast, orange peel, cherry, some herbs and nuts. Still has good fresh acidity with a little ripe and honeyed punch to the fruit. Probably not as much depth as I'd like, but still good.
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White
1977 Lur-Saluces "Y" France, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur
94 points
Buter menthol, lemon, apricot, quince, nutty and spicy with a touch of caramel - still has fresh elements but really nice aged complexity here. Fruit sweetness still there on the palate, finishes dry and with good acidity present. Great length. Superb! A long way ahead of a bottle tried 7 years ago.
Red
2009 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
94 points
Licorice, wild herbs, floral, spice and earthy notes - the red fruit does still shine through, but this is savoury and complex at the same tim.e The palate is similar, with sweet red fruit up front but good structure and interest is contained within. Flows beautifully, approachable but plenty of potential to improve.
Red
2009 Bernard Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
91 points
Toasty oak, graphite, plum, blackcurrant and cherry. Plenty of structure, with the tannins showing up through each part of the palate, the darker fruit style works well. This is a wine that certainly needs more time.
Red
1996 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de Tart Grand Cru
91 points
Meaty, red cherry, stalk, musk and violets on the nose. Sweet and sour fruit on the palate mingle well together, good tannins still present. Good mix here lending the wine interest. A different style but very good.
Red
2014 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
91 points
Stemmy, cherry, orange, graphite and pear. Good balance on the palate, the fruit is obviously youthful but the structure contains it well. An element of delicacy in among the vibrancy. Nice stuff!
Red
1976 Louis Latour Chambertin Cuvée Héritiers Latour France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
89 points
Meaty, cherry cola, some dirt - cleans up a bit with air. The palate is medium length, with some freshness still present. Holding up well but not quite the depth or complexity one would hope from this vineyard.
Red
1985 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
88 points
Coffee, earth, stem, plums and blackberry. The palate shows some sweet fruit, though the overall impression is that of a leaner wine. Not complex, but holding on well, it is drinkable but not all that exciting. No doubt that better bottles of this wine are around.
Red
1977 Penfolds Grange Australia, South Australia
92 points
VA, toast, violets, redcurrant, menthol and raspberry on the nose. The palate is settled and shows great style with plenty of red fruit but also really good structure. Improved in the glass, showing more depth and composure, really digging this tonight. Drink now.
Red
1977 Wendouree Shiraz Malbec Pressings Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley
92 points
Menthol, blackcurrant, plum, bay leaf, licorice and chocolate on the nose. Good palate intensity, this has great balance between fruit and tannin with the two elements intertwined very nicely. Excellent length, this was quite delicious.
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Red
1977 Mount Mary Cabernets Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
89 points
Raspberry, mulberry, dirt, roses and flint. Palate is mild, with delicate fruit and nicely resolved structure. Has some charm about it, and was much better than a bottle 10 years prior.
Red
1977 Seppelt Moyston Shiraz-Cabernet Australia, Victoria, Western Victoria, Great Western
flawed
Probably a little corked but definitely too old either way.
Red
2013 Ao Yun China
93 points
Blind. Swirling spices, violets, cranberry, blueberry and herbs with really lifted perfume - this is distintively Cabernet. Beautiful balance and composure, the fruit has ripeness but also a cool streak through it, with good acidity and tannin. Very impressive wine and I was surprised when its identity was revealed. Great to try and while the pricing is highly ambitious, the quality of this bottle isn't too far off that.
Red
2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Conteisa Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC
92 points
Raspberry, charcoal, spice, cherry and pretty floral notes. Red fruit comes through strongly on the palate, there is plenty of acidity and really good depth to it. Stands up very well in a flight of heavyweights.
Red
2001 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
91 points
Oak, blueberry, ash and cherry. Still shows heavy structure on the palate, the fruit is rich but gets hidden a bit at the moment. Intense across many elements and I feel like another 10 years would really help it settle and show its best.
Red
2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sperss Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC
95 points
Pretty nose of licorice, violet, spices and blackberry - perfumed and lifted. Lovely palate - this has great fruit and classy structure, really super drinking now and over the medium term future. Loved it.
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Red
2001 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
92 points
Redcurrant, raspberry, iron, cherry and plum. Serious structure, there is fine but very persistent tannins across its length. Not showing its full potential tonight, it felt like it was in a quiet spot right now.
Red
2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì Tildìn Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC
90 points
A little reticent on the nose - some earth and spice with strawberry and oak. Opens a little with time but didn't fully come out of its shell. Palate has great structure, but it hasn't quite all dropped into place just yet. Give it time.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1981 Giuseppe Quintarelli Amabile del Cerè Veneto IGT Italy, Veneto, Veneto IGT
98 points
Tawny coloured. Pomegranate, cherry, apple, molasses, caramel, cherry, lemon and some rancio notes. Sweet and luscious initially, with a blitzkrieg of acidity rushing through, providing stunning energy and extending this to an astounding length. Intense but still has finesse. A genuinely "wow" experience wine.
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Red
2005 Giuseppe Quintarelli Cabernet (Franc) Alzero Italy, Veneto, Vino da Tavola
93 points
Blueberry, ash, cherry and some light herbs. Great balance, very well proportioned - great composure and control. Super length and depth. Excellent, despite it being so youthful. What an impressive wine.
Red
2009 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
92 points
Extremely youthful. Plum, wild herbs, raspberry, smoky notes and redcurrant. Good punchy fruit on the palate, with plenty of tannin providing a good backing. More restrained than some other Massetos that I've had, this probably needs some more time before it really has a chance to strut its stuff.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1961 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Mont France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
91 points
Blind. Golden colour. Wax/candlestick, cinnamon, orange, mandarin, apricot and pear. Moderate sweetness on the palate, finishes feeling quite dry but still has good flavour intensity and nice depth. In very good condition and would still develop further based on this bottle.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1977 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Coteaux du Layon
flawed
Colour was good, but the wines showed too much chemical character that didn't blow off.
Red - Fortified
1977 Fonseca Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
92 points
Toast, coffee, plum, blueberry and wooden notes with a little chocolate note as well. Intense on the palate, with sweetness and good drive and length. Showed a class above the 77 Grahams VP tonight.
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Red - Fortified
1977 Graham Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
88 points
Chocolate, sultana, sea spray and nutty notes. Spirit sticks out a little, though a sweet element helps to mask it a bit. Not all that deep, though it has good length. Not bad, but the 77 Fonseca VP was a level above.
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Red - Fortified
N.V. Quinta do Noval Porto 40 Year Old Tawny Portugal, Douro, Porto
92 points
Meaty, smoke and woody with caramel and VA. That same woody character shows through on the palate, with good sweetness helping to find balance. Nice acidity and length. A really nice way to close the night out.
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