Acker December Auction 2018

Vaucluse

Tasted December 12, 2018 by hprphf with 54 views

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White - Sparkling
1981 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne
93 points
From Magnum. So clean and fresh with great balance. 93
White
1997 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
92 points
Honeysuckle, spice, stem, buttery, good depth and drive. 92
White
2009 Domaine Ramonet Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
92 points
Chamomile, heat, bitterness. Good body. 92
Red
2010 Domaine Château De La Tour Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Tight but clean, with lots of stem.
Red
1996 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de Tart Grand Cru
92 points
Still tight, good bouquet and medicine, a bit too ripe and too much acidity. 92
Red
1982 Joseph Drouhin Grands-Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
88 points
Bitter, too much acidity. 88
Red
1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
92 points
Pencil, prune, lead, good balance but still very tannic. 92
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Red
1989 Château Montrose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
93 points
Sweetness, licorice, spice, fruit with good body and drive. 93+
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Red
1989 Château Palmer France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
91 points
Citrus bouquet, tannic palate, otherwise very Palmer. 91
Red
1989 Château Lafite Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Strawberry, spice, herb, animal. Expressive and clean nose with nice sweetness and complexity. 93
White
2013 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Bouchères France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
88 points
Reduction, salinity, too much acidity. 88
Red
2009 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
91 points
Fresh florals, sweet, earthy spice. Deep nose, straight palate. 91
White
2009 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
93 points
Fresh florals, yellow fruit, stone. Réductive but very good palate. 93
Red
1986 Château Gruaud Larose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
flawed
Deep nose of earth, spice mushroom and prune. Palate too acidic, probably cooked. Flawed.
Red
2006 Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
88 points
Clean palate with good fruit and freshness. Open only on the nose. 88
Red
1982 Château Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
95 points
Bottle of great condition. Enchantingly floral and herbal, but probably in decline already. A bit thin on palate. 95-
Red
2004 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Echezeaux Les Rouges du Bas France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
89 points
Vegetative green fruit, but clean. 89
White
2015 Coche-Dury Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
93 points
Minty, very good sweet balance with underpinned acidity to carry on the palate. 93+
Red
2014 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
92 points
Balance is good and clean but otherwise top primary to tell. 92+
Red
1991 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
90 points
Fresh and youthful. Lots of stem, dark floral, raspberry, minty. 90
Red
2008 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
93 points
Expressive nose of dark fruit, stone, savory and a hint of sweetness. Clean and almost weightless with just a bit of stem. 93
Red
2007 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
92 points
Great acidity with punch of stem. 92
Red
1992 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
93 points
Vegetative, good fruit and salinity. Defined spice and composed; very interesting. 93
Red
N.V. Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial 1994, 1999, 2000 (2013 Release) Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero
94 points
Caramel, dark fruit, wild flowers, defined strawberry, cardamom, animal. Structured on the palate, but deep and clean nose. 94
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Red
1982 Joseph Drouhin Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
85 points
Good aging, nothing more. 86
Red
1982 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
91 points
Sweet, fresh and deep. Clean but too acidic. 91
White - Sparkling
1990 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill France, Champagne
94 points
From Magnum. Light citrus, underpinned honey, delicate toast, nice bitterness. Clean and complex finish. 94
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