Heidi's Redux: Some Serious Wines

P.S. Steak, Mpls

Tasted June 20, 2019 by rocknroller with 152 views

Introduction

This was the reincarnated Heidi's group event. We had six agian for what turned out to be a night of exceptional wines and food to match. I love it when it works out like this!

Flight 1 (2 notes)

White - Sparkling
2006 Deutz Champagne Cuvée William Deutz France, Champagne
93 points
Same bottle as Chablis28 and BradE. I gotta say I really enjoyed this. I can't disagree with BradE's comment about this being hedinistic and Craig's that this would give Dom a run for the money. Both are true. This had me from the start with it's toasty autolyic style, excellent depth and structure with a rich, great texture. Loved it. 93+ to 94pts.
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Rosé - Sparkling
2008 Deutz Champagne Rosé Brut Millésimé Amour de Deutz France, Champagne
93 points
Pale pink color. Drank a glass over two hours. Same bottle as Chablis28 and BradE. I like the description from Chablis28, quite accurate, but I clearly liked it more as it was. I think the main issue was this was quite cold to start. I thought as it warmed and emerged that the true character came through. Very refined, crystalline, lovely red berries of strawberry and raspberry. Taut and energetic with floral topnotes. My guess is this disappeared before it had the chance to wow the others.

Flight 2 (4 notes)

White
2008 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
95 points
Light golden color. Drank a glass over an hour plus. Same bottle as Chablis28 and BradE. In a word, stunning. This totally captivated me from the start. Drank next to an '08 Carillon BBM. The differences are striking, but both are brilliant in there own ways. I loved the power and complexity of the PYCM compared to the finese and mineral driven Carillion. The PYCM has a killer nose; intense, saline, great mineral notes, crustaceans, powerful citrus, tangerine, white flowers, cedarbox. The palate has unmistakable grand cru weight and depth, great minerality, river rocks, lemon, lemon oil, tangerine, full bodied, but this doesn't feel heavy at all. There's a little creamy lemon custard and a drop of vanillin too. Outstanding length. 95+ to 96pts.
White
2008 Louis Carillon Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
Pale golden color. Drank a glass over an hour plus. Same bottle as Chablis28 and BradE. Drank next to an '08 PCYM BBM. The differences are striking, but both are brilliant in there own ways. I loved the power and complexity of the PYCM compared to the finese and mineral driven Carillion. The Carillon is all about the minerality and finesse. Linear and long, this feels taut and more youthful to me. Limestone, citrus, saline, great purity, and featherweight - more Chablis like. Loved it. 94+ to 95pts.
White
2008 Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
93 points
Light medium gold color. Drank a glass over an hour plus. This had a tough act to follow in the two '08 BBM's, but it held it's own showing nicely. Apple, pear, rich and full bodied, fennel seed, wet stone, lovely, still lifted.
White
2010 Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
flawed
VEry deep gold color. Oxidized prety badly.

Flight 3 (2 notes)

Red
2001 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
93 points
Medium red color. Slow-O'd some. Drank a glass over 2 hours. Same bottle as Chablis28. Reductive nose, very, very slow to blow off and open up. A little funky, orange peel, earthy with a good spice profile, cherry. The palate is sultry, young and energetic, earthy, deep red fruits, orange peel, great spice and still firmish tannins. The palate was more ready at the start.
Red
2008 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
96 points
Medium red color. Had also had some decant time. Drank a glass over 2 hours. Just lovely, one of those wines that you really can;t do justice to with descriptors. This was right in my burg wheelhouse with a brilliant floral perfume, do complex and alluring; intertwine that with the perfume of red fruit and dried spices and whoa, it's a masterpiece. The palate reflects the perfume beautifully and it adds in a a savory element. There's a pretty mix of mostly cherry fruit but with an undercurrent of black fruits too. The finish has a great wood spice and char there with a little bit of cherry shellac. Loved this, a definite wow wine. Thanks Brad! 95+ to 96pts.

Flight 4 (2 notes)

Red
1982 Château Rausan-Ségla France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
97 points
Dark red color, 12mm transitional margin. Slow-O for an hour, then PNP. My bottle, same as BradE and Chablis28. Drank a glass plus over 2+ hours. Everything I love in older Bordeaux, at 37 years drinking maturely, yet still vibrant and alive. I think this is in a great place, and with the style of R-S and the vintage, this can age gracefully for some time. Wow, amazing dried earth, forest floor, spices, pencil lead, leather, cassis and dark red berries. The palate is sublime, resolved and lifted with a mix of cassis, pencil, fine cigar wrapper, dired leaves, leather, and gorgeous soft tannins. This is why I adore old Bordeaux. This had me from the first sip and never let go. My WOTN amongst an absolutely killer lineup of great wines. Go '82!
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Red
1984 Château Léoville Las Cases France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
94 points
In the surprise of the night, this was pretty stunning. Leo's bottle and a real winner. Wedged in between some great vintages, '84 is forgotten, but in the hands Leoville Las Cases that always needs more time than most, this was impressive. Oh the perfume this has, just flat out gorgeous on the nose. A fully resolved wine with no signs of fading, I wouldn;t be afraid to let this go 5 or more years. Perfumed, pencil, cassis, dark, soft tannins, minerals, earthy soil tones. Loved it. 93+ to 94pts.
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Flight 5 (2 notes)

Red
2000 Château Léoville Barton France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
93 points
Dark red/purple color. I don't think this got a decant, but I believe it was open for a good bit of time. Drank next to a '00 Montrose which was much more youthful and in need of air and time. Same bottle as Chablis28. This was impressive and drinking great for what I consider a young LB at 19 years now. This is a big wine as you'd expect from the vintage, but I mean that in a good way. Dark fruits, great fruit, socrched earth, full bodied, ripe tannins, graphite, still largely primary but oh so good already. 93+ to 94 with much more upside. There was a discussion about the '00 vintage and some didn't think it would ever live up to the hype. My feeling is that it will, but it's ging to require even ore patience than usual.
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Red
2000 Château Montrose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
92 points
Very dark red/purple color. PNP, drank a glass over 90 minutes. Drank next to an '00 Leoville Barton. Big, tight, full bodied, licorice, dense and chewy right now. Needs lots of time yet.
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