Occasional dinner group; Best bottles in white and red.

@ Bottles; Sas van Gent, Netherlands

Tasted June 29, 2019 by Zweder with 115 views

Introduction

We all sent a shortlist of a few of our best red wines to the person organizing this tasting. Then we voted for which of the wines we wanted to be in the tasting. The whites were free. Everyone had to bring a wine of which he thought was worthy of the tasting.

We tasted all wines blind one by one and in the meantime we had a great dinner.

It was a fabulous evening.

Flight 1 (2 notes)

White - Sparkling
2004 Pommery Champagne Cuvée Louise Brut France, Champagne
93 points
No formal notes but a beautiful and harmonious bubble with good fresh lemon acidity, finesse and length. Great wine.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Dhondt-Grellet Champagne Premier Cru Les Terres Fines Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru
91 points
No formal notes, but a focused bubble, with good green apple and citrus acidity and length. 90 - 91

Flight 2 (14 notes)

White
2015 von Winning Deidesheim Riesling "MARMAR" Germany, Pfalz
93 points
Aromatic bouquet. On the palate pleasant sweetness, minerals, good acidity and a bit fat. 93 – 94
White
2008 Kühling-Gillot Niersteiner Pettenthal Riesling Großes Gewächs Germany, Rheinhessen
94 points
In the bouquet yellow fruits and some petrol. On the palate a bit fat and full bodied. Tropical fruits and beautiful, elegant acidity.
White
2001 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
In the bouquet nutty flavors. On the palate yellow fruits, nuts and firm acidity. Also oxidized impressions. No score.
White
2006 Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
The bouquet is still a bit locked. On the palate vanilla, beautiful acidity, complexity and length. Soft bitterness.
White
2014 Sadie Family Palladius South Africa, Coastal Region, Swartland, Malmesbury
92 points
Full bodied and fat. A firm amount of sweetness and also a lot of acidity. A firm dose of well integrated oak.
White
2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
96 points
Vanilla and elegant oak in the bouquet. On the palate tropical flavors, focused citrus acidity, good acidity and an enormous length. Beautiful bitterness and a truly great wine. 96 – 97
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White
2013 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Ma Princesse USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
96 points
Beautiful and expressive bouquet with vanilla and tropical fruits. On the palate a bit fat, vanilla, beautifully fresh acidity and ripe yellow fruits. Pleasant bitterness in the finish. Great wine.
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White
2007 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
97 points
In the bouquet crustacean, good citrus and beautifully dosed oak. On the palate focused acidity, citrus, vanilla, good freshness and length. Great wine!
White
2005 Henri Boillot Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
96 points
Complex and beautiful bouquet with some candy, lemon and minerals. On the palate the same impressions, some nuts and vanilla, beautiful acidity and bitterness. Full bodied and a great length. A real beauty with plenty of future.
White
2012 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Coup de Coeur USA, California, Sonoma County
97 points
Beautiful aromatic bouquet with good vanilla from the oak. On the palate vanilla, tropical fruits, a bit fat and a bit sweet. Good acidity, bitterness and length. Beautiful and complex wine.
White
2015 DuMOL Chardonnay Clare USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros
98 points
Beautiful, creamy and refined bouquet. On the palate rich and concentrated, minerals, fresh acidity, beautifully dosed oak and a great length. Elegant and refined. A beauty.
White
2008 Sine Qua Non Kolibri USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
94 points
In the bouquet some glue and yellow fruits. On the palate caramel, butter, a lot of sweetness and acidity. Very full bodied and a great length, but the wine lacks refinement imho for a higher score.
White
2014 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Blanc De L'Orée France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
94 points
Beautiful and elegant bouquet. On the palate full bodied, some pleasant sweetness and elegant acidity.
White
2017 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
98 points
In the bouquet beautifully fresh fruits and pleasant oak. On the palate very juicy with beautiful ly fresh acidity and some pleasant sweetness. Full bodied, complex and delicious. Still very youthful of course.

Flight 3 (14 notes)

Red
2005 Château Pape Clément France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
96 points
In the bouquet beautiful red and dark berries as well as beautifully dosed oak. Same on the palate. Good acidity and still sticky tannin. Great length. The wine will improve with another 5+ years of ageing. For now 95 – 97+
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Red
2010 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
93 points
In the bouquet dark berries, earth, autumn forest and some volatile impressions. On the palate dark berries, red berries, some sweetness and sticky tannin. Give it another 8+ years of cellaring. 92 – 93 for now.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
1982 Château Léoville Las Cases France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
97 points
In the bouquet beautiful earthy and autumn impressions. On the palate the same impressions, tertiary, but also still so powerful and complex. The acidity is lovely fresh and the tannin has in fact still a good bite for another decade or so. Fantastic wine! Blind scored it the same as my previous occasion.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
1989 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
94 points
Fantastic and rustic bouquet with horse stable and earth in the nose. On the palate earth, red and dark berries, a lot of fresh acidity. Complex, elegant and a good length. Beautiful wine.
Red
1961 Château Palmer France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
flawed
This wine is in the top 3 of my wish list. And then it is enormously corked. Grrr.
Red
1980 Penfolds Grange Australia, South Australia
96 points
Beautifully ripe red and dark berries in the bouquet. On the palate juicy red berries, autumn impressions, delicious acidity and round, soft tannin. Fantastic wine with a great length.
Red
2008 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
97 points
Rustic bouquet with beautiful horse stable smells. On the palate juicy red and dark berries, leather, soft acidity and round tannin. Beautiful wine.
Red
1978 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
97 points
In the bouquet autumn impressions, earth and tobacco. On the palate juicy acidity, leather and beautifully round tannin. Mature, but still very much alive and great complexity.
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Red
2010 Château Pape Clément France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
95 points
In the bouquet a lot of sweet spices and dark berries. On the palate beautiful dark berries. Chocolate and good acidity. Very full bodied and powerful. This is still a baby. Wait another 10 – 15 years. For now 94 – 96++
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2009 Château Bellevue Mondotte France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
97 points
Dark berries in a youthful, but already very tempting bouquet. On the palate very round dark berries and sweet licorice, very harmonious and really delicious already. Fantastic wine.
Red
2013 Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
99 points
Very special, but beautiful bouquet with iron and sweet impressions. Same on the palate, beautifully fresh acidity and round and soft tannin. Really delicious.
Red
1989 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Pavillon France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
96 points
Dark berries and beautiful oak in the bouquet. On the palate dark berries, licorice, beautiful acidity and powerful but round tannin. Good freshness and an enormous length.
1 person found this helpful Comment
Red
2010 Château Trotanoy France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
96 points
Dark berries and beautiful oak in the bouquet. On the palate a juicy wine with good freshness, beautifully round, but firm tannin, oak and bitterness. Beautiful and juicy wine which is still in its infant stage. I have only one bottle which I plan to drink somewhere in the 2030’s. For now 95 – 97++
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Red
2014 Sine Qua Non Syrah Piranha Waterdance USA, California, Central Coast
98 points
Beautiful Syrah bouquet and also in the mouth. The alcohol shows a bit, but for the rest the wine is so full bodied and perfect so you forget about that. Delicious and a great end of this fantastic evening.

Closing

Thank you Peter, John and Jens!

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