Zachy's BYO 2019

Tasted December 6, 2019 by hprphf with 49 views

Introduction

WOTN is so far Margaux 1996, with certain strong contenders to watch out when they mature in years...

Flight 1 (33 notes)

White - Sparkling
1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon France, Champagne
93 points
Quite oaky, aged cheese, bright acidity. 93
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White - Sparkling
1988 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon France, Champagne
93 points
Fresh still, a bit plain but good layers. 93
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White
2014 Arnaud Ente Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
91 points
Lovely reduction, pointy and with weight. Nice complexity. 91-92
White
2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
92 points
On the bitter side, cool minerals, detailed spice on finish. 92
Red
2011 Coche-Dury Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
91 points
Quite tannic, vintage funky, dissipate into bitter floral notes. Good concentration above appellation. Very elegant. 91
Red
2000 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
93 points
Nice place to drink, still lots of freshness but showing secondary. Box of spiced florals, soil, touch of sweet, great silky palace. 93+
Red
1996 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
95 points
Silky smooth tannin, super fresh, great balance, lagging finish. Just incredible harmony. 95+
Red
1983 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
93 points
Developing quite nice, good show of peppery flavor. 93
Red
1986 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
Balance is a bit off. Woods dominate. NR
Red
1982 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
95 points
Indeed very nice balance and harmony. 95
White - Sparkling
1990 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut France, Champagne
92 points
Very bright acidity, perhaps a bit too much, needs more time? 92?
Red
1989 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
95 points
Unexpectedly soft and feminine, nothing of the roughness. Very good fruit package. 95
White - Sparkling
N.V. Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Heritage (1921-2010) France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
93 points
Half young wines and half old wines. Interesting combination of overall freshness and aged toasted nuances towards end of the palate. Great story behind too. 93
White - Sparkling
2012 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs Les Montjolys France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
92 points
Very Mesnil character, bright white fruit and driven acidity. Not super complex but very nice. 92
Red
1991 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
92 points
Slightly thin, cherry profile, not a specific style—perhaps in the awkward phase of choosing directions for the domaine? 92
White
1990 Coche-Dury Meursault Les Rougeots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
92 points
Really smoky, good concentration and clarity. Weight is there, but did not observe the racy complexity. 92
Red
1986 Penfolds Grange Australia, South Australia
95 points
Pure blackberry jam, amazing array of a fruit-driven profile with everything in place, flaring with touches of earthiness. Very nice. 95
Red
1997 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
94 points
0410/878. Amazing depth as always, tannin almost fully resolved into great funkiness and spread florals. Precise, spicy and broad palate. 94
Red
1989 Château Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
Just incredible harmony and balance... NR
White
2011 Domaine Ramonet Chevalier-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
91 points
Disappointing weight, very thin and too much acidity. Condition is fine. 91
White
2002 Domaine d'Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Meursault Les Narvaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
93 points
2322 Bottles Harvested. Above appellation weight and concentration, sesame profile, nice soft acidity. It is just not really coming together or that interesting; reduction seems in a weird place. One would have had higher hope for this vintage. 93?
Red
1988 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
92 points
Nose strikes as a lot of tea secondary, perhaps even shadowing a little of the fruit. Power and weight are GC. 92
White
2005 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
92 points
This really just does not have either the richness of good Batard or the power of the vintage. It is fat, big and even well-made—just totally uninteresting. 92
White
1996 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
Very fresh and energetic, there is direction in the wine. Not mind-blowing bottle. Maybe more time? 94
White - Sparkling
1996 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Les Clos Saint-Hilaire France, Champagne
94 points
Really nice Champagne, crispy clean acidity, deep structure and great balance. Holds up after a night of great wines. 94
Red
2006 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
93 points
Showed better than last bottle; did not exhibit brewed fruit qualities. 93
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White
2015 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
92 points
Nice balance and weight, not quite expressive. 92
Red
2000 Michel Bonnefond Ruchottes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
Light palate as is the vintage, but good profile of complete fruit quite like Rousseau. Slightly thin. 92
Red
2001 Michel Bonnefond Ruchottes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
More acidity, and even leaner towards a focus point. Toned dark fruit, The clarity and backward spices are nice, very deep at the back of the throat finish. Not quite generous as the vintage can be. 92-93
Red
1999 Joseph Drouhin Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
88 points
Magnum. Quite thin, lots of dark fruits, good vintage spice. 88
Red
2007 Colgin Syrah IX Estate USA, California, Napa Valley
94 points
Some tomato-like green/blue fruit aromatics, which seems characteristics to their 07s, but overall very luscious, jammy and enjoyable. Generous showing. 94
Red
1994 Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon USA, California, Napa Valley
94 points
Silky smooth tannin, new world cabernet at its best. Graceful composure with a properly aged fruit bouquet. 94-95
White
1978 Louis Jadot Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
93 points
Really well-aged, good weight and with dimensions. Cannot remember much… 93?
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