Acker BYO 2019

Tribecal Grill

Tasted December 10, 2019 by hprphf with 79 views

Flight 1 (6 notes)

Red
1995 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
94 points
Super clean, nice green flirt and sweetness. Too light without depth. 94
Red
1999 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
On the rustic side, not giving much at all. NR
Red
1994 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Mouline France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
93 points
Very nice freshness and sweetness. 93+
Red
1990 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Turque France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
93 points
Nice sweet fruit but not much depth. 93
Red
1982 Penfolds Grange Australia, South Australia
93 points
Very open, lots of fruit but with some richness. 93
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Red
2009 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
93 points
It is very light and afloat, almost at another layer above the actual weight. Fresh jammy fruit. 93+

Flight 2 - Whites (12 notes)

Ramonet Batard 2001 is just incredible. Very very fine. Otherwise we had interesting flights comparing vintages and period.

White
2005 Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
91 points
Clean, very linear, surprisingly open. 91
White
2004 Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
92 points
Lovely reduction, nice array of fruit, a little dispersed but still focused. 92
White
2004 Coche-Dury Meursault Domaine et Selection France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
93 points
Very fine reduction, breath of depth, soil, salinity, fine layers and balance. Great rich Coche profile. 93
White - Sparkling
1996 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon France, Champagne
93 points
Good layer, sweetness and depth. 93
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White - Sparkling
1985 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne
93 points
Very nice bubbles, nice aged nuances, still very fresh with fine acidity. 93-94
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White
2001 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
95 points
My favorite white of the night. Mint, peach, pear, white florals, soil, salt, anise spice. Great complexity and balance; just layers and layers of electricity. Still more potential. 95
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White
2004 Henri Boillot Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
Lovely richness, quite complicating, good salinity finish. 94
White - Sparkling
1985 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut Collection France, Champagne
94 points
Beautiful acidity, very fine profile. 94-95
White - Sparkling
1996 Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs France, Champagne
92 points
Magnum. On the acidic side and still little disjointed. 92
White
2008 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
92 points
Magnum. Very nice nose but the palate tastes weird. 92
White - Sparkling
2002 Krug Champagne Clos du Mesnil France, Champagne
95 points
Very nice and bright acidity, so clear and soft. 95
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White
2009 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
92 points
Weight is a little thin, good Leflaive profile. 92

Flight 3 - Bordeaux (9 notes)

We decide to start the reds with this...because why not? Interestingly enough everyone brought wines from similar period/vintages.

Red
1990 Château Cheval Blanc France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
95 points
Not giving much, yet superber clarity and spice. 95+
Red
1989 Château Cheval Blanc France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
93 points
Fruit leads the show with very nice nuances and clean clarity. 93
Red
1989 Château La Mission Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
94 points
Cedar wood and pencil box. Super dark and acidic. Nice heat of spice. 94
Red
1982 Château La Mission Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
92 points
Light, thin, drinking nicely but a little simple. 92
Red
1982 Château Lafite Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
95 points
Lots of VA at first which blew off quickly. Some green fruit but very pleasant, still young; the profile will be sensational. 95+
Red
1983 Château Lafite Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Darker and younger, but also very thin. Good array of classic Pauillac notes. 92
Red
1983 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
92 points
Magnum. On the acidic side and a little bitter. Nice box of smoke. Palate is more disappointing. 92
Red
1996 Château Latour Grand Vin France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
94 points
Great balance yet to unpack, lovely spice box. 94+
Red
1988 Château Lafleur France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
93 points
On the darker/plastic side, and perhaps goes with one’s favorable cuisine. Prominent oak. 93

Flight 4 - Burgundy (14 notes)

My vote goes to DRC Richebourg 2004... then maybe the Leroy Chambertin 1961.

Red
2002 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
94 points
01817. Dense and clean, very good balance. 94
Red
1978 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussière France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis 1er Cru
90 points
Acidic, maybe a little oxidized, good composition of palate. 90?
Red
2000 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
93 points
Very clean and deep, thin as vintage, cool spice and backward heat. 93
Red
1993 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
93 points
Very good balance, rather mild. 93
Red
1996 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
92 points
Nice vintage coolness and composure. Surprising showing. 92
Red
2004 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
94 points
01289/11446. Lovely green-ish bright fruit, superb clarity, not very long but everything in place. 94
Red
2011 Domaine Leroy Chambolle-Musigny Les Fremières France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny
92 points
00501/1191. Green, funky, need much more time and a little thin. Yet to display any Leroy aromatics. 92+
Red
1961 Maison Leroy Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
94 points
Drinking very young, still lots of freshness, more interesting than luscious as it is a thinner than current wines. Obviously a lot of skills here. 94-95
Red
2008 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
flawed
On the sour and bitter side. Flawed?
Red
1987 Olivier Leflaive Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
Nice palate, showing age and fresh fruit bouquet, short firm finish. Only vintage made, and apparently even the Domaine does not hold any reserve, so this may well be the last bottle on Earth. Thanks Albert. 92-93
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Red
1961 Remoissenet Père et Fils Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
Not really giving much aroma all all… does not feel flawed. NR
Red
2007 Coche-Dury Volnay 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
93 points
Nice clarity and depth for appellation. 93
Red
2003 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
91 points
There is some unbalance with very prominent herbal coolness. 91
Red
2016 Domaine Anne Gros Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
92 points
Just incredibly young, thin on palate, nice army of fruit that need so many decades to unpack. 92

Closing

Fun night! Many flights of wines offer good perspectives.

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