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Le Bernardin Prive - New York NY

Tasted March 5, 2020 - March 6, 2020 by Burgundy Al with 95 views

Flight 1 - Day One (32 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut France, Champagne
86 points
Bright and tart apple and lemon with some toasted rye bread. Good weight.
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White
2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
92 points
Magnum. Small glass, brief note. Rich and floral start with lots of apple and lemon curd flavors. Still very bright, lively and elegant.
White
2004 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Lots of apple, some lemon notes with a floral start. Still very fresh with good length. Tired when revisited at the end of the day, but by then it had been open 3 hours.
Red
1983 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain
Small glass, brief note. Still too tannic for the level of fruit.
Red
1987 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
93 points
Small glass, brief note. Fully mature black plum and cherry with good depth and complex earth and spice notes. Very good now.
Red
1987 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
90 points
Small glass, brief note. Big and bold with rich fruit, but tannins still a bit too pronounced.
Red
2003 Château Mouton Rothschild France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
93 points
Small glass, brief note. Rich black cherry and currant with some cassis. Certainly rich but simultaneously well balanced.
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White
2017 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Good nose but less robust fruit on palate, making this almost shrill on finish.
Red
2012 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos des Corvees Pagets France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
89 points
Small glass, brief note. Black fruit, very ripe and still a little too tannic for right now.
Red
2017 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
91 points
Small glass, brief note. All red cherry and berry with pretty spice. Good weight, better length. Good already now.
Red
2002 Colgin Cariad USA, California, Napa Valley
Small glass, brief note. Oddly very ripe and bitter at the same time. Some liked this, while I liked aspects of it, but not overall.
Red
2014 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
Small glass, brief note. Glorious aromas with rich black fruit and so well spiced. Less complete on palate with less ripeness coming across. Needs time, very good potential.
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White - Sparkling
2009 Georges Laval Champagne Premier Cru Brut Nature Les Chênes France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru
91 points
Small glass, brief note. More oxidative than I would prefer. Comes across as tart on its own, but bright and complex when enjoyed with food. I liked the 2012 from a few months ago much more.
White
2015 Bernard Boisson-Vadot Meursault Les Chevalières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
92 points
Slightly reductive, but the double decant helped. Rich but chiseled structure. Very exciting and powerful for its level, I’d never have thought 2015.
Red
2017 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
89 points
Small glass, brief note. Floral and spice with bright red cherry and berry start-to-finish and medium+ weight.
Red
1982 Château Trotanoy France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol
91 points
Small glass, brief note. Rich and fully mature with lots of complex mushroom and earth character.
White
1999 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Magnum. Still slightly reduced, which helped keep this bright and fresh. Very big and powerful with ripe fruit. Very good length and weight.
White
2017 Olivier Bernstein Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Very good nose but palate disjointed for now. Okay and very rich start, but tart finish. Needs time+.
White - Sparkling
2002 Dom Pérignon Champagne P2 France, Champagne
95 points
Small glass, brief note. Wow, big and powerful while perfectly balanced. Long and ethereal.
Red
1990 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
Small glass, brief note. Very ripe and just a little dirty. Mature red and black cherry with lots of earth. Medium weight.
White
2000 Domaine Leflaive Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
93 points
Small glass, brief note. Very rich and lush with so much freshness for its age. Complex and nuanced on line finish. Very good.
Red
1978 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Very Vosne spiced with more earth than lingering fruit, just slightly more tired than I would hope from this great vintage.
Red
2000 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
90 points
Small glass, brief note. Earthy and meaty with fully mature black cherry. So elegant and fun now.
Red
1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
91 points
Small glass, brief note. Very Gevrey with ripe fruit, spice galore and very complex textures. Very good now, possible upside from here.
Red
2005 Dupont-Tisserandot Mazis-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
flawed
Dirty. Terrible.
Red
2007 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
90 points
Showing Chambolle, vintage and producer perfectly. Rich and Wells pice with bright textures. Sneaky good length.
Red
2008 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
92 points
Black and red berry with very good weight and rich spice. Very good weight and expanding long finish. Very good now, upside from here.
Red
2017 Les Mathény Trousseau Arbois France, Jura, Arbois
Small glass, brief note. Served blind. Clearly not Burgundy. A little tart, a little sweet. Ok overall.
Red
1993 Domaine Anne et François Gros Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Very 93 in its robust structure, but the best of the vintage have emerged with more depth by this point. Certainly good, just not quite what it should be.
Red
2000 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
flawed
Corked
White - Sparkling
1997 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart France, Champagne
Been open for a while today, so perhaps not representative, but this seemed well past its peak.
Red
2016 Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Small glass, brief note. Not exactly my style of wine, but yum, this is tasty.

Flight 2 - Day Two (18 notes)

White
1989 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
94 points
Small glass, brief note. Brilliant mature stone fruit with incredible density. So long.
White
1989 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
96 points
Small glass, brief note. Extremely rich and unctuous with so much ripe fruit and just enough faint botrytis to make it even better.
Red
2017 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
88 points
Small glass, brief note. Lighter style of the vintage. Well balanced all red cherry, charming for medium term enjoyment.
Red
1999 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de Tart Grand Cru
93 points
So rich and silky but still firm on finish. So
mich complex and bright red fruit here.
Red
1993 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
94 points
Small glass, brief note. Brilliant combination of red cherry, fall flowers, earth and so much power. So great now, but even more upside?
White
2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault 1er Cru Clos des Bouchères France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
So rich with impressive concentration, but not quite the backbone of a wine I’d want to cellar. Very good now.
White
2017 Hubert Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Macherelles France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
91 points
Small glass, brief note. Incredibly bright with rich enough orchard fruit followed by great textures. Better 2023-.
Red
2016 Domaine Henri Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
89 points
Small glass, brief note. Yummy but rich and a bit flamboyant.
Red
1999 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
flawed
Corked
Red
1989 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
93 points
Small glass, brief note. Ripe with intense concentration and equally great balance. As much black and red cherry with plenty of earth. Great now.
White
2005 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
97 points
Small glass, brief note. Massive and glorious with so much Of everything and a long, ultra bright finish. Shockingly fresh.
Red
1995 Hospices de Beaune Mazis-Chambertin Cuvée Madeleine Collignon Frederic Esmonin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
Small glass, brief note. Lots here but a little dirty.
Red
1993 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
92 points
Small glass, brief note. Mature red cherry and berry with so much rich spice. Dense and coming out of its shell.
Red
2000 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
93 points
Small glass, brief note. Fleshy, rich and forests red cherry and beer tie the sweet spice. So tasty right now with good+ length.
Red
2002 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
96 points
Small glass, brief note. This wine keeps getting better and better and better. So rich right now, even if still 5-10 years from its apogee.
Red
1985 Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
95 points
Small glass, brief note. So much mature black plum and cherry. So much complex spice and mushroom.
Red
1959 Maison Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
90 points
Small glass, brief note. Enticing aromas with sweet spice and mature black fruit. Similar flavors, just less alluring.
Red
2000 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
92 points
Small glass, brief note. Ripe and mature red cherry with both savory and sweet spice. Impressive depth for the vintage. Best I can ever recall for this wine.
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