Zachy's La Paulee 2020

Le Bernardin Prive

Tasted March 5, 2020 - March 6, 2020 by hprphf with 133 views

Flight 1 - Auction Day 1 (23 notes)

Bonneau steals the show.

White
2017 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
87 points
Bitter oak acid dominates over vineyard. 87?
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
90 points
Glossy nose, somewhat unbalanced on palate, slight sweet finish. 90
Red
2017 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vougeot 1er Cru
89 points
Nose is very Noellat, deep and pretty, but palate is slightly disjointed and bitter. 89
White - Sparkling
1997 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart France, Champagne
91 points
Toasted almonds, tasted quite aged compared to vintage, mild spicy palate. 91
Red
1995 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
92 points
Sour? Underlying wine is complex, spicy and slightly sweet. 92-93
Red
2014 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
95 points
So rich and layered, great black fruit, so much potential. 95+
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Red
1988 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Marie Beurrier France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
96 points
Incredible elegance, precision and sweetness and backward heat. Fully resolved and so balanced. 96
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White
2017 Joseph Drouhin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
Good balance and weight, nice sweetness.
White
2001 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Pouilly-Fumé
91 points
Prominent acid and oak. 91
Red
2005 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
94 points
Great array of bouquet, very smooth tannin, lovely texture. 94
Red
1978 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
94 points
Lovely array of floral spice, not a powerhouse but decently fresh. Great old school. 94
Red
1993 Domaine Anne et François Gros Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
94 points
Nice pronounced acid, quite characteristic, despite lower than vintage showing. 93-94
Red
2000 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
92 points
Not a lot of depth but very concentrated and nice extract. 92
Red
2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
92 points
A lot more open, some broken acid, good Vosne heat. 92
White
2017 Olivier Bernstein Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
054/899. A little disjointed for now. Not showing much. NR
Red
1999 Domaine Robert Groffier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
92 points
Nice vintage heat and acid, slightly thin for BM. 92
Red
2015 Olivier Bernstein Mazis-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
Fresh, too young to judge. NR
White
2007 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
91 points
Magnum. Good individual aspect, trying to come together. 91
Red
1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
91 points
Ripe, characteristic vintage acid, lean. 91
Red
2007 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
90 points
Good showing, pretty lean. 90
Red
2008 Domaine Dujac Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
92 points
Brighter fruit, longer and more glossy. 92
White
2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
94 points
Sweet, good depth and precise layers. 94
Red
2017 Les Mathény Trousseau Arbois France, Jura, Arbois
89 points
Interestingly fresh, not the spice from Burgundy but quite similar to Pinot. 89

Flight 2 - BYO Dinner (41 notes)

Theme is lots of Leroy and Rousseau... among other extraordinary wines.

Red
2000 Domaine d'Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Somehow thin as vintage, acid pronounced and not the weighty BM. Still excellent. NR
Red
1999 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
93 points
Pronounced vintage acid, flat compared to appellation. 93
Red
1996 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
94 points
Different style, but nice old school balance. Prefer this slightly to the 1999. 94
Red
2002 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
1681/40?0. Somehow quite acidic but not oxidized. Maybe just too young? Underlying wine is good depth. Hard to rate.
Red
1996 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Tasted, not remembering much.
Red
1996 Domaine Leroy Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
Great depth and concentration. NR
Red
1998 Domaine Leroy Pommard Les Vignots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard
93 points
1269/3220. Acid very characteristic to vintage, just good. 93
Red
1998 Maison Leroy Pommard 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru
Not as tired as I remember, but also not giving much. NR
Red
1962 Maison Leroy La Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Romanée Grand Cru
Tasted.
Red
1964 Maison Leroy Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Tasted.
Red
1997 Maison Leroy Corton France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
94 points
Isn’t this a surprise — showing great pedigree. Not as concentrated as Domaine Corton but greatly resolved clarity. Very enjoyable. 94
Red
1985 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Jayer wine, Jayer nose, palate good but somewhat thinner compared to non-filtered powerhouse.
Red
2006 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
Drinking well, nice tannin. 92-93
Red
2006 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
94 points
Drinking great, so smooth and structured. Great vintage rendition . 94-95
Red
1993 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
92 points
Made by Papa Fourrier, old school, good balance, less extracted. 92?
Red
2008 Domaine Fourrier Griotte-Chambertin Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
GC weight, bright fruit, nice extract, somehow less interesting than CSJ. 92
Red
2010 Domaine Fourrier Griotte-Chambertin Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
Great vintage profile, GC weight, still prefer CSJ. 93+
Red
2001 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
94 points
This is great, exemplary Richebourg. Different from current Meo style but equally enjoyable. 94-95
Red
2000 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
93 points
02587/15537. Very vintage, somewhat soft, enjoyable. 93
White
2005 Coche-Dury Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
93 points
Very open, energetic, beyond appellation weight. 93
White
1999 Coche-Dury Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
93 points
Weighty, lovely concentration. 93
White
2012 Hubert Lamy Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
206/300. Very bright but toned, great balance, expanding on palate. 94
White
2013 Hubert Lamy Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Cuvée Haute Densité France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Even denser, still too young. Great wine.
Red
1964 Domaine René Engel Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
flawed
Corked.
Red
1978 Mommessin Clos de Tart France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de Tart Grand Cru
flawed
Feel oxidized.
Red
1966 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
flawed
Stated as MSD 1er. Corked.
Red
1964 Domaine Grivelet Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
flawed
Corked.
Red
2005 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
93 points
Magnum. Great for Vogue. 93-94
Red
1999 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
93 points
Great vintage profile and weight. 93
Red
1990 Domaine Ponsot Chapelle-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
PnP blind. 95? 90? Clearly great vintage profile, yet to unfold. 93
White
1999 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
93 points
Great rich and buttery profile and it holds. 93
Red
1996 Domaine Truchot-Martin Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
94 points
Great array and broadness. 94
Red
1996 Domaine Truchot-Martin Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Les Blanchards France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis 1er Cru
94 points
Less weight than Charmes, but somehow wider on the palate. Equally great. 94
Red
1998 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
94 points
Magnum. Wow this was amazing, so fresh and powerful just miles beyond vintage. 94
Red
2011 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
93 points
Green as usual. 93-94
Red
2007 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
94 points
Two bottles, both showing great sexy vintage acid. Pretty. 94
Red
1983 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
92 points
Quite high acid, a little unbalanced but not oxidized as initially thought. Turns out to be quite enjoyable. 92
Red
1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Great as always, consistent performer.
Red
2011 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
Also green, but enjoyable. Less showing than Beze this time.
Red
2002 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
Corked...
Red
2007 Domaine Prieuré Roch Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
92 points
Weight is under for GC, some stem. 92

Flight 3 - Auction Day 2 (38 notes)

Red
1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
Still young, not giving much. Concentration is very much there. NR
Red
1995 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
95 points
Incredible bouquet, great deep core with depth and backward heat. 95
Red
2013 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Charmes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
Vintage acid prominent, starting to display Rousseau aromas.
Red
2009 Domaine Fourrier Griotte-Chambertin Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
Nose has a very pretty hue, extracted red fruit, medical on the palate. 92
Red
2002 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
94 points
Just great spice, bouquet, balance and sweetness. 94
Red
2005 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
95 points
Just great clarity and lovely all around. 95
White
2001 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
91 points
Rich, buttery, oaky and bitter. 91
White
2017 Domaine Rémi Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
87 points
Sour and unbalanced. 87
White
2014 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
91 points
Lots of oak, buttery, bitter side among sweetness. 91
White
2009 Coche-Dury Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
92 points
Ripe, bright, toned oak underneath, good depth. 92-93
White
2005 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
95 points
000593. Amazing clarity and sweetness, so big, so structured, still too young. 95+
White
1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
95 points
00836/3322. Slightly advanced but salvaged with time in decanter. Really fine and detailed, immense finesse of power underneath, bright fruit, great harmony. 95-96
White - Sparkling
1964 Krug Champagne Private Cuvée France, Champagne
96 points
Hue of tuoasted nuts, dried tangerine, fresh bouquet, lightly roasted meat. Just incredibly elegant, energetic and deep, with a sense of sweetness at its core. Truly excellent. 96-97
White
2010 Arnaud Ente Meursault Les Petits Charrons France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
92 points
On the sweet and bland side, not super precise just big. 92
White
2001 Domaine Ramonet Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
flawed
Premox. Shame for 2001.
White
1989 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
Aged but not tired, great density, stony fruit, some brightness. 93
White
1989 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
95 points
So rich, with finesse from ageing.
Red
2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
89 points
Bitter, balancing. 89
Red
2005 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
92 points
01309/4134. Graceful wine, stunning spicy nose with such a breath of depth. Palate falls short and bitter. 92-93
Red
2017 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Ruchottes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
Young, but already showing very signature spice box and depth. 93+
Red
2001 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
94 points
PnP, really catching up on weigh and spice with some time. 94+
Red
2002 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Needs a lot of time, keeps unfolding. NR
Red
2012 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
Again packed with spice.
Red
1996 Louis Jadot Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
91 points
Quite structured holding well. 91
Red
1996 Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
Getting petty tired.
Red
1971 Domaine Jean Gros Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
95 points
Supple, well-aged and super balanced. 95
Red
1961 Château La Mission Haut-Brion France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
96 points
Slightly corked, but the wine is great. The mature Bordeaux pedigree. 96++
Red
2006 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
95 points
Glossy, super fine, very nice. 95
Red
2003 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
95 points
Great backward heat, very nice balance, so smooth tannin. 95
Red
2002 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
95 points
Pedigree wine, structured but ethereally clean. 95+
Red
1959 Maison Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
92 points
Just incredibly fresh, some breath of spice and sweetness coming out. 92
Red
2001 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
94 points
2135/5807. Much more open than 02, some supple tannin, great backward heat, will be amazing with time. 94+
Red
2013 Domaine Leroy Coteaux Bourguignons France, Burgundy, Coteaux Bourguignons
91 points
00259/2428. Gamey blend? First open was great and displayed some Leroy weight, although this declined quickly into acid. 91-
Red
2000 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
93 points
00542/12955. Some light vintage weight, sweet and enjoyable. 93
Red
2006 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
93 points
00812/10910. Drinking well, good balance. 93
Red
1998 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Tâche Grand Cru
93 points
00055/16921. Muscular, powerful, still pretty defined underneath. 93
Red
2000 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, La Tâche Grand Cru
94 points
04178/24867. Vintage characteristic still present, but masculine and precise. 94
Red
1989 Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
93 points
Looks like it’s from 2010s, just incredibly fresh, developing and with good balance. Dark fruit very nice. Thanks Nicholas. 93
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