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The Krengels - Bannockburn IL

Tasted July 11, 2020 by Burgundy Al with 100 views

Introduction

My first larger event post quarantine, with the Krengels graciously hosting 40-50 people poolside with live music. A great opportunity to BYO. These were a few of the wines I had an opportunity to taste.

Flight 1 (13 notes)

White - Sparkling
2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Vintage France, Champagne
Note from memory from last night. From magnum. Plenty of apple with good weight and textures. Good brightness, good now.
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White
2007 Sine Qua Non Body & Soul USA, California
87 points
Note from memory from last night. I haven't this wine since just after release. Very rich and still nicely fresh, but still very fleshy and tropical, to a greater degree than I would prefer.
White
2017 Yves Boyer-Martenot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
90 points
Note from memory from last night. Lemon and apple with good weight, better length and very good balance. Already in its peak drinking window.
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White
2010 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
93 points
Note from memory from last night. Very impressive richness and depth with some apple and plenty of lemon and lemon curd in a complex combination with anise and floral elements, finishing with very bright energy. If blind, I'd likely have thought white Burgundy. Very good now.
White
2015 Ramey Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Note from memory from last night. Lots here, very big , fleshy and flashy. Some warmth on finish was more pronounced than I prefer.
White
2017 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Condrieu La Petite Cote France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Condrieu
89 points
Note from memory from last night. Classically Condrieu with buttery richness and intense floral character. Good weight and balance for now, but I'd expect this is better now than it will be in another year or two given some warming hints at the end. Consistent with how this tasted in the Rhone a year ago.
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White - Sparkling
2002 Dom Pérignon Champagne France, Champagne
flawed
An odd bottle, this was slightly musty or dirty.
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Red
2009 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Note from memory from last night. Ripe cherry, fully+ mature. Better a few years back.
Red
2012 Pierre Damoy Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
Note from memory from last night. Dark fruit that seems forward to start, but then subdued from middle forward with assertive acidity. Needs lots of time.
Rosé
2013 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brancato Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
Note from memory from last night. Bright and pleasant with lots of red berry character. Time to drink up, but good now.
Red
2009 Sine Qua Non Grenache Upside Down USA, California, Central Coast
93 points
Note from memory from last night. Bold black fruit with mostly savory spice. Ripe, but clearly very well balanced.
Red
2012 Lucien Le Moine Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
92 points
Note from memory from last night. Double blind.Given brief decant shortly before serving. Slightly reductive start. Bright red fruit throughout with savory spice and charming balance, I thought this was a 2010 Grand Cru. So much nuance coming through. Served double blind, but obviously Burgundy, I figured out the producer quickly based on profile (plus knowing which producers are Sam's favorites).
White
2013 Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières En la Richarde France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
From magnum. Slightly reduced/ backward start when popped-and-poured, this opened up gracefully over the course of 4 hours. Lemon and apple to start with floral background notes. Fresh fruit upfront with intriguing honeyed elements adding another dimension on finish. Very good now, with a long life ahead.
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