Blind 2014 / 2017 White Burgundy

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Tasted June 16, 2021 by Nanda with 51 views

Flight 1 - 2014 Flight (6 notes)

White
2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
94 points
Blind. Beautiful, towering nose of matchstick infused orchard fruit, spice and rich minerals. Delicious with powerful rich fruit that has a kiss of very attractive reduction. Resounding, well integrated acidity in the long finish. My #1/6, Group #2.
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White
2014 Michel Colin-Deléger et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru En Remilly France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Blind. Attractive if nondescript aromas of apple, peach, florals and mint. A substantial palate with very rich and chewy fruit balanced with taut acids. Fun now, but I suspect this gets better as the wine settles in. My 4/6, Group #1. I think the group liked the full throttle nature more than me.
White
2014 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
91 points
Blind. Attractive smoky, spicy, minerally nose is nuanced if a little subdued in intensity. One of the more firm wines in this flight with rich but highly structure fruit. Nice melange of citrus flavors and tangy acidity in the finish. My 5/5 and Group #5. I'd hold as this is good now, but will be great in a few years.
White
2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
Blind. Really attractive nose with intensity and complexity -- florals, minrals, spice, crisp orchard fruits. Deliciously round on the palate with orchard, tropical and citrus fruits and loads of mineral spice. Amazing tangy acidity that is seamlessly integrated with the fruit. Delicious now though this should hold for 5-10+ years. My 2/6, Group #3.
White
2014 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Sous Roche Dumay France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
92 points
Blind. Full, alluring nose that is showing ready with bruised ripe fruit and even a touch of honeying along with bright minerality, making it quite intriguing. Good ying and yang of creaminess and crispness on the palate. Good precision in the long, bright finish. My 3/6, Group #4.
White
2014 Domaine Dublère Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
flawed
Slightly oxididzed from what seemed like a bad cork seal.

Flight 2 - 2017 Flight (5 notes)

White
2017 Henri Prudhon & Fils Saint-Aubin 1er Cru sur Gamay France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
90 points
Blind. Very bright aromas with orchard fruit, minerality and a hint of matchstick. Very crisp and acid-driven palate that also appears to be slightly compact due to reduction right now. Lots of upside as this settles in. My 4/5, Group #4.
White
2017 Domaine Darviot-Perrin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
Blind. Huge nose that is chock-full of primary, creamy, toasty, spicy orchard fruit. The palate follows suit with a power-driven profile and loads of rich, creamy while also bright and energetic fruit. Floral finish. Delicious now with upside. My 2/5, Group #2.
White
2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
90 points
Blind. Pretty nose of lemon-lime, orchard fruit and florals. Palate is richly fruited with nice power and balance. Came across a bit simple. When told there was village wine in the otherwise 1er cru lineup, most called this as the village wine. (although then another village bottle turned up, which was mistakingly inserted as a 1er). My 5/5, Group #5.
White
2017 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
92 points
Blind. This built depth and momentum as it sat in the glass. Bright, mineral-driven nose. Palate is acid driven with primary, lively fruit that is plush and engaging. Plenty of taut acidity in a chewy finish. Upside from here. My 3/5, Group #1. 1er quality village wine.
White
2017 Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
94 points
Blind. I found this to be the most serious wine in the flight that showed it's greatness with contemplation as its still not an obvious wine. The nose is intriguing if a little modest right now with spice, minerals, honeyed nuts and pure fruit. Palate is already delicious and with time shows serious depth and complexity with orchard, tropical and citrus fruit, florals and spice. Long floral and citrus oil finish just lingers. Terrific wine. My 1/5, Group #3.

Flight 3 - Blind Syrah with Grilled Lamb Chops (2 notes)

Red
1996 Penfolds Grange Australia, South Australia
94 points
Blind. Full, lifted nose with abundant black fruit made complex with evergreen, mint, spice and sweet herbs. The palate has rich and incredibly youthful, fresh fruit. Tasted ten years old, not twenty-five years old. Should hold for multiple decades. Fairly easy to peg as Australian Shiraz, but you'd think it's much younger.
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Red
1996 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
96 points
Blind. Gorgeous nose that doesn’t stop and is addictingly engaging — dried black fruit, smoked meat, olive brine, black pepper, dried florals and new leather. Wow. Delicious with plentiful plush fruit and balancing structure. Complex and long. Most certainly Cote Rotie, though i was leaning towards 1998.
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