BBC Long weekend 2021

Tasted June 11, 2021 - June 13, 2021 by Vini Ciclismo with 30 views

Flight 1 (8 notes)

White
2013 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gains France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
power and finesse, nicely integrated, florals and citrus with well hidden oak.
Red
1999 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru
93 points
silky, smooth, light earth and lovely fruits, beautifully structured
Red
2000 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
91 points
smooth, earthy, silky, classic flavours
Red
2003 McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Wines Shiraz Maurice O'Shea Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
90 points
smooth, broad palate. Not developed, still youthfully fruity, just lacking excitement.
Red
1964 Franco Fiorina Barolo Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
94 points
amazing mustard weed rose petal floral / herbal nose, ink and tar spice, bright complex but clearly old profile. Bright purple, bizarrely youthful colour. Lovely ripe fruits, still with fine tannins, and good acidity. Some earth, but nothing obviously oxidative.
Red
1996 Brokenwood Shiraz Australia, New South Wales, Hunter Valley
88 points
sweet red berries with a little darker spice, quite soft and fading, but clean
Red
1993 Taminick Cellars Shiraz Australia, Victoria, North East
88 points
ripe dark fruit, very soft, a hint of developed earthy notes but mainly a straightforward older red. tasty.
Red - Fortified
2007 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
94 points
silky smooth, powerful long palate, ripe seamless dark fruit, not yet in the developed phase, gorgeous.
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Flight 2 (8 notes)

White
2005 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley
91 points
rich ripe fruits, fresh, only lightly honeyed, no kerosene, lithe seamless structure. Great drinking.
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White
2008 Giaconda Chardonnay Estate Vineyard Australia, Victoria, North East, Beechworth
92 points
pure clean nose, perfectly integrated, no obvious oak, fresh fruit flavours, very typical, fleshy, light spice, drinking beautifully.
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White
2006 Vasse Felix Chardonnay Heytesbury Australia, Western Australia, South West Australia, Margaret River
90 points
bright fruits, low oak, tropical, very MR. Soft and clean. Nice.
Red
2004 Mount Mary Pinot Noir Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
benchmark Yarra pinot, on the typically more stylish reserved side with barely any development, just a well integrated red berry and a hint of spice.
Red
1959 Charles Vienot Mazis-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
96 points
deep colour some tawny at the rim but burgundy core. Clean nose, soft fragrance, damson, floral, hint of sour cherry. Crushed herb, cherry stone zest, earthy, dark cherry, dark tar spices. Medium weight, well balanced, long resonant finish, fine tannins. Remarkably youthful, in structure and flavours. Gorgeous blend of fruit and spice.
Red
2006 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
89 points
soft, well balanced, relatively simple style, good flavours, not going anywhere.
Red
1995 Passing Clouds Cabernet Sauvignon The Angel Australia, Victoria, Central Victoria, Bendigo
91 points
deep dark fruit, mulberry and cassis, rich but smooth, softened tannins and decent acidity, tobacco leaf complexity, nice hints of development, drinking well.
Red - Fortified
1884 Seppeltsfield Para 100 Vintage Tawny Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
99 points
Amazing stuff, never fails to leave me speechless. Thick as honey, coats the glass and stays in place, only really needs to be smelled to be enjoyed. Reduced raisins and maple syrup, fruitcake extract, burnt toast and honey, butterscotch, absolute essence of old reduced red wine, cleansing acidity, and a mind-blowing length. You don't need much, less is more.

Flight 3 (6 notes)

White
2010 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
93 points
pale straw. light honeysuckle, lemon curd. Minerality, delicate citrus zest, faint honey, floral. Great balance, still very youthful structure, yet has a refined style.
White
1998 Jasper Hill Sémillon Georgia's Paddock Australia, Victoria, Central Victoria, Heathcote
86 points
rich but not heavy, some honey and dried fruit but not a lot of toast. simple but drinking ok.
Red
2012 Hoddles Creek Pinot Noir Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley
87 points
very light, not much earth, delicate, silky, lacking intensity, pleasant but not exciting.
Red
2003 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
94 points
Deep rich colour.
Dark fruits, dark spice, blood, plum, damson.
Plums and blood, a little earth but not heavily, rich dark flavours, plenty of fine tannins but less than might be expected for BM, the unusual flavour profile probably linked to warm vintage. More plums than cherry, but made in a refined structured style. It’s absolutely delicious in an atypical way for BM. Seems like it will continue to build spice and richness.
Red
2008 Henschke Shiraz Hill of Grace Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Eden Valley
94 points
Typically refined style but with lovely intensity. Youthful, delicious primary flavours, an undercurrent of darker spice still overwhelmed by youth at this point.
Red
1989 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas
89 points
Light open style, red berry and licorice spice, true to its name, faded and a little dried out but only reasonable in view of its age. Plenty of flavour and some fine tannins.
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