Casual dinner at Testacio

Tasted October 13, 2021 by Nanda with 29 views

Flight 1 (13 notes)

White
2010 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
Beautiful smoke, mineral and ripe orchard aromas. Rich mineral laden fruit with lots of stuffing and bright mineral acidity. Seamless and so fresh. In a peak window.
White
1999 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
90 points
Honey and sweet apple with some diesel. Palate is big, round and powerful with lots of diesel and smoke. Interesting for sure.
White
2014 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnés France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre
90 points
Grassy, jalapeño and green apple aromas. Really round and seamless with bright grape fruit notes and acidity.
Red
1995 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
91 points
95/99/10 flight. Attractive nose of spice and earthen black fruit with Vosne spice and personality. Earth fruit with good concentration but the structure is pretty firm leading to a slightly short finish. Probably as good as its going to get.
Red
1999 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
93 points
95/99/10 flight. Favorite of the trio. Nose has powerful spice, dried floral and earth tones and is a bit darker than the 99, while also more intensely spicy and focused. Wow, so much rich and powerful fruit laced with great earthen spice. Still young and has upside from here.
Red
2010 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
92 points
95/99/10 flight. Expectations were high given how ready most 2010s are, but this fell short as it's more potential at this stage. Aromas show a very young wine with youthful, primary blueberry and black cherry with plenty of spice. The palate is also so young. While this is seamless like most 2010s its just not showing all the nuance and interest that it eventually will. Hold 5+ years.
Red
1999 Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d'Orveau Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
93 points
Whoa, killer nose of florals, red cherry and spice with intensity and layering.
Youthfully silky and pure fruit. Near grand cru concentration with seamless and well integrated structure. Power in a velvet glove -- baby Musigny.
Red
2008 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Mazoyères-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
Appealing and enticing nose has an attractive stem quality with pure black and red cherry with excellent meatiness. Clear grand cru concentration and depth. Meaty fruit with power and purity, nicely integrated 2008 acidity into a long, satisfying finish.
Red
1988 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru
flawed
Dirty on the nose. Less so on the palate, but that got dirty too with air. Not nearly as good as a bottle from a few months ago.
Red
2010 Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi) Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
Very primary and singular, obvious red cherry aromas. Palate is primary and enjoyable enough but not showing much nuance or layering yet. Needs 10+ years.
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Red
2008 Cerbaiona (Molinari) Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
94 points
Wow, such a fantastic nose of tarry, herby black cherry with earth and spice. Amazing concentration and silky texture with richness and power. Pin point balance and impressive length — wow.
Red
2005 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabajà Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
93 points
Totally classic if a bit forward (especially for its age) Giacosa. Floral driven red cherry aromas. Silky fruit, with overt 2005 ripeness, yet very elegant. Primary now and should gain some complexity with 5-10 years, but already in an early peak drinking window.
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Red
2004 Ferdinando Principiano Barolo Boscareto Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
92 points
New producer for me. Classic and traditional profile with lots of boastful and rich 2004 cherry and plum fruit. Tar notes and fresh cut florals add some degree of nuance, but this will be better in a decade. Upside from here.
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