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Five wine friends and two guests

Restaurant Olivijn (Michelin star) Haarlem, The Netherlands

Tasted November 10, 2021 by FransS with 59 views

Introduction

My friend Loek invited me to join one of the lunches of this small group.
A friendly request was to take some nice bottles with me.

Flight 1 (16 notes)

Chef Menno showed with its crew his qualities in creating small dishes to accompany the wines; a superb marriage between food and wine.

White - Sparkling
2008 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne
96 points
Like concrete, but you can already lick it; very concentrated, a severe, but very convincing and ripe citrus, very pure, très chardonnay. This champagne needs, in my opinion, another 10 years to blossom fully (and to gain more points).
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White
2016 Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
94 points
Fumé, first Baron de L came into my mind, but with more aeration the chardonnay became obvious; tight (serré), even a bit closed, very precise and pure, needs time and give it.
White
2017 Domaine Genoux Vin de Savoie Arbin Garance Chignin-Bergeron France, Savoie, Vin de Savoie Arbin
93 points
Very pure and, as I recently wrote, with a very sophisticated roussanne;
I can understand the advised tasting temperature of 10° Celsius, but 11 or 12 seems also well to me. If the wine becomes warmer the roussanne can overwhelm the other elements in the wine; bio dynamic!
White
2015 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
95 points
A very elegant bouquet, but the elements are difficult to catch, lovely vanilla & citrus, not a powerhouse, concentrated is a better description; long aftertaste, super fresh and with a long live (and more points) ahead.
White
2015 Olivier Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
94 points
Tasted after the Paul Pernot B-B-M '95; more evolved, also surprisingly fresh citrus, more decadent and a bit less refined, but so Puligny with its nearly stony style and its fine almonds, long aftertaste. Drink now!
White
1996 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Savennières-Coulée de Serrant
95 points
Ripe apples, a hint of mint, a whiff of apricots, minimal oxidation, lovely citrus, gentle bitters and a very long aftertaste; still alive and kicking (legends never die).
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White
2013 Domaine Patrick Baudouin Anjou Les Gâts France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Anjou
92 points
Apples, lovely acidity, soft spices, bit oxidative, firm in the midtaste and, chenin like, with a lovely dry finish.
White
2009 Ronchi di Cialla Picolit Sol Venezia Giulia IGT Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Venezia Giulia IGT
94 points
My first encounter with this grape, the Picolit, a hint of apples, soft bitters (also in the bouquet), a bit minty, tight in the midtaste, but nearly creamy in the very long aftertaste; not easy to describe.
Red
2006 Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
95 points
The smooth and ripe tannins in the aftertaste were the big surprise (2006 is often a bit harsh) and before I enjoyed beautiful citrus, smooth vanilla, gentle wood, elegant minerals, concentration in the midtaste and ripe red fruit; enjoy this wine now.
Red
1961 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero
96 points
And again (see the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant '96) legends never die and at the age of 60 it is no exaggeration; super ripe dark fruit, good wood, high, but very acceptable, acidity, concentrated. The last sip from the bottle with some depot showed even generous with a hint of sweetness; 95 points and 1 for surviving so well.
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Red
2010 Domaine de Trévallon France, Provence, Vin de Pays des Alpilles
93 points
Quite hefty, exotic, wood, graphite, a bit drying tannins (you can even smell them); the combination of syrah and cs assures a long life, so this wine, at the age of 11, is far too young.
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Red
1986 Château Margaux France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux
95 points
Lovely spices, little flowers, gentle vanilla; the friendly bouquet becomes followed by a very firm midtaste, even a bit raw, than in the second part of the taste there is more ripeness and elegant minerals and if the bottle is of your wife's birth year, than, Georg, it is a super worthy wine at this tasting. To end with the wine, the tannins are a quite obvious.
Red
2009 Château Pontet-Canet France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
97 points
Three times decanted (the evening before, the morning before the tasting and at the tasting), black colour, black fruit, graphite, new wood, vanilla, super concentration, all the components for a memorable future, but at the moment the wine is still searching for its perfect line from start to finish; I will wait!!
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White - Sweet/Dessert
2017 Domaine Weinbach Pinot Gris Altenbourg Sélection de Grains Nobles France, Alsace
96 points
Lovely high citrus, a dry impression (the pourriture noble), a gentle sweet taste with a whiff of pepper, some fat, bit cinnamon, apricots, even cocoa, very charming, very elegant.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1990 Château d'Yquem France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
97 points
Grapefruit, bit waxy, orange confit, vanilla, medium+ sweetness; I give the wine its points for its great elegance (like a super '99) and balance to give every element its place in the glass.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2015 Château de Fargues France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
92 points
A sweet start, not so pronounced, some friendly bitterness, some spices, nice aftertaste, but côte à côte with the Yquem '90 is too demanding for this wine.

Closing

Terrific wines! My 2017 domaine Genoux, Garance, 2015 Olivier Leflaive Puligny Les Enseignères and the 2009 Pontet-Canet did well between so many fantastic wines.

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