Tasting Notes for Bisty

(606 notes on 540 wines)

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White - Sparkling
3/28/2019 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
Bubbles gone, well matured, but full-bodied and nutty.
White
9/5/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
Very oyster like minerality, high acidity, great fruit concentration.
White - Off-dry
6/11/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
This was the first time I tasted a wine from this estate.
I was struck by the fact that the Riesling pedigree was totally disguised in luscious hot sweet fruit, peach and with an off dry finish exploding with taste.

In fact, I thought it appeared as a dry Alsace Pinot Gris Grand Cru of very high quality... But slightly drier!
White - Off-dry
6/10/2015 - Bisty wrote:
93 points
Light yellow colour.
Still gives a very young impression although delicious now. I will wait another 5 years.
White - Sparkling
5/7/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
Dosage 6 gr/l.
Vinified in small and used oak casks from Burgundy. Contains old vines 860-45 years) from Cramant.
The nose is marked by the oak, aromas of rhum. On the palate very dry attack finishing with a slightly oaky end.
Somehow, I would have prefered less oak.
White - Sparkling
5/18/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
This vintage contains Cuis and Chouilly.
Feels mature and developed on the nose, honey, nuttiness. Nice balance between acidity and cray with a very dry end. Isabelle suggests to drink now. For those who like older Champagnes this one would easily keep fairly fresh another 5 years.
White - Sparkling
5/7/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
A blend of 60% 09/10 from "Foudres" and 40% 2011 from steel tanks.
Dosage 7 gr/l. Disgorged October 2015. Contains Chouilly, Cramant and noticeably Le Mesnil.
A distinct Blanc de Blancs where the Mesnil adds to the depth. Cellar for a few years before opening! Another 1-2 points potential.
White - Sparkling
5/7/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
88 points
A blend of 2010/2011 (Chouilly, Cramant and Cuis) bottled in 2012 and on the lees for 3 years.
7 gr/l. dosage.
Classical blanc de blancs, notes of pears, somewhat sharp finish.
White
4/30/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
Bottle provided by Vintomas. Served blind.
Tells the story of ideal grape maturity and high acidity which isn't always the case in Alsace as well as an ideally exposed GC (Schoenenburg).

Nice mature Riesling aromas, strawberry, cheese, morning dew hinting at beginning nuttiness but still very fresh.

Excellent to drink now, don't hesitate to keep it another 5 years.
Red
4/30/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
90 points
Very young. The tannins and acidity needs to soften and the wine should another 2 points in about 5 years.
Red - Fortified
4/21/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
90 points
Should be stored another 5-10 years.
White
2003 Jean-Claude Belland Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
4/21/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
88 points
It was drunk alongside the 2002.
This last bottle was in better shape than the previous althoubh, lightbrown colour and oxidised aromas it went perfectly with the buttery scallops.
White
2002 Jean-Claude Belland Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
4/21/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
It was drunk alongside the 2003.
In good shape, fine fruit, acidity and almost no sign of oxidasation.
White - Sparkling
4/21/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
90 points
From Magnum.
A flowery Blanc de Blancs with some minerality. It evolved during the evening. Keep!
Red
1996 Château Batailley Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/18/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
From Magnum.
This bottle was in really good shape with only start of a brick rim colour.
A little bit still on the fruit with charachteristic age aromas (blueberry) coming through nicely and tannins are gone. A decent acidity. I would not hesitate to keep it another 5 years.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1989 Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
3/18/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
93 points
Amber colour.
Excellent balance and acidity, very fresh will improve further.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1989 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
3/18/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
From a rather evolved bottle. Had lost some freshness and felt slightly clumsy and sligtly oxidised.
White - Sweet/Dessert
3/7/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
93 points
Light Brown, botrytis showing well, good acidity and mature aromas starting to show.
White - Sweet/Dessert
3/7/2015 - Bisty Likes this wine:
93 points
Bottle was wax encapsuled. Excellent shape, very young, still on the sweet fruit!
White - Sparkling
12/4/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
In very good shape after 15 years. Still fresh fruit, multilayered and fine mousse and just a nice hint of oak to round it off.
White - Sparkling
12/4/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
Very house typical, nice red fruit aromas, notes of candy.
White - Sparkling
12/4/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
88 points
Too young to show its potential. I suggest to hold 5 years.
White - Sparkling
9/27/2014 - Bisty wrote:
88 points
Very pale and not showing much at all at this stage.
White
8/25/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
Has developed and improved since last!
Red
6/11/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
90 points
A carnivores wine!
Meaty and yet with an uplifting and earthy acidity.
The soil comes through beautifully in this vintage, feels very chalky and alive!
It is essential to control the temperature, serve it 18-20 C and you will feel this surgical precision, otherwise it might feel unfocused.
A touch of oak and nice tannins suggests it will continue to deliver well in this way another 3 years before transforming and showing mature Syrah notes. Should drink really well until 2020!
Since it is very well made I would not expect it to gain more points, just change character.
A carnivores wine since it would be the perfect match to red meat and a fat sauce!
White - Sparkling
5/10/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
89 points
Disgorged June 2013.
Excellent balance and clean fruit.
White - Sparkling
3/29/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
87 points
Purchased and cellared for about +10 years.
Golden colour.
Mousse is there but less of course.
Red apples and mushroom, acidity is srying out and gives a slightly heavy finish.
Red
2010 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Very good acidity and fruit. Less cool and a bit jammier than the Lytton Springs 2010 but very balanced and nice.
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Red
2010 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
93 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Blue.
Gives a cool impression which I like. Crazy good acidity combined with top but balanced fruit. Good now! My WOTN!
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Red
2008 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty wrote:
90 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Blue.
Overjammy and fiery.
Very sweet fruit, port-like. Nice but too heavy.
Red
2008 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty wrote:
90 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Blue.
Very jammy and fiery on the nose.
Lots of fruit with a slight tannin finish.
Red
2007 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty wrote:
87 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Blueish colour.
Sour juice (cherry) tones on the nose.
On the palate tastes very hot jammy albeit with high acidity (added?). In a very sour mood right now.
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Red
2007 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty wrote:
89 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Blueish colour.
rather neutral and daft tones without showing depth in the fruit at this stage. Nothing to get very excited about right now. Hold.
Red
1997 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
90 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Almost brick colour.
Typical Zin nose, fur, dark berries.
Not as concentrated as the 1995's although with a jammy finish.
Red
1995 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Still quite dark colour.
Rather similar to the Lytton Springs 1995 but with the nice and noticeable different of displaying fine minerality and roses.
Red
1995 Ridge Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
90 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Still quite dark colour. Very good fruit with a juice and ammy finish.
Red
1994 Ridge Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
3/23/2014 - Bisty Does not like this wine:
86 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Brick colour. Very developed on the nose, dark fruit but gives a clumsy impression with a heavy mouthfeel and an unwanted woody impression.
Red
3/24/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
88 points
Day 1: initially marked by oak and very high acidity. Mineral and fruit. A youngster that needs air.
Day 3: with the acidity lower now the fruit shows more and definitely has medium concentration, the oak is gone. Nice minerality and raw meatiness.
Give it another year and let it breathe before enjoying.
White - Sparkling
3/22/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
93 points
Disgorged October 2012.
Very seductive already with notes of very luxurious multi-dimensional apple sauce with hints of oak treatment. Same on the palate with a very refreshing acidity. Feels very low dosage, lower than the displayed Brut. Compared to the 2002 this is more extrovert but less intellectual. Should provide excellent drinking now-2025.
The fruit was particularly reminiscent of a small grower I hold dear in Aÿ.
Red
3/23/2014 - Bisty wrote:
88 points
Ridge Zinfandel 1994-2010 (Brussels): Almost brick color.
Dark, raw fruit of red orange, vanilla, mature notes; earthy on the nose.
On the palate medium body, round fruit with an unbalanced acidity and some wood tannins marking it with an unbalanced end impression. Should have been drunk although I imagine this has always given an overoaked impression.
White - Sparkling
3/20/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
91 points
Correct butteriness and not the fake kind. Sous-bois, honey, bee-wax. Long taste. Obvious Champagne character.
White - Sparkling
3/20/2014 - Bisty wrote:
88 points
Very smokey.
Quite heavy but balanced although overoaked in my personal opinion.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Roederer Estate Brut Quartet Anderson Valley Champagne Blend (view label images)
2/20/2014 - Bisty Does not like this wine:
79 points
Smokey and buttery.
Rather plump and heavy mouthfeel and mousse. No balance.
White - Sparkling
2/7/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
A 733 that has been on its lees for 9 years and will be sold as DT 2005. Disgorged October 2013.

Yet the notes of green banan and minerality comes to mind, very deep taste and agile. Excellent now!
White - Sparkling
2/7/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
94 points
Green banana initially and then a fruity weightlessness already on the nose. Lots of minerality and a round fine fruit on the palate.
The wine levitates before you. 94+
White - Sparkling
2/7/2014 - Bisty Likes this wine:
92 points
Yellow mature fruit, nice notes of green banana, a cementlike chalkiness.
Quite heavy and very yellow fruit concentrated on the palate. Very smooth and fine mousse but with a heavy last impression.
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