Tasting Notes for Pacalet

(1,450 notes on 1,184 wines)

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White - Sparkling
1/18/2018 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
97 points
Amberish in color, nose full of honey, white flowers and toast. Very fine mousse, very well developed palate that is both deep and wide with loads of shaved nuts, very long length with plenty of minerals. Stayed in top form for over 3hours, this is not just a champagne but can drink as a wine. Marvelous.
Red
1/18/2018 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Only 302 bottles made for this rare Gevrey, opened for 4 hours before consumption. Deep red with purplish hue, nose with slight residue oak and lots of evening scented stock and perfume. Very young, ripe and full of sap, looking foward to see how this wine will evolve in the medium term.
Red
2002 Domaine Leroy Clos Vougeot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
1/18/2018 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
96 points
Slight pigeon blood in color, what a nose! Amazing even by Leroy standard, slow oxed for 3hours before consumption, palate is very dense yet without weight, loads of zap, good grip and very long length, can any red burgundy get better than this? Slight unresolved tannins, starting to get very interesting yet can keep for the much longer term.
Red
11/17/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
This wine evolved quite nicely, very well made for a 07 with ripe berries, the signature Leroy floral nose. Not super complex but an overachiever for a village, and with a price tag to match.
Red
2003 Château Pavie St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/14/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank from double mag, a big and robust red, great to accompany food than to drink by itself. Not sure if its at a dumb phase or not, not as impressive as I recall drinking abt 7-8years ago, problem for me is the acidity level is rather low for a Bordeaux.
Red
11/14/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted for 3 hours before consumption, still very big and bold, still a tad alcoholic. Not your average Merlot! But at this point it is too young to be fully enjoyed, I would leave this alone for a very long time.
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Red
11/14/2017 - Pacalet wrote:
90 points
A soft and easy going red, not a great vintage so the structure is soft and approachable. At the current moment there is too much vanilla oak.
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White - Sparkling
11/14/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
First time to try the 163 in mag form, a wow wine, quite a step up from 750. All the lovely toastiness, yeast and minerals elevated to another level, gee need to find more!
White
11/14/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Another kick ass bottle, fantastic complexity for the value, lovely St Aubin.
Red
10/17/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Another another few years have passed, another great showing of this perfume like beauty.
White
10/6/2017 - Pacalet wrote:
89 points
Still young and fresh, lemony nose with decent substance, lots of minerality but slightly low in acidity, still a very enjoyable Chablis and very well made for the vintage.
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Red
10/6/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
89 points
Dark red in color, pretty focused nose with lots of darker red fruit. Medium palate with decent substance for its level if nothing more, a very good village wine.
Red
2004 Gracia St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
10/6/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
90 points
Interesting soft and supple garage wine from St Emilion. Not bold and big but made in an elegant way, reasonably priced and very small production.
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Red
10/3/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
This is a pleasant surprise hidden for abt 5-6 years in the cellar, the wine gained a lot of weight over the years, lovely and deep Gevrey nose, slightly meaty, palate with good depth and layers, fantastic wine for the value.
Red
9/21/2017 - Pacalet Does not like this wine:
80 points
Over ripe with no acidity, dark and completely opaque, very un-burgundy like.
White
9/21/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Still pretty much like the last bottle, on the ripe side yet with loads of minerals.
Red
7/31/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened 2 hours before consumption. Very dark red in color, nose with ripe clean dark fruit, palate with dark plums, very structured yet elegant in style. Young and full of potential
Red
7/31/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
91 points
Had it at the bellagio in Como, the sommelier told me not to decant it and try it, indeed it is surpringly supple and approachable for a Monfortino. Nose with deep red plummy fruit, not the very dark fruit. Medium palate with decent structure but without the usual power and structure that you would expect from a Monfortino, very burgundian Monfortino.
White
7/5/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Still the ultimate Aligote, with a staggering market price too. Even the non wine lovers noticed the flamboyant Leroy white wine nose is not your average white. Flinty nose with a touch of durian, nutty and tropical fruit. Medium bodied with fresh acidity and lots of minerals.
White
1/7/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Excellent condition, very fresh light yellow in color, nose with fresh citrus fruit, slight damp earth, butter and white flowers. Everyone thought this was a 04 or 06. Medium plus palate with great balance and nice acidity lift. If the wine got more stuffings and it will be easily a 95+ wine.
Red
1/6/2017 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Rare Domaine bottling mostly allocated to Japan, under 600 bottles made. Burgnick sums it up well, as compared to the 13 bottling, this is much better with better concentration, pepper, meaty, slight gaminess and lots of potential ahead.
White
12/19/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Light golden color, popped and poured already showing lots of popcorn, butter, flint and sulphur. Palate mirrors the nose with slightly ripe sweet fruit at the back, long finish filled with minerals. Another flamboyant white from Madam Leroy.
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Red
1993 Joseph Drouhin Romanée St. Vivant Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
12/11/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
This is holding up well and drinking well. Deep red color with slightly floral nose, VR spices and forest floor. Medium plus palate with good fruit and acidity, medium finish. Not a blockbuster but a good 92 rouge.
Red
12/11/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Drank alongside 06 Colombiere, the nose is quite similar but the palate is definitely deeper with more layers of structures. Pure fruited with lovely and deep floral nose, drinking well now and should be able to age for the medium term.
Red
12/11/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
90 points
Drank with the wine maker, surprisingly this bottle is holding up well after 6 years! Very pure fruited, fragrant with red floral notes, light palate. Better drink now than later.
White
12/11/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
90 points
Drinking better than last time, showing more layers and better minerality. Not especially complex but a very good village.
White
12/11/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
91 points
Nice and fresh, loads of minerals that you would expect from a good chablis, very good acidity for a 12 white, very well made.
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White
11/23/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
95 points
Again much better and fresher than the last bottle, with much more weight and intensity than the normal village. Flinty popcorn nose, fresh citrus fruit, palate with toast and finish with butter and nuts. Awespiring village!
White
11/23/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Much better than the last bottle, very fresh citrus nose with the signature Coche flinty toasty nose. Very good palate and fresh, with good intensity and long finish, sublime village.
Red
11/23/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
90 points
Drank alongside 12, 12 got more intensity and oak, 13 with more open nose, more accessible palate but less focus. Very good for early consumption.
Red
11/23/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
91 points
Still the benchmark chambolle, 12 with very good fruit and intensity, with a tad too much toast. Gonna be very good when the new oak subsides. Drank along side 13.
Red
11/23/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Opened at 630 and started to drink at 9pm, dark ruby color, wonderful nose of osmanthus, chocolate and tea. Dark red fruit, good intensity, great fruit and acidity balance, decent finish, if this is indication of all 14 reds, then 14 reds r really good.
Red
1989 Château Pavie St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/21/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped 2 bottles, and both r consistently good. With good dark red fruit, leather, herbs, cigar all in good harmony, great time to drink now.
White
11/18/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
Still very good but the nose is slightly more recessed than the last bottle, probably peaked for the vintage, time to drink up.
White - Sparkling
11/18/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
Popped and poured, very nutty nose, almost like shaved nuts. Light golden color, mature with slight oxidative notes. Mature yet lively with fine bubbles, the nutty nose is mesmerizing, only slight downside is that the wine started to drop after 3 hours, only becoz I saved a few sips til the end, wonderful champagne.
White - Sparkling
9/27/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
95 points
Wonderful champagne and drinking really well. Fine mousse, very nutty nose with toast, palate that is lush yet not overweight, everything in great harmony, long finish. Need to find more of this!
Red
8/24/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
92 points
Nose quite restrained at first took an hour to open up to typical Prieure Roch fashion. Red fruit, red flowers and potpourri. Palate is decent but not super structured, very good to drink now.
Red
7/22/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Not the freshest bottle that I have had but still good. Deep red with pigeon blood, nose of dark red fruit, lead pencil and slight chalk. Palate with good energy and secondary flavors, drinking very well and no need to wait for this kind of bottle condition.
White - Sweet/Dessert
7/21/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
Deep orange/amber in color, lovely nose of chamomile tea, caramel and honey. Lovely sweetness and syrupy with slight acidity lift in the back. Wonderful in low dosage!
Red
7/21/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
95 points
Awespiring burgundy red, superb nose with very deep floral nose, slight orange peel intertwined with undergrowth. Palate is the same floral palate like the nose, driving with loads of stuffings, great balance with nice acidity lift. Perhaps will be even better with a few more years of age but it is very alluring now.
Red
7/16/2016 - Pacalet wrote:
91 points
Lots of mean greenies like 04, green pepper, red floral overtones, undergrowth. Palate with good stuffings and good balance. Medium plus balance, a good wine but a bit obscured by the green notes.
Red
6/28/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
Very deep Leroy floral nose with baking soda and lots of spices. Decanted for an hour then breathed for another, palate is loaded with stuffings yet doesnt feel heavy, the balance is impeccable, still in its infancy and can only get better with time.
Red
6/28/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Very deep red floral nose and spices, showing even better than last time, very open and dense nose, can smell this all night. Palate more upfront and on the lighter side, drinking very well now why wait!
Red
6/28/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
Decanted for an hour before consumption, lovely dark ripe plummy nose, vosne spices, coffee beans and floral overtones. Medium plus palate with excellent weight and definition, long finish. Drinking well with some air but no rush!
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White
6/28/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
V flamboyant from the start, popcorn sulphur and orchard fruit. The palate is explosive, ripe stone fruit, lots of minerals and brioche. Quite upfront but will be even better with age.
Red
6/26/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted blind, quite a surprise coz this bottle taste fresher than the last 2 that I have had. Fresher overall with better defined palate, wonderful to drink now but probably wont get any better.
Red
6/26/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
95 points
Drank alongside Georges Jayer's 99 Ech, and I like this wine better, opened for 3 hours prior to consumption. The nose can hardly get any better for a burgundy red, with ripe plummy fruit and deep floral nose and loads of spices. Very solid palate with loads of stuffings and great balance, very long finish with excellent definition, simply superb.
Red
6/26/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
93 points
Breathed for 3 hours before consumption alongside DRC Ech 99. Starting to develop secondary flavors, with ripe plummy fruit, red floral overtones, spices. Medium plus palate with decent stuffings and drive, medium finish with minerals. Glad to be able to try this alongside DRC Ech 99, but I do prefer DRC over this outrageously overpriced bottle.
White - Sparkling
6/25/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
96 points
Tasted from magnum, light golden in color, toasty bready nose with nuts. All things well integrated and not tired at all. Still got nice and fine bubbles, well delineated palate and good acidity lift at the end, a stunner.
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White
6/20/2016 - Pacalet Likes this wine:
91 points
Still a wonderful Auvenay aligote, just a tad riper than last time, still an overachiever.
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