Tasting Notes for Butty

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Red
11/7/2021 - Butty wrote:
94 points
Day 2 - second half of the bottle - looking great in the glass - mature - looks ready to go!

Nose - wow what a nose - violets, wild strawberries, bacon fat, garrigue, menthol and game - very Cote Rotie - wrapped with a creamy, richness - this is decadent wine

Amazing mouth weight - feels very well balanced and fresh - red fruits and under-growth - complex. The texture is velvety and the wine has great acidity.

It still has still plenty of structure - suggesting (maybe) a little upside.

It reminds me of the Chevillon Les Cailles Nuits St Georges - it has that decadence and gamey richness - Burgundy to Northern Rhone - not that far.

Day 2 is drinking better than day 1.

Very good - recommend - just starting to drink!
White - Sparkling
11/6/2021 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Medium gold in the glass. Very fine bead. Bright in the glass.

On the nose - lemons, apples nuts, minerals, cream, caramel and yeast. Feels harmonious and together.

On the palate rich, sweet and sour notes, apples, lemons, limes and breads all wrapped in a nice mousse. Good mouthfeel - still has plenty of structure suggesting it will go on developing in the bottle
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White - Sparkling
11/6/2021 - Butty wrote:
94 points
Very nice

Straw coloured and a tight nose of minerals, citrus, sweet notes, apples, breads and yeast - quite vinous very promising.

On the palate - a nice mousse and manages to be both intense and light as a feather. Rich, elegant and moreish, The wine still lot lots of structure suggesting in still has many years ahead.

This is vey good - and may get better - a good Q/P ratio- will probably buy more. Recommend.
Red
11/5/2021 - Butty wrote:
93 points
30 min decant

Ambering in the glass - still fresh but starting to show a bit of age - looks like a good glass of wine - bright and ready to go!

On the nose - blackcurrant and sweet black fruits, caramel, violets, game, damsons, menthol notes, a bit of wood (that can be too dominant at times).

On the palate - really nice acidity, feels fresh, elegant with a little bit of age, gamey notes, elegant - almost Burgundian - followed by a nice with a good core core of black fruit and spice.

Happy to drink this and to have more - no hurry - has the austerity and structure of 2009 v the forward nature of 2010 - maybe some upside yet!
Red
11/5/2021 - Butty wrote:
93 points
PnP - still deep coloured in the glass, a purple hue of youth alongside secondary ambering and first signs of age. Looks good!

Classic Cote Rotie nose - pepper, meats, violets, hints of mint, wood, vanilla and cream, black fruits - very perfumed and elegant

On the palate - medium weight, good texture and mouthfeel, still a few dusty tannins and a sense of structure, (but I think this will resolve), a core of black fruits, game and earth - almost Burgundian but with a real Syrah quality.

This is what Cote Rotie is about for me - very typical of Ogier - elegance, power, authenticity - great quality to price ratio - very good!

Getting better in the glass - suggest a decant - probably even better in two years!
White
7/3/2021 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Very pale gold in the glass.

A great nose of minerals, saline, peaches, white fruits, lemon and cream. Feels nicely integrated Very nice. This is well made wine.

Still tight on the palate - I think this needs a couple of years but a real sense of structure. Nice mouth weight which will gain weight with age.

Very good 92 with upside - I think this will put on weight potential (94+).
White
2019 Bodegas Luis Pérez La Escribana Macharnudo Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz Palomino Fino (view label images)
7/3/2021 - Butty wrote:
94 points
Mid gold and very bright.

Very interesting wine - took a while for the nose to sort itself out, but after 30 mins. A bit of sherry on the nose, saline and minerals and rich tropical fruits and a hint of cream . Quite complex and unusual.

On the palace painfully dry, but with good structure - but great mouth weight, quite nutty and rich - this wine needs time. Quite persistent .

This is very good wine - will be great in a couple of years. Needs food.
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White
7/3/2021 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Pale gold in the glass. Great sherried nose, with saline notes, oak,and white fruits.

Great mouth weight, dry and rich. Quite persistent.

A great aperitif

Very interesting and great value for money.
White
5/30/2021 - Butty wrote:
92 points
very bright, white gold in the glass

Perfumed nose of orange and lemons, peaches and cream.

Very nice mouth-weight, fresh and rich - persistent fruit and nutty flavours.

Very nice and quaffable - interesting.
White
5/29/2021 - Butty wrote:
92 points
V V pale in the glass.

Fragrant nose of lemons, green herbs and grasses.Maybe a bit of petrol and gunpowder - somewhere between sauvignon blanc and riesling - vey fresh and appealing.

Nice mouth weight fresh lemons and orange peel a bit of body, depth and creaminess a medium to long finish - overall v good.\\

Interesting drink!
White
5/22/2021 - Butty wrote:
91 points
Mid gold in the glass with a slight haze,

A maybe nose of apples, mango, pineapple, a hint of lime - almost reminiscent of Lilt.

Full bodied on the palate with a rich and creamy texture and balancing acidity. Quite big, thick and long. Dies a little in the glass - needs to be refreshed!!

Very interesting wine.
White
5/22/2021 - Butty wrote:
90 points
Light gold in colour and very bright in the glass.

Initially sulphur, sweat and a bit if shit of the nose - not pleasant - but this soon blows off. revealing an interesting nose of lemons, minerals, white flowers and tropical fruits and an intriguing sweetness - very nice. But it needs plenty of air!!

On the plate a nice mouth weight and texture, juicy and fresh - a bit of orange peel but still with a few tannins and a bit if structure. Still quite tight and suggesting this could improve.

Very interesting - value for money?
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Red
5/3/2021 - Butty wrote:
95 points
Decanted 2 hours ahead of serving - showing a bit of age and ambling to the rim.

On the nose very aromatic - red fruits, spices, oak - all very integrated and harmonious.

Very persistent palate, great mouth weight and texture. Very plush, creamy and smooth. Quite a savoury wine. Very balanced with a great acidity.

Great wine and ready to go.
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White - Sparkling
5/1/2021 - Butty wrote:
93 points
White gold in the glass - v lively with a fine bead.

On the nose chalk, lemon, minerals, vanilla, bread, yeast, cream- very blanc de blancs - very promising and complete

On the palate fresh, lively mousse, nice mouth weight and nervy tension. Still quite primary, with high acids and tannins. Still quite tightly bound but you can sense the structure.

Overall very good - I think with more upside - keep for 2 years.

93 now - can get to 95
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White - Sparkling
4/30/2021 - Butty wrote:
93 points
White gold. Not very vigorous and a very fine bead. A bit subdued.

On the nose very fresh, lemons, lime, iron, rocks and minerals, back notes of bread and cream quite complex. Overall feels quite sweet and complete

On the palate - great mousse, very fresh, chalk and minerals. A nice sweetness on the end of the palate. Still quite tight but drinking well - a bit of tannin on the aftertaste.

I think this has some way to go yet - interesting to see how this evolves.

Lacks the structure of a great vintage Champagne but a very good drink. I think slightly overrated by the critics (97) but very pleasurable.
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White - Sparkling
4/30/2021 - Butty wrote:
98 points
Mid-gold in the glass - very fine bead. Looks great.

On the nose very fresh and vinous - complex aromas of apple, lemon sherbet, lime, red fruits, yeast, iron, savoury notes, farm-yard, butter and a creamy richness. Sweet and sour at the same time.

On the palate big, structured, almost tannic, beautiful mouth-weight, lovely mousse, spike and tension, very long and persistent.

This is very serious Champagne - it is an intellectual drink - gives you lots to think about - excellent!

Seemed to improve a little in the glass. I would recommend opening a hour before drinking!
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White - Sparkling
4/3/2021 - Butty wrote:
92 points
White gold in the glass. Plenty of bubbles. Quite vigorous - medium bead.

On the nose lemon sherbet, baked apples, a little sherry vinegar, hazel-nuts, jasmine and white flowers.

Nice mouth-wieght, some bubble spike, yeasts and red fruits. Still firm tannins on the finish needs a bit more time.

Give it a couple of years.
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Red
3/28/2021 - Butty wrote:
93 points
Still dark in the glass ruby/purple - swirls in the glass - looks great

A complex savoury nose - pepper, spices, black fruits, leather, meats, animal and oak.

On the palate feels very fresh and juicy with a lovely mouth-weight. Some tannins still present but long, silky with sweet fruits.

Very nice.
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White - Sparkling
3/13/2021 - Butty wrote:
93 points
Pale gold in the glass with a fine bead.

A great nose of candied lemons, baked apple, minerals, sea breeze, savoury notes - very nice - not unlike the 2002 Pol Roger BdB which we had earlier (good company). A bit of iron and lead.

Nice tension on the palate and good texture and weight.- a little soreness of the palate. This one fells quite tight suggesting this has a few years to go.

Very good.
White - Sparkling
3/13/2021 - Butty wrote:
95 points
Mid gold in the glass. Very lively fine bead.

Lemon, minerals, vanilla, sea breeze and savoury biscuit on the nose all very nicely integrated - quite complex. Very textured with tension and nerve.

A lovely mousse with good mouth weight and a pleasant spike. Very persistent So much better than the regular cuvee and the Whinny (which has fallen apart in my view).

Drinking beautifully - fully mature not going to get better - drink now!
White - Sparkling
3/6/2021 - Butty wrote:
95 points
Very pale gold in the glass - very bright and lots of fine bubbles. Quite vigorous.

Quite a restrained nose - still all quite tight - lemons, minerals a little oak and a little sea breeze. All very fresh - still quite young.

A lovely mouth weight and fine mousse. very persistent a great combination of sweet and savoury notes.

This is really good - very nice Champagne - will keep for a long while yet just entering its drinking window
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White - Sparkling
3/5/2021 - Butty wrote:
94 points
Beautiful Champagne - I love Vilmart - ages so well.

Pale gold in the glass and a very fine bead - very fresh and vibrant looking.

On the nose lemon, apples, honey, cider, bread a bit of oxidisation (not in a bad way) - very rich but still wonderfully fresh

Very nice mouth weight, soft with a little spike of bubbles. Long and very persistent.

Fully mature from magnum - very good - but time to drink up now no upside.
Red
2/20/2021 - Butty wrote:
93 points
Decanted for one hour - clearly benefited from a bit of air and really open up in the glass.

Showing quite a bit of age in the glass. Ambering at the rim but still dark at the core. Looks fully mature but still bright in the glass.

On the nose classic Syrah - violets, dark fruits, provincial herbs, pepper, animal fats and some menthol notes. Complex - very nice. Reminds me of an elegant Cornas - quite Verset like.

On the palate delicate fruits fully mature, silk like texture, nice mouth-weight, quite persistent fruit and length.

Overall - very pleasant - a taste of a very old style of Rhone wine.

No benefit in holding anymore drink
Red
2/5/2021 - Butty wrote:
88 points
Nice and bright in the glass. Showing a bit if age - ruby red and fading at the rim.

Complex nose of red fruits - raspberries, cherry and even a strawberry hint. Sone underlying notes of oak, herbs and spices. Also some animal and gamey notes. The alcohol whilst initially resent soon blows off. Overall v pleasant.

Slightly thinner than expected on the palate, but nice freshness and acidity.

Finishes a little short with a little bit of bitterness on the aftertaste. I think this is past its best but will drink like this for a few years.
White
1/15/2021 - Butty wrote:
86 points
Mid gold and bright in the glass.

Rich Chardonnay nose, minerals matched with honey and toffee notes, vanilla and oak. A pleasantnose that will resolve a little more with time.

Nice palate weight and rounded, buttery notes and a slightly tart and sour apple finish with good persistence.

Not a stunner but equally not at all bad.
White
1/15/2021 - Butty wrote:
85 points
Very pale white gold in the glass.

On the nose pink grapefruit and gooseberries which bring freshness matched with rich tropical fruits (even banana) with hints of grass, mineral and gunpowder,.

Quite light on the palate but with some structure - dies a bit at the end. The nose promised more. I think this needs food to make
White - Sparkling
12/31/2020 - Butty wrote:
95 points
Drank alongside the 2002 - very similar in colour - mid gold and bright in the glass with fine bubbles.

Very mineral driven nose with citrus and orange notes with some background complexity- ozone, nuttiness and bready notes

Beautiful mousse , tension and mouth weight - very persistent finish - lovely wine.

Ready to go
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White - Sparkling
12/28/2020 - Butty wrote:
80 points
Fairly nondescript in the glass.

Nose of baked apples, lemon sherbet, herbs and grasses. A bit foursquare but pleasant enough.

On the palate quite lightweight, feels quite sweet - not unpleasant but only OK - wedding champagne!
White - Sparkling
12/24/2020 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Very bright in the glass and a lot of fizz - looks full of energy!

A really fresh, lifting nose. Really mineral with lemons and some richer fruits - baked apples and pears - behind. The 50/50 blend really presents on the nose.

On the palate - rich and long. A good structure - still feels wound tight and there is a bit of tannin - I think this could do with some time.

Nice wine but young - should be great with a few years in the bottle
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White - Sparkling
12/24/2020 - Butty wrote:
93 points
Pale gold in the glass. Very fine bubbles

Great nose - v complex - tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) and citrus and bready notes

Very round and full on the palate. Very balanced, nice tension and weight.

Really good - nice Champagne - recommend
White - Sparkling
12/22/2020 - Butty wrote:
91 points
Pale gold in the glass with a.fine bead.

On the nose lemon and citrus notes, baked apples, bread and yeast.

On the palate nice weight and tension. Still quite tight, but very fresh, zesty and refreshing and a hint of sour apple. a little nutty on the finish with sweet marzipan notes.

Very drinkable - will probably round out further
White - Sparkling
12/4/2020 - Butty wrote:
88 points
Pale gold and bright in the glass.

Nose of pears, baked apples, vanilla custard, even creme brûlée, brioche and citrus notes

Good full and rich palate, nice weight and length.

Not complexi but very pleasant
White - Sparkling
12/1/2020 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Pale gold in the glass, bright with fine bead.

On the nose - initially slightly muted nose, but soon opens up. Green apple and pear, citrus notes, flint and mineral, earth, fresh hay, vanilla and almond. Quite complex

On the palate a lovely spiky mousse, nice weight, full and rounded palate, a hint or sourness (not unpleasant) and a nice core of fruit, chalk and minerals - very much a blanc de blanc - still wound up tight.

No hurry to drink this one but v pleasant now - a pleasure.
White - Sparkling
11/27/2020 - Butty wrote:
94 points
Palest gold in the glass - very bright and lively - lot of fine bubbles.

On the nose baked apples, lemon zest, spices, metals, butter, ozone, bread and yeast - very complex and complete.

On the palate, ultra dry, full mousse and still very fresh. No real sign of age but very rich and full. nice weight and length.

Very nice and plenty of time to drink this - very enjoyable!
Red
11/8/2020 - Butty wrote:
93 points
Dark red in the glass - showing a little age and ambling at th trim. A great looking wine.

Great nose of red fruits, blackberries and savoury flavours, leather, spices smoked meat. A hint of mint.

Very fresh on the palate, nice acidity. Not big but elegant - quite long after taste of core fruit - a very nice, well made chateauneuf. Drink or keep
Red
11/8/2020 - Butty wrote:
93 points
Deep red and bright in colour.

Red currants an raspberries on the nose, savoury notes, game and spices. Quite complex. Very pinot.

Good mouth weight and nice acidity. Initially tight but opened up after a couple of hours. Feels fresh and juicy - v nice . I think will improve over time.
White - Sparkling
11/5/2020 - Butty wrote:
97 points
Mid straw, golden colour and the glass, very bright with a fine bead.

On the nose there is baked apple, citrus, honey, toasted nuts, yeast, bread and butter - very complex and very Krug.

Excellent tension, weight and great length and persistence on the palate - in fact unbelievably long and precise. Very fresh, lemons, limes, tropical fruits, peaches, spices and wood notes. Very elegant, and balanced - you really get the richness of the pinot and purity and acidity of chardonnay. This is a monumental and magnificent champagne.

It is still tightly bound and has more development and upside.
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White - Sparkling
11/1/2020 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Pale gold in the glass with a fine bead.

Autolyse, peaches and citrus nose, a bit of spice and gunpowder.

Great mouth weight and length - Chablis like, with a spike of bubbles.

Long finish a mini - Blancs de Millenaries.
White - Sparkling
10/31/2020 - Butty wrote:
96 points
Drank alongside the 2006. This is slightly darker in the glass. This is a bigger wine and feels more mature. Drinking very well - tropical fruits, lemons, bread, buttery notes and sherbet. Great tension and weight on the palate. Edges the 2006 at this stage.
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White - Sparkling
10/31/2020 - Butty wrote:
95 points
Mid straw colour in the glass - very bright with fine bead.
Bouquet of peaches, melons and lemons, minerals, chalk and brioche and butter notes.

On the palate It has a nice sweetness and weight of fruit which binds it all together. Very good. Ready to drink.
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Red
5/28/2020 - Butty wrote:
93 points
Very good looking glass of wine - still dark in the glass and youthful - a hint of age at the rim.

A very powerful, intense, big cherry nose with hints of mint, dried herbs and cigar box - complex and sophisticated - still a bit of alcoholic heat on the finish.

I am in two minds as to whether the 2007s will ever lose the alcoholic hit - it seems some are and some aren't - although it does seem to be diminishing with time - I hope it will dissolve away.

A big, weighty mouthfeel, very smooth and velvety and plenty of tannic structure. But there is heat, bitterness and alcohol on the finish that burns a bit. Guaranteed to leave a few burst blood vessels.

So nearly but still not quite yet truly great! Will it get there?
Red
5/22/2020 - Butty wrote:
94 points
Straight from the cellar and popped and poured - increasingly like my CNDP like this (can be too big otherwise).

Ruby red in the glass - just a slight bit of age on the rime.

Sophisticated nose - vibrant, fresh red fruits, violets, undergrowth, meats, pepper and spice.

A rich, mouth-feel a long dense, core of red and black fruits against a backdrop of cigar box, spices and pepper. A lot of structure and some tannins still present - not hard but present. The excess alcohol and heat that I noted previously seems to have integrated.

I think this is just entering it's drinking window - a very big fella but fresh and lots of life left
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Red
5/21/2020 - Butty wrote:
94 points
Beautiful mature colour in the glass - still deep red but ambering at the rim.

Great red fruit aromas with a nice lift of mint, violets, cedar and cigar box. All v nicely integrated and easy.

Beautiful mouthfeel and weight to the wine. velvety fruits, lots of complexity sweet and sour notes and a nice acidity and freshness. Medium length.

Very good package. drink or hold.

As much like a glass of Burgundy as a Chateauneuf.
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Red
5/15/2020 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Inky purple in the glass, very glossy look just fading into the rim. Great looking wine.

Beautiful Syrah nose - dark fruit, spice, roasted meats. Complex but at the same time very fresh and there are hints of 'soaring violets' - my term for a feature that I find in the best examples of Cote Rotie. This is elegant and demonstrates its proximity to Burgundy.

On the palate fresh acids that lift the wine but there is a great mouthfeel and a persistent core of blackberries, leather, meats and spices that linger on.

Still some tannin present that give a little tightness to the wine suggesting this wine has a little more too give yet.

This is a v good wine but I will hold a couple of years before the next bottle.

It may notch up a couple more points as it develops.
Red
5/13/2020 - Butty wrote:
95 points
Bright and glossy in the glass - still deeply coloured and only showing a little age.

A sexy, soaring nose of red fruits, violets, white pepper, leather, tobacco, wood - very elegant and subtle.

On the palate - beautiful mouth-weight, savoury flavours and sweet fruit.
slightly drying, vanilla finish - not tannic but showing still plenty of structure but a touch of dry dust (drops a few points as a result).

Continues to be a great wine - I think it is in its prime - not going to get better, but I am happy to have more - drink!
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White
5/9/2020 - Butty wrote:
92 points
Deep golden colour. Quite a muted nose - lemon rind/sherbet, melon, white pepper and a touch of honey. Quiet oily but not heavy - maintains a freshness.

Not obviously Condrieu! Really nice mouth-feel/weight more like a serous Burgundy/Hermitage.

However, I think this is now at the end of its life and needs drinking - I suspect it was better a couple of years back.
White - Sparkling
5/2/2020 - Butty Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautifully made Champagne!

Pale gold in the glass.

Great perfused nose of flowers, citrus, bread yeast.

Nice weight on the palate, tense and nervy - really alive and fresh. Long core of sweet fruit with a surrounding 'hug' of lemon and spice.

This is very good and absolutely in the window for drinking - my style of Champagne. Recommend
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White - Sparkling
5/1/2020 - Butty Likes this wine:
90 points
Mid gold colour.

On the nose - a little closed initially - pears and baked orchard fruits and asian spices - this really starts to open up.

Good mouth weight and still fresh and intense.

very good - but maybe not as good as a couple of years ago. Drink!
White - Sparkling
5/1/2020 - Butty Likes this wine:
93 points
Pale gold in appearance - no real sign of age and a very fine bead.

Nose starts off a little oddly (potentially some volatility I thought - the same with the last bottle). However, as last time, it blew off with a bit of air revealing a nose of baked apple, citrus and vanilla. It has a richness/sweetness on the nose suggesting it's age, but still maintains a freshness.

On the palate it has a great mouth feel and more of a BdB feel - chardonnay is dominating here - dry, rich, tense and nervy with minerals, citrus and a subtle spice. Still a spike from the bubbles that fades a little in the glass.

Overall this is very good. I would recommend opening half an hour before drinking (I don't think it would stand a decant) and serving quite cold. The bottle seemed better after a little air and stint in the fridge taking it down a couple of degrees.

Not a bad way to work through the lockdown.
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