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Tasting Notes for MusignyBlanc

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Red
11/7/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Perhaps the largest and heaviest 750ml bottle I have ever seen; just embarrassing, and Bouchard should be ashamed of themselves. It is not responsible to be unnecessarily using heavy and oversized bottles.
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Red
11/2/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Excellent bottle - some times when you wait long enough - you get a payoff - in a perfect place right now. Of course it is my last bottle - great sous bois balanced with good ripeness.
White
10/24/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
This was an interesting bottle - 2nd of 3 with the last bottle 8 years ago and don't remember much about it. Somewhat sunken mid-palate with a slightly oxidized older wood note and then a stronger finish. Less floral nose than I typically expect on Raveneau and no "honeyed" finish. But still a nice drink. That said, I don't think I will wait as long on the final bottle.
White
10/24/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Sad to report that this very premoxed bottle had a wax capsule - so there goes my theory on that.
Red
10/24/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
This had some VA that just got more pronounced over time. Kept overnight and ended up dumping it.
White
10/22/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
This was quite excellent. Against a 14 PYCM Chassagne 1er and no one would think this (Rhys) was Burgundy. But that’s ok! It was delicious with some tropical flavors (e.g., pineapple) and excellent tension between the acid, vibrant fruit, and now 12 years of age. Great stuff.
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White
10/2/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Sadly, this showed as early premox. Subdued, no tension, and sort of a mid-palate creaminess. Drunk without complaint, but a shadow of previous bottles.
Red
9/29/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
I thought this was a bit hot. I enjoyed the style and fruit, but the alcohol made this less successful.
Red
8/7/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Bad VA. Ethyl acetate. From a 500.
Red
4/24/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Noticed leaking from this bottle - the cork was both soaked and improperly seated - minimal pressure with my ah-so pushed the cork into the bottle. Strong TCA and down the drain. Opened a second bottle (my only other) and there were noticeable deposits under the capsule and the cork was also too small. Fortunately, the second bottle was fine and revealed a nice wine. Some acidity and muted cherry/red fruits - lighter weight in concentration. I would drink any remaining bottles sooner rather than later.
Red
4/10/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Off a restaurant list. I realize this was very young. But surprisingly poor presentation - 14 percent on the label and showed it with noticeable heat on the finish. I would not have ever pegged this as Burgundy. Maybe not Central Coast, but certainly would have said California.
White
4/3/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Stellar young bottle - as with most white Burgundy at this level - it is either too young or premoxed. This was the former. So those of you with this in your cellar can hold out some hope (given the other notes here). Good luck!
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Red
3/6/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
This was a Polaner bottle - sourced from Panzer. No obvious flaws. No VA. But either shut down or just not very good. I think the later. Kept half the bottle a day to see if it improved. It did slightly flesh-out, but consistent with the current designation. This is a 10E table wine.
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Red
2/22/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
What a gorgeous bottle of wine. Last of a case and I would suggest that this wine has been beautiful at every age. The tension of youth is long gone with the tannins now fully resolved and the ripeness of the vintage shines through, quite boldly, in fact. Just delicious to drink by the sea on a beautiful warm day. It has been a pleasure to follow this wine over the past decade - if there are a handful of wines I buy every year, this is always one of them. I’ve chased so many different Beaujolais producers in the 10+ years since I bought this (which is always the fun, of course), but hard to find one that bests this wine, which is so consistent.
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White
1/15/2022 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
A great bottle of this - absolutely perfect - that combination of age and bite and balance. I would note that this was a wax capsule.
White - Sparkling
11/25/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
I’ve had 3 bottles of this lately - all were on or over the edge. Recommend that you drink-up if you still are holding these.
White - Sparkling
10/9/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Perfectly serviceable - but absolute hubris at $79.
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Red
8/20/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
This was outstanding. One of the best mature Ridge Zins that I've tasted (and I've had many of them). Still full-fruited and relatively robust. Just a lovely wine.
Red
2006 Domaine Tempier Bandol Mourvèdre Blend, Mourvèdre (view label images)
6/25/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Quite corked.
Red
5/17/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Maybe I got a bad bottle of this - but this was bitter, ripe, burnt and extremely alcoholic. A good example of why I stopped buying the ATP wines - they just present as more ripe version of the standard wines - and the Zins seem to lack the structure of the Lytton and Geyserville (maybe the lack of Petite Sirah?). Ridge has also never done well with Syrah (or Grenache) and this would be exhibit A of that. Too hot, too ripe and practically late harvest - I have no idea why they added Viognier because the last thing this looks like is Cote Rotie. I am a big Ridge fan, but this was disappointing.
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White
3/22/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Completely premoxed. Orange - but still worked in my sauce!
White
3/10/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
This bottle was advanced and showing early signs of premox (lactic qualities and butterscotch notes).
White
1/22/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Another terribly flawed and premoxed bottle from Dom. Lafon. I have no idea who is buying this wine at auction (two lots in 2019), but I would suggest that there is not a single good bottle left in the world. In my opinion, avoid all the Lafon blanc from this era.
Red
2010 Domaine Jean Royer Le Petit Roy Vin de Table Français Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
1/16/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
From magnum. A bit grapey and ripe, which was perfect for what it is - a crowd pleaser. Still drinking well.
White
1/2/2021 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Another bad bottle of this. Second bottle I opened was quite good, however. FWIW, the bad bottle had a foil capsule and the good bottle had a wax one.
White
10/6/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Bottle 2 - poxed. Avoid this producer. Will never buy again.
White
7/23/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
This is now probably the 3rd bad (premox) bottle of this. Getting worried. Will open another.
White
6/27/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Meh. A bit disappointing given the vintage. Not enough acid.
Red
6/22/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Last of 9, also corked. According to my notes, 5 of the 9 were corked.
Red
6/22/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Corked again. Another "ex-domaine" disaster. Avoid this producer. The wine otherwise presented as well-stored (it has been in my cellar for only the last 6 years).
White
2007 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
5/29/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
POX
White
10/25/2019 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Another premoxed bottle. The third in a case so far, with several bottles left.
Red
1976 Domaine Arlaud Bonnes Mares Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
2/9/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Corked
Red
2/9/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Corked.
Red
2/7/2020 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Sadly, another wine for the early 00’s overly-oaked Bouchard hit-parade. At this point just a very generic and woody Burgundy. Not horrible. Just sad for one of Bouchard’s most famous climats. Maybe in ten years this will show some character?
Red
12/3/2019 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
The only way this wine is over the hill is if you left it in your trunk during the entire summer. This is quite drinkable, but can last for years. Exhibits a lot of Nuits Saint Georges typicity of deep plum fruit. Not that complex at this point. Good drinking otherwise.
White
11/28/2019 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Found this last(?) bottle in the corner of the cellar. Quite delicious. Excellent acid foils with very full and fat and long Old World - Sauvignon Blanc flavors. Some nutty oxidation, but nothing off-putting. Not that complicated, otherwise. I don’t think I would wait another 5 years for the next bottle, but I’m sure it would last in a proper cellar.
Red
1999 Nicolas Potel Bonnes Mares Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
11/11/2019 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
For this bottle at least - Gilman was right.
Red
3/11/2019 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
I wouldn't call this flawed, but it was clearly over the hill. Whether from storage or age, I don't know. But seem to be consistent notes on this vintage.
Red
12/29/2018 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
Another Ampeau Brett bomb. Avoid this producer’s red wines as they continue to be offered ex-cellar.
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Red
6/6/2018 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
A bit grapey - but good fruit and acid; would not hurt to have some more cellar time. But consistent with its pedigree.
Red
3/14/2017 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
Purchased on release and stored properly. Unlike my last bottle, this one was not maderized. Perfectly mature and drank wonderfully. No issues.
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White
2/9/2017 - MusignyBlanc wrote:
flawed
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