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2009 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus Pinot Noir
2/2/2020 - Burgundy Al wrote:
90 points
Good Wine with an Exciting Super Bowl (Chez Kailin - Northbrook IL): Small glass from magnum, brief note. Black and red cherry with some earth and roasted game. Powerful and ripe, just still slightly backward and less accessible vs other times tasted from 750.
  • spacewrangler commented:

    2/26/20, 9:44 AM - Thx for the note! I have a mag, open in 10ish years you think?

Red
1994 Château d'Armailhac Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
10/29/2014 - Zesser wrote:
90 points
My impression was based on my 5L which I got from JJB direct Chateau at a stupid price. I anticipated enjoying it with a lot of blue cheese, truffle infused gouda, etc based on the other review's but the large format clearly held up. Truthfully it was a really nice aged Bordeaux. I tend to like my wines with a bit more fruit left than the dried cranberry, musty, dampy, earthy, bacony stuff left over and to my surprise there was still a solid amount of fruit (plum, bruised raspberry, dated current) to back it all up and stand with it. Though I'm sure the 750's and mag's are quite tired, I'm glad my preconceived notions were snuffed. 10 people finished it to the last sandy, gritty drop.
  • spacewrangler commented:

    11/11/19, 2:29 PM - Just another data point, I opened a 750ml and it needs 5+ years to hit maturity, still tons of fruit and tannin left.

Red
2016 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis Pinot Noir
10/23/2019 - spacewrangler wrote:
93 points
Young AF but wanted to check on a bottle. Oak spice dominates but is buttressed by raspberry and pomegranate red fruit. Nice saline component with a long finish. Let these sit for 10-15 years.
  • spacewrangler commented:

    10/28/19, 8:45 AM - 'as fu(k' :)

Red
2006 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Smells the most cherry medicinal out of the '04, '05, '06 set. Bright candied cherry fruit.

In a real sweet spot from '12 and '13 - so I guess put it on the 10 year plan. So the nose is very opened up and expressive, all the fruit is still in play on the palate, rounded with supple tannins now, a very long finish.
  • spacewrangler commented:

    1/25/16, 4:46 PM - Killer vertical. Bought the 06 at the winery and it's rocking now. Wish I could try it alongside others.

Red
2012 Benjamin Leroux Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Hauts Jarrons Pinot Noir
so strange
hard as nail,big structure that not calm down any year soon.not balance yet.
wait till 2018
  • spacewrangler commented:

    12/10/15, 6:36 PM - Definitely tight in some respects, especially if you're looking for mature burg tertiary notes. But give it some air.

Red
2009 Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Anderson Valley
4/10/2015 - Rieslingfan wrote:
Several years of cellar time has done no good for this wine. The fruit has receded, and is now quite tart, and there is not much to back it up. Disappointing.
  • spacewrangler commented:

    9/18/15, 5:19 PM - David I wonder if your bottle was off or if they've all shown that way? Bought one locally at Blanchards off the shelf and while it's not a blockbuster or complex, I'm not getting tart. It seems like a nice Anderson Valley Pinot.

Red
2007 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses Pinot Noir
Opened on an Amtrak from New York's Penn Station to Boston. The gentle rocking of the train helps to open the aromas and flavors nicely. Nose is muted from paper cup, but in the plastic, whoa nelly. Spicy, dusty red berries on the nose, this is medium bodied and quite supple on the palate. Still a bit tannic but a lovely wine for the vintage.
  • spacewrangler commented:

    2/6/15, 5:39 AM - Ha - I was commuting back home with a colleague and he jokingly suggested I post that the train was aerating the wine. There was a distinct difference however between drinking out of the Amtrak paper vs. plastic cups. The former was vasty inferior and not recommended. :)

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