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2006 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir
6/7/2018 - dcwino wrote:
95 points
2006 RC and 2006 DRC Montrachet dinner - Stanley Cup Final (Proof Restaurant - Washington DC): Medium expressive nose displaying subtle red and black fruit, blackberry, cherry candy, Asian spices, lavender and earth. Fully integrated sensual palate, fluid and weightless, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a long subtle black fruit driven finish. Excellent showing.
  • Bryder commented:

    6/9/18, 8:30 AM - Thanks for the note! Did you decant? Or would you? Got one lined up for near term consumption and I really want it to show well!

  • Bryder commented:

    6/10/18, 10:27 AM - Sounds like sage advice. Thanks!

Red
2006 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir
10/20/2017 - Sleepy Dave wrote:
Theme: Musigny Grand Cru

Touch of stem w blue fruits and sweet spices. Fresh, rounded, crunchy, effortless on the palate with lovely inner perfume too, lovely length with spring water like sweetness and lightness, very good. Showing caramel and some sweet spices complexity with air.
  • Bryder commented:

    3/30/18, 10:28 AM - Thanks for the note. Would you drink or hold? Have one bottle lined up for the next special occasion.

Red
2015 Domaine Arlaud Bourgogne Roncevie Pinot Noir
12/11/2017 - euroyup wrote:
Decanted for two hours. Color: dark purple-red for a Bourgogne. Nose: a green note, like from a green branch of bush. Taste: clear, quite powerful fruit with cherries and some redcurrant. Firm, with a rather powerful acidity, quite a lot of tannins which seemed of good quality. At the third day young mushrooms in the nose. The taste was still quite tannic, with a bit of licorice and blackberry. This wine is young and needs another two years for integrating the fruit, acidity and tannins, but after about one hour in the glass it showed itself a really promising wine. 89-90+.
  • Bryder commented:

    12/12/17, 12:16 AM - Thanks for a really useful note. Just what you want to read after taking delivery of two cases!

Red
2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne Pinot Noir
10/22/2017 - Burgnick wrote:
88 points
Light with red berries with good transperency for its level. The oak is a bit prominent at this stage. Can imagine his higher level wines are very good in 15.
  • Bryder commented:

    11/20/17, 10:10 AM - When you say light, does it mean it’s lacking in concentration compared to other B Rouges or when considering the ripe vintage?

Red
2014 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Terrunyo Block Las Terrazas Pirque
11/19/2017 - Frisken wrote:
Justering antall
  • Bryder commented:

    11/19/17, 12:02 PM - Der er en knap, der hedder "delete and exclude from consumption history" - så er du også fri for at skrive en, for andre, uvedkommende note på vinen :)

Red
2013 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor Puente Alto
7/23/2017 - CabIPA Likes this wine:
93 points
These do drink well young. Woody, graphite, currant, almost Rutherford-Like "dusty" nose. Decanted over 7 hrs. Serially tasted throughout the day. Damn fine wine! Opened up to reveal currant and bright red fruit. Tannins are still biting but the wine is very enjoyable. This wine is a restrained and nuanced style in comparison to most napa cabs. You can definitely pull the cork now or later. A decant is nice but not necessary.

Saved a glass for day 2. Really opening up! Still getting the earthy dustiness. Great red and purple fruit. Getting some great vanilla notes as well. Definitely give this beauty some air.
  • Bryder commented:

    7/30/17, 12:03 PM - Great note, thanks! I have a case stashed away but think I'll dip my toes in the near future. Reading your note on the '10 I wonder if you had a correct bottle - last I had it it was not remotely stewed but fresh and balanced with plenty of mint and pencil shavings. Are you sure about the provenience of the bottle?

Red
2013 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Estates Columbia Valley
What a hoax. Bought it in order to get a sense of Washington cabs but both nose and palate hints of merlot. Upon googling it appears to have 15% merlot, nowhere stated on the label which only reads Cabernet Sauvignon. Not what I expected nor what I wanted today. I guess there's both decent quality and balance there, but for God's sake, WRITE THE DAMN VARIETALS ON THE LABEL!! Still drank the whole bottle, though.
  • Bryder commented:

    6/28/17, 11:08 PM - Thanks for commenting! I was at a wine store specifically looking for a cab (which, in Denmark is plenty available at this price point), asked the owner for advice and told him about my dislike for merlot but still ended up with this. I look forward to learning more from your links but still absolutely feel that declaring the content of any consumer product is the responsibility of the producer and, if he fails, the vendor. Cheers!

Red
2012 Dominio Pingus Ribera del Duero Psi Tempranillo
3/23/2015 - "Rhône Rider" Likes this wine:
87 points
Solbær, plommer, vanilje og litt kaffe. Fin konsentrasjon, kompleksitet og lengde, men jeg synes den mangler friskhet og eleganse. Føles litt for moden/kokt.
  • Bryder commented:

    3/25/15, 4:38 AM - Tak for noten. Ved hvilken temperatur drak du vinen, og blev den dekanteret? Mvh

  • Bryder commented:

    4/9/15, 6:52 AM - Tak for det!

White
2008 Pierre André au Château de Corton André Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay
1/14/2015 - Peliot Likes this wine:
94 points
It is difficult to believe, but I swear that this wine has improved dramatically in the past two months. I had 2 bottles in 2014 and they were tart and unbalanced. And we've had two bottles in the last week that tasted great, with a pear nose and a warm butterscotch / caramel flavor on the palate. Does wine really change like this in 2 months? Tasting is believing.
  • Bryder commented:

    1/23/15, 6:13 AM - Just the kind of comment I was waiting for - I'll give mine a go ASAP!

White
2008 Pierre André au Château de Corton André Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay
11/6/2014 - Peliot wrote:
86 points
Slate and apple on the nose. Tight ripe acidity on the palatte - lemon. Medium long but slightly unpleasant finish of sour apple / lemon. A sense of puckering. Sadly it's not bottle variation as I've got a few of these in the cellar. Is this unbalanced acidity? I'm inexperienced and not positive, but I think so. Lacks minerality on the palatte. Not enough fruit to balance the acidity.
  • Bryder commented:

    11/7/14, 7:54 AM - Thank you for your review. I tried this at the chateau last summer and really liked it, so I bought a bottle and was actually thinking about drinking it soon. How long has it been since you last had one and had it not evolved in any way? Could it be in its "dormant" phase now? That would actually make some sense after about 5 years in bottle.

  • Bryder commented:

    11/7/14, 8:05 AM - Good point! I'll forget about this for a while - probably at least until you have had the courage to try another one and post a review :)

White
2009 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Gueberschwihr Alsace
1/8/2013 - chambolle wrote:
All right, I will admit I am biased and want to like this wine - purchased in large part in memory of a serendipitous Sunday dinner in this quiet little Alsatian town on a family trip to France. But objectively speaking it also has a lot going for it. Color is pale yellow, fresh and youthful. Initially a bit mute on the nose, tightly wound, with barest hints of citrus and white flowers. With time in the glass, the nose begins to show classic riesling floral qualities along with a pleasant and pungent hint of mace and coriander. On the palate, a bit silky (perhaps a tiny bit of residual sugar) but gives a bone dry impression, largely by way of a chalky minerality and brisk lemon zest finish. My guess is this will fatten and gain in complexity with some time in bottle. For now it is awfully attractive young wine, not merely a wine of potential. Paired beautifully with sauteed filet of cod with creamy polenta, braised endive and a blood orange butter sauce!
  • Bryder commented:

    11/12/13, 3:47 AM - Couldn't agree more - was about to write my own review but it would have said the same. Really a wine that refines and improves a good dish instead of just supporting it.

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