Tasting Notes for Bryder

(108 notes on 90 wines)

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Red
Clear, bright ruby color. Smoke, fresh red berries and a hint of tar on the nose. Darker fruits and a bit of warmth on the palate with a nice acidic backbone. Perhaps a hint of vanilla with air? Anyway, really well balanced and very charming.
Red
Dark and almost oily looking. After an hour of air, expressive nose of blackberry, pine, pencil shavings and alcohol. No signs of heat or alcohol on the palate though, then again the back label does say that 2013 was the estate’s coldest year ever. Feeling smooth and viscous it brings dark, brooding berries, a bit of leather and tobacco. Very clean, no funk. Still quite structured; I think I will let my remaining bottles rest for 3+ years. Looking forward to the next one!
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Red
Really came in to its own after three hours open, no decant. Looks ruby with some bricking. N: Sous bois front and center mixed with both sour and at the same time perfectly ripe cherries. P: More sous bois, mushrooms, some pleasant tartness with a medium finish. All the reason one needs to age their burgundies for 10-12 years.
White
So much smoother and more balanced than the bottle drunk last year. Crunchy and fresh on the attack, a hint of smoke and oak and lots of what I would describe as “white garrigue”. Really very pleasant but very distinctly a food wine.
Red
Started off unbalanced and almost jammy, with nothing but sweet cassis to offer. After two hours in the decanter it has become a different beast; nose fresh with ripe blackberries balanced by tobacco, leather and a hint of eucalyptus. Medium-plus density on the palate, showing minty blackberries, some not entirely integrated oak and smooth tannins. 2/3 of the fun of a young Don Melchor, at 1/3 of the price. I expect it to deliver even better over the next 2-5 years but, the way it drinks now, why wait?
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Red
Color medium ruby. Tart cherries, cranberry and pine needles on the nose, along with something floral. Palate is all red berries, crunchy and barely ripe, without feeling green or bitter in any way. Two years ago this had a green streak and I am very happy to discover that it has completely dissolved. I would guess the fruit could stand up to the rather firm tannins for at least five more years and my remaining bottles will be drunk during that time. Bought ex-domaine on a hunch that it might turn out well in time - happy to be right for once!
Red
12/3/2017 - Bryder wrote:
Spicy, high pitch cranberry nose. Low-med density; less than what I would expect from this producer, terroir and year. Not nearly resolved, but I have concerns about its future given the “skinny ness” of the fruit. Actually a quite good wine, IMO just not living up to its pedigree. Will hold last bottle for a couple of years hoping it’s just in an awkward/shut down phase.
Red
Early reviews said jammy and stewed fruit, but that is not the impression tonight. Thick and viscous in the glass, the color is dark ruby. White pepper, licorice and blackberry dominate the nose, with a discreet iodine touch and a sweetness that reveals a warm climate/vintage. On the palate it is very ripe but not overly so, peppery and filled with black fruit balanced by a garrigue-like freshness, perhaps stemming from the 13% cab sauv? Tannins present but sweet, all in all a highly drinkable but food-wise quite demanding wine.
Red
Color still light ruby with ever so slight bricking starting to appear. Nose is high-pitched with red berries, some spice and a nice smoky touch that wasn't there when I had it a couple of years ago. On the palate it is not very concentrated but the acidity has been dialed down a bit and it seems much more balanced now. The smoky element is still present, as is freshness and some red but ripe berries. Went very well with a cream pasta. Not sure if the fruit will outlast the acid, though - if I had any more they'd be lined up for short-term consumption.
Red
A pretty ruby with a slightly purple hue. Nose is fruity dominated by blackberry with some sous bois and a nice, fresh herbal streak (eucalyptus?). The blackberry carries on to the palate along with black pepper and the aforementioned herbs which are never green or intrusive but only fresh and cleansing. Tannins are there but overall balance is very good. A burgundy drinker's syrah without being overly lean or acidic.
Red
Peppery, gamey and flowery (violets) on the nose. Bright red fruits with good intensity and balanced acidity. Pleasant after 1-2 hours in the decanter but promising enough to make me hold the rest for a couple of years.
Red
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.
White
5/27/2017 - Bryder wrote:
Medium rich nose dominated by stone fruits with some suppressed oak/vanilla. 13% alcohol showing as it gains temperature. Good concentration, exotic fruits and a touch of oak on the palate. Only thing missing is acidity which I find would balance the wine out. A vintage trademark, I suppose.
Rosé
After two hours: Bright salmon pink color, strawberry and raspberry nose - not very complex or vinous but pleasant nonetheless. All berries, and rather sweet, on the palate but with enough grip to keep things interesting. Not for the most "serious " of foods but pretty good value and great for sunny days on the terrace.
White
Bought on auction. Was a bit nervous about this since two of the other bottles show very slight traces of seepage and one even had a slightly elevated cork, but it was absolutely fine. Quite fresh, with the acidity I'd expect from an '08. The years seem to have integrated the oak nicely but it is still present. Loads of butter, both on the nose and palate. Lacks a bit of mid palate "flesh", but overall a very nice villages. Glad there were six bottles in the lot.
Red
9/18/2016 - Bryder wrote:
Thin, dumb and hard. Nothing like the '07s, '09s and '10s I have had and that were all so giving. Knowing what this wine can be like I am quite sure it is simply shut down. Will wait one or two years before opening the next.
Red
8/29/2016 - Bryder Likes this wine:
92 points
This is outrageous. Disclaimer: I've drunk the bottle by myself, so admittedly I'm in a very good mood but this is outreageously good. Red berries, forest floor and a touch of spice make out the nose which reminds me of Côte de Beaune. Palate is quite structured, and promising in terms of ageing, but smooth enough that you keep going back for that next sip. Bought on sale for ~$15 which makes this probably the best EPR (enjoyment-to-price-ratio) I have. Got a case, wish I'd bought more!
White
2/3/2016 - Bryder Likes this wine:
89 points
Pale straw color. Chalk, lemon and flowers on the nose along with a very discreet oily scent probably beginning to develop from the time in bottle. Medium-bodied and quite fruity (green apple, lemon) with an equally cleansing and mouthwatering lemony acidity. The petroleum is starting to show on the finish as well. To me this represents outrageous value at EUR 9,- (ex-cave) and I will be going back soon to stock up.
Red
10/31/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
90 points
Slight bricking, otherwise light ruby in color. Secondary aromas developing on the nose; smoke, pinetree etc. Palate quite youthful, slightly harsh tannins that blew off after about 1 hr. Very enjoyable after a thorough decant, glad I have some left to drink over the years as I believe this is quite some way from its peak.
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White
10/3/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
93 points
Completely muted at first, to the point where I was worried this might be flawed. Opened up very nicely and just continued to improve and evolve. Dense and massive, yet well balanced. Wish I had more!
Red
7/25/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
87 points
Quite fruit-forward and surprisingly ripe nose. More black than red berries on the palate with pleasant tannins merely balancing out the fruit. Very pleasant and approachable, but could do with some more minerality and/or acidity for the sake of overall balance and freshness. Concentration is well above its AOC, considering it is "merely" a Bourgogne Rouge. Will probably buy more.
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Red
7/8/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
89 points
Transparent ruby, no sign of brown edges. Cassis, menthol and liquorice on the nose. Quite intense on the attack but not a lot of mid-palate follow-up. Decent length. You feel the '03 heat, but in this wine it is not excessive. Everything seems well integrated and I would not hold this wine expecting further development. Quite nice.
Red
7/5/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
93 points
No formal notes taken but still worth a mention. Poured into decanter and started drinking right away. Not having much experience with aged burgundy, this really was an eye-opener: Hugely aromatic, with tea and rose petals mixed with a bit of spice and tobacco. So rewarding, I think I smelled it three or four times for each sip. Initially feeling youthful and still somewhat structured on the palate, but with "back-end" complexity that really left an impression. Great length and probably the best balance I've felt in any wine. Could very well be on the rise still, but if I had another it would be open right now.
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Red
2012 Stonehedge Meritage Reserve Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/14/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
87 points
A very straightforward wine. Not overripe or extracted in any way, some slightly harsh tannins that blow off after about an hour and leave a very pleasant and quite balanced daily drinker. Nice freshness. Found locally at around $10 which I consider an absolute steal.
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Red
6/27/2015 - Bryder wrote:
Spicy and slightly floral on the nose. Very nice mouthfeel but lacks a bit of concentration. Will be interesting to follow as tannins recede.
Red
6/27/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
91 points
Sensorically, this is so close to the Vosne-Romanee Villages. Light ruby with ever so slightly brownish edges, full package of Vosne spice on the nose. Pretty spicy on the attack, then a bit of mid-palate minerality and it finishes slightly sweet with a plummy character. Quite well balanced though on the ripe side. Excellent QPR, and I don't care what some people think about drinking young Bourgogne - this is beautiful right now!
Rosé - Sparkling
4/4/2015 - Bryder Likes this wine:
91 points
Most recent disgorgement, jan. 2015 IIRC. Strawberry and black cherry on the nose. Incredible freshness on the palate, strawberry strawberry and more strawberry! Almost refreshing and by no means as heavy or dense as some of the previous disgorgements, though in no way simplistic. Can't believe this is their basic cuvée. Looking forward to revisiting this. Bought at domaine = unbeatable QPR.
Red
Bought at domaine. Opens up nicely but does promise more than it delivers right now. Slightly spicy nose with cedar. White pepper, leafy tannins and distinct minerality on the palate. Not the sexiest or most voluptuous of Chambolles but very refined. Very young, even slightly green, will wait at leat two years before opening the next.
Red
1/31/2015 - Bryder wrote:
87 points
Darker in color than the '10 but still light ruby. Spruce and blackberry on the nose. Very primary on the palate with an initially (green?) bitter finish (typical for 2011?) that blew off after approx. two hours. A bit of sour cherry/redcurrant as well. Short to medium finish. Fine value. Would recommend drinking over the next 2-3 years.
Red
12/18/2014 - Bryder wrote:
89 points
Dark ruby color. Cherries and blackcurrant dominate the nose. With time a slight hint of undergrowth and spice. Palate appears very fruit-driven, mainly dark berries, revealing a touch of spice and acidity on the finish. Finishes medium-short. A real pleaser that especially my girlfriend enjoyed - for me it lacks a bit of minerality and balance. Not sure I would keep too long as the tannins appear quite soft already.
Red
12/14/2014 - Bryder Likes this wine:
89 points
Looks light ruby, with light brown edges. Quite acidic on the nose with underlying floral aromas (roses), white pepper and cherries. Palate dominated by undergrowth, kirsch and elderberry - finishes with a hint of iron/iodine. Very pleasant after a 2hr decant but definately holds the structure needed for 5-10 years of cellar life, perhaps even more.
White
11/29/2014 - Bryder Likes this wine:
90 points
Nose dominated by peach, apricot and a hint of asparagus. Acid driven and floral on the palate with peaches still playing the main part. Depth and finish somewhat better than expected, even feels slightly smoky. Very good value.
Red
11/21/2014 - Bryder Likes this wine:
89 points
A pleasant surprise! Despite my (perhaps unfounded) prejudice against American PN's this is quite good. Fresh and herbal on the nose, almost fooling me into thinking cool-year Burgundy. On the palate the tannins hit you instantly in an almost Pommard manner but then a Chambolle-like fruitiness takes over and you end up thinking Volnay. Sorry for the burgundy analogies! Very cool and stringent, but I wouldn't keep to long!
White - Sparkling
11/7/2014 - Bryder wrote:
85 points
Not sure what to think. Compared to its relatively young age the acidity seems low. Powerful and meaty but lacking structure. An off bottle perhaps?
White
11/5/2014 - Bryder Likes this wine:
86 points
Not exactly sweet, but acidity is very low to non-existant. A touch of melon on the palate. Ok match for a slightly spicy soup. Fine QPR.
Red
7/22/2014 - Bryder wrote:
90 points
Deep ruby color. Nose of tobacco, raspberry, blackberries and liquorice. Dark chocolate on the palate. Very tannic and firm, would wait several years before opening the next one.
Red
6/29/2014 - Bryder wrote:
89 points
Light in color for a Brunello. Mix of tobacco and sour cherries on the nose. Palate not overly fruity or jammy, but balanced and youthful, though very approachable. Not wine for our grandchildren but very nice now.
Red
6/28/2014 - Bryder wrote:
89 points
Ageing really well. Almost brown in color, but the nose could easily have fooled me into thinking southern Cote de Beaune; Volnay or Pommard. Has that nice earthy feel with crisp, rustique tannins. Decant, and if not, pour early.
Red
6/25/2014 - Bryder wrote:
90 points
Even for an '09 this is so fleshy but still mineral and, in a way, cool. Great spice on the palate but does finish a bit short. Still good value.
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Red
5/16/2014 - Bryder Likes this wine:
90 points
Once again punching well above its weight, this must not be compared to the typical "region"-class burgundy. It comes from parcels adjacent to Nuits-Saint-Georges village wines and could easily be one of those. Bought at domaine which obviously adds to the QPR, but I can't imagine any other cool climate pinot noir in the same price range coming close to matching its balance and minerality/coolness. Recommended!
White
4/22/2014 - Bryder wrote:
flawed
Over the hill, even if not much. Freshness and acidity gone.
Red
4/18/2014 - Bryder wrote:
91 points
Almost too good to be a villages. Plenty of ripe fruit and dark berries, balanced acidity and already very soft tannins. An extremely well-balanced and coherent wine.
Red
4/6/2014 - Bryder wrote:
flawed
Nearly 50 % of the three cases I bought were flawed. I suspect hygiene problems in the production line, would advice against purchasing from this producer.
Red
3/26/2014 - Bryder wrote:
89 points
Liquorice and prune on the nose. Cedar, vanilla and blackberry on the palate. Still very young, will undoubtfully age well for 2-5 years. Will wait another year before opening another. 89 now, easily 90-91 in a few years.
White
1/10/2014 - Bryder wrote:
88 points
A bit to oaky and lacks the elegant acidity of its burgundy idols. Highly drinkable none the less, and a nicely made new World chardonnay - simply a bit "crude". Would recommend, though.
White
12/11/2013 - Bryder wrote:
Youthful and fresh yet shows a bit of old school southern Burgundy character.
White - Sparkling
12/8/2013 - Bryder wrote:
84 points
Very aggressively priced i Denmark at the moment so I had to give it a go. At first the nose is (way too) loaded with yeast, luckily that wears off after a while leaving a citrus scent. The bubbles are plenty and very fine but do not last for very long once opened. The citrus continues on to the palate, not very complex. Finishes short. Just a big enough hint of acidity so that I would try it with a simple entre or appetizer. A true "grocery-store" champagne.
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White
11/12/2013 - Bryder Likes this wine:
88 points
From reading the last public notes on this wine I had low expectations - perhaps this is why I was so surprised. After gaining a bit of temperature (and air) it became viscous and also has a slightly oily (petroleum) scent along with citrus and chamomile. On the palate it is intense and rich, very chalky and "flinty" and certainly not a happy-go-lucky straight-forward riesling, but instead a rather demanding one you can actually pair with food like pastas and light meat aside from the typical fish.
Red
11/12/2013 - Bryder Likes this wine:
88 points
Although 2007 was not a particularly strong vintage regarding the northern Burgundy reds, this has aged well and could definitely sit for another couple of years. Surprisingly tannic and not as rich - or approachable - as even some of the younger Arnoux-Lachaux C-M Villages, it still has a dazzling nose of ripe blackberry, leather and a hint of barnyard (brett?). On the palate it is still youthful and despite its transparent appearance it is quite packed with red berries, leather and nice discrete oak. Finishes a bit short, though.
Red
10/19/2013 - Bryder wrote:
Very similar to the ordinary Vosne-Romanée Villages - this, however, with time developed a distinct sherry-like oxidized character. Unsure if this bottle was flawed in some way or if it is a general characteristic.
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