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2007 Domaine Camus-Bruchon & Fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons Pinot Noir
2/7/2016 - MLipton wrote:
Opened tonight with Boeuf Bourgignon. Even with a hard decant, it was a bit reticent at first, but opened up to reveal a deep, somewhat darkly fruited, example of a Savigny. A bit overwhelmed by the food at first, it came into its own with time. Clearly, this wine has a long lifetime ahead of it.
  • geeky? not sure commented:

    2/8/16, 1:06 PM - Interested to see your note, as I had a similar experience a while back. Much more closed than I expected from an 07. Same experience with an 07 C-B Lavieres, but the Lavieres opened up a lot on the second day.

  • geeky? not sure commented:

    2/8/16, 2:16 PM - Agreed - I love Gilman, but I'm not sure what to make of the difference between a wine slated to go to 2040 as opposed to a wine that will only go to 2035.

    I've got 2 more of these, but likely won't touch the first for another 5 years, if possible.

2000 Domaine Joël Champet Côte-Rôtie La Viallière Syrah
2/9/2015 - Hodby wrote:
85 points
Medium-light red color. Restrained nose, slightly red fruit forward and hints of garrigue. On arrival, low tannin and medium-low acidity. In the mouth, somewhat low intensity overall. Light finish. Darn, thought we'd see a repeat of bottle development from our early Winter bottle, but this one's not giving much over a three hours period. Strange bottle pattern, all from the same case, stored identically. Bottle #8 of 12.
  • geeky? not sure commented:

    10/20/15, 4:37 PM - My bottle echoed yours in terms of flavor and mouthfeel, but was amazing on the nose. Curious what's going on here, as there's clearly a lot of bottle variation based on your notes. Gilman recently raved about this producer, but I'm wondering if he's more excited about the "method" (old school/traditionalist) rather than the finished product.

2008 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Chenin Blanc
7/7/2015 - christyler wrote:
This was...odd. On first opening, it had a bit of a musty / advanced smell. That did blow off, and it did end up developing the lemony / mineral laden profile that I love. However, it was a little too far on the lemony side for me, and I didn't love this as much as previous bottles.
  • geeky? not sure commented:

    8/6/15, 10:14 AM - Had this last night and really liked it. Definitely could sense some of the bottle age in that the acidity had toned down a bit. But no advanced smell or weirdness. Mid-palate was a little lacking, but otherwise couldn't complain. Really, really enjoyable. I'd guess your bottle was a little off, particularly if you've liked this in the past.

2009 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses Pinot Noir
Day 1: Good, but not particularly notable SLB: high acid (much higher than I'd expected for an 09), lively, nice but restrained fruit.

Day 4 (or so) after being left corked in the fridge: Very impressive - explosive, complex spices; expansive weightier palate. Awesome.

Will sit on my last one for a while.
  • geeky? not sure commented:

    7/21/15, 12:32 PM - True, my miss - but all the same to me! I think waiting is wise. Very good now. Special later.

2011 Sky Vineyards Syrah Mt. Veeder
4/16/2015 - Richard Jennings wrote:
94 points
Very dark ruby color; appealing, fresh, dried fig, light pepper, tart black cherry nose; delicious, delicate, fresh, dried fig, light pepper, tart black cherry palate with good acidity; should go 20 years; long finish
  • geeky? not sure commented:

    6/1/15, 11:01 AM - I've been loving these wines lately, and am very surprised they're so under the radar. Do you really think these can age for over a decade?

  • geeky? not sure commented:

    6/2/15, 10:15 AM - Hahaha - you too. Never tried their zins, but I know they're better known (if at all!) for those, and they're on my list to try. I'm OK keeping these a secret, but have no clue how that's possible given the quality and accessibility. I guess the same could be said for ESJ re: QPR, as well, so maybe I shouldn't be so surprised.

2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux Cabernet Franc
Needs more time - a little too thin right now, but I expect it to put on some weight, the way a recent Cuvee Domaine did.
  • geeky? not sure commented:

    5/8/14, 1:24 PM - Thomas: In my experience, the softening of the wine often presents itself as greater palate presence and weight. I've definitely heard people describe aged Burgundy as having "put on weight", but what do I know - I can't afford that stuff. Feel free to disagree!

  • geeky? not sure commented:

    5/8/14, 1:30 PM - I'm no Chinon expert and have never had the opportunity to taste aged Baudry. My understanding is that good vintages of Baudry can go a very long time, though I don't think 2011 is shaping up to be any great shakes. I have 2 more bottles (stored in not ideal conditions) and won't touch either for a few more years. I don't think they're 20 year wines, though.

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