Tasting Notes for dcwino

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Red
7/29/2020 - dcwino wrote:
95 points
Very low expectation as the last bottle was a bit angular and not terribly expressive. Beautifully mature nose displaying decadent red fruit, raspberry preserve, strawberry jam, sous bois, grilled cep, Vosne spice, caramel, sweet spices and earth. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of ripe red fruit, rich and unctuous, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, still noticeable but non-obtrusive tannins and a long sweet red fruit driven finish with sous bois and caramel at the end. It is drinking beautifully. Total surprise.
Red - Fortified
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Beautifully mature nose displaying subtle yellow and red fruit, a hint of cherry jam, strawberry jam, dry cherry, dry fig. cinnamon, sweet and spicy spices, cedar and earth. Fully integrated palate, finely layered ripe dry fruit, silky and nicely detailed, good acidity, earthy mineral, and a long slightly dry yellow fruit driven finish with cinnamon and nutmeg at the end. Drinking beautifully.
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Red
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
93 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Medium expressive nose displaying slightly lean black fruit, black cherry, a hint of plum, roasted nuts, American oak and earth. Fully integrated palate, finely layered slightly lean black fruit, silky and polished, medium acidity and medium mineral, and a medium to long black fruit driven finish with American oak at the end. Drinking nicely but no need to wait.
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Red
1970 Château Lafleur Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
flawed
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Brett dominates, initially thinking corked but perhaps too much Brett.
Red
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Unbelievably youthful nose displaying massive black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, fruitcake, strong licorice and tar, molasses, mint, dark spices and iron. Incredible concentration, layers upon layers of concentrated slightly dry black fruit, dense and unctuous but also silky and fluid, bright acidity and strong iron mineral, still very noticeable tannins and the never ending finish. The 90 Monfortino remains incredibly young and can improve/mature for at least a couple more decades.
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Red
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): En magnum. Incredibly complex nose displaying very ripe red fruit, dry cherry, cherry, strawberry jam, fruitcake, a hint of caramel, rose, tar, licorice, leather, balsamico and iron. Perfectly integrated harmonious palate, very finely layered ripe red fruit, rich yet silky and weightless, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, still noticeable tannins and the finish that never ends. Although the 90 ripe fruit expression is quite evident, it remains beautiful balanced, precise and detailed. Drinking perfectly.
Red
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
97 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): En magnum. Expressive complex nose displaying unbelievably concentration red and black fruit, dry cherry, sour cherry, blackberry, fruitcake, rose, tar, licorice, strong cedar, caramel, sweet spices and iron mineral. Exceptional concentration, layers upon layers of intense slightly dry red fruit, opulent and unctuous yet also silky and polished, also warm and round, bright acidity, strong iron mineral, still noticeable but non-obtrusive tannins and a long concentrated red fruit driven finish with tar and cedar at the end. Drinking beautifully but remains remarkably young. This has to be the most imposing Giacosa. A long life ahead.
White
2010 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
97 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Expressive nose displaying perfectly ripe white and yellow fruit, pear, apple, lemon. a hint of lanoline, light caramel, white flowers and limestone. Beautifully integrated palate, very finely layered yellow and white fruit, rich yet silky and weightless, perfect balance and precision, medium acidity, strong mineral and a seamless long yellow fruit driven finish with lanoline and light crème brulee at the end. This particular bottle is a textbook example of Chavalier Montrachet, the palate to die for, very noble.
White
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
89 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Not premoxed but a bit awkward. Not terribly expressive nose, granny smith, pyrazine, honey, spicy spices and a hint of limestone. Good concentration, packed slightly coiled yellow fruit, medium acidity and mineral, and a medium long finish with pyrazine and honey at the end. Adam mentions that the bottle from three night ago was better. Not the wine that I would seek based on bottle variations.
White
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
96 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): This has come together beautifully. Expressive nose displaying perfectly ripe yellow fruit, yellow and white peach, fresh lemon, a hint of apricot, sweet spices and mineral. Exceptional concentration, beautifully layers opulent yellow fruit, rich and opulent but also perfectly precise, harmonious and weightless, medium acidity, strong mineral, and a long rich yellow fruit drive finish. It is now showing GC like balance and finesse. Drinking magnificently.
White
2005 Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
95 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Expressive extremely youthful nose displaying incredibly concentrated yellow and white fruit, white peach, a hint of pineapple, fresh lemon juice, beeswax, spicy spices, white flowers and crushed rock. Unbelievable concentration, layers upon layers of perfectly ripe sweet yellow fruit, rich and dense, an incredible amount of extract, medium acidity, strong limestone mineral and a long concentrated slightly coiled yellow fruit driven finish with beeswax and limestone at the end. There is a hint of alcohol at the end. This clearly expresses the 05 ripeness. This is a powerful concentrated wine, a bit closer to Batard than Chavalier.
White - Sparkling
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Incredibly youthful and energetic nose displaying concentration yellow fruit with a hint of white. Lemon curd, lemon, granny smith, light caramel, smoke, spicy spices and limestone. Exceptional concentration, layers upon layers of concentrated yellow fruit, very precise, focused and detailed, very fine abundant mousse, bright acidity and strong limestone mineral, and a long concentrated yellow fruit driven finish with spicy spices and limestone at the end. Although very young, it is drinking incredibly well, kinda champagne that rejuvenates your spirit.
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White - Sparkling
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
97 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Perfectly mature incredibly complex nose displaying rich yellow fruit, cinnamon apple, marzipan, anise, light caramel, butterscotch, oyster shell and limestone. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of rich sweet yellow fruit, opulent and complex, bright acidity and strong limestone mineral, and a long sweet yellow fruit driven finish with marzipan and limestone at the end. Absolutely gorgeous showing. As usual with Selosse, fully ready upon release and no need to wait.
Rosé - Sparkling
7/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures at Bryan's (Undisclosed location in McLean, VA): Light cooper with some yellow. Delicate yet energetic nose displaying subtle red fruit, strawberry water, cherry, granny smith, light caramel, cooper, spicy spices and limestone. Beautifully integrated harmonious palate, finely layer subtle red fruit, exceptional precision, freshness and focus, fine generous mousse, bright acidity and strong mineral, and a long subtle red fruit driven finish with cooper and limestone at the end. The finish is very dry. Perhaps expressing the 08 vintage, very focused and precise.
Red
7/22/2020 - dcwino wrote:
95 points
Beautiful slightly murky red with fading rim. A hint of ash followed by delicious cherry and strawberry, rare steak, garrigue, pine, a hint of spearmint, cinnamon, cayenne, sous bois and crushed rock. Fully integrated harmonious palate, nicely layered generous red fruit, rich, warm and round, silky and polished, bright acidity, strong limestone mineral, and a long sweet red fruit driven finish with rare steak and garrigue at the end. Finding wine like this is what makes me happy!
White
7/18/2020 - dcwino wrote:
93 points
Beautifully mature nose displaying ripe yellow fruit, apricot, yellow cherry, mandarin orange, a hint lychee, sweet and spicy spices, and steely mineral. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of sweet yellow fruit, dense and deeply toned, medium acidity, steely mineral and a medium long sweet yellow fruit driven finish with lychee and sweet spices at the end. There is bitterness that I typically find in ZH Gewurztraminer. It is drinking nicely.
Red
7/16/2020 - dcwino wrote:
93 points
Medium expressive nose displaying ripe concentrated red fruit with a hint of black, raspberry preserve, strawberry jam, black cherry, licorice, animal, lightly smoked meat and earth. There is noticeable sous bois. Nicely integrated palate, concentrated ripe red fruit, rich yet harmonious, good acidity and mineral, and a long ripe black fruit driven finish with animal and sous bois at the end. It has been fascinating to follow since release. This is even more Burgundian and shows more pronounced sous bois than the Feb, 2019 bottle. Love to try this in another decade, as there is enough fruit.
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Red
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Having had a generous pour of the 02 La Tache, I can only guess Syrah. Very meaty, a hint of dry cherry, a hint of mint and cinnamon. Fully integrated palate. Drinking beautifully but I am just about done.
Red
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Perfectly mature yet youthful nose displaying perfectly ripe generous black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, a slight hint of stem, black tea, mocha, Vosne spice, rose, perfume, light caramel and limestone. Exceptional balance and harmony, layers upon layers of ripe black fruit, rich yet beautifully detailed and precise, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long sweet black fruit driven finish with Vosne spice and stem at the end. Perhaps the best showing of the 02 La Tache for me. Still a long life a head but drinking absolutely magnificently.
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Red
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
flawed
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Roland’s initial bottle but he thought a bit tired upon opening and brought the 01 Granbussia as his back up bottle. With air, it is drinking ok, gaining weight but a bit oxidative still. There seem to be significant bottle variations.
Red
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
96 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Initially very pale color but magically gains color with air. Expressive nose displaying ripe red fruit, strawberry jam, dry cherry, a hint of licorice, caramel, dry mushroom and iron. Fully resolved harmonious palate, nicely layered sweet red fruit, bright acidity, strong iron mineral, fully resolved tannins and a seamless long sweet red fruit driven finish with mushroom and iron at the end. It is still drinking beautifully, consistent with the last two bottles.
Red
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
95 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): A big scale nose displaying concentrated very ripe black fruit, blackberry jam, black cherry, licorice, caramel, tar, a hint of VA, balsamico and earth. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of concentrated black fruit, rich and opulent, bright acidity and mineral, and a long intense ripe black fruit driven finish with licorice and VA at the end. My guess is the 90s Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia based on the ripe concentrated dark fruit expression. This is a big scale wine.
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Red
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
95 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Expressive nose displaying ripe black fruit, black cherry, fruitcake, a hint of mint, tar, tobacco, leather, cedar, a hint of oak and earth. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of concentrated black fruit, round and warm, also silky and nicely detailed, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, still a hint of tannins and a long sweet black fruit driven finish with fruitcake and mint at the end. It is drinking beautifully with generous fruit but can still improve. For my palate, this could have been a red label.
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Red
1995 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Beautiful mature nose displaying black fruit initially and quickly turns red, blackberry, raspberry preserve, cola, sous bois, cinnamon, mocha, a hint of soy, iron and earth. Fully integrated palate, nicely layered generous slightly dry red fruit, rich yet silky, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, still noticeable slightly coarse tannins and a long sweet red fruit driven finish with sous bois and iron at the end. Slightly old school, drinking beautifully.
Red
2009 Domaine Leroy Latricières-Chambertin Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
91 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Medium expressive nose displaying concentrated ripe black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, dominating coffee note, strong stem, a hint of oak, smoke and earth. Excellent concentration, packed ripe black fruit, rich and big, bright acidity, earthy mineral, and a medium to long ripe black fruit driven finish with coffee and stem at the end. I am guessing ’04 or ’11 for the strong stem note. All of us find it underwhelming. Blind tasting is the great equalizer. The worst $4k wine of my life.
White
1995 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
7/14/2020 - dcwino wrote:
88 points
Not quite premixed but very ripe and a bit cloying. Ripe yellow fruit, butter scotch, smoke and sweet spices. Excellent concentration, packed very ripe yellow fruit, rich and deeply toned, bright acidity and mineral, and a medium to long ripe yellow fruit driven finish with a hint of butter scotch at the end. A bit tired.
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Red
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Absolutely gorgeous nose displaying perfectly ripe red fruit with a hint of black, raspberry jelly, blackberry, rose, light caramel, perfume, tree bark and earth. There is only a slight hint of sous bois. Perfectly harmonious and balanced palate, beautifully layered concentrated red fruit, rich and opulent yet pure and weightless, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long pure red fruit driven finish with rose and light caramel at the end. Drinking magnificently but can easily improve and transform for a couple more decades. My guess is the 07 Roumier BM.
White
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
93 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Expressive nose displaying rich white and yellow fruit, a hint of oak, honey, white flowers and mineral. Excellent concentration, packed concentrated white and yellow fruit, dense, generous and rich, medium acidity, medium mineral and a medium long rich yellow fruit driven finish. I am thinking a 1er crus Meursault as it is fat and there is a hint of oak. Still needs time.
White
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
96 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Unbelievably opulent nose displaying concentrated sweet yellow fruit, there is a hint of botrytis, noticeable oak, caramel and spicy spices. Excellent concentration, nicely layered concentrated yellow fruit, rich, fat and unctuous, a lot of red wine like dry extract, bright acidity, medium mineral, and a long opulent yellow fruit driven finish with honey and oak at the end. I am thinking a big 1er crus Meursault, some are thinking Batard or Chevalier. Wow for a BB, a nice big piece of humble pie for all of us! The person who brought the wine noticed Coche flint upon opening but no longer noticeable.
White
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
96 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Perfectly mature yet youthful nose displaying rich yellow fruit, lemon and apple, noticeable mint, white chocolate, honey, cool mountain stream and limestone. Perfectly harmonious palate, very finely layered subtle yellow fruit, exceptional harmony and precision, bright acidity, strong mineral, and a seamless long yellow fruit driven finish with mint and honey at the end. I notice the yellow wax capsule so obviously Raveneau but it also shows telltale signs of the top quality Chablis. My guess is the 02 as it shows beautiful maturity. Most guesses are Valmur or Blanchots.
Drinking incredibly well.
White - Sparkling
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Expressive energetic nose displaying opulent yellow fruit, fresh apple juice, lemon curd, light caramel, white pepper, saline, smoke and crushed stone. Excellent concentration, very finely layered perfectly ripe yellow fruit, very fine abundant mousse, rich yet fresh and precise, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long perfectly ripe yellow fruit driven finish with lemon and limestone at the end. The 08 magically combines perfect intensity, precision and balance.
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White - Sparkling
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): Medium expressive nose displaying cinnamon apple, a hint of red currant, anise, smoke, crème brulee and mineral. Very good concentration, packed rich yellow fruit, medium abundant medium fine mousse, rich and deeply toned, medium acidity and medium mineral, and a medium to long yellow fruit driven finish with cinnamon and crème brulee at the end. Drinking beautifully but lacks the intensity and precision of the 08.
White - Sparkling
7/10/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A lost Friday afternoon gathering – COVID safety measures - Mostly Blind (Reston, Va): One of the participants mentions a hint of TCA, the host mentions being slightly lean. The 96 DP Oenotheque is fascinating as it often shows “lees funk”. With air and as gets warmer, exquisite nose displaying delicate yellow fruit, yellow peach, lemon curd, baked apple, brioche, smoke and mineral. Perfectly harmonious palate, very finely layered delicious yellow fruit, fine medium abundant mousse, polished and weightless, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long sweet yellow fruit driven finish with brioche and baked apple at the end. The palate to die for.
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Red
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
97 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): A classic Rayas nose, all kinds of cherries, tobacco, white pepper, sweet spices and earth. Perfectly integrated palate, silky and polished. The magic of Rayas, so intense and expressive yet so delicate. Drinking exquisitely.
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Red
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): This was one of the most hedonistic young wines of my life. I find the fruit expression a bit too pruney. Pretty consistent with the last two TNs. Dark fruit, dry herbs, milk chocolate and oak. Silky and unctuous.
Red
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
97 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Expressive nose displaying opulent black fruit, crème de cassis, mocha, lavender, dark caramel, lead pencil and earth. Excellent concentration, finely layered intense black fruit, rich and unctuous but also silky and polished, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long opulent black fruit driven finish with smoke and caramel at the end. This has developed nicely. Drinking beautifully.
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Red
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Expressive nose displaying intense ripe black fruit, crème de cassis, milk chocolate, smoke, licorice, ink and cedar/strong vanilla and charred oak. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of ripe black fruit, rich and silky, bright acidity, luxurious oak, slightly coarse oak tannins and a long intense cassis fruit driven finish. This is a perfectly formulated cult cab.
Red
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): This is a caricature of wine, kinda modern and ripe to the max, noticeable VA and cheery liqueur. Kinda Dolce & Gabbana silk shirt gone wrong or Donatella Versace.
Red
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
97 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Perfectly mature expressive nose displaying dry red and black fruit, dry cherry, black cherry, cherry syrup, licorice, leather, tar, strong dark spices and iron. Perfectly harmonious palate, layers upon layers of concentrated slightly dry red fruit, rich yet silky and precise, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long sweet red fruit driven finish with fruitcake and tar at the end. This is still noticeable but fine tannins. This particular bottle is singing.
Red
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
flawed
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): My contribution. Upon cutting the capsule, the cork is slightly raised at the edge which is worrisome. The color is way too dark, even this is a young Rayas. The clearly shows American oak, perhaps a Aussie shiraz mixed in. Bought at HA in 2014, what a shame!
White
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
93 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): I thought mostly white fruit only two years ago. Medium expressive nose displaying rich concentrated yellow fruit, peach, pineapple, honey, crème burlee, sweet spices and earth. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of concentrated yellow tropical fruit, rich and oily, medium acidity, medium mineral and a medium to long sweet yellow fruit driven finish with butter scotch at the end. Now, it has transformed to a classic style of Aubert, i.e. concentrated and rich. No need to wait.
White
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Medium expressive nose displaying concentrated yellow citrus fruit, lemon curd, lemon coil, honey, sweet spices and limestone. Excellent concentration, slightly coiled yellow citrus, rich and dense, bright acidity and mineral, and a medium to long dense yellow fruit driven finish with honey at the end. There is no oak so am guessing Chablis. I liked it a bit more than others. Still needs time. I highly recommend a couple hours of decanting.
White
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
92 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Very youthful nose displaying fresh white fruit, lemon curd, pear, lemon, spicy spices and chalk. Very good concentration, rich yet pure and precise, good acidity, medium mineral and a medium long fresh white fruit driven finish. It is slightly spritzy. Not terribly complex but nicely balanced. I prefer the 12 Pierre Morey BB at one fifth the price.
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White
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
92 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Very ripe and slightly flat initially. Medium expressive nose displaying very ripe yellow fruit, lemon curd, lemon oil, a hint of dry peach, honey, sweet spices and mineral. Excellent concentration, packed ripe yellow fruit, rich and oily, medium acidity, medium mineral and a medium to long ripe yellow fruit driven finish. This is a dense and ripe style of Raveneau. I love Raveneau’s style of combining opulent and precision. Although delicious, it lacks precision. Perhaps a couple hours of decanting is recommended.
White
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
90 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): I get banana, grapefruit, white peach and lychee, making me to guess Valentini. Relatively light and refreshing, bright acidity and medium mineral, a medium finish with slightly bitter end. This is a good summer quaffer.
White
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Initially very ripe, perhaps Californian Chardonnay. It opens up beautifully. Expressive nose displaying succulent yellow fruit, lemon curd, apple, a hint of flint, spicy spices and mineral. Excellent concentration, rich and opulent but also good precision, bright acidity, medium mineral and long ripe yellow fruit driven finish. I am thinking Coche Meursault. Another slice of humble pie and serious Jedi mind trick.
White - Sparkling
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Perfectly mature nose displaying decadent yellow fruit, lemon curd, baked apple, peach, brioche, a hint of smoke and limestone. There is a hint of lees that slightly obscure purity. Excellent concentration, nicely layered concentrated yellow fruit, ripe and deeply toned, generous fine mousse, bright acidity and strong mineral, and a medium to long sweet yellow fruit driven finish with brioche and honey at the end. I find the bottle to be not perfectly pure, especially next to the 02 CdC. Drinking nicely.
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White - Sparkling
7/2/2020 - dcwino wrote:
98 points
A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Unbelievably fresh example displaying generous yellow and white fruit, granny smith, apple tart, pear, lemon curd, mint, white chocolate, white flowers, cool mountain stream and limestone. Excellent concentration, very finely layered fresh white and yellow fruit, perfect harmony, precision and balance, generous fine mousse, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long generous fresh white and yellow fruit driven finish with white chocolate and a hint of mint at the end. This incredibly fresh example if flirting with perfection.
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Red
2008 Lucien Le Moine Bonnes Mares Sud Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir
6/25/2020 - dcwino wrote:
94 points
Expressive nose displaying concentrated slightly dry red fruit, cherry, strawberry and rhubarb tart, a hint of sous bois, roasted fruit and mineral. Excellent concentration, layers upon layers of concentrated red fruit, rich yet silky, bright acidity, strong mineral and a long concentrated red fruit driven finish. It can still improve for another decade as the sous bois expression is not fully emerged.
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