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Red
1996 Domaine René Engel Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir
Village-theme'd dinner at Royal Pavilion.
  • Mark81 commented:

    2/23/17, 12:36 AM - How was this?

  • Mark81 commented:

    3/1/17, 9:26 PM - AA listed the 96 Vosne straight for $400! Apparently Engel had issues with cork in 96, but so far so good for me. Looking forward to this evening...

Red
1995 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir
12/9/2016 - Mark81 wrote:
89 points
SS's birthday lunch at Les Amis. Deep and dark red, very primary in appearance. Again, a typical Roumier wine which is extremely dark fruited - currants, cranberry, plums. The nose took some time to get going, but even when it did, it struggled to produce the finer elements of Chambolle. Seemed to have a huge amount of acidity and tannin. The wine was robust, powerful and meaty, but brooding and not very expressive. There was a similar amount of elevated acidity on the palate, and I personally felt there was a lack of rich and good fruit to balance out this acidity. Pomegranate, cranberry and sour plum, along with old leather, barnyard, roast meat, tar. I see this wine has lots of good reviews, but personally, this didn't really shine through. Maybe more time would be beneficial, but at $2,000 a bottle (in current market), no go.
  • Mark81 commented:

    12/13/16, 11:01 PM - I wouldn't say the bottle is flawed or tired, just not in a good phase, which shouldn't be the case since this is a 21 year old wine. You obviously have had more experience than me in tasting Roumier, but from my previous notes (if you've seen them), I'm generally not the biggest fan of his wines. But again, I rate/judge wines on what's in the bottle, rather than by biasness.

White - Sparkling
2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne Champagne Blend
10/6/2016 - Mark81 wrote:
88 points
Sushi at Matsuya Sushi Bar. Bright yellow, almost greenish like in appearance. Very yeasty, crisp and fresh. Lemon, lime, Chinese pear, flint, wet grass and stone. A bit light on the body, but that would come with age. Fresh and clean yellow fruit with a short finish. Refreshing and clean, a young Dom always makes the perfect aperitif.
  • Mark81 commented:

    10/10/16, 12:44 AM - Actually, I see this wine definitely improving with time, so 88 can possibly become a 91 or 92. I love Dom, its my favourite champagne, and age can do wonders to any Dom. I've had some lovely aged examples like 75, 80, 82, 92 and these are not even from the "heralded vintages". I don't think they cost an arm or a leg either so Dom always remains my preferred champagne. (young or aged).

  • Mark81 commented:

    10/22/16, 10:33 PM - Doug, 94+ would be incredibly generous! (at this stage at least). In 10 years, definitely 90+ though.

Red
2003 Domaine Truchot-Martin Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir
1/2/2016 - Mark81 wrote:
94 points
My Birthday lunch at Les Amis. This was the final wine of the afternoon, and the (almost) unanimous vote for best wine of the lunch. Extreme clarity and purity in appearance, ruby red and almost slightly murky like, but my word, the aromatics, the nose and bouquet was simply out of this world. The exotic spice, the rose petals, the savoury meatiness and the quite remarkable purity of the wine was just captivating. You almost felt like you were amongst the vines, in the cool Burgundian weather, taking in and sampling a masterpiece. I'm very doubtful anyone could actually replicate this sort of bouquet and aromatics in a wine now. This is pure terroir driven. The palate showcased minerals, meat, savoury broth, earth, truffle, iron, tomato, cherries, sweet plum. This is classic old fashioned Burgundy at its best. Wine like this just isn't made anymore. To connect with a true Burgundy, and if you had to break the bank to try a Jacky Truchot wine, do it.
  • Mark81 commented:

    10/15/16, 7:11 PM - I wouldn't know what that tasted like upon release. I drank this on its 13th anniversary, and it was to me, a Burgundy made in an old fashioned style, not a reflection of the general characteristics of 2003. In fact, I've had a few young/aged Burgundies from 2003 which can still appear pure, transparent and fresh rather than have the "super-ripe, hot and low acid" profile. When people tell me "all 2003 Burgundies" are atypical of the vintage, I just cringe really. What's the basis for that comment? Tasting on its 2nd or 3rd year from barrel? But well, to each his own...

  • Mark81 commented:

    10/22/16, 10:31 PM - I think you should open another 2003 from Truchot soon, be it the Charmes or CDLR. I am absolutely certain you would find it a much more enjoyable experience. It's not that "Truchot can do no wrong". I had a couple of negative reviews on some 1983 Truchots. (admittedly, that probably is because of the bottle condition and provenance). I find the style unique and exotic, something I find almost impossible to discover from other makers in this current day. Are they good wines? Yes. Are they worth $1,000 plus for a GC? Probably not, but again, Burgundy is about the scarcity I guess.

Red
1998 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir
3/27/2016 - Mark81 wrote:
88 points
My third average red Burg from top makers in a row. I would have taken an 88 pointer from any other maker, but not Dujac, and certainly not from a Dujac CDLR. Another very one dimensional wine. The nose was decent with rose petals and sweet red fruit - strawberries, cherries and pomegranate and cherry cola, but none of the robustness, meatiness and the terroir of a good CDLR. The palate was a disappointment as well, with some acidity and soil, with red fruits dominating, but somehow this really didn't perform like a good Grand Cru from the top 5-6 makers in Burgundy.
  • Mark81 commented:

    9/19/16, 7:45 PM - Bottle was fine actually. Just didn't show. It didn't drop off or tire in the 2 or 3 hours I drank it, so I'm quite certain it isn't a provenance issue.

Red
1990 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle Syrah
8/4/2016 - Mark81 wrote:
91 points
Rhone night at Nicolas. This was a clear step up from any of the wines on show in terms of complexity and intensity. Deep red, no bricking. This took some time to open up, but I felt it did well at different stages throughout the evening. Olives, white pepper, wood, charred meat, tar and vanilla with blackberries, blueberries and smoke. Very satin like tannins, lots of pepper and roasted meat on the palate, black and blue fruit with smoke, cigar box and new leather. Good wine, but certainly not a 100 pointer.
  • Mark81 commented:

    9/14/16, 7:31 PM - I think its not only the 1990, in fact I experienced the same issues with the 1983 and 1985 and frankly I find it quite disturbing. Maybe its the sheer volume of production, but I rather a wine with more consistency.

Red
2011 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir
1/21/2016 - Mark81 wrote:
85 points
Dinner at Shelter in the Woods. Pale red and rather clear. Acidic on the nose, very sulphuric, with minerals and soil, sour cherries, pomegranate and a touch of reduction. Palate was simple, lack of the Vosne profile. Fruits were actually very much in the background, with a very mineral and stone like character. There were some cherries, orange peel, but that was about it. Not too impressive.
  • Mark81 commented:

    1/23/16, 10:24 PM - I am a fan of Noellat wines, but for some reason, the village wines tend to be a little underwhelming, and if you have seen some of my other posts, you woud realize that (in my opinion), a village wine would give a clear insight into the quality of the domaine. I'm perfectly happy to give this another shot 5 years down the road, the only problem is I don't have any! (and I doubt I would be buying). There are always the opposite ends of Burgundy - the pure, terroir driven, mineral laden wines versue the heavily oaked, vanillin and wood based wines. Needless to say I'm a fan of the former and I really dislike the latter, and Noellat definitely falls into the former category. Its just a pity the village bottlings I've had from them seem to disappoint, but well, I'd have taken that over the Cathiard anyday.

Red
1997 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle Syrah
10/17/2015 - pclin wrote:
89 points
So you think you are a good wine taster? Wine like this will humble you. We tend to take a snap shot or static state of what a wine is like at the moment, very few have ability to extrapolate a chemical process into the future, not even the pros. This is a wine that make a fool out of most wine taster (even pros) throughout its development. There are bottle variations but this is far more than just that. This bottle is completely different from any previous bottles, tannic with relatively high acidity, not even close to being ready. So vastly different from the bottles opened in late '13 and early '14, which were harmourious and weightless, this is going through another stage of development again. Fascinating. So what does 92 pts mean. I am not sure. (Guess what? I downgrade it to 89 pts by day 4). This is likely the most volatile wine I have come across throughout its life. This is not even a PN. Who said Pinot Noir is the most volatile? In fact one of the most consistent wine I have ever experience was the '93 Rousseau Ruchottes Chambertin, consumed 2 cases of the wine between '97 and '10, the wine was just so beautiful and never shut down, often left me scratching my head about what wine the pros were writing about! This bottle takes 4 days to open up, borderline over-ripe and over-extracted, fairly disappointing. Almost resemble those Australian Shiraz, yuck!
  • Mark81 commented:

    10/18/15, 4:02 AM - This is precisely why I don't bother reading the so called expert/pro/critics' reviews. Some of these guys drink the wine once and formulate an opinion about it and that's fixed for the rest of the wine's "life-span" if the same person doesn't ever taste it again at a different stage. I've had beautiful Burgs from 92, 97, 04 where critics claim poor vintage. I've had beautiful Burgs from the 70s and 80s that were supposed to have been long dead. I still firmly believe the only way to have an opinion about a wine is to taste it yourself.

  • Mark81 commented:

    10/18/15, 6:15 AM - I meant in general, I don't read into critics' scores or reviews. For example, which so called expert actually gave Burgundy 1992 any positive reviews? Every bottle I've had has been wonderful. I've had people tell me "I don't buy this wine because Parker gives it 80 plus points". Erm, ok.....

Red
1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir
6/5/2015 - pclin wrote:
95 points
Intoxicating aromas soaring from the glass. Floral, intense and clean. High acidity of the vintage is apparent but not intrusive. Tannins are mostly resolved. Sweet and slightly rustic, bit of oak still coming through at backend. Glorious wine as usual, at least NM called it correctly. Glad I still have 18 bottles of this. Eventually '96 Rousseau Chambertin will be a better wine but not over the last few years. Superb on the second day, round, aromatic, and complex, best bottle yet, up the score. Decanting is recommended. This still in upswing and should reach its peak in 3 to 5 years, probably last another 10 to 15 years after that. Acidity will keep this alive for a long time. (A+)
  • Mark81 commented:

    7/1/15, 6:34 PM - You have 18 bottles still? I must start drinking with you... =)

  • Mark81 commented:

    7/1/15, 7:57 PM - Yeah, you have an email I can contact you at?

  • Mark81 commented:

    7/5/15, 4:23 AM - There is some problem with the registration and login. Here is my email - Capricorn_m81@hotmail.com. You could drop me a line with your contact details.

White - Sparkling
2004 Dom Pérignon Champagne Champagne Blend
6/27/2015 - Mark81 wrote:
88 points
A little evolved in appearance, almost dark yellow. Lots of yeast, brioche, citrus and pear, with quite a bit of acid and minerality. Palate was a little short, and slightly disjointed. Chinese pear, fresh lime and green apple with lots of acid again. In comparison to the Doms of 02 and 03, this falls a little short on complexity and balance.
  • Mark81 commented:

    6/28/15, 10:19 PM - Well, its a little of a tough one. If the wine is too young and I sense the potential from the structure and underlying fruit or complexity, I would flag that out, but this Dom didn't strike the right notes. For the same price point, I'd get the 03, and for perhaps that extra $20-$30, I'd very much prefer the 02.

  • Mark81 commented:

    6/28/15, 11:02 PM - I wouldn't go as far as to say it was heat damaged, but the storage/transportation conditions could definitely have been better.

    I think Dom needs age, I had a 1980 which was superb sometime last year. That said, I would say 98/99/00 are in a good drinking window with some age on them.

  • Mark81 commented:

    7/1/15, 1:31 AM - That particular bottle was brought by a friend. Of course in an ideal scenario, I would get all my Burgundies ex domaine. Unfortunately, the reality is that the back vintages would have gone through perhaps a couple of merchants at least. At times, we are subject to the luck of the draw.

Red
2010 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses Pinot Noir
4/11/2015 - Mark81 wrote:
93 points
Over lunch at Shinji. Ex domaine. This wine is just absolutely delicious. I started with a half case, down to last 3 bottles now. Bright red, so vibrant, clear and pure. Lovely freshness in the floral bouquet, red roses, wild strawberries and pomegranate. This had lovely acidity as well, with a terrific expression of Chambolle. Chef Oshino, who had a glass, insisted Uni was the best match! On the palate, brimming with pure red fruit, with lots of wild strawberries and sweet cherries. Delicate yet expressive, a hint of soil, minerals, acids. Very good structure and length. This is a really seductive and alluring wine, perfect balance. If I could keep my hands off these for 20 years, it would easily hit the 96-98 range.
  • Mark81 commented:

    4/12/15, 10:28 PM - That is the problem - "if". When I bought my half case, I said I'll try one and keep the rest for a minimum of 10 years. It was too good, and when my friend persuaded/bugged/irritated me into giving him 2, I gave in reluctantly (yes I regret it now). The "problem" with this wine is it is so approachable because of its silky tannins, purity of fruit and perfect balance, that you just keep wanting to drink it. If you can find it, just buy the lot. You'll never regret it.

Red
2004 Domaine Leroy Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir
BM-BM themed dinner (Imperial Treasure SPD, Paragon): Last wine of the evening. We knew it was an out-of-theme insertion, but this was double-blind in all other senses. In the glass, this was visually cloudy & opaque and we were concerned that it was an off-btl; But lo & behold, one nose was all it needed - alongside the pair of '92 whites, this must've had the best nose(s) of the nite! Tea leaves, spice, roses. Most thought this was Chambolle from the very pretty nose. On the palate, sour-cherries, more spices & some earth. Overall, very nice indeed!
  • Mark81 commented:

    4/5/15, 6:55 PM - End of the day, a Leroy village would still triumph over the Grand Crus, Vogue Bonnes Mares no less. See you in May for the next one.

  • Mark81 commented:

    4/5/15, 11:30 PM - True. However, her generic villages in other vintages still often outperform GCs of various domaines. In fact, I often believe for Leroy, her village and 1ers are not a really significant "step down" from her GCs.

Red
2009 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Pommard Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir
10/2/2014 - pclin wrote:
89 points
From a restaurant list (Brasserie Gavroche, Singapore) in 375ml. Good structure and backbone even though just a Pommard VV. Good mix of black and red fruits, good acidity level and balance just lack elegance. Quite enjoyable.
  • Mark81 commented:

    4/1/15, 7:19 PM - Had this at the same place, from the same format. Was very pleasantly surprised.

Red
2010 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir
11/6/2014 - pclin wrote:
93 points
Good showing today, plenty of spices. No sign of shutting down, put on more weight over the last few months. Sweet and smooth with silky tannins, glides through the palate with touch of warmth at finish. Probably start to outshine '09 vintage. This one kick ass. Sadly my last bottle, need to buy more. (A)
  • Mark81 commented:

    2/25/15, 3:49 AM - You really should get more. Every bottle of Bertheau I have drunk, I have been impressed. Today I opened the 2011 CM 1er. Amazingly good. Comparable to any of the Dujac GC 2011 I have had recently, only lacking the complexity and structure. For this sort of price, its a no brainer.

  • Mark81 commented:

    2/26/15, 3:55 AM - I'm still on queue for his 2013s, but I managed to get a half case of Amoureuses 2010 by fortune. (really pleased!) I think the BM and A barely hit the secondary market. If you do try the 2011 1er, keep yourself a glass for the second day, its richer and fuller, with a lovely perfume, but I somehow get more acid for some reason.

Red
1999 Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir
1/31/2015 - Mark81 wrote:
83 points
3 Burgs and a Barolo at W's. Mildly corked. Bright to medium red. Beyond the cork taint, there was some cherry cola, raspberries and floral notes. Palate seemed fairly unaffected by the taint, but was very simplistic. Some faint fruits ad sweetness. Where was the terroir? Although we were drinking a 1999, it seemed almost like a Bourgougne from say 2007. Drinkable but hardly inspiring. And this is a Grand Cru. From 1999.
  • Mark81 commented:

    2/4/15, 3:32 AM - I've had a few maderized / corked bottles over the years and if you had run through my notes, you would not have found a single rating on these, reason being I find it would be unfair to grade a bottle that was at least 50% undrinkable. For the Jadot 99, I mentioned it was mildly corked and the palate was fairly unaffected. I could also detect the wine's profile and character well enough. In my opinion, that would have warranted a tasting note. But appreciate your comment.

Red
2009 Cecile Tremblay Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir
6/20/2014 - pclin wrote:
92 points
Good spices. Bit of toasty oak comes through. Slightly more red fruits with a tad of heat at finish. Seems to be bigger and more complex vs the last bottle. Lovely. But so hard to get hold of this wine. Bottle #2002.
  • Mark81 commented:

    1/19/15, 6:48 PM - I'm beginning to buy more of her wines. Its really hard to find though, although the prices are not astronomical (yet). Even her Bourgougne is so fine.

  • Mark81 commented:

    1/23/15, 6:05 AM - You're very fortunate then. Here, only Vinum carries and the villages are still in the "affordable range". I really need to start getting on the allocation list for some domaines as well. Every damn month, Burgundy prices keep rising for the "well known" makers.

Red
2003 Gérard Mugneret Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir
1/11/2015 - Dbrane wrote:
88 points
Blinded. Quite dark in color. I guessed a '00 from the palate which was quite ripe but still fairly primary. Acidity was a little low, but there was a tingling sensation on the tongue. Obvious spice notes with a certain refinement to it. Out of the 3 blinded red wines on the day, this was the clear standout. Lovely to drink now, probably close to its peak.
  • Mark81 commented:

    1/19/15, 6:42 PM - These are exactly the same wines I had on the same day. At Milton's?

Red
1962 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
12/19/2014 - Mark81 wrote:
94 points
SS's birthday celebration at Garibaldi. The colour was unbelievably young for a wine of 52 years. Bright red, not even the slightest hint of any browning, even at the rim. This honestly looked like a Burgundy from Vogue from say 2007. The nose was extremely perfumed, with lots of red roses, tart cherries and minerals. Palate was extremely balanced, still with a fair amount of tannins, round, silky, and refined. There was lots of primary young ripe fruit like freshly plucked strawberries, cherries, raspberries and orange cream. I must add that this wine kept evolving in the glass, and as the night ended, this was the one holding up the best, and it was 52 years of age! As the wine developed, I got lots of chocolate powder, mocha, cedar, plums, prunes, fresh leather, scorched earth. This all appeared at different times whenever I visited the glass. This wine was worth its weight in gold.
  • Mark81 commented:

    12/21/14, 12:39 AM - 75 Vega! I should have know this earlier. The birthday girl (born in 75) contributed all these wines for the night and she choose the 1962 for its age. This, by the way, was my very first Vega Sicilia and I can see why the need to wait a really long time.

  • Mark81 commented:

    12/31/14, 6:28 PM - I would strongly recommend not decanting. The greatest beauty of this wine is the way you can follow its constant development and changes in the glass. You should savor every single moment of it, from the time the first glass is poured, to the last sip. I am unsure if decanting would harm this one slightly, for me it was unnecessary. It is a gorgeous wine, I hope you enjoy it and let me know your experience!

  • Mark81 commented:

    12/31/14, 10:52 PM - Happy new year Peliot. Im glad we shared the same satisfaction and happiness when drinking this lovely wine. I will try to find a chance to get some 2004, although I didn't even know this vintage has been released! Still too immersed in burgundies I guess.....

White - Sparkling
1995 Dom Pérignon Champagne Oenothèque Champagne Blend
12/25/2014 - Mark81 wrote:
93 points
Dark yellow, showing some signs of age. Nose was very intense, lots of dark yellow fruits, butter and toasted brioche. The wine drunk more like a good Montrachet with butter, truffled olive oil, toffee, butterscotch and orange cream, with some matured fruits, kiwis and a hint of grapefruit. This wine was just so fat and rich, but with excellent acidity, structure and complexity. For me, this does edge out the 96 Oeno I had some time back. Lovely aged champagne!
  • Mark81 commented:

    12/26/14, 3:08 AM - Yes agreed completely! The Oeno 96 is going to need a minimum of 25 years. Pity I only have a single bottle left. But then again, its not like Burgundy, you could still pick it up from any merchant in Singapore.

Red
2007 Domaine Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir
12/16/2014 - pclin wrote:
92 points
Probably still a few years away from being ready but shows good nose and spices today. Good depth and structure without being too heavy. Very promising, looking forward to drink the rest of 6-pack. Expect score to go higher when ready. So far 2007 red burgs turn out to be much better than critics given them credit for, I think John Gilman called this vintage correctly. This is really a god-send vintage, delicious, approachable young and realatively affordable. Shows really well on the 3rd day, this wine is sneaky long especially for an '07. Great QPR, got them for a song. (A-)
  • Mark81 commented:

    12/21/14, 12:45 AM - I love 2007s. Everyone is just caught up in the "Vintage of the decade" madness with the 05/09/10/12. I'm happily buying/drinking my 06/07/08/11 - These represent good value with a precise representation of Burgundy and the terroir anyway. I was offered some 11/12 from this maker. Again, I need to seek your advice on his style.

  • Mark81 commented:

    12/21/14, 9:54 PM - Thanks, I'll get some to try. Are you based in S'pore?

  • Mark81 commented:

    12/22/14, 6:04 AM - You got it from WEA or Artisan? The prices are indeed very attractive, but I wouldn't go in for a 6/12 pack unless I have sought some advice or tried the domaine's village wine (which is a perfect gauge for the style). I'll see if there are any left!

Red
2010 Domaine Bertheau (Pierre et François) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses Pinot Noir
12/4/2013 - pclin wrote:
94 points
Bought 10 bottles of this, could not help but opened one to try it even though it's way too young. Did not take any detailed note while drank this over two hour lunch with a friend. Went well with roasted duck and pork. Good length and complexity and every components seems to be in right place. Delicious wine and relatively good price for an Les Amoureuses. 92-95 pts.
  • Mark81 commented:

    12/17/14, 9:42 PM - I just bought a half case of this upon recommendation. Haven't had any of his wines before. What's his style like? Elegant/Pure/Clear or Extracted/Oaky/Ripe?

  • Mark81 commented:

    12/18/14, 5:36 AM - I'm going to have to try one soon, although its going to be real infanticide, not so for the price but the rarity. You can't go wrong with a 2010. You can't go wrong with a Chambolle. You certainly can't go wrong with an Amoureuses.

Red
2008 Sylvain Cathiard Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers Pinot Noir
11/9/2014 - pclin wrote:
91 points
This opens up ever so slightly one hour after uncorked. High acidity vintage is obvious from get go, more red fruits dominant. Notes of sour cherry, soils, and oaks. Dry mid-palate with slight heat at finish. Label indicated 13.5% alcohol. Decent length and complexity but this wine need more time, maybe another 10 years. Shows better balance on the 2nd day but still relatively high in acidity, very similar to some of '96 Grand Crus drinking over the last few years on both nose and palate, could be really frustrating waiting for them to come around. Prefer '07 vintage at the moment. (B)
  • Mark81 commented:

    12/17/14, 9:45 PM - Hope you liked it. I agree the 08 has high acidity and might/might not fully come round in perfect harmony, but the maker would play a part. I'm sourcing for some 07s upon your recommendation.

Red
2007 Sylvain Cathiard Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers Pinot Noir
8/21/2014 - pclin wrote:
92 points
This is in the process of shutting down again. Notable tannins, higher acidity and more oaks. Not as balance as previous bottles, time to wait for another few years before opening the rest of the case.
  • Mark81 commented:

    11/6/14, 8:10 PM - I see you have consumed many bottles of this wine! And you seem like a huge Cathiard fan. I will try to source for a case of this.

Red
2008 Sylvain Cathiard Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers Pinot Noir
10/17/2014 - Mark81 wrote:
92 points
Over a lovely sushi dinner. This ex domaine bottle was absolutely singing, one of the best wines I have had this year. Colour was a vibrant bright red. I could smell the lovely floral bouquet on this wine as it was poured. Lovely raspberries, freshly cut roses, and violets. Palate had a good structure, a very slight hint of earthiness, but lots of ripe and sweet cherries, wild strawberries with nice minerals and wet rocks. Tannins were really well integrated, but as a good NSG would, there was the "roughness" and rusticity at the right spots. This wine was really singing on the evening, with everything in perfect balance. I would consider this a really great bargain in today's Burgundy market. Buy all you can, if you can find it.
  • Mark81 commented:

    11/6/14, 7:53 PM - Yeah, I thought the 07 would be much more approachable actually. I have the Cathiard Thorey 07, but unfortunately not a Murgers 07. I think I was fortunate to catch the 08 at a very good time. It might shut down, considering the vintage. But the price is still reasonable (in Singapore), and its a good time to get a half case or something.

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