Tasting Notes for Burgundy Mitch

(79 notes on 77 wines)

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Red
10/21/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
93 points
Down to my last couple of bottles, this has always been a winner and this bottle did not disappoint. Beautiful mature Bordeaux. Enjoy now or over the next decade. An hour in a decanter allows this to open up nicely.
White
10/31/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
flawed
F'ing Premoxed. Had this years ago at CDT event in Steamboat and it was great. This one was at a low level of PM compared to some but still shot.
Red
10/31/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
91 points
Good not great. For Mike S's 65th BD. Initially funky so decanted for half hour and back into the bottle and drank about 2 and half hours later which I highly recommend vs pop and pour. That is true for virtually every 2001 I open these days. Pretty, vinous nose, effusive, red fruits, and hint of violets, but on the palate this comes across as a bit one dimensional and while the structure is there and the wine has heft, it lacks mid-palate interest and persistence.
White - Sparkling
10/14/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
94 points
Beautiful bottle of fully mature bubbles. Smooth operator, round, yeast, delicious. No sign of decline so should hold and pick up more tertiary but no reason to wait. Sadly my last bottle from 96, drank on the evening of my retirement from PL at 240 Union with my wife.
White
10/17/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
93 points
Gorgeous, concentrated, riper style of Chablis and this is in a very good place now without a hint of premox for this bottle. Paired phenomenally with some King Crab and drawn butter.
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Red
10/18/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
flawed
Corked.
Red
10/18/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
93 points
Lovely, fully mature bottle of red burgundy opened to celebrate my Retirement at 240 Union with Karen. Resolved tannins, red fruit, Forrest floor, alluring autumnal nose and flavors. Had that Clos Vougeot flavor profile of perfume and exotic potpourri that the better CV have. No hurries, this is not going to fall off a cliff, thismhasmlifemleft for sure, but no harm in drinking it either.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1983 Château de Fargues Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
Not quite right. This is my 2nd to last bottle of a case and I'm not sure what the problem was here but former bottles of this I've rated 96 points and just a hair below Yquem. Drinkable, but I had hoped to wow my guests and this bottle failed. Maybe super low level TCA, below my threshold, but whatever, this bottle was off.
White - Sparkling
7/17/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
95 points
Classic, stately, early maturity and secondary character coming along now. This is in a very good place and has unclenched compared to earlier examples. Long, persistent, fine mousse, brioche, yeast, Classic Dom.
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Red
1999 Joseph Drouhin Musigny Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
7/17/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
95 points
Wow, still wound tightly even after 2 hours or so in a decanter. Bags of life, had this with Scott's 69 Leroy Moose and 99 Jadot Amoureuses. The Jadot was really in a better spot for current consumption, the Leroy might be the best wine I've had all year-spectacular. This was brimming with dry extract and really concentrated and clenched. It's all there, just needs either more time, 5 Or better yet 10 more years, or at least a couple more hours In a decanter to really strut.
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White - Sparkling
7/24/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
92 points
A fine bottle of NV bubbles, this has been in the cellar for maybe 5 years and that bit of bottle age helped this to show round, approachable and tasty. Everything you can ask for in a modestly priced NV. Delicious.
White
1999 Etienne Sauzet Chevalier-Montrachet Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
7/17/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
92 points
Well, my 5th bottle of a 6 pack, this did not measure up to bottles 1-3 which were spectacular, was better than bottle 4 which was totally pre-moxed, but this was not pristine either. Consumed earlier, like 5 years ago this was a 96-97 point wine. Now there's pineapple and too dark a color and a flabbiness that shouldn't be there. Drinkable, some liked it better than I did, but having had it before this decline I know what could of and should have been.
White - Sweet/Dessert
7/31/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
94 points
Not as sweet as a typical QDC from Baumard, this had a bit of steely, nervosity with a firm acidic spine to balance the RS nicely giving this lift and cut I might expect from almost a Demi-sec. Otherwise typical QDC favor profile. Loved it and with its relatively high acidity this is a wine that could pair with a larger range of foods than a typical sweetie. This got sucked down quickly with 8 folks in attendance.
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Red
Slight TCA, enough to cover some but not all of this wines character. It could have been a contender but alas, I hope my other bottle is better. NR.
White
7/31/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
94 points
Excellent, fresh, no premox. Sharp but balanced acidity=excellent cut, nice length, persistence, and concentration. Wish I had more. This was so fresh I can't see how another 10 years would hurt it.
White - Sparkling
7/31/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
94 points
Tight at first but with time in glass opened up to reveal itself. Brioche,yeast, ripe white fruits. Balanced, harmonious, stately, composed. Excellent bubbly.
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Red
At Mike S's for July 4th. Pretty much my WOTN besting a Schrader, a 2005 Laurent Clos St Denis, and another cab I'm blanking on. Now fully mature, resolved tannins, smooth as silk, easy drinking but a sneaky persistence on the finish and classic Montelena flavor profile. I've got 1 750 and 2 mags left and will find occasions in the next 5 years for the 750, 10 for the mags to drink.
White
7/5/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
95 points
In a word spectacular. Firing on all cylinders, zero premox, round, complex, seamless, drop dead gorgeous White Burgundy. Wish I had more. With Charles and Byron.
Red
7/5/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
91 points
At Mike S's with STEVE C. I think there's more potential here as this is for sure quite young still a la most 05's. We decanted for 2 hours, 4 would have been better. More blue fruit, plummy than red for me, also typical for 05. This would be a good option for heartier fare, steak, lamb, etc. Just kind of reserved and I think the 91 is for today, I think this is still pretty tightly wound and will be better and more relaxed and open knit in another 5 years. The stuffing is there, it just didn't really unfurl.
White - Sparkling
7/7/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
93 points
Class in a glass. Not the biggest or the best, but balanced, harmonious, extremely civilized, almost regal. Really delicious and nuanced, super fine beaded mousse, just the right amounts of brioche, ginger, yeast. Smooth operator, enjoy now or over the next 5, maybe 10 years.
Red
6/6/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
95 points
At Paul and Susan's in Frisco. From memory, beautiful and delicious, A'Pointe, sadly last bottle.
Red
6/23/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
92 points
Too good a wine for a Tuesday at home with Flank Steak and Ratatouille but it grabbed my eye and I grabbed the bottle. Delicious, red and mostly blue fruits in a ripe, succulent, juicy medium to full bodied package with just starting secondary nuance and character. Maybe not as flavorful as the 02 Clos de Papes, but I'd have to have them side by side. Regardless, this is an excellent wine in a very good place with another decade of positive evolution in front of it. 92+
White - Sparkling
6/27/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
94 points
A great Champagne and an excellent vintage of Cristal. Not quite at the level of 96, a little less fruit driven/more classic than the 2002, richer and better though than 99,04,05, and on par with 06 IMHO with everything in wonderful balance, classic Roederer Cristal style, brioche, yeast, white stone fruits. Nice persistence and lift, just a delight to drink. Should be evolving nicely for up to another decade. 94+
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Red
6/27/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
95 points
At Steve C's for his 78th BD. Finally a sound bottle after the TCA fest of 3 or 4 corked ones from my cellar. Gorgeous, classic St.Julian Las Cases nose of brooding red fruits, beef blood, and pencil/cigar box. Still a bit of tannic grip but mostly resolved, this should go another decade without a problem. Great depth and persistence on the very serious effusive finish. Awesome, suave mouthfeel with a nice mineral grip, perfectly balanced acidity and ripe, lush fruit. Best showing of this wine I can remember, this still has bags of life left. 95+ and my WOTN just edging out the 2002 R.Trapet Chambertin, and 2008 Cristal that we started out with.
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Red
6/27/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
94 points
Terrific bottle in a great place. Silky, ebullient, delicious. Effusive and gorgeous early maturity Burg nose, black cherry, Kirsch, lovely Burgundy funk, terrific mouthfeel and texture...what's not to like.
White
2002 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
6/6/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
92 points
My second and sadly last bottle. This did not live up the first bottle which I had at 94 or 95. No premox, just got smoked by the 2010 BDM CC we had with it which had more of everything. Nothing wrong, just perhaps fading a bit as it seemed by comparison simple, straightforward and not terribly complex.
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Red
1989 Château Palmer Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/27/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
91 points
For Steve C's 78 BD at his place. Nice aromas and flavors but jus a little lack lackluster in the vibrancy and acidity, if this bottle is representative it is time to drink up. Not dead tomorrow or anything but I see no upside to further hold. If I can get $500, I'm a seller.
Red
6/28/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
94 points
Terrific bottle, drank at MS's celebrating 20th anniversary and belated BD and First post-Covid wine dinner. Medium to light bodied, ethereal, iron fist in velvet glove. Wish I had more.
Red
5/1/2020 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
93 points
From memory from a few weeks ago. Really lovely juice from Corton which is not usually my favorite appellation in Burgundy. This had a great nose, unctuous texture, and wonderfully persistent palate. Great fruit, balance, and seve'. A'pointe but no need to hurry.
Red
1999 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
2/23/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
96 points
An extraordinary bottle of Burgundy. Beautiful red fruit dominated, classic Morey, weightless, iron fist in velvet glove. Gave this a 2 1/2 hr double decant which I recommend. This is early in it's drinking window with mostly primary fruit still with just a hint of secondary nuance starting to show. This should continue to evolve positively for another decade or two. Gorgeous, long finish, a special wine.
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Red
1996 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Romanée St. Vivant Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
2/1/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
92 points
Had this with 69 Gros Freres Richebourg(WOTN) 2010 Bichot Malconsorts, and 07 Arnoux-Lachaux Suchots, and 02 HN Suchots. This may have edged out the 02 HN by a half point but suffered in this line-up. Double decanted well before the event, had the 96 acidity and structure but lacked the mid-palate fruit and Grand Cru stature I was hoping for. Not a bad wine by any stretch mind you, just not up to my expectation for vineyard, vintage and producer. The 98 of this wine is considerably better.
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Red
1/18/2020 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
96 points
2005 Clos de Tart. Not your typical Pinot Noir, not your typical Burgundy. Purple, extracted, youthful looking. Gorgeous, effusive nose of plums, cassis, fruit cake, and baking spices. Full bodied with plush ripe tannins, this drink very well with 2 hours in a decanter which I highly recommend as this was rather tight on initial opening. I drank this beauty from barrel in 2006 at the Grand Jour de Bourgogne and it was my wine of the trip after tasting hundreds of Burgundies, bought quite a few on release with no regrets. At 15 this is just starting to come into maturity but I think this will continue to drink well for another 15 years no problem, such is the power, concentration, and balance of this beauty. No longer true infanticide to open one now though either. Had this at a friends dinner alongside 1990 Jaboulet La Chapelle (RP 100), and a 1990 and 1998 Beaucastel and this was consensus WOTN. I'd give it a 96+.
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Red
12/31/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
92 points
Good not great. Left me wanting for more Grand Cru stature. Nothing wrong, just lacking the concentration, refinement, complexity and power I'd hope for in a Chambertin from 99.
White
2005 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
12/31/2019 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
94 points
Not a hint of premox, yay! Delicious, excellent texture and viscosity, classy acidity and minerality to keep it balanced, ripe as per the vintage but in no way over the top. Bested by A Ramonet BBM but by maybe a point. Classy juice!
Red
11/2/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
92 points
From Magnum, brought to BBF LaPaulee. Tasted in a seemingly never ending slew of oncoming wines at the Paulee. Nonetheless this is clearly still youthful, vibrant, and classic Burgundy. Can't provide great detail but this was crowd pleaser and all you could ask of a 26 year old Beaune 1er.
White
10/17/2019 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
93 points
This is an excellent Domestic Chardonnay done in a very Burgundian style. Chiseled, mineral inflected lemon lime, white peach, quince flavors with excellent cut, density, depth and length. Not your typically fatty from Ca. If you are looking for your heavy vanilla/oak rounded Ca Chard you will not find it here, but this could be a good ringer in a flight of Puilly Fusse or St.Veran. Great effort here from the Rhys team.
Red
1986 Château Gruaud Larose St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/28/2019 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
94 points
This is a bruiser. What it lacks in elegance and polish vs. say the 1990 or the 82, it makes up for in raw power. I double decanted back into the bottle 90 minutes prior to drinking. Wrong move, just decant 3 to 4 hours into a decanter and let it breath. 5-6 probably wouldn't hurt anything. Sadly my last bottle, this has always been one of the better 86's IMHO but there is still the tannin's of the vintage, just not as rough and tumble as many of its peers from 86. Big, mouth filling, full bodied, masculine, take no prisoners. Killer long finish, classic St. Julian, this will go another 20 years without breaking a sweat and can be enjoyed now with a good decant and rib eye or other fatty cut of meat.
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Red
1990 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/19/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
92 points
Slight TCA unfortunately but we plowed on through. Behind the taint this appears as a junior version of Haut Brion with classic Graves character, nice rich fruit ripe 1990 Bordeaux fruit, and everything happy here but for being f'ing corked. Score based on what is there behind the TCA, a perfect bottle might score even better.
Red
1985 Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/8/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
94 points
Served Double Blind at Ted's house in Ft. Collins. Light, pinkish color, exotic nose of red fruits, smoke, and a vague hint of Bordeauxishness. Really interesting wine at 34 years, still very lively but absolutely resolved and mature though seemingly immortal. I will nonetheless find a reason to open my one remaining bottle sooner than later. Smooth as silk with nary a rough edge to be found, overtly smoky on the palate, almost Pinot like body and mouthfeel. Very nice finish.
Red
1990 Les Forts de Latour Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/1/2019 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
94 points
The 1990 Latour is one of my all time favorite Bordeaux's. This Les Forts de la Tour is a truly worthy second wine with much of the character as its big brother, just lacking the size and volume, but retaining the flavor profile and La Tour Character. It's in a beautiful place right now with mostly resolved tannins, but I don't see where this will lose much and may be even better in another decade. Sadly my last bottle so I will be unlikely to find out. Phenomenal pairing with a grilled Rib Eye.
Red
6/21/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
92 points
Not sure this bottle didn't have threshold level TCA but no one but me picked it up. With Byron and Scott L. At Byrons home with Lamb. A little heat, a little disjointed, this had great color but shy on both the nose and midpalte for what should be there. Faintest whiff or aftertaste of TCA I think but never came on any stronger so not sure...just know this wine should have been beter than this bottle showed.
Red
6/23/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
92 points
Very nice and a great pairing with a T-Bone. Ripe, round, well fruited, youthfully exhuberant on 6/23/19 with a good decade of evolution yet. Purple fruit, beef blood, classic Pauillac lead pencil and cigar box. Plentiful tannins still- but ripe and velvety, good acidity and cut, not a monster but poised, balanced, delicious now and should go 15 years anyway, maybe more.
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White - Sparkling
6/9/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
93 points
Soft, approachable, crowd pleasing style, touch of sweetness, not very Brut-ish. Nice nutty, yeasty notes, good clean character, easy to like.
PS Finished the bottle, bumped this up a point for long finish, and yes the excellent cut, acidity, and minerality. But vs other reviews here, this bottle has matured past the lemony stage I associate with very youthful Champagne and is more biscuit and bready notes.
White
5/26/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
90 points
Family dinner with Bob n Chelsea. Getting a little long in the tooth but still hanging in there. Not going to get better but still a decent bottle. Good cut, a little funky on the nose and palate, good intensity, but starting to lose its verve over previous bottles consumed.
White
5/31/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
93 points
After skiing A Basin with Dan and Ken. For all the 2005 White detractors, here is a perfect bottle to argue back. Ripe yet taut acidity to balance and this walks that perfect tight rope with full rich flavor, perfect Meursault typicity, yet not a flabby or fat bit to this beauty. Better after an hour, loosened up, and a decant wouldn't hurt a thing. Not i hint of premox. Very pleased to have a couple more and H.Boillot whites never fail to impress.
White
1999 Simon Bize Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
5/25/2019 - Burgundy Mitch Likes this wine:
92 points
Have drank through most of a case this is 2nd to last. Still delicious, soft, no-premox, but starting to show it's age with a lack of intensity that was in some of the earlier bottles. Thus I would find a reason to drink this sooner than later though they should hold for 4-5 more years. Classic CC aromas and flavors, just the volume has dialed down.
Red
2001 Domaine Louis Remy Latricières-Chambertin Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
5/20/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
91 points
A good not great bottle, this is fully mature and probably was better 4 or 5 years ago but I just recently purchased this as an ex-cellar release. Fading tawny color, mature Burg nose of stewed red fruited secondary and tertiary notes. A nice mature Burgundy that is drinking older than a lot of other 01's I've had recently. Not a bad wine by any means, enjoyable for sure, but lacking in Grand Cru stature. I got a tout tonight to buy more for $150 per, a great price for ex-cellar GC juice these days, and I passed.
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Red
5/17/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
90 points
Delicious, mature, appointe. Good not great but a nice bottle. Shoul;d be consumed sooner than later but still good QPR for $40.
White - Sparkling
4/18/2019 - Burgundy Mitch wrote:
95 points
I've always liked this wine a lot and this is now fully mature and showing all it has got. Brioche, yeast, ginger, excellent length and persistence, a class act.
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