Tasting Notes for Nanda

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Red
5/20/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
Fully mature and drinking nicely and typically. My last couple of notes from 2017 and 2018 hold true.
Red
5/19/2019 - Nanda wrote:
Geez, this is so darn good in a classic Claret style. Maturing fruit that still has richness and density. Fruit is infused with wet cedar, tobacco and bell pepper. Long with great depth and delineation. Terrific. In a great zone, and should hold for at least a decade.
White
5/19/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
Another 2014 Chablis that delivers strongly. Great concentration of green apple fruit. Loads of citrus peel and mineral notes. Driving acidity.
White
5/19/2019 - Nanda wrote:
flawed
Tired and oxidized. First such bottle after many good ones.
Red
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Impossibly young. Great concentration and richness to the darker, black cherry fruit. A meaty quality (that hints at some Syrah?!) with earth, herbs and old leather. Still has a fresh quality. I hope I'm this lively and spry at age 67.
Red
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
94 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): From magnum. What an incredible treat. The aromas kept getting better and better with time in the glass. So much Vosne spice layered into still fresh black cherry fruit, with dried florals and toasted herbs. Amazing richness and power. Big spice-filled intense finish. Great stuff.
Red
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): This has all the off-putting characteristics of 2004. An asparagus and vegetal quality to the fruit. Lean on the palate. Not good.
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Red
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Mature black cherry is showing more dried than I'd like. Plenty of Asian spice and toasted herbs in the aromatics. Palate is dense and concentrated with lots of ripe fruit though it is a bit flat, if I'm nitpicking.
Red
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): I really liked this out of the gate. Big, full throttle nose with red and black cherry and loads of spice. With time I found the acid to get a bit edgy. Really good now, but I wonder how the acid will integrate with time.
Red
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Loads of spice and toast in nose. The palate is sleek with spice-filled red and black cherry. Delicious, but seems a bit thin and I wonder if the fruit will hold up to the barrel treatment over time.
White
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
94 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Golden color. Unbelievably, this took a couple hours to wake up and hit its stride. The nose beams with marmalade, maturing white fruit and spice. Rich and deep, with a bright acid kick on the back palate and into the finish. Timeless.
Red
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
95 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Incredibly primary, rich and forward. Serious amounts of Vosne spice layered into sexy, plump black cherry fruit. Toasty. Great power and density. This is really, really long on the palate. Site and producer working in harmony here.
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White
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
94 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Wow, a thrilling young Meursault. So good now. Rich and electric at once with a chiseled palate that has so much depth. Grand Cru quality in this vintage.
White
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): A fine bottle that is perfectly maturing with no signs of oxidation. Terrific texture and layering. Mature white fruit with vanilla and spice accents. Rich, bright finish. Awesome.
White
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Very rich, dense and toasty. Forward and tasty now, but not showing any subtlety yet.
White
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Rich nose that has dense white fruit, mineral and slate. Palate has good density and weight, yet retains its brightness. Young, but tasty and showing some nuance already.
White - Sparkling
5/17/2019 - Nanda wrote:
95 points
HDH Celebration of Burgundy Dinner (Everest): Outstanding young Dom. So much stuffing and chewy fruit, yet is vibrant and highly energetic.
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Red
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): A bit shy on the nose, but it opens up with time in the glass. The palate is where this wine shines. Plump and juicy with good layering. Maturing fruit with nice dried floral and spice notes throughout. A fun bottle.
Red
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): My favorite of the 15s poured today. The nose is full and intense with red and black cherry fruit, spice and toasted herbs. Full bodied and intense. The structure seems more in harmony here and it's a less blocky wine. Seamless already.
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Red
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
95 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): A gorgeous wine through and through. Grand Cru level concentration. So much spice intensity, with new leather and toasted herbs adding complexity.
Red
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
91 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): Similar to the '15 Marechale tasted earlier, this is a big boned and concentrated NSG. Loads of black fruit with a subtle earth character. Will need lots of time to gain nuance.
Red
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
90 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): A fairly dense and big boned Marechale. Loads of fruit so it's approachable, but it's quite a sturdy wine with plenty of structure to go the distance. Upside as this settles in and gains nuance.
Red
2006 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): A fantastic 2006 that is showing quite well now. Full broad nose of red and black cherry, earth, clay and spice. Grand Cru concentration with excellent depth and nuance. So well balanced for a concentrated wine. Still primary with upside.
Red
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
88 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): This had been open for a few hours by the time I tasted a small glass. It's dense and heavy for a Chambolle without much nuance. Showing good earthiness. Fine, but not exciting.
White - Sparkling
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): Everything you'd want in young Krug. Abundant amounts of toasty fruit, great energy and vibrance. Delicious now.
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Red
5/18/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
Wines tasted at HDH Celebration of Burg Auction - Day Two (Spiaggia): This is a super sexy and delicious wine. Shows more Vosne than NSG with sweet black fruit and loads of Vosne spice. A bit of toast too, which is well integrated and meshed with the fruit. So fun now.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
Late night pop n' pour. After a couple of 2010s (Pousse Groseilles and Jadot Baudes) that were signing, this was more brooding and inward. Signature stem and spice are there, just not as intense or delineated at this stage. Loads of potential. Hold for 5 years, I'd guess.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
Showing extremely well and approachable now. Terrific concentration and depth to this wine -- just short of Grand Cru in both respects.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
90 points
Served blind to friends. Many were guessing this was a Burg. Lots of red berries and florals to the wine. Youthful and one note at the moment. Bright and juicy.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
Blind. Very pretty and generous aromatics of red cherry with some earth, clay and spice. The palate is round with a restrained richness. Approachable already. Well balanced. Another 2010 that is drinking splendidly.
White
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
Blind. Very obviously white Burg. I was leaning towards Puligny as this has a richness and fatness to the palate. Well balanced by juicy acids. Terrific.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
94 points
Blind. Wow, this is a real head turner. Full nose of mature black fruit with meat, herb, olive and smoke. Major concentration and length, but weightless and not at all over done. Terrific.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
91 points
Blind. I haven't had this wine in ~10 years and I'm quite impressed with how it's aged and is currently showing. Full nose that is pretty spot on for Grenache with red berries and roasted herbs. Good concentration of ripe, but well heeled fruit. Very good.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
Blind. Yikes this was a hot mess. Ripe, roasted and hot. Out of balance. The warmer year hasn't aged well.
Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
Blind. Initially hard to place but we got to Rioja and this is classic. Medium nose that seems to still be holding back plenty in the tank. Red berries with a tinge of American Oak and plenty of herb and spice. Palate is medium weight with a real elegance. Intense finish. Excellent.
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Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
88 points
Blind. Pretty clearly New World on the nose with sweeter raspberry and cherry notes with a healthy dose of spice. The palate has good richness and intensity to the riper and sweeter fruit. Reasonably balanced. Was very surprised by both the age and producer. Holding on well, if a bit heavy for my preferences.
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Red
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
92 points
Blind. Quite clearly aged Cabernet with mature red fruits, wet cedar, cigar and bell pepper. Palate has good sweetness in the fruit. Still has some firmness in the structure, though the tannins are essentially resolved. I guessed 70s Napa Cab.
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White
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
93 points
Blind. Immediately went to White Burg and was thinking this might even be a Grand Cru given the richness, concentration and intensity. Boastful nose of white fruit with some citrus peel and minerals. Rich and vibrant. Excellent.
Rosé - Sparkling
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
89 points
Blind. Pretty clearly Champagne with a good balance of berries, earth and baked bread. Moderate weight and intensity, so I was guessing a mid-tier NV. Racy and very good already.
White
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
90 points
Thoroughly enjoyable with a full, rich, reductive nose of apples, citrus and classic Riesling minerality. The palate has very good concentration and intensity. Bright, minerally finish.
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White
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
88 points
Classic in every sense. Well proportioned and balanced. Village level weight and persistence. Speaks to Chassagne with bright, racy fruit..
White
5/11/2019 - Nanda wrote:
Golden color and quite advanced in appearance. Rich, tropical and waxy on the palate with very mature fruit -- bruised apple and pear. This is just way too advanced for it's age. Served blind to friends and many couldn't identify it as Chardonnay.
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Red
5/10/2019 - Nanda wrote:
91 points
Over two nights. I really like this one young, particularly for the vintage. Plenty of black and red in the aromas with a medley spice and a whiff of oak. The palate has nice sweet fruit and good concentration. Nice structural elements that offer some coarseness, but are in harmony now, though I could see the structure outlasting the fruit. Primary for sure, but delicious, and I think this is a good zone now in light of the lighter vintage.
White - Off-dry
5/2/2019 - Nanda wrote:
95 points
I'm not a big fan of sweet Riesling, but you'd have to be nuts not to love this wine. Incredible concentration of fruit that is moderately sweet but has an edge that provides pop and intensity. Ripe orchard fruits have mellowed and started to show some hard caramel candy notes. Petrol in the mix too. Complex and long.
Red
1989 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/2/2019 - Nanda wrote:
100 points
Wow, a serious epiphany wine. The scale, depth and complexity of this wine is off the charts. A wine that commands your attention -- on the aromas, on the palate and into the lingering finish. An impressive amount of concentration that comes across with such elegance and weightlessness. The finish is uber complex as well as long -- how can such an array of intense flavors linger after the wine is long past your palate? A new benchmark in Bordeaux, for my palate.
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Red
5/2/2019 - Nanda wrote:
89 points
No question it's unfair to drink this alongside a more robust and impressive HOG. This is nice enough with plenty of mint and herb integrated into the sweeter fruit. Not as intense or delineated as the HOG.
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Red
5/2/2019 - Nanda wrote:
94 points
A towering nose of sweet, mint-filled red and black fruit. The palate has a polished texture and sweet fruit profile with impressive layering and depth of flavors. Spice, camphor and pepper add complexity to the fruit. Very precise and long.
Red
1982 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/2/2019 - Nanda wrote:
95 points
96/82 pairing. This bottle as signing. Lifted, full aromatics of mature red fruits with an abundance of wet cedar, dried cigar leaf and leather. The palate still has round generous fruit that is melded to fine tanning. Great right now.
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