Tasting Notes for lesmonks

(46 notes on 37 wines)

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Red
9/17/2013 - lesmonks wrote:
86 points
A but tight and awkward. Tannins were not fully integrated. Will try another in 5 years, or decant for a few hours.
White
9/9/2013 - lesmonks wrote:
90 points
No preox! Classic aged Meursault w nuts, butter, yellow flowers, and tension! Lots of youth left in it.
Red
1998 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
9/8/2013 - lesmonks wrote:
91 points
Presented blindly to my guests after a 99 Cdvougeot (grivot) and 95 SlB Narbatons (Leroy). Best wine of the day. In perfect drinking condition right out of the bottle. Grand Cru style and elegant poise for this minor vintage
White
8/10/2012 - lesmonks wrote:
73 points
I think the bottle was damaged as the wine showed sherry notes on top of the prominent botrytis. A less than perfect bottle. Bought via gray market
Red
8/10/2012 - lesmonks wrote:
92 points
This had a ton of VA upon opening, but was beautiful after 5 hours. Drink and enjoy!
Red
8/10/2012 - lesmonks wrote:
86 points
Complex and mature dark cherry fruit. Lumpp shines again
Red
8/10/2012 - lesmonks wrote:
77 points
Over the hill and showing only hard tannins. Showing its vintage weaknesses
Red
8/10/2012 - lesmonks wrote:
89 points
Very alive and mature. Nice balance and delicate SLB elegance. Showing much better than a similar 96
Red
8/10/2012 - lesmonks wrote:
86 points
Started strong but faded fast. Showing vintage weaknesses
Red
12/30/2010 - lesmonks wrote:
87 points
Minty and mature
Red
12/28/2010 - lesmonks wrote:
88 points
Lean and feminine, linear and precise. Lacks body but classic in style. Drinking very well at 14yrs.
Red
12/27/2010 - lesmonks wrote:
85 points
Jadot's beaunes from 96 are still tough as nails, too acidic and NEED food!
Red
12/27/2010 - lesmonks wrote:
90 points
True pleasure. Suave rich and with a gentle bite that is NSG.
Red
12/26/2010 - lesmonks wrote:
95 points
First bottle was superb , second a touch corked.
Red
12/23/2010 - lesmonks wrote:
88 points
Drinking well. Great tertiary burg.
Red
1994 Peter Michael Les Pavots Knights Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/18/2009 - lesmonks wrote:
WOTN for 40th b-dat party. 92pts
Red
8/18/2009 - lesmonks wrote:
Leather earth and cherries. Marked tannins and stern. Perhaps needs te to come around.
Red
8/18/2009 - lesmonks wrote:
linear and briary but not sappy enough for the hamburgs tonight ;)...aftr time it opened up into a great mature burg...soaring secondary and tertiary aromatics
Red
12/1/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
88 points
lip smackingly good...so we drank two
Red
6/2/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
toasted oak and acidic. 95 is a tough vintage with all the imbalanced acitidy but this is one of the better wines from my cellar. Richer than the Jadot Bressandes but still showing the harsh acidity ofthe vintage. Lovely bricking and mature color. Very strong element of heavily burnt oak.
White
6/2/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
Clean, and acidic. Like a sauv blanc. Tension but without depth. Lemony in color and taste
White
6/2/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
rich, nutty, jasmine, with a clean citrus finish. Tres belle andready to drink. Pungent. Yellow spices. Deep golden hue, rich and deep. Excellent.
Red
5/17/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
Exquisite. Much more than expected...Maybe 2000 is an early drinking vintage with much pleasure. Drank with Tony, Clifton, et al. and it was as expected. Very Vougeot, if I may say. Soft, velvety, and rosy. Red rose on the nose and beautiful balance. A true pleasure. Should I drink the rest or wait???
Red
5/16/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
Hmmmm. Great expectation leads to an uninspiring bottle. Opened on my wife's birthday on the eve of our move to Belgium. She had bought the wine for me in Santa Barbara 9 years ago. The packaging was impressive for this wine with a "hernia inducing" bottle and a blue wax seal. Color was garnet with an aged rim. Nose was prune, spice, and leather. On the palate it was structured and spicy with a finish of prunes. After 2 hours it opened up and showed a weightier prune sweetness but overall this was not an outstanding bottle and the decade since vintage did not give it that extra level of nuance I'd like to see. Good acidity even with the hot vintage characteristics and while the wine has held up well under supurb storage conditions, it seriously lacked any elements to call it great. It was just "there".
Red
5/11/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
medium ruby. Rasberry, leather, and oak spice. Showing its youthful acid and spice. Medium body and thirst quenching red burg. I love the vineyard and think that at 8 years of age it will be stunning...in a lighter floral sort of way.
Red
5/5/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
almost rose of Pinot Noir. A bit watery and thin but a deep nose of earth, oak spice, and beetroot. Orange peel. An overacheiving Bourgogne but $25 is still too much.
Red
5/5/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
snappy acidity...will if ever soften??? First currant then cherry. Orange peel. Secondary notes of morell mushroom and forest floor. Nose is delightful but still a tough one to enjoy as it took overnight on a 2/3 drunk bottle for it to really to lose the acidity and come into balance....Hold...but will it ever be balanced?
Red
4/26/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
mmmmmmm. Pretty nose of raspberries, floral notes, civet, and truffle. Smooth but with noticable acid, gentle tannins. Cinnamin. Light-medium body with snappy finish. Hold but a nice . GREAT burgundy for $25.
Red
4/18/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
uninteresting. Too much everything, ripeness, alcohol, and extract. Won;t buy again.
White
4/17/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
Steel, tangerine, and floral notes in this ripe and steely chablis. Out of the bottle it was simple but opened quickly to show its ripe fruit behind the steely spine
Red
4/17/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
Deep cherry and forest floor notes. Delicious but still an adolescent.
White
3/28/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
Quince jelly! A bit thin from the mid palate thru the finish but that may be overly critical after reading John Gilman's post. Drinking very well I thought but at the same time not really impressive for a 1er cru. Not enough weight maybe. Quince, resin, and citrus make up the flavor profile. High acidity and, of course, no oak.
White
3/20/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
very pale straw, with a crisp apple, spice, citrus, and mineral nose. Medium body but full and well balanced with acidity. Cirus is more like blood orange than lemon. Fig and lovely oak. Powerful, expressive and young. Nice tension but much more forward and accessible than the Ruchottes.
Red
3/18/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
88 points
Fairly ripe syrah, raspberry, iron, smoke, and oak. Almost too oaky. Flattering syrah spice though.
White
11/1/2004 - lesmonks wrote:
95 points
This was simply GREAT mature white Burgundy. The acid carries the ripe fruit across the palate and the balance is impeccable. It's "hitting all cylinders" now.
White
1/1/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
88 points
Along side the 98 and 02 this had the least intensity. It perhaps could use a few more years in the cellar but I don;t think it will be long-lived.
White
1/1/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
90 points
Had along side the 98 and '00. The palest and the most retisent of the three, but after a few hours was powerful, ripe, and elegant. Whereas the 00 seemed to lose intensity over time and the 98 was more mature (but very drinkable).
White
3/13/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
A bit more mature than I expected (vintage?) but a delight in a mature sort of way
White
2/1/2005 - lesmonks wrote:
flawed
Oxidized. two bottles over consecutive weekends.. Uh, oh.
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