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Red
1989 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Musigny Musigny Grand Cru Pinot Noir
8/24/2021 - hprphf wrote:
93 points
Open Minded Mostly Leroy Week; 8/24/2021-8/27/2021: Huge surprise given my lower expectations of the earlier Mugnier vintages. Minty, herbal, cool, quite refreshing among live red fruit flavors. Quite a grip on the palate, displaying tremendous energy and elegance quintessential to the vineyard. Not a big wine but quite a charming one. 93-94
  • hprphf commented:

    8/25/21, 8:54 PM - I think it depends on how you like the wine expression. For me Musigny can age for decades!

Red
1976 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale Pinot Noir
3/7/2019 - Burgundy Al wrote:
Some Wine Tasted at the Zachys La Paulée Auction; 3/7/2019-3/8/2019 (Le Bernardin Prive - New York NY): Small glass, brief note. Somewhere between the 18th hole and the 19th hole.
  • hprphf commented:

    1/7/21, 7:59 AM - Is this past peak?

Red
1964 Maison Leroy Grands-Echezeaux Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir
2/7/2020 - Burgundy Al wrote:
98 points
Wines for the Acker Merrall Bicentennial Auction (The Pool - New York NY): Small glass, brief note. Double blind. Immediately thought great 1985 Vosne Grand Cru. Layers kept unfolding so quickly that this wine’s “Leroy-ness” was also apparent. Magic.
  • hprphf commented:

    2/7/20, 9:47 PM - My initial guess is also 80s Vosne GC. This is really fresh!

Red
1991 George et Henri Jayer Echezeaux Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir
11/19/2019 - The Vines That Bind wrote:
98 points
Spellbinding, gorgeous nose that is inimitably Jayer red cherry and dark spice. Beautifully clean and pure with so much aromatic expression and detail. Nothing smells quite like these wines and the nose is sort of haunting. On the palate there is big red cherry fruit with spice that sort of tingles. Highly expressive and complex with detail and fresh power that places this wine a class ahead of the ‘91 Rouget Echz alongside. Even though I’m pretty happy with how that Rouget showed in comparison, that wine peaks and falls off a shorter curve whereas this Jayer is just a bullet to the end. Absolutely magnificent.
  • hprphf commented:

    12/18/19, 12:12 PM - This is reminding me of the intoxicating perfume... Is the 93 significantly more vibrant? My bottle showed a little age even though it is in my preference range.

Red
1993 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées Pinot Noir
11/22/2019 - The Vines That Bind wrote:
92 points
Traded for a small glass of this and thought it was great. Resolved cherry fruit and nice earth influence. Vosne spiciness too. 92-93 if not better in a proper glass at proper temperature.
  • hprphf commented:

    12/18/19, 12:08 PM - Quite agreed. I liked the spices but wished it was giving more.

Red
2011 Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts Pinot Noir
10/18/2019 - hprphf wrote:
92 points
Acker 2019/10 (Bouley): Acid still very present, a bit thin, signature rotten fruit, good harmony overall. 92
  • hprphf commented:

    10/19/19, 7:26 AM - I meant in a good way of their style, fruit not as crips as fresh but more oxidative. I find this to be consistent throughout Dujac VR, Eche and CDLR.

Red
2005 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir
10/2/2019 - hprphf wrote:
94 points
Zachy's 2019/10 (Zuma): GC weight, almost rotten fruit balanced with nice florals. 94
  • hprphf commented:

    10/3/19, 11:41 AM - Quite ripe and a bit stewed.

Red
1970 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
Acker April 2019 (Marea in NYC): Served originally as a mystery wine and I don't think I would have guessed. This had been opened and decanted and even with that it was still on the quieter side. It's not as intense as a truly young Unico with the very strong wood and all of that. Much more integrated. But some of the power I would have expected wasn't there, but there was a level of class to it too.
  • hprphf commented:

    4/8/19, 5:43 PM - This was actually just popped and poured into a decanter to eliminate the sediments. Same thought on the power, but perhaps it just needed time to open up?

Red
1967 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
4/6/2019 - MC2 Wines wrote:
Acker April 2019 (Marea in NYC): I was pretty excited to try this one, but at least this bottle I think was a bit over the hill. It started very musty and done, got a bit of life back, and then closed down again. Lots of sediment at least in this bottle so would look to do a decant off that and rebottle if drinking.
  • hprphf commented:

    4/8/19, 5:40 PM - I was very sad at this. Initially thought it was off with all the mustiness.

White
2011 Domaine d'Auvenay (Lalou Bize-Leroy) Chevalier-Montrachet Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay
1/25/2019 - fcxj wrote:
98 points
Really pronounced matchstick reduction, different from 1999 and 2001. Intensity of flavor is off the charts. (204/914)
  • hprphf commented:

    3/13/19, 11:40 AM - How does it differ from earlier Chev?

  • hprphf commented:

    3/13/19, 5:49 PM - Thanks, her 06 was something like that. How do you like her 1999 whites? Bought some but have not tasted.

Red
1992 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux Pinot Noir
3/8/2019 - Burgundy Al wrote:
90 points
Some Wine Tasted at the Zachys La Paulée Auction; 3/7/2019-3/8/2019 (Le Bernardin Prive - New York NY): Small glass, brief note. Was this 1992? Or 1993? Answer was obvious to me. Elegant and nicely styled with medium weight. Very easy to enjoy.
  • hprphf commented:

    3/9/19, 10:33 AM - Thanks for the distinction! Any idea why there was the second label?

White
2008 Domaine Ramonet Chevalier-Montrachet Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay
  • hprphf commented:

    3/9/19, 10:24 AM - This was a shame yesterday.

White - Sparkling
N.V. Jacques Selosse Substance Champagne Grand Cru Chardonnay
2/14/2019 - hprphf wrote:
95 points
09-07-2018.
Yeast, sea, meat, chestnut, caramel, apricots, spice, herbs, iodine, honey, candid fruit, lemon. Intensively oxidative, deep nose with a long, broad and textured palate. With time this will be quite interesting. 95
  • hprphf commented:

    2/15/19, 6:37 PM - just last july

White
2017 Weingut Keller Kirchspiel Riesling Großes Gewächs Rheinhessen
11/26/2018 - hprphf wrote:
95 points
So fresh, balanced and precise. White florals, defined limestone, dried herbs, citrus, salinity, mint (shiso actually) and baking spice. Slightly lean yet well-rounded. The acidity will age wonderfully. 95+
  • hprphf commented:

    11/29/18, 8:37 PM - @NoTrollingerPlease I have had the 10 Abts Erde a few times, and I think at this time it still lacks the boldness of a classic wine; the 17 Kirchspiel has a much smaller quality difference to Abts Erde relative to other vintages imo. Probably just the vintage that powers through the exceptional precision for Riesling. My rating goes into the future as well, and I think this wine has the potential to be such when the acidity resolves with time. Of course, above is just personal opinion.

White - Sparkling
2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Champagne Blend
11/10/2018 - hprphf wrote:
96 points
La Fete 2018: Immense delicacy between very fine stem and nut, backed by a dry, sweet fruit in the background. Gorgeous balance. One of the best at the tasting.
  • hprphf commented:

    11/18/18, 6:06 AM - @Sheriff Can't say I recall the definitive best, but the Cristal 2008 imo will be one of the most noted Champagne of the decade.

Red
1964 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche La Tâche Grand Cru Pinot Noir
12/29/2014 - Beauchad wrote:
flawed
Unfortunately, this bottle was flawed. I bought this at auction and, although I have no proof, this could have been a fake. I took the risk and lost. The cork was about half the size of a normal DRC cork (not sure if DRC used the longer corks back in '64) and it appeared broken at the base but with no pieces in the bottle. Also, there was hardly any sediment.
  • hprphf commented:

    9/26/18, 5:43 AM - Hi! Is any of the labelling suspicious as well? I am bidding on a 64 La Tache but am not familiar with the vintage. Thanks!

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