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Red
2010 Domaine Capitain-Gagnerot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Charnières Pinot Noir
2/24/2015 - mflesh wrote:
For a $50 Beaune Burgundy, I actually expected.....well, perhaps a real cork for starters. This one was a short, plastic cork. Besides through the SEAL, I cannot understand how else this one is supposed to oxidize slowly although there has to be some science behind it. Wine was poured into the glass -- very light bodied dusty red. The nose was raspberry, red cherry, a little mint. The front of the palate was tart raspberry pie with a hint of bramble. Acidic front....VERY acidic until about 30 minutes after cork pop (or with food). The mid-palate is a little dark red berry, quite luscious and syrup-y. The finish has a hint of nitrogen, but is squished out by the berry and tannin. A very enjoyable wine. The only way I'd reall improve with this wine is to let it sit and age 3-4 more years to see if that acidity opens up something else on the front. It is a 91 now, but I am giving a rating of NR today as I feel that the front could be way more complex and layered than what it appeared to be tonight. Drink 2016-2022.
  • jh773 commented:

    10/16/19, 6:16 AM - Funny note about the cork - the distributor was kind enough to inform me recently that it was specially designed to prevent bottle variance, and it is made from the same material as heart valves (so no off-flavors)!

White
2005 Daniel-Etienne Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet Chardonnay
Odd. Nose of skunk / weed. A lot of minerality. Others enjoyed, but the majority smelled what I smelled. Palate didn't match the nose, so a little better on the palate.
  • jh773 commented:

    8/8/19, 8:48 AM - Sounds like a bad bottle; I had this last week and did not find anything your group did.

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