Tasting Notes for thierrynz

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White
7/13/2019 - thierrynz wrote:
Premox. The cork completely fell apart. Not totally undrinkable but definitely not what it should be.
Red
1/20/2018 - thierrynz wrote:
From a supposedly weaker vintage emerges this beautifully aromatic and balanced wine. Great detail and length; pure, complex and resolved. Another illustration of the producer's talents and the fact that unheralded vintages can produce great wines in the right hands.
White - Sparkling
9/18/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Good mealy/biscuity complexity on the nose; interesting lemon character, fresh and dry red fruits. Reasonably broad and rich on palate. Dosage seems a bit high and clashes with the slightly bitter and almost metallic finish. Others were kinder.
Red
9/16/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Off-vintage? This is magnificent. Complex aromas combining fruit (cherries and plums), fresh mint, roses, and a dark and savoury character. Beautiful sweetness of fruit on the palate: it's both light and powerful. Fine-grained tannins, very long and expressive. However this is not a wine which is striking by the sum of its parts but by its harmony. It is already a complex and utterly beguiling wine.
For me, this is a wine to use as a benchmark to decipher the region. I understand that Barolo comes in many expressions and that there are distinct terroirs throughout the region. This is simply great wine.
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Red
2006 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/10/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
A combination of muted aromas and ripe, if not over-ripe fruit on palate. Blind I might have picked new world. Might be sleeping but the very modernist sheen on this worries me.
Red
5/8/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Quite dark. Obvious and quite intrusive stem character very much in need of integration. There is good fruit hereq, it's quite dark and savoury. The aromas are in fruit of integration. It's quite weighty but lacking elegance at this point.
Red
5/8/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Good aromatics. Plums red and black cherries. Some rose petal character which is both appealing but then is strangely sweet. On palate, dry fruit, Showing some secondary character. Savoury already and hard to see where it's going to go.
Red
5/8/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Dark cherry an obvious if not intrusive smoky oak. Quite serious. Dark fruit, good strcuture and quite compact. Rich sweet fruit and smoky oak combines in a way that is quite intrusive.
Red
5/8/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Lifted aromatics with juniper, cry cherries and a slight mushrooms character. Translucid. Feels quite reductive. Some reasonable fruit on this, good acidiy. Light body, sweet fruit and austerity from the lack of weight. Finsihes dry and clean. Serviceable.
White
4/1/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Initially a bit of a worry on this as it seemed quite advanced in colour, aromas and in the mouth. I would not go as far as to say that this was too advanced and certainly showing development. These wines can sometimes show maturity but then plateau or even gain in balance and complexity. With food, this was actually very good.
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Red
1/3/2017 - thierrynz wrote:
Surprisingly elegant and restrained considering the year. Probably at its peak but no hurry.
White
10/25/2016 - thierrynz wrote:
A great Condrieu which demonstrates emphatically that it can age and get better.
Red
9/18/2016 - thierrynz wrote:
Clearly destined to be a great wine: for now this is a bit shy on bouquet; the fruit is dark, brooding and there some hints of iron and truffles. On palate this tight but the core of rich and structured fruit is obvious. While this is very young, the class is all there.
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Red
6/19/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Dark roses, dark cherries. Very fragrant. Plenty of fruit sweetness, red cherries and cherry preserve. But also plenty of grainy tannins at the back. Has the Vietti silkiness on the palate and relatively restrained for the vintage. Very approachable.
Red
12/7/2015 - thierrynz wrote:
A 2005 that is starting to open. The wine shows show some colour development but its core its quite deep. Expressive and typical of its origins with lifted red fruit, beautiful aromatics and some sous-bois. Red cherries in the mouth with a nice mineral cut. Mid-weight and quite long with good structure. Potel can be a bit uneven but this is very good.
Red
Visited estate last June and I was not impressed by the aggressive oak treatment here. This was a chance to see if the oak ultimately integrates; based on this one bottle, the answer is no. This is an oak monster. Not my style.
Red
7/27/2015 - thierrynz wrote:
First bottle of four bought on purchase.
This shows fresh red berries, and some spices. It's very fruit driven with a rather toneless mid-palate and a lacklustre structure. It is resting on sweet and ripe red fruit albeit showing good freshness but this lacks vinous character and structure. A disappointment.
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Red
5/1/2015 - thierrynz wrote:
Henri Boillot and whites: a big tick.
Henri Boillot and reds, this is more a work in progress for me. I've had a couple of older vintages. I've been buying for the last few years, opened only one the bottles I bought (2011 Volnay) just to have a peek. I tasted at the Domaine in 2013 and certainly loved the wines there which, for 2011s, were excellent to outstanding.
So, this is my first serious look at red Boillot from my cellar.
Pop and pour and straight from the cellar (13 degrees celsius). This is immediately fragrant and floral; spicy red fruit, with deep and rich plums, some savoury and stony notes. This is a very complex and enchanting bouquet. On palate, this has initially a slight spritziness but beyond that the palate is vibrant, rich, mid-weight but complex long and presents detail and focus. The tannins are fine and ripe and the moth feel layers and supple.
This is very smart winemaking; there is a complexing reductive element which does not detract but adds complexity. Excellent wine.
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Red
Deep and dense core: a baby. Restrained and beautifully balanced aromas of truffle, fragrant red berries, savoury notes. The striking dimension of this wine is the perfectly pure floral and fragrant aromas. Plenty of fruit in the mouth with fine tannins which make the wine deceptively approachable. This is has concentration and finesse and plenty of subtle structure in which to expand. This is infanticide but I have no regrets! A great wine is always there even in its youth.
Red
12/1/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Savoury red fruit. Quite open and fragrant. Acidic in its structure but also quite extracted and big fruit weight. Showing the house character of generous fruit and solid structure. Good poise. An 06 open for business with plenty of time to go.
Red
12/1/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Not easy to place. Quite medicinal. Some say a bit raisiny. But also clearly some brett. To some acceptable levels to others too much. Lots of fruit but in some strange place. It seems that there is a sweetness on the palate but it's not integrating with the savouriness of the wine. Quite big and quid blowsy. Is this hitting a strange period?
White
12/1/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Light Gold. Some white florals, herbal infusion, minerality and a slight touch of yellow fruit character. Good combination of unctuosity and tightness. Good presence in the mouth. Not a big wine, but elegance and purity and the roundness of the climat. Clearly the vintage speaks here in the sense of restrain and acidity. Good balance. Will evolve over many years.
Red
11/28/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Translucid ruby with brigth red fruit, some minerality and very slight earthyness. Very bright in the miuth with sinewey tannins. Mid-weight and appraochable. Finishes with a slight grip of iron. A pommard that is not big and tannic and very good with food as of now. Clear, bright and honest wine.
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White
11/26/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
The palest of the wines. Beautifully clear and the slightest touch of gold.
Fully expressive aromas of white florals, chalk, crushed limestone, fresh orchard fruit (apple and pears), and fresh quince and pungent lemon. Some development in the form of a slight honeyed and nutty character but tightly frame by the mineral vein of the wine which evokes oyster shells as the site often expresses. Great energy.
On palate, this is all about texture. While this is totally dry, this has great richness, with taste of almonds, apple, the slightest hint of lemon rind and honeycomb and long-lasting chalky creaminess. This is very primary in its presentation. Very long finish. There is plenty of structure and nerviness to this and this will keep forever.
To me this was a great expression of Clos du Papillon and some tasters were really taken by it. Others found it a coarser expression of chenin blanc.
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/26/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Pale golden yellow. Bright and sparkling. Expressive and luscious. An attractive honeyed nose, with lifted yellow orchard fruits and more golden tropical elements reminiscent of mango, with a lanolin richness. Quince jelly, honeycomb and a hint of caramel (this calls for tarte tatin which we ate with the wine!).
Plenty of sweetness and concentration on the palate with luscious structure and a nervy frame of acidity and structure. Plenty of life. Very long and beautiful. Ste Catherine at its best for me; it’s fully expressive and generous with elegance.
White - Sweet/Dessert
11/26/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
A tad darker than the Ste Catherine. More primary and slightly more subdued on aromas. Great purity of fruit with an additional floral and herbal component (in a positive sense), with brown sugar and marmelade. Honeyed sweetness with white florals, pear nectar, marzipan, some orange rind not all to the way to orange marmalade. The palate is very rich and very structured; this is serious stuff. Lots of baby fat but plenty of nervy and minerally acidity in this. It is very much in its primary stage of development. This is a better wine that Ste Catherine but it needs to come together more harmoniously. All this means is that this is a great Quarts de Chaume and needs plenty of time to resolve.
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Red
11/14/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Fragrant red fruit with savoury and mineral character. Quite approachable. This is a very fine and elegant Gevrey and drinkers are picking grand cru and definitely not 2007. This has great poise, concentration, minerality and great length. This has great finesse and length with a solid core of fine and ripe tannins. Clearly, the producer is the determining factor as it seems to transcend the vintage. The wine must have opened dramatically as Tanzer and Meadows were quite reserved about this wine when they tasted in barrels.
White
11/14/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Tight with white florals and minerality. Develops a fresh and minty character as it opens. White stone fruit. Searing acidity and salinity (which has drinkers thinking Chablis and Grand Cru). Showing the 08 power with great a backbone of acidity but with enough fruit to match. On the second day, this has softened very lightly. Great potential.
Red
10/27/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Cool climate syrah profile. Fragrance of roses and cassis. Rich and textured with good length and concentration. Very primary. On the second day, this was showing some salinity and had become quite softer.
Red
10/25/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Showing some songs of development but this feels over-ripe and therefore turning a bit raisiny. Concentration is impressive, of course and there a degree of balance. Drying on the finish showing a bit of brett which becomes noticeable also in the nose as the wine opens. Could pass as an ozzie shiraz.
Red
9/10/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Translucid and still very primary in colour. The first pour showed quite a bit of toasty oak with dark cherry, some savoury character and beneath crisp and fresh fruit. With air, it showed more complexity and the oak integrates. It reveals a chalky and dusty character. On palate this has crystalline freshness and depth. The oak integrates better as it opens. Or course, this is primary but shows interesting elements such as refined tannins. 2008 will be a vintage of freshness and clarity and good terroir expression. Not a big wine but a refined one.
Red
9/7/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Lifted aromas of small red berry fruit with good freshness and vibrancy. Some florals. Showing some secondary development with savoury notes but also what seems a bit of toasty oak. Entry is fresh and this has good acidity. It is very tight, still and is rather short on the finish. A rather old school profile and it needs time.
White
8/27/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
While not reaching the same heights as the 2007 Les Combettes, this is an excellent wine. Sauzet clearly hit the jackpot in 2007. The wine is focused and detailed with great length, plenty of mid-palate richness and that searing but ripe acidity. While it does not have the same elegance and poise of Les Combettes, I'm glad I have more in the cellar. And no hurry on this wine, and yes, no sign of p.
Red
8/25/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Darkest of the reds and little signs of evolution. Bright red and dark fruit with spices and warm earth. Quite tannic wine, with spices and rich black fruit in the mouth. This wine is at its peak or close to it therefore it has the secondary development and the wines has integrated all its components. This is a new wine for us. The red we appreciate the most on this evening.
Red
8/24/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Very lifted nose of red cherries and savoury notes. As it develops it shows smoky barrel and spice characters and some pomegranate. On palate this is a bit of an unusual wine; it's quite spritzy with cranberry and some sweet cherries. Plenty of discussion as to whether this is microbial development or a secondary malolactic fermentation in the bottle resulting in as lightly carbonic fizz. On the second day the fizz has gone. The savoury character has turned more bretty. So mid palate is a bit pinched. Very much into secondary development with colour showing advancement. A bit of a disappointment.
White - Sparkling
8/24/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Showing an evolved robe. Mealy character, with fresh lemon, stonefruit and lemon rind, almonds and toast. Long backbone with beautiful acids; finishes on a touch of honeyed fruit. Rich and elegant with slightly honeyed and bitter finish. Gets better in the glass as the fizz wanes while it still provides lift and complexity to this wine.
White
8/24/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Golden robe showing evolution, maybe showing more than I expected compared to tasting this 3 or 4 years ago. This is mature but far from over the hill. Very lifted: stonefruit with rich aromas with a touch botrytis. Honeysuckle and a slight whiff of kerosene. Yellow peach, stewed fruit, marmalade. In other words, a very complex wine that evolves interestingly in the glass. Big palate: phenolic complexity with marmalade, honeyed peach. Very long and persistent. Alcohol very much under control. An excellent match for the scallops we just picked on the way to the batch.
Red
8/24/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Very lifted with cassis, red apples and pomegranate, but also toasty oak, spices and unami. The aromas suggest a wine that is open. On palate this is much tighter: an acidic backbone gives focus and structure to the wine but it needs integration. While the aromas suggest an unfurling of layers, the taste is more uni-dimensional. As the wine opens further, the toasty oak is quite dominant. This was true on the second day too. Whether the oak will integrate remains to be seen. This falls in the category of not open for business. It also shows the tightness of the acidity that I have found in other 2006s. Again, I realise that this wine usually requires long-time celaring. Others on cellartracker seem to have the wine more integrated than we did.
White
8/24/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Fresh and mineral with slight lifted aniseed and minty notes. Helen thinks fresh fennel. Complex and layered with great purity and excellent balance of rich and focused fruit and acidity. Elevage shows on palate but in a delicate and balanced way. Great purity, texture and length. A spectacular Sauzet. Reaching its peak but plenty of life here. Perfect match with the blue cod we fished earlier in the day.
Red
8/22/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Dark cherry colour with the slightest hint of evolution. Lifted black cherries and spicy berries with sous-bois and a slight stalky character. Distinctly of its place. Appealing and complex aromas. Sweet fruit on entry with good weight and concentration. Tannins are quite granular. It finishes and substantial acidity but not in an overly intrusive way.
Red
A modern expression. Very appealing concentration and purity of fruit. Built for the long haul. A bit of a surprise/revelation for me.
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Red
5/13/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
flawed
Brett, brett, brett... I had the same problem with 2007 Côte du Rhone (Mon Coeur) which I had returned.
White - Sweet/Dessert
4/24/2014 - thierrynz Likes this wine:
94 points
1967 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume
It would have benefited from some decanting as the wine initially came out with the prototypical mushroomy and earthy character of old chenin blanc. However, I poured the wine from the rather small glass we had into a Burgundy glass. The transformation was immediate. The musty character receded and mature yellow fruit and linden infusion came to the fore. In the mouth this shows resolved fruit sweetness into something more elegant and satisfying and the acidity focuses all the delicate layering of the wine. Very far from fallen over. I would not worry about opening this in a hurry but if you do, this will be a treat. Chose your glass carefully and decant.
Red
4/24/2014 - thierrynz Likes this wine:
93 points
2009 Escarpment Pinot Noir Kiwa
Great bouquet of red berries, lifted florals and subtle earthy, savoury and oak framing. On palate this combines expressive fruit sweetness and serious structure, supple tannins and a long finish. This is elegant and structured. On the second night, the wine has lost nothing of its charm and elegance.
Red
4/24/2014 - thierrynz Likes this wine:
94 points
2008 Kusuda Pinot Noir
Only 10% whole bunch here but it clearly brings great complexity and nuances. It has a floral element (violets), ripe and delicate spices (whole bunch character and careful oak). On palate this is superb: crystalline clarity and focus and with supple tannins and great savoury character. Very long, focused and serious. I see this ageing for a very long time. This was one of my top wines. On the second day, it was even better and on the third was slowly developing some savouriness without losing focus. One of my wines of the day in a very consistent line up. Only 3200 bottles made. If you see it, buy it. (http://www.kusudawines.com/english/wines/index08.htm)
Red
3/28/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
93 points
This showed well granted that as most 2006 Burgundy wine it is shut down. In other words, it's progressing in the right direction.
It showed that When Gros Frère et Soeur gets it right, the wines are excellent. Aromas of dark fruit and warm earth. It has savoury characters and hot ferments lift the wine in interesting ways. While the nose is giving and very promising the palate shuts down from mid palate onwards. It has a good grip, excellent ripe and lacy tannins and a tight acidic backbone. Everything in this wine suggests that the Musigni climat does share many of the characteristics of the big brother just on the other side of the western wall and across the narrow road. Very good and promising.
Red
2/12/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Dark and opaque; surprisingly dense. Lifted toasted notes of oak, vanilla, spicy plums and plush dark cherries. There are spices (full-stem influence) and game character but vintage influence (I’m immediately thinking 2009) dominates; this is very ripe and tary. Very ripe, dusty, dry and astringent tannins with mid-palates of spicy plums and rich fruit. This is resting on the sweetness of fruit and oak. This is extractive and overworked winemaking. Hard to find any characteristics linked to place and varietal.

Group ranking 10th My ranking: 10th
Red
2/10/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Followed over three nights. On opening this is bright red fruit freshly crushed and dried, iodine and iron. Immediately evokes Rugiens with its iron grip and its appealing weight and lift. On palate, this has sweet fruit, long velvety tannins, good weight and concentration, but dries out a bit on the finish. As the wine opens up, the fruit gets darker and tighter and this continues over the next two nights. Yes it's a 2003, but this suggests to me that this is far from being at its peak. There's plenty of matière to let this unfurled over the years. I suspect it will always have a bit of a drying finish but to me this is already very expressive of its place first and its vintage second.
White
2/8/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Pale yellow. Lifted white florals, with pear, almond, sea-shell and the slightest touch of aniseed. Bright acidity gives focus to a supple palate of yellow fruits (peach) and some iodine. Medium length and complexity. Quite open and balanced without achieving great complexity. Speaks of Vaillons in its suppleness and approachability.
White
2/4/2014 - thierrynz wrote:
Great robe: pale gold and green hue. First sniff, this speaks of Puligny immediately: elegant and precise minerality, chalkiness, and acacia. The fruit is pure, detailed but contained. Superb. The palate reveals more weight and more yellow and golden fruit character than what I would associate with a Puligny. There is richness and weight on the palate and superb elegance. Lively but perfectly integrated acidity. Utterly impressive and a long life in front.
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