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White
3/13/2021 - UTPK wrote:
The 2013 is quite fat and with a very pleasant wood note. Good acidity to underpin the fruit. Trancendent the appellation as always. Have had this since 1996 and it delivers in every vintage. Always true ro the characters of each vintage. The Lafouge is really good value for money.
Red
9/15/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Delivering above its appellation. 2012 is ready now, being a sweet and soft vintage. Tannins has melted and the nose is full of cherries and spice. Palate is quite full bodied for a village. Lovely balance, good and fresh finish. So easy to drink!
White - Sparkling
9/15/2020 - UTPK wrote:
This is now finally ready to drink. I have had it 6 times since release and it is now bursting from the glass with burnt caramel, orchards, orange peel and some clove/allspice. On the palate it combines a wonderful freshness with heavy, mature fruit. Powering on all cylinders. Stayed fresh and complex for 3 hours even after reaching room temperature.
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Red
9/2/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Quite open from the start. Dark and heavy, almost rhone like or piedmonte. Typical for the 2006 vintage it has lots of tannins and a dark (not very elegant) fruit. It is however one of the better D'angervilles today as most other vintages from 1996-2005 is totally closed down. The finish is very long carried by a tasty acidity. This is a real food wine, would pair wonderfully with Boeuf Bourguignon or venison.
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Red
9/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Totally classic Cab Franc, i.e. dusty, green herbs and blueberries. Totally ready right from bottle. Savoury and mature fruit. Not cloying at all, no trace of the warm vintage. Very good!
White
8/28/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Open nose, quite its own and not similar to any other wine. Pine needles, sour cream and yellow fruits (not tropical!). Full bodied mouthfeel, low yield for sure. Refreshing acidity. No bitterness but pure acidity. Great wine!
White
2012 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
8/28/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Second bottle in two months. Lovely and open after 30 min decant. Forward and ripe with interesting tones of rubber and oranges. Fresh and long
Red
8/15/2020 - UTPK wrote:
As always VS impresses with a bold, open and complex nose. Very elegant and long. Mouthfeel as a mature bordeaux but a llttle bit sweeter.
White
8/15/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Last bottle and good timing. This is really complex and multilayered but lacks a bit freshness. Heavy chablis.
White - Sweet/Dessert
8/5/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Wow! Still the best SGN there is! Amazing
Red
8/4/2020 - UTPK wrote:
5th bottle. Same as 6 months ago. Stunning right now! No need to hide it any longer
Red
8/4/2020 - UTPK wrote:
This has closed down since I tasted it a couple of years ago. Fresh and young but it’s all tight and acid.
White
8/4/2020 - UTPK wrote:
A bit muted but some tertiary aromas from the sur lie and wood. Abundant fruit bit I lack the freshness/citric acid found in Baron L, which I prefer as a topend SB.
Red
7/12/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Much more closed than anticipated. Needed 1 hour to open up. Elegant, strawberry, allspice and pineneedle nose. Very fresh and succulent. Still tannins but super balance. Grand cru quality and major leap from the VR village. Needs 5 more years to blossom.
White
7/12/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Singing from the start. Much more expansive nose then 3 years ago. Most surrounding vintages are still a bit muted but 2009 is ready. Broad layered nose. Palate is rich but with good acidity and almost bitter finish (not negative). Long long and stayed the same for 3 hours.
White - Off-dry
4/28/2020 - UTPK wrote:
I really like this. Sweeter than I would imagine from a VT, almost SGN. Perfect with fruit or fois gras
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Red
4/28/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Less opulent than I would imagine. Very classy and restrained. Big wine obviously, but not without freshness.
Red
4/28/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Absolutely stunning wine. Not dissimilar to the Margaux 1990 in terms of sizzling freshness. Soy, aromatics, balsamic notes. Medium body with amazing length. One of the best Bordeaux this year.
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White
2009 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
4/28/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Very similar to last time 2 years ago. Open and ready for business. Quite big, but no heat. Very very long. Amazing purity for such a large wine.
White
1/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Had the Ramonet Morgeot 2012 together with Leflaive Clavoillon 2012. So typical both of them, just as expected. Leflaive is more fresh and acidic even in the warm 2012 vintage. Leflaive wood on the nose but not as much as in eg 2010. The Ramonet is fatter and more charming. Toasted hazelnuts and butter on the finish. Leflaive finish is all about lemon and acidity. Both very nice and ready now.
White
1/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Had the Leoville Poyferre 2004 together with the Pontet Canet 2004. The LP was the most classic claret with lovely left bank notes of cassis, green pepper, cedar, etc. Sweet and mature straight from bottle. The PC is more backward and has a more chemical nose. After 1 hour it opens up but does still not have as charming nose a LP. I am not sure the PC will ever become the better wine in this vintage. Seems like they harvested earlier and has achieved less fruit. The acidity is much higher in the PC as well.
White
1/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Had the Ramonet Morgeot 2012 together with Leflaive Clavoillon 2012. So typical both of them, just as expected. Leflaive is more fresh and acidic even in the warm 2012 vintage. Leflaive wood on the nose but not as much as in eg 2010. The Ramonet is fatter and more charming. Toasted hazelnuts and butter on the finish. Leflaive finish is all about lemon and acidity. Both very nice and ready now.
Red
2004 Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
1/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Had the Leoville Poyferre 2004 together with the Pontet Canet 2004. The LP was the most classic claret with lovely left bank notes of cassis, green pepper, cedar, etc. Sweet and mature straight from bottle. The PC is more backward and has a more chemical nose. After 1 hour it opens up but does still not have as charming nose a LP. I am not sure the PC will ever become the better wine in this vintage. Seems like they harvested earlier and has achieved less fruit. The acidity is much higher in the PC as well.
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Red
1/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Had the Leoville Poyferre 2004 together with the Pontet Canet 2004. The LP was the most classic claret with lovely left bank notes of cassis, green pepper, cedar, etc. Sweet and mature straight from bottle. The PC is more backward and has a more chemical nose. After 1 hour it opens up but does still not have as charming nose a LP. I am not sure the PC will ever become the better wine in this vintage. Seems like they harvested earlier and has achieved less fruit. The acidity is much higher in the PC as well.
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White - Sparkling
1/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Had the Krug 1995 and 1998 together. To start with the 1995 was the better, with broad nose and creamy fat texture, but after 1 hour the 1998 blossomed and was a bit more complex. But they are very similar in style at this point. Not up there with 1996 and 1988, but very good expression og Krug. Both are ready to drink now and are very enjoyable.
White - Sparkling
1/1/2020 - UTPK wrote:
Had the Krug 1995 and 1998 together. To start with the 1995 was the better, with broad nose and creamy fat texture, but after 1 hour the 1998 blossomed and was a bit more complex. But they are very similar in style at this point. Not up there with 1996 and 1988, but very good expression og Krug. Both are ready to drink now and are very enjoyable.
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Red
12/28/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Had this twice in a month. First bottle was soft and not as long. Last bottle was better. Fully mature now, with Merlot in the front of the mouth. Nose was however better a few years ago. This was my last bottle of 12 and I think they may be loosing some of its vigour.
White - Sparkling
12/28/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Very complex and multilayered nose of brioche and nuts with some sugared grapefruit on top. This is ready to drink now, and the palate is very satisfying. Acidity is high but the sheer fruit is balancing it very well. This will drink well for many years. A bit like 1996 but not as complex.
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White - Sparkling
12/28/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Very good bottle. Fresh and young. Great mousse, held up for many hours. Mature, expansive nose of rye bread and toast. Palate is full bodied but with plenty of acidity. Not as far from the 2002 as I remember.
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White
12/28/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Had this together with Leflaive PM 2011. Nice pair. Leflaive the most acidic and fresh. The 2011 is really long lived and very young both in colour, nose and palate. Citrus, less wood on the nose. Palate is crisp. Ramonet is broad, with softer and ”sweeter” wood. Hazelnuts and butter. Less acidity. Finish is carried by fruit and melted butter. Both very nice and fill different needs.
White
12/28/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Had this together with Ramonet, 1 cru Cailleret 2011. Nice pair. Leflaive the most acidic and fresh. The 2011 is really long lived and very young both in colour, nose and palate. Citrus, less wood on the nose. Palate is crisp. Ramonet is broad, with softer and ”sweeter” wood. Hazelnuts and butter. Less acidity. Finish is carried by fruit and melted butter. Both very nice and fill different needs.
Red
12/28/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Needed 30 min. Textbook CnDP. Unfortunately it had to compete with Rayas for the same meal, so I could’t be bothered with this one...
Red
12/28/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Completely ready straight from bottle. This defies the vintage. Light colour, lifted nose of roses, green strawberries sweet thyme, Rayas perfume. Unbelievable elegance and depth of nose at the same time. My fifth bottle, now they are gone. What a beauty!
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White
12/20/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Stunning now. Has finally opened up. You would not believe this is 2007. It is so fresh and zesty and unbelievably long. Matchstick nose, deep and complex nose with the magical Coche perfume/wood.
Red
2005 Château Palmer Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/20/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Surprisingly accessible. Classic margaux nose. Not as much pencil shavings but rather more flowers and leaves. Lovely balance. Not heavy but very elegant and long.
Red
2010 Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir (view label images)
12/20/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Tasted Claude Dugat, Rousseau and Serafin Charmes Chambertin 2010. Dugat was the best today. Combined elegance and power/depth in a fascinating way. Super nose, still holding back a little but not much. All three were open, but Rousseau needed most time to blossom. After 1 hour all of them were singing. Wonderful trio!
Red
12/20/2019 - UTPK wrote:
In a nice place now. Mature but still a healthy tannic grip. Not a fruit bomb but rather complex for a Cornas. Will keep 10 years more.
Red
12/20/2019 - UTPK wrote:
This has settled down even more since last year. There is still the faintest trace of surmaturite from the vintage. The fruit is dark but there is good acidity to balance it. Enjoyable and high level for a village wine but I think Roumiers style is better suited for colder vintages.
White - Off-dry
11/22/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Magnificent! Deep fruit, razorsharp acidity, mile long finish. Still not very developed bouquet but with the sheer masses of fruit it will take time. Palatewise it is open though and it will stay open forever. No crime to drink this now. The sweet, creamy fruit is gorgeous.
Red
11/17/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Typical 2007 candy like fruit, almost spatburgunder type sweetness. Nose is ready from the start and palate is well balanced. A joy to drink. The nose is to die for. I really like the candy fruit just like 2000 had for the entire life of the wine.
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Red
2004 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
11/17/2019 - UTPK wrote:
As always French in its style. Surprisingly open and ready to drink. Classis cab with good greenness and freshness to the nose. After 1 hour in decanter the blueberry merlot fruit also comes out and now you know it is US! I don’t see this becoming more complex. It is 15 years old. This is what it will taste like. Very nice
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Red
11/16/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Very mature nose. Balsamic, cedar and none of the primary blueberry fruit left. I remember the palate being a bit thicker and sweeter but that was 4-5 years ago...
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White - Sparkling
11/7/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Again, this needs time to open up. Then it shows a gorgeous broad and interesting nose. Some lemon curd on top of toasted brioche. Not a bad combination �� The palate is rich and it is hard to believe it had zero dosage. Great foodwine!
Red
11/7/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Fantastic showing. Elegang, complex and multilayered nose. Needs 30 min to open up. So well balanced and easy to drink. Smooth tannins, finely grained and detailed palate. Long and succulent finish.
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Red
10/19/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Had it at Caravaggio in New York as a replacement for a defect last bottle Giuseppe Rinaldi, Le Coste 2001 so no matter how good this was, I was still longing for that Rinaldi �� Anyway, this is very nice but not firing on all cylinders. A bit one dimensional on the nose. Elegant palate. Clean and restrained finish.
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White
9/23/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Lovely now. Fuller than most other vintages of CFE. Mature nose, some petrol, complex and deep. Full mouthfeel, can even cope with creamy sauces. As always bone dry with very good acidity. Very nice indeed.
Red
9/23/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Fairly open straight from bottle. Light colour. Complex nose, clearly mature. Sweet attack, but not folding out completely. Perhaps a bit arrested due to the heat of 2003, in which case it wont change with further ageing. In any case it was slightly oxidised day 2, so drink up?
Red
9/14/2019 - UTPK wrote:
I’m normally not a fan of Prieure Roch’s wines as I feel they taste faintly oxidised. This, however was very good with a sweet strawberry/rosemary nose, lots of umami, and some wet iron typical for NsG. Velvetly smooth, mature tannins and the tell tale 08 acidity. Very enjoyable now. No decant needed
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White
9/10/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Same as last bottle. Perhaps a tad more developed. This is a big wine in the new style of Baumard.
Red
9/10/2019 - UTPK wrote:
Lovely, clean and typical. Still a bit closed as it taste much nbetter day two.
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