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N.V. Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvee Edition 169eme Champagne Blend
12/16/2021 - dera Likes this wine:
96 points
Pale gold color, nose has minerality, slight yeast, touch of lime. Palate is absolutely amazing. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Classic Champagne hints of brioche, some green apple, good minerality and an absurdly long finish. Medium high acidity. Still tastes young, but is already ready to rock. If I had no job, a million dollars, and a liver made of titanium, I would drink this every day.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    12/17/21, 12:45 AM - "a liver made of titanium"... everyone wants this.

Red
2006 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm McLaren Vale
3/4/2021 - burgburgburg wrote:
89 points
Normal cork. PnP. Tannin were resolved but the fruits were also started to fade. Plum, cassis, and black currants aroma shadowed by alcoholic heat. Fruity palate but lacking in structure. High in acidity. Good with meat but no more.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    3/4/21, 5:20 PM - Yes, it has a normal cork. I had two bottles of the same wine same vintage from two different sources. Both bought in 2009 and one screwcap one oak bark cork. The one with normal cork likely to be parallel-import from Australia.

White
2018 Vincent Dancer Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay
2/1/2021 - csimm1161 wrote:
An odd wine, almost like a Burg posing as a white Rhône. Leesy and smokey, with a spritzy secondary fermentation banana in club soda thing going on. 18 months elevage seems like it was an experiment gone wrong for a Bourgogne blanc. Lacks freshness. I’m not sure what the hype is here. Sealed with DIAM, so I’d assume this is the intended creation (some pro reviews speak to this too). Not what I want when I’m reaching for a white Burg.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    2/2/21, 7:42 AM - I am yet to try my 18 Dancer Bourgogne. My experience with the 16 was that it needs a lot of air or good aging, even it is just a Bourgogne. From your comment, I will let my 18 laydown for at least 3 years. And I am worried about my Perrieres and La Romanee.

Red
2006 d'Arenberg Shiraz The Dead Arm McLaren Vale
8/28/2019 - burgburgburg wrote:
89 points
Screw cap. Heavy black fruits and oak in nose. Tannin dissolved. Fruity palate. Medium body. Good acidity. Acceptable as a meat pairing fruit wine.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    8/28/19, 6:25 PM - I have two bottles of 06 DeadArm. The one from local distributor was in screw cap. The parallel import was in cork. I took a pic of last night's screw cap one. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1urMNjHubt/?igshid=6p1cm6l9qv44

Red
1994 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
2/9/2017 - burgburgburg wrote:
flawed
Tried together with 78, 93, and 86. We unanimously agreed the 94 is a fake. It's not even a Cab/Merlot blend at all.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    8/9/17, 12:18 AM - We did drink and finish it. Just we "reckoned" it is not a Lafite 94. All of my comments were describing the experience on that specific bottle. May be it's real bottle but in bad condition. Who knows

  • burgburgburg commented:

    8/28/18, 6:40 PM - I got it from a German wine merchant in 2016. My friends and I purchased from them regularly for at least 5 years. Only this one we were quite sure it's a counterfeit.

Red
2015 Domaine Bizot Bourgogne Le Chapitre Pinot Noir
1/28/2018 - Collector1855 wrote:
94 points
Pearl of Burgundy 2016 en Primeur tasting (Hong Kong): Holy cow, what a nose for a village wine, animatic, spices, herbs. Can’t believe how good this is. Candidate for best village ever wine.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    1/29/18, 6:09 PM - This is an AOC Bourgogne. Not exactly a village.

Red
2012 Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir
12/8/2015 - gbanks wrote:
My first experience with this producer's wine.

The nose and finish are long and quite nice. Elegant, even. That is undeniable.

But. The palate was primarily notable for its overbearing acid, which threw the thing out of balance for me. Really quite surprisingly so given the vintage, which if anything tended to skew to the other direction.

Also, unless these vines are secretly from some 1er, this is overpriced for what is literally a negociant village wine.

I'm glad to have had the experience, but will not be returning to this producer.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    12/8/15, 8:43 PM - It's somehow character in some of Pacalet's wines because he didn't do any filtering or fining. To enjoy it, the bottle must be stand still for days and pour or decant carefully. Just serve it as Bass Phillip!

Red
N.V. Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial 1970, 1972 (1993 Release) Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
9/15/2014 - burgburgburg Likes this wine:
94 points
A well-made Vega RE. It's delicious and most ppl WOTN. Superb bouquet with grand structure and fine acidity. We were all spoiled by aged Vega. Decant or give it at least 6-12 hours bottle breath.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    3/6/15, 9:00 AM - Hi sunnylea57,
    I just have a few bottles of Vega RE -- all are 750ml. From my collection, there are three types of label, one clearly mentions the yr of release and vintages blended, one has a lot number at the bottom left corner which showed the release yr (lot 07/97 means released in 1997) and the final one has just a lot number without a release vintage.

Red
2002 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge Pinot Noir
11/30/2013 - burgburgburg wrote:
90 points
Open from a magnum and consumed in six hours. Sweet cherry-driven bouquet initially but keep evolve into a more balanced nose. Simple but a little bit sappy and coarse palate. Good structure for a beanue village. So so QPR.
  • burgburgburg commented:

    12/1/13, 2:56 AM - P-M, you are right! Thanks for correcting me.

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