November 23, 2019 - Blind Pinots (Prairie Grass Cafe): Blind and paired with the '13. Lighter nose with candied red cherry with notions of herb and florals. Palate is once again a bit lighter in concentration, with some pleasant florals. Was guessing a Sonoma producer emulating the old world style given the candied fruit.
June 28, 2019 - Musique & Vin Paulée Musicale BYO Dinner (Château de Meursault): Small glass, brief note. Red cherry with spice and floral flourishes. Good+ weight, good length, but slightly bitter/ green notes on finish.
June 14, 2019 - Excellent Volnay. Ruby red and translucent. Aromas of Spice box and earth, along with a charming red rose hint. Sweet cherry fruit on the palate. Excellent purity and texture. Mouthfeel way above pay grade. Finish was medium length which kept it from being 92/93. Highly recommended. Purchased at Plucky Wines from David and Chris
May 17, 2019 - I bought six bottles of the '11 d'Angerville Champans at a Hart Davis Hart auction before I read all of the wine geek complaints on wine talk bulletin boards concerning the 2011 Burgundy vintage re: the Green Meanies. Thank goodness I missed those posts, or I might have passed on these bottles. The 2011 Champans from d'Angerville that I've consumed have been nothing short of stellar. Amazing purity of fruit, red fruit, spice, amazing nose, and just a wonderful fine. Not sure of the disconnect with other red Burgs from '11, but these are outstanding.
February 15, 2019 - Third of six bottles purchased at auction, and all have been very consistent, and very good, especially for 2011 being a fairly maligned vintage. Looking forward to trying the '11 Ducs soon.
December 1, 2018 - 2nd of six bottles bought at auction, and for a less than outstanding vintage, this wine continues to impress. Another stellar bottle, great nose, beautiful, pure red fruit, great finish. Very pleased.
September 16, 2018 - First of six bottles purchased at auction. I was concerned after reading the wine board notes re: the "green" 2011 Burgundy vintage, but this had really lovely, pure red fruit. Given the vintage, this is probably a bit more ready to go than the typical d'Angerville Champans, but this certainly didn't seem in danger of fading soon.
August 16, 2018 - Open three days ago. Has softened and blossomed in that time. Medium red.Terrior-driven wine with more earth than bright fruit notes. Same on the palate. That is not to say that there is not plenty of fruit there, there is. Mostly cherry. The finish may be the best part. This could last for many more years. 5-12-17-8: 92/100.
June 23, 2018 - My anxiety to approach the vintage 2011 has been tempered by this very good Champans. (I feel relieve). The wine has a very nice nose with violet, licorice, tobacco, smashed strawberries and this slightly bitter aroma of almonds paired to a kind of light roasted pépins. The mouth shows black cherry, big plum and some iron (like in Morey) and is more on the acid and tough side ( means not sweet and not lush). Tannins are a little drying and on the nervous side. Today it is drinking very well, even if it is still a bit young.
Compared to the 2008 Champans drunk yesterday, and which felt as if it was from 1987, there is no doubt about which one of the two is the better wine.
April 2, 2018 - PnP red currants, spice and a hint of that Burgundian funk. Took my time with this bottle since when I coravin’d it last month it had completely shut down after a few minutes. Ripe and fruit forward, tight dusty tannins, menthol, fairly simple and a product of the vintage. It was enjoyable but I’ve had better villages for half the price.