November 17, 2021 - high acidity. it didnt open. noticeable sweetness.
January 16, 2021 - Double blind. My note says "very shut down", and my recollection is that while this felt dark and tannic, it really was offering very little. Not in a happy place at the moment.
November 12, 2020 - Opened two hours serving. Candied fruit, red cherry, and spice. Slightly modern on the nose but classic palate which makes me call Hudelot Noellat in blind, knowing the theme is VR. Delicate and linear.
July 1, 2019 - Dinner at Ma Cuisine (Ma Cuisine - Beaune): Red cherry and berry throughout with charmingly Vosne-styled Asian five spice. Good weight, clearly better length and balance. Much better now vs when tasted shortly after release.
May 18, 2018 - Wow, this vintage is a hidden gem. Drank over 2h in a large Zalto glass. Very good density for a 2013, structured like many 2013 but not with drying, rough and over-extracted tannins. Elegant mouth feel, aristocratic with game, mint, red fruit, earth. This will be a winner and will surprise many who still think 2013 is bad in Burgundy (just because it was the worst in 25 years in Bordeaux). However, do not open this before 2023 to let it soften and foremost, let the tertiary aromatics emerge. It will be a wonderful, elegant Burgundy.
July 13, 2017 - Served blind, I had thought this was either a Chambolle, or a more elegantly-styled Gevrey. Red-berries and flowers on the nose, with a very red-fruited palate that has a tinge of earth and great minerality. Didn't discern any of the tell-tale Vosne spice even after some time in the glass. In any case, a very good wine! Out of theme (top village wines) though, but who cares...
September 11, 2016 - Domaine Chicago party: A very easy-going young red Burgundy. Very pretty, I found this bottle a little bit more integrated than the last time I had it. Fresh, with deliciously juicy red fruit. This was missing a bit of Vosne spice this time. Fortunately, I've still got quite a few more, but I really ought to stop killing these so young.
April 1, 2016 - Wines Tasted at HDH Auction; 4/1/2016-4/2/2016 (Tru Restaurant - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Red fruit, floral and spice. Good minerally finish. Moderate depth, concentration and length, this will drink well young.
April 1, 2016 - HDH Burgundy Auction; 4/1/2016-4/2/2016 (Chicago, IL): Lovely, lovely nose, with light fruit and floral notes, as well as some discernible oak spice as well as some Vosne spice behind it. The palate, though, is not as stunning as the nose, and this shows a bit of astringency behind the lovely tart fruit and spice flavours. The oak is still poking through, and without doubt, this needs more than a bit of time to smooth over the rough edges.
March 5, 2016 - La Paulée de San Francisco - Grand Tasting (The Fairmont - San Francisco CA): Tasting, brief note. A small step up from the NSG Murgers with plenty of spice-driven similarities. More black vs red fruit with good concentration, but more emphasis on elegance than power. Hold to 2020-.