May 19, 2012 - This took such a long time to open but even when it did, it didn't do anything for me. This has to give more and I thought that the acids were too harsh. Not a terribly balanced wine.
September 30, 2011 - Excellent bourgogne showing the structure and extra dimension that makes 2005 special. Drink now with some air or hold and enjoy down the road.
February 7, 2011 - Classic red burgh ... some earthy funk on the nose, tart red cherry/cranberry n the palate. Vibrant acid. Can hold or drink.
July 31, 2010 - Good to drink already now. Compared to the 2002 vintage, much more structured and also less fruity, which gives it a much more balanced drink. But I guess he has been at it for three more years now and his access to great grapes probably increased as well(but that is a mere guess)
March 19, 2010 - I've had this a handful of times, and I think I probably liked it better a year ago or so, when it showed a tad more vibrancy. Nevertheless, a good bourgogne with saucy cherry fruit on the nose and palate.
February 8, 2010 - Tight and tart but still developing. Classic Burgubdy.
July 10, 2009 - Getting better with a little age. This is drinking quite nicely now. Classic pinot nose of barnyard and dark cherries. Smooth tannins with a good dose of cherries on the palate. Started to taste a little sour on day 2.
December 16, 2008 - Classic ... sour cherry, red licorice, moss and tree bark. Fairly light on its feet with floral and spice notes, this wine seduces with its subtlety and freshness. Although not deep, it is very balanced and pretty. Should develop with some age.
July 25, 2008 - Opened and poured. Might agree with some of the others, this needs some time. It was much better after being opened for two hours.
Hold or Let it Breath at this point!!
That said, BRETT. Definite Brett issue. It was not too bad, but could get worse with time. It blew off mostly after about an hour, but by then my wife was out. She thought it tasted like escarole. I disagree
Very sweet tart, as mentioned.
Very lean, fruit was not very ripe.
Better towards the end. Light but not bad.
I would drink this again, and it was inexpensive for '05. But I bought an '03 Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne the other day for about three bucks more, so I think I'll stock up on that, and pass on more of this.
May 26, 2008 - Nose of cherries. The palate was mostly cherry with a whiff of chocolate. Slightly astringent and some tannic bitterness. Somewhat disjointed at this stage. This could be a result of bottle shock since this was just delivered but it might just need a little bit more time to come together.