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Red Burgundy Lafon 2013 Volnay Santenots du Milieu 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: A notably fresh nose features aromas of kirsch, spice, red currant and herbal tea that slide gracefully into intense, delineated and muscular medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine minerality onto the mildly austere finale. I like the complexity and this is a wine that could probably be approached after 5 to 7 years of bottle age yet should be capable of rewarding 10 to 12.

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Red Burgundy Rousseau 1995 Ruchottes Chambertin 1 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils
    1995
    Ruchottes-Chambertin - Clos des Ruchottes
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 89
    Tasted: Jan 02, 2012
    Drink: Now+
     
    Tasting note: (opened from personal storage). This is surprisingly forward for the vintage with a gorgeously elegant and fully mature nose that features plenty of Gevrey earth, truffle and a certain animale character. The light to barely medium weight flavors display fine complexity and lovely intensity on the mineral-driven and delicious finish where a touch of dryness surfaces that isn't enough to really impart a sense of imbalance. This is drinking perfectly now and there is little if any benefit to holding it further as it will probably eventually begin to dry out though that shouldn't happen for at least a decade. Consistent notes.
     

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89
Red Burgundy Fourrier 2007 Gevrey 1er Cru Combe aux Moines Vieille Vigne 2 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: A pure, elegant and relatively high-toned red berry fruit nose reveals undertones of earth and even a hint of game that can also be found on the powerful, big, rich and robust flavors that possess real size and weight, especially in the context of the 2007 vintage that delivers more punch on the sappy and admirably long finish. This is an impressively-scaled effort that delivers outstanding length. In a word, terrific.

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Red Burgundy Fourrier 2005 Gevrey 1er Cru Les Goulots Vieille Vigne 4 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: This relatively obscure 1er always displays an elegant and upper register nose dominated by cool red fruit aromas and obvious minerality that gives way to fresh and ultra pure middle weight flavors and a detailed, reserved and intense finish where the mineral character is almost pungent. This is a beautiful effort that defines finesse.

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Red Burgundy Roumier 1995 Bonnes Mares 1 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Georges Roumier
    1995
    Bonnes Mares
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 97
    Tasted: Oct 11, 2016
    Drink: Now+
     
    Tasting note: As good as the Roumier '96s are, his '95s are even better and they are among the very best wines of the vintage. This wine has finally arrived at a point where it's no longer infanticide as the ripe and very densely fruited dark berry fruit nose and robust, powerful, muscled and concentrated flavors are beginning to open and the signs of what is to come are now in evidence. There is massive density and incredible sap and while there are prominent tannins, they are ripe and perfectly integrated for what is still a moderately young Bonnes Mares. The fabulous potential this displayed from cask is now almost realized and while it will need another five years to really be at its best, it should last for two to three decades after that. In short, this is a truly great Bonnes Mares. Tasted many times with mostly consistent notes though this most recent bottle was so good that I have upgraded my score slightly; that said I had another recent bottle that displayed quite a bit of volatile acidity and clearly was not a good example.
     

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Red Burgundy Rousseau 2012 Clos de Beze 5 Bottle 75cl
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    96-98
    WA

    "A highly spiced and exceptionally fresh, ripe and airy nose mixes a wide variety of mostly red berry fruit aromas though there are background notes of plum, cassis, lavender and oak. The broad-shouldered flavors possess a seductive texture thanks to the copious amounts of dry extract that push the very firm tannic spine to the background. I very much like the concentration here as well as the vibrancy and this is very, very dry in the best sense of the term, indeed it is presently almost crisp yet the very dense supporting tannins are clearly quite ripe. This should be a fantastic Bèze in time and eventually the 2012 could rank among the great vintages for this storied wine." Burghound

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Red Burgundy Rousseau 2003 Chambertin 2 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils
    2003
    Chambertin
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Apr 15, 2017
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    Tasting note: (opened from personal storage). Somewhat curiously given the natural coolness of Chambertin, this seems noticeably riper than the '03 Clos de Bèze (see herein) with notes of mocha, spice, earth and markedly ripe black currant aromas. There is excellent size, weight, concentration and power to the big-bodied and extract-rich flavors that coat the mouth before culminating in a lightly mineral-inflected, velvety and as the nose suggests, mocha-tinged finish. This is more 2003 in basic character than the Bèze though as is usually the case, it's more structured as well though with 45 minutes in a decanter, this too could be drunk now with pleasure. That said, I would be inclined to give this at least 6 to 10 more years first though please be aware that this will be capable of holding for decades. Multiple, and consistent, notes save for the fact that some examples seem to display more prominent wood than others.
     

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Red Burgundy Leroy 1978 Vosne Romanee 1er Cru 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Maison Leroy release: Bricked completely through to the center. Despite the total bricking, there is still a sense of freshness to the wonderfully spicy and expressive nose that is now largely dominated by sous bois-infused aromas and this sense of vibrancy continues onto the minerally and beautifully detailed flavors that finish with first rate complexity and excellent length. If there is a nit, it's that the is a very subtle touch of dryness that does not pose a problem over the next few years but probably will in time. This is a really impressive effort that is very Vosne in character. Tasted three times with consistent results.

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Red Burgundy Comte Liger-Belair 2015 Clos de Vougeot 1 Bottle 75cl
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Red Burgundy Fourrier 2000 Clos Saint Jacques Vieille Vigne 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Fourrier
    2000
    Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos St. Jacques"  ♥
    1er Cru Red barrel
    Score: 90-93
    Tasted: Jan 01, 2002
    Drink: 2008-15
    Issue: 5
    Outstanding
    Producer note: Jean-Marie Fourrier candidly explained that because there was so much rot in '00, he was obliged to treat his vines more than he prefers but that the green harvest helped not only eliminate excess crop but improved aeration as well, helping to keep the rot to manageable levels. Berry size was much bigger in '00 than in '99, and even after dropping a lot of crop, he didn't feel as though he had sufficient dry exact for the amount of juice and thus he did a saignée of between 5 to 8% for some wines. He also did more pigeage (punch downs) than normal; this is to say a whopping 4 times per day!
    He also explained that the fermentations started almost immediately even though he had cooled the must to 12 degrees Centigrade. The malos were slow to begin as they didn't start until April and lasted as late as August. Since 97 he has tried not to rack his wines at all and these '00s had not been racked once, not even after the malos when the first racking typically occurs. He believes that extended aging on the lees produces more glycerol as well as keeps the wines very fresh.
    Fourrier says that precision of fruit is what he was searching for with his 2000s as he is impressed with the vintage's purity. They will be bottled around April with no fining or filtration because he believes that almost every vintage needs an additional 6 to 8 months of élevage after the malos are finished. As an aside, Fourrier works as much as possible with CO2 and thus recommends decanting all of his wines before serving them; the rationale behind this is that he believes that the gas is a powerful preserver of wines and will keep them fresh longer while the tannic structure resolves itself.
    The style of the Fourrier '00s is all about elegance and finesse. They are not particularly dense and certainly not over extracted or manipulated and few producers achieve this level of elegance, purity of fruit and impeccable balance.
    Tasting note: Strikingly elegant nose of earth, pure pinot fruit and touch of game followed by sappy, gorgeously intense, mouth coating flavors of outstanding precision with a strong, persistent finish. The detail this delivers is really impressive and this will challenge the Rousseau as to which Clos St. Jacques is the best in '00.
     

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Red Burgundy Jadot 2005 Bonnes Mares 1 Bottle Jeroboam
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  • Tasting note: A notably ripe red and blue berry fruit nose is nuanced by chalk, minerals and abundant spice notes that continue onto the toasty, rich, full and massively powerful flavors that are suave and superbly concentrated, all wrapped in a very Bonnes Mares style finish as this is chewy but not rustic. An impressive wine where the finish doesn't seem to ever end.

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Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2006 Chambolle 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 1 Bottle Jeroboam
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  • Tasting note: Compared to the expressiveness of many of the prior wines, this is really quite reserved with pure, refined and naturally spicy red and dark berry pinot fruit that dissolves into round, generous and sweet flavors that, at least presently, lack the same depth as the best here and the finish doesn't have the focus that it usually does either. Perhaps I caught this at an awkward moment but the underlying material simply isn't what I'm used to seeing relative to the exceptionally high quality this wine typically delivers.

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88
Red Burgundy Drouhin Joseph 2006 Musigny 1 Bottle Jeroboam
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    Maison Joseph Drouhin
    2006
    Musigny
    Grand Cru Red Magnum
    Score: 93
    Tasted: Nov 19, 2012
    Drink: Try from 2026+
     
    Tasting note: This is turning out better than I foresaw as my original review (see herein) noted some finishing dryness but that was not the case here. A still exceptionally fresh and very primary if highly perfumed nose is composed of spicy red berry fruit aromas that are at once layered and pure. There is both excellent richness and volume to the naturally sweet, detailed and intensely mineral-infused medium-full flavors that exude a subtle classiness on the powerful and focused finale. If there is a nit it's that the complexity that this normally displays isn't present, or at least not yet. That said I underscore that this is in magnum and thus the '06 Musigny is still a decade plus away from its apogee. In sum this is classy stuff that is very definitely still on the way up so patience required and particularly so in the larger format bottling.

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93
Red Burgundy Faiveley 2001 Clos de Beze 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Faiveley
    2001
    Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
    Grand Cru Red barrel
    Score: 92-95
    Tasted: Jan 01, 2003
    Drink: 2014-25
    Issue: 9
    Don't miss!
    Producer note: François Faiveley directs this 120 ha Domaine and compares the 2001 vintage to 1991, believing that the quality of the tannins is similar as is the early backward, slightly austere quality of the fruit. The present plan is to bottle in March and at the time of my late November tasting, none of the wines had been racked since the prior March, though few showed much reduction. (Wilson-Daniels, St. Helena, California)
    Tasting note: Astonishing aromatic complexity with layers and layers of spice, dried rose petals and rich soil aromas followed by grandly scaled flavors that display superb extract and almost painful intensity plus staggering length. This is nothing short of phenomenal in its ability to harness the raw power and richness of the flavors without heaviness or clumsiness. This is a real stunner of a Clos de Bèze.
     

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95
Red Burgundy Bachelet 2004 Charmes Chambertin 9 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Denis Bachelet
    2004
    Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 92
    Tasted: Jan 01, 2007
    Drink: 2014+
    Issue: 25
    Note: from a .44 ha parcel of 80+ year old vines situated directly across from Chambertin
    Producer note: In Denis Bachelet's view, 2005 is a "grand millésime. It's at least as good as 1999 and 2002 and perhaps better. We had a perfect growing season with a consistency and cleanliness of fruit that was even better than both of those two prior vintages. It was quite dry and thus we had very good but not excessive sugars, coming in between 12.5 and 13% with normal yields. I did a cool maceration of between 5 to 8 days depending on the wine and then didn't push the extraction as the skins were thick and gave up their colors and dry extract without much coaxing. The malos were extended, which I believe had as much to do with the cool 2006 growing season as with the amount of malic acid the 2005's possessed to begin with. In fact, between the extra concentration the wines are carrying and the late malos, I may very well delay the mise for another month or two to compensate as the wines seem to be improving month by month in barrel. Overall, I am extremely happy with my '05s and I am convinced that I have never made a better Charmes though obviously time will be the final judge of that." I would agree with Bachelet, not only on his Charmes but in general that his '05s are indeed spectacular. Moreover, the Côte de Nuits-Villages is among the very best of the entire vintage for its class. (A Becky Wasserman/Le Serbet Selection - sbw@leserbet.fr; Berry Bros., Howard Ripley and The Wine Society, UK).
    Tasting note: The recent bottling has caused the nose to become relatively reticent compared to the prior wines though glimpses of the beautifully complex, elegant, refined and pure red pinot and black cherry fruit aromas are visible. The sweet, supple and forward flavors possess notably good length and near perfect balance and the underlying structure on the linear and impressively well delineated finish suggests that this will improve for up to a decade, perhaps slightly longer.
     

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Red Burgundy Hudelot-Noellat 2000 Chambolle Musigny 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
    2000
    Chambolle-Musigny
    Villages Red barrel
    Score: 84-87
    Tasted: Jan 01, 2002
    Drink: 2005-8
    Issue: 5
    Producer note: Alain Hudelot reports that 2000 was clean with minimal rot with yields that came in around 38 hl/ha. Acids were "correct" and they were placed in new oak that averaged what it usually does, which is to say 25% for the 1ers and 50% for the grands crus. He plans on bottling in December and January with no fining or filtration.
    Tasting note: Quite tight and revealing only reserved yet elegant fruit and bright red fruit flavors, firm tannins and acceptable length. Lovely.
     

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Red Burgundy Lafarge 2003 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Michel Lafarge
    2003
    Volnay "Clos du Château des Ducs"
    1er Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 91
    Tasted: Feb 15, 2015
    Drink: Now+
     
    Tasting note: A superbly elegant and very pure nose of notably ripe yet fresh red small berry fruits, subtle earth, clove, anise and underbrush is just now beginning to display the initial hints of secondary development. There is fine intensity to the sweet and unusually precise flavors that are the epitome of a high class Volnay. In particular, the finishing minerality contributes to the overall impression of elegance and precision, two characteristics that are relatively rare in this hot and generous vintage. In short, this is a really beautiful effort that should continue to cellar well for years to come. Tasted several times over the years and this only seems to get better even though to my taste this has now probably arrived at its peak.
     

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91
Red Burgundy Rousseau 1996 Chambertin 2 Bottle 75cl
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Red Burgundy Ponsot 1997 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 1 Bottle 75cl
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Red Burgundy Chevillon, Robert 2002 Nuits 1er Cru Chaignots 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: Here there is a completely different expression as the earth, leather and iron quality plus floral notes dominate the expressive red fruit nose and rich, superbly intense flavors that both coat and stain the palate with buckets of sappy extract. To be sure, this is no model of finesse though it is by no means rustic either but the complexity, quality of material and harmony combine to create a wine of lovely potential.
     

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Red Burgundy Comte Liger-Belair 2016 Echezeaux 1 Bottle 75cl
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Red Burgundy de Vogue 2002 Bonnes Mares 1 Bottle Mag
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  • (opened from personal storage). This has continued its upward development while still maintaining its superb aromatic density with still relatively primary aromas of blueberries, earth and animale notes. There is good power and concentation to the intense yet refined flavors that are underpinned by a firm but ripe tannic spine on the wonderfully long finish. This is developing beautifully and while there are still a few more years of unrealized upside potential in store, this is not so far away that it would be a vinous crime to open a bottle now. In a word, gorgeous.

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Red Burgundy Rousseau 2009 Chambertin 1 Bottle 75cl
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  • Producer note: Eric Rousseau's take on the 2010 vintage was "almost every aspect was marked by the weather and most of it wasn't favorable. The night of the 19th of December 2009 had a 15° C drop in just a few hours that caused the sap in the vines to freeze, expand and ultimately kill many vines. We certainly had some of our villages vineyards hit relatively hard. Then the weather was cool and wet during the flowering which caused a lot of shot berries to materialize, which of course was the major driver of the lower yields. In fact we had the lowest yields in 2010 that we have had during the entire decade and I include 2003 in that comparison. Our yields varied between 20 and 30 hl/ha but on the other hand, it is almost a certainty that without the low crop levels we never would have had sufficiently ripe fruit. I didn't wait very long to begin picking and began on the 22nd of September and picked until October 2nd. There was some sorting work for under ripe berries but really no more than usual. Sugars were very good and ranged from 12 to 13.5%. The harvest weather was also very cool and it took a bit longer to get the fermentations to begin but after that I did my normal vinification. Right after the fermentations were finished the temperatures fell even further which means that the cellars cooled off earlier than usual. This had the effect of delaying the onset of the malos and since there was a lot of malic acid, the malos were long and slow. I don't know about elsewhere but here at the domaine 2010 is a really beautiful vintage. There is tension and verve to the wines and they make me think of the 2008s but with better density and riper tannins. And unlike the 2008s, I don't think that the 2010s will close up once they're in bottle." As to the now in-bottle '09s, they confirmed the seriously impressive quality that they displayed at this time last year. But as good as they are, and they are sensational, the Rousseau '10s are also amazing, in particular the Chambertin which is utterly brilliant. Rousseau noted that he used no new wood at all except for the Clos St. Jacques, Chambertin and Clos de Bèze. (Frederick Wildman, www.frederickwildman.com, NY, NY; Berry Brothers & Rudd, www.bbr.com, The Wine Society, www.thewinesociety.com, O.W. Loeb, www.owloeb.com, The Rare & Fine Wine Company Limited, www.therareandfinewinecompany.com, and Justerini & Brooks, www.justerinis.com, all UK).
    Tasting note: This is also ultra-pure and densely fruited with notes of anise, mint, wet stone and a sauvage hint that introduces intensely earthy and mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that are rich, powerful, serious and densely concentrated, all wrapped in a silky, palate staining, explosive and colossally persistent finish. This is actually relatively expressive and approachable for a young Cham yet the balance and harmony is present for this to age for decades. A brilliant effort and one of the best vintages ever for this justifiably revered wine.
     

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Red Burgundy Lignier-Michelot 2009 Clos de la Roche 1 Bottle Jeroboam
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  • Tasting note: A notably ripe and wonderfully complex nose offers up notes of raspberry and cherry liqueur before merging seamlessly with seductive, pure and concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that possess unusually refined tannins and an explosive finish. This should provide very satisfactory results in 12 to 15 years.

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Red Burgundy Dujac 2016 Vosne 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 1 Bottle 75cl
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    A more deeply pitched array of violet, spice, dark currant, earth and floral aromas introduce the rich, robust and obviously powerful big-bodied flavors that brim with minerality on the driving and built-to-age finish. Textbook Malconsorts in every sense including the need to age it. Outstanding

    Score: 92 - 94

    Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2031+15 January 2018

    Medium red. Tangy, highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cranberry, damson plum and cardamom. At once dense and penetrating, displaying excellent acidity and inner-mouth tension but a bit youthfully disjointed at present. This wine does not offer the early deliciousness of the Beaux Monts but it has even more nervosité and more tannic support. Finishes with bracing notes of sappy red cherry and flowers. Not at all a bruiser, this beauty will need a minimum of five or six years of cellaring upon its release.

    Score: 93 - 95

    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com 01 January 2018

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Red Burgundy Dujac 2016 Charmes Chambertin 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • The equally pretty nose is compositionally similar to that of the Combottes but with just a bit more earth and underbrush characters. By contrast there is more volume, power and slightly better concentration as well as on the dusty, serious and mouth coating finish where the supporting tannins are slightly firmer.

    Score: 91/94 Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (69), January 2018

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Red Burgundy Dujac 2016 Echezeaux 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: The high percentage of whole clusters is notably evident with its super-spicy and floral nose that includes both red and dark currant as well as a suggestion of earth. The rich, intense and impressively powerful large-scaled flavors are also supported by a firm core of ripe tannins on the strikingly persistent finish. This is excellent and should age effortlessly for years.
     

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Red Burgundy Dujac 2016 Bonnes Mares 1 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: The cool and restrained essence of red pinot fruit is cut with plenty of earth along with background notes of violet, lavender and tea. The palate impression of the big-bodied flavors is more powerful still if less refined and I very much like the focus on the impressively long but very firmly structured finish. The Bonnes Mares chez Dujac virtually always ages exceptionally well and the 2016 version should as well.
     

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Red Burgundy Dujac 2016 Clos de la Roche 1 Bottle Mag
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  • Tasting note: A restrained and almost mute nose only grudgingly displays its blend of various red berries, herbal tea, spice and pretty floral and sandalwood wisps. There is terrific intensity to the sleek and beautifully delineated flavors that possess evident power if perhaps not the density I'm otherwise used to seeing on the stony, deep and long finish. The supporting tannins are both ripe and firm and this relatively elegant beauty is going to require moderately extended cellaring.
     

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Red Burgundy Dujac 2016 Clos de la Roche 6 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: A restrained and almost mute nose only grudgingly displays its blend of various red berries, herbal tea, spice and pretty floral and sandalwood wisps. There is terrific intensity to the sleek and beautifully delineated flavors that possess evident power if perhaps not the density I'm otherwise used to seeing on the stony, deep and long finish. The supporting tannins are both ripe and firm and this relatively elegant beauty is going to require moderately extended cellaring.
     

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Red Burgundy Romanee Conti 2004 Grands Echezeaux 1 Bottle 75cl
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Red Burgundy Leroy 1992 Nuits 1er Cru Les Boudots 1 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine Leroy
    1992
    Nuits St. Georges "Les Boudots"
    1er Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 89
    Tasted: Apr 19, 2014
    Drink: Now
     
    Tasting note: (opened from personal storage and also thanks to Jeremy Ringle). An attractively complex nose is composed of marked secondary aromas as well as hints of sous-bois, earth and a touch of Vosne spice. There is fine weight and vibrancy to the medium weight and moderately rich flavors that delivers very good if not outstanding length. While this was an exceptionally good '92 in its youth, the finish is beginning to thin out slightly and this is clearly not what it was, in particular because there is a slight soupiness to the backend and it's losing its focus. It's time to drink up though I should point out that this is still in remarkably good shape when considered within the context of the vintage, in fact I would go so far as to describe this as an excellent '92. Multiple and consistent notes.
     

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Red Burgundy Lamarche 1996 La Grande Rue 10 Bottle 75cl
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  • Domaine François Lamarche
    1996
    La Grande Rue
    Grand Cru Red 750 ml
    Score: 92
    Tasted: Oct 12, 2016
    Drink: Now+
     
    Tasting note: (harvested on September 25th). This most recent bottle was displaying quite a bit of brett and while it did not render the wine undrinkable, it wasn't what it should have been. I would note that the wine seemed to be completely ready. Not Rated.
    From a note taken in November 2007: Here the nose has turned almost completely secondary and is actually, and unusually so for the vintage, a bit animale in character with ripe and spicy sous-bois notes that introduce very rich and concentrated flavors that are vibrant, punchy and detailed while exhibiting an attractive touch of minerality on the strikingly long finish. This is an impressively constituted '96 with solid phenolic maturity and the overall impression is a wine that is still relatively youthful. 92/2013+
     

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Red Burgundy Roumier 2012 Bonnes Mares 1 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: A markedly floral nose exhibits plenty of spice and earth elements that add breadth to the purple fruit-infused nose. There is excellent size, weight and power to the big-bodied, intense and concentrated flavors that possess copious amounts of dry extract that imparts a seductive texture and buffers the very firm tannic spine on the hugely long finish. This too is an overtly robust yet impeccably well-balanced wine that should also age for years; indeed it will absolutely require it.

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Red Burgundy Comte Liger-Belair 2015 La Romanee 1 Bottle 75cl
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  • Tasting note: Here too there is an initial touch of reduction that is rapidly replaced by ripe and pretty if notably reserved and intensely floral and spice-suffused aromas of dark berry liqueur. As good as the Echézeaux is, and it's first-rate, it's immediately evident that this is just at another level with its sleek, refined and powerful yet restrained medium-bodied flavors that exude evident minerality on the intense, palate coating and massively long finish that is incredibly refined and graceful. In sum, the 2015 La Romanée is a genuine 'wow' wine that is very much built-to-age and is going to need it. Brilliant.

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