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Chianti Classico Gran Selezione World Premiere Dinner

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 Wine Tasting


Chianti Classico Gran Selezione world premiere, February 17th in Firenze (Florence)

2010 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Ama:
100.000 bottles made. Ruby. Red and darker berries, some anise, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded palate and texture, long. 90


2010 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Puro:
2000 bottles made. Ruby. Red and darker berries nose, some cherries, anise and some vanilla. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, fruity body, long finish. 91

2010 Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Bruciagna:
4000 bottles made. Ruby. Red and darker berries nose, somewhat easier. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, but fresh, good length. 89


2010 Fattoria di Corsignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione L'Imperatrice:
1500 bottles made. Ruby. Morellos, cherries, some red berries, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded palate, long. 90

2010 Fattoria di Lamole Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Lama della Villa:
Only 1000 bottles made. Two bottles tried, first one leaner and drier, slightly dusty. Next one, ruby, dark berries, scented, nuanced and almost delicate mineral note, floral nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, very elegant, bit more subdued body, long. 92





2010 Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo:

5000 bottles made. Ruby. Red berries, some figs, mora mature notes nose, liquorice. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries and again some anise and figs, good length. 88

2010 Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Bastignano:
Programe states only 800 bottles made but I sat at the producers table at the dinner, and he stated about 1500 bottles was made. Three bottles tasted. Ruby, dark and more red berries nose, some minerals, slight floral. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit more subdued palate, quite elegant, one bottle had more marked oak, the others more integrated and nicely balanced. Long. 91


2009 Casaloste Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Don Vincenzo:
4000 bottles made. Ruby. Fruity, darker and red berries nose, some vanilla and spices. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and rounded if a bit showy oak, long. 91

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Leroy Meursault Charmes, M. Mugneret Grands-Echezeaux, Rion Charmes-Chambertin and Clos de la Maréchale blanc

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 Wine Tasting


2008 Mugnier Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, nuts, minerals, had some passion fruits notes that blew away, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, minerals, fresh, quite elegant, very long. 93

2006 Maison Leroy Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, minerals, touch of almonds, floral, delicate and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, elegant, fruity, fresh, quite crisp, refreshing, nuanced, rounded, incredible details, ads and ads, perfect balance, long and detailed citrusy and mineral finish. 95

2005 Patrice Rion Charmes-Chambertin:
Brightish ruby. Scented with air. Took time to open, red berries, spices, some floral notes, very pure and bright nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rounded, quite elegant, could be more complex, seems to be typical of Charmes, but very clean feel, long. 94

2000 Mongeard-Mugneret Grands-Echezeaux:
Served blind. Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, scented, intense, nearly leaps out of the glass, floral, spicy, gorgeous nose, layered and seductive. Very fine vanilla, flirting like few. You can smell it for hour. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, delicate, nuanced, lively, served on the cool side, very refreshing, bit lean, some herbal notes in finish, but refreshing and long. 94

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Burgundies, Bordeaux and more

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 Wine Tasting


2000 Koehler Ruprecht Riesling Brut:
Towards golden, small bubbles. Apples, some petroleum notes, slightly spicy and cinamon nose. Freshish acidity, fruity, lazy mousse, apply and spicy, good length. 86

1995 Robert Ampeau Puligny-Montrachet Les Comttes
Served blind. Towards golden. Waxy, oxidized apples, nuts, premoxed, flat in the mouth.

2009 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet:
Served blind. Pale lemon yellow. Tight, lemony, minerals, slightly smoky, needs lots of air to open, some floral notes and yellow fruits blowing off with more air. Fresh acidity, delicate, nuanced, lemons, minerals, flinty, some butter. Long, could be more nuanced. 92


2008 Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs:
Pale ruby. Started out tight, opened up in three hours in decanter, floral, red berries, delicate and nuanced nose, fresh, slightly scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, lively, quite elegant, refreshing, red berries and nuanced, not the most refined. Long. 92

2008 Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko:
Ruby. Dark berries, spices, sweet and to ripe nose. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, some herbal notes and unbalanced, rich and undgainly, what has happened, this used to be good but haven't tasted it for years. 85


2008 Château La Violette:
Deep ruby. Blueberries, scented, barrel notes, rich and somewhat extracted nose bu luckily some more details behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lots of barrels and barrel spices and toast, drying palate, the fruit can't quite handle, a very made wine that impress some. 90

1990 Château Gazin:
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Tobacco, intensely scented, dark berries, it has a slight herbal note as well, slightly rustic, that will put off a few, massive, coffee and black tea. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red and some darker berries, I thought the bottle wasn't perfect, but after a long time, a few more hours, it as lovely. 94

1999 Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers:
Ruby, thin garnet rim. Datk berries, slightly scented, compact, mint, barrel notes behind the fruit, spicy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruit, structured, chewy, quite rich, intense, powerfull, refreshing and nuanced behind the structure, youthful, almost Bordeaux structure, much more structured and intense than the othet (very few) bottles I've tasted from Grivot. 93


1998 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epenaux:
Ruby, garnet rim. Scented, elegant, red berries, slight floral notes, quite intense nose, the most delicate nose I've had on this. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh , elegant and lively, long and rounded, refreshing and fairly rounded Pommard, long. 92

2007 Brezza Barolo Bricco Sarmassa:
Bright ruby, brick rim. Tar, roses, liquorice, some cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly fresh, leaner palate, liquorice finish. 88

2010 Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese **:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, tight, slightly floral, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, fresh, lively, truly playful, delicate but intense and mouthwatering, lovely and long. 93



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07 Burgundy tasting

Date: Fri, Feb 14, 2014 Wine Tasting


2011 Henri Boillot Bourgogne Blanc:
Pale lemon yellow. Easy going nose, some lemons and a bit rich nose, slightly smoky. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, easy going, relatively fresh. 85

2007 Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, slightly tight, some floral notes, touch yellow fruity, vanilla and some butter. Fresh acidity, fruity, quite oaky texture, bit dry, lacks the nuances and freshness it should have in this vintage. 88 (another bottle tasted a few days later did not seem overoaked, so not a top bottle)

2007 Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some nuts and butter, fairly nuanced, almost focused nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, lemony, rounded, bit lean and could be more complex, again a bit oaky finish. Long. 91

2007 Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux:
Towards lemon yellow. Citrus, slightly floral, minerals, apples, fresh and youthful if not too intense nose. Some vanilla. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded, buttery, some spices and vanilla, slightly drying finish if I'm picky, good length. 89


2007 J. M. Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux:
Towards lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, some floral notes, elegant and youthful nose, fresh. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, cool fruit, fairly delicate but could have bit less oak, fresh and citrusy finish. 92

2007 Vincent Girardin Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevriéres:
Pale lemon yellow. Probably slightly off bottle, some apples, minerals, almost corked note but the wine do not deteriorate further. Freshish acodity, fruity, lemony, easy going palate, stayed like that for an hour.

2007 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, delicate, nuanced, little evolurion since last bottle eight months ago. Fresh acidity, fruity, nuanced, elegant, refreshing, lively, delicate, layers upon layers, long. 95

2007 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollières:
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, quite delicate nose, some cherties and a slight floral note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripeish, fruity, but fairly fresh, good balance and good length. Lovely wine. Fading after an hour. 89


2007 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées:
Bright ruby. Red berries, slightly scented, some herbal notes, quite fresh and elegant nose. Fresh acidity. Ripe tannins, bit herbal and lean but refreshing, could be more nuanced and detailed, good length. Red berries. Lovely wine, more joy than the qualitative score. Fading after an hour. 88

2007 Montille Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens:
(Magnum) Bright ruby. Herbal, nettles, slightly unripe wild strawberries, slightly scented, slightly spicy nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, velvety texture, if leaner palate, quite elegant, good length. 89

2007 Benjamin Leroux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey:
Bright ruby. Red berries, some coffee, vanilla, a bit weird nose, sulphur, blowing off, but never clean. Reductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity and fresh, bit lean, dryish finish. 85

2007 Frederic Mugnier Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale:
Bright ruby. Redcurrants, fresh strawberries, some scented notes. Opening with air, spicy and some vanilla. Lovely nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh if leanish and lively, quite elegant texture if still slightly rough tannins, long if a bit hollow finish. 90





2007 Thiebault Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas:

Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, delicate scented note actually, detailed and nuanced nose, refreshing. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, bit lean and lacks a bit in the finish, good length. 89

2007 Domaine Bertagna Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts:
Bright ruby. Some dark berries, scented, deeper nose, lacks nuances and freshness. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft, easy and a bit ripe, easy going. 86

2007 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Sichots:
Bright ruby. Red berries, scented, eleagnt nose, fairly rich, nuanced, very slight herbal note. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, soft and elegant, refreshing, lively, quite seductive, refreshing, long finish. 93

2007 Chandon de Briailles Corton les Bressandes:
Light bright ruby. Rustic. Herbal, tight, vanilla, woody nose, lacks fruit. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, lean and easy, oaky, tight, has it got enough fruit. Lean and skinny. 87

2007 Thiebault Liger-Belair Clos Vougeot:
Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, slightly spicy, fairly nuanced, a bit rustic nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, red berries, quite elegant texture, fresh and fruity, if a bit lean, elegant if lacking a bit of nuances. Long. 92


2007 Domaine Arlaud Charmes-Chambertin:
Bright ruby. Red berries, herbal notes, slightly scented, some ripe over tones. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fairly refreshing, rounded, not quite together for this vineyard, long. Bit showy oak. 91

2005 Niepoort Vintage:
Deep ruby, almost opaque, lots of sediments. Rich, scented, dark berries nose, really youthful nose, some figs and vanilla with air and more temperature. Fresh acidity, tipe tannins, fruity, intense, rich, fruity,

2000 Oremus Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos:
Golden. Apples, apricots, some nuts and raisins, developed, elegant nose, ever so slightly floral. Fresh acidity, lively, delicate, fresh, fruity, rounded, elegant, youthful and long. Served blind, I had no idea what it was. Oh yes you had:) 93

2007 Gere Kopar:
70 CS, 20 M, 10 CF. Ruby, garnet rim. Red berries, slightly scented, vanilla, cassis and leather nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if a bit hollow, bit oaky, spicy finish. 85

The 07 red Burgundies that was tried after a few hours were all collapsing in a smaller or larger state, so drink soon, further cellaring might be risky.






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Domaine Chassornau, Coulet and Achaval Ferrer

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 Wine Tasting


2010 Domaine Chassornay Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes:
Bright ruby. Red berries, some herbs, slightly scented and somewhat tight nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, quite elegant, refreshing finish, long. 90-91

2011 Domaine du Coulet Cornas Brise Cailloux:
Deep ruby. Rich, fruity, powerful nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slight herbal note, nettles, leaner palate, good length. 87

2007 Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador:
Deep ruby. Dark, deep, fruity and scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively, refreshing and quite elegant, long. 91

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Tissot and more

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 Wine Tasting


2012 Domaine La Soufrandière & Bret Brothers Puilly Fuissé Terre de Vergisson:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and yellow fruity nose, some minerals. Fresh acidity, rounded, minerals, yellow plums touch, good length. 87

2012 Domaine de la Cadette Vézélay les Saulniers:
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, some minerals and butter touch nose. Fresh acidity, rounded, fruity, ripe, yellow fruity palate, good length. 86

2007 Julien Labet Les Varrons Chardonnay:
Towards lemon yellow. Some apples, wax and yellow fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, waxy notes palate, honey, good length. 87

2012 Tissot Empreinte Chardonnay:
Pale lemon yellow. Floral, scented, yellow fruity and wax on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, crisp, wax and honey notes, good length. 89

2011 Tissot Chardonnay Les Graviers:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, honey, wax and flinty nose. Fresh acidity, crisp, smoky, some wax and honey, fresh and lively, slightly creamy, long. 90

2011 Tissot Pinot Noir en Barberon:
Bright ruby. Red berries, some sous bois, touch sweet red berries nose. Scented. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner, fresh, lively, little bit rustic, good length. 87

2011 Roberto Sarotto Poderi della Collineta Barbera d'Asti:
Ruby. Red berries, fruity nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, soft, bit sweet and rounded. 81

2009 Roberto Sarotto Barolo Pezzole:
Bright ruby. Tar, roses, cherries and anise nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, clean, anise finish, simple Barolo. 86

2007 La Stoppa Barbera della Stoppa:
Ruby. Dark, deep and intense liquorice nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, rich, fruity, more lively palate, mint, good length. 87

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00 La Violette, 08 Certan de may and 09 Wegeler BD Spätlese

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 Wine Tasting


2000 Château La Violette:
Ruby with thin brick rim. Plums, blueberries, figs, leather and slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity if leaner, some drier notes, lacks a bit of fruit to go round, still quite enjoyable. 87

2008 Château Certan de May:
Deep ruby. Exotic, blueberries, scented, dark berries, vanilla, flirting for it's young age, lovely nose. 08 is underrated in Pomerol. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh and lively, the barrels are a bit showy now and it needs five years, long. 93

2009 Wegeler Bernkasteler Doctor Riesling Spätlese:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, ripe for Mosel nose, slightly floral, delicate nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, lively, fruity, rounded and playful, refreshing, maybe not the most refined but lovely, long. 91

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Nightcap La Romanée, Clos de la Roche and more.

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 Wine Tasting


André Jacquart Premier Cru Experience Blanc de Blancs Brut NV:
Pale lemon yellow, small bubbles. Yeast, apples, minerals and autolyses nose. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse, fruitier palate, crisp, apple peal, slight unripe pear note, long. 90

2006 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles:
Pale lemon yellow, tiny bubbles. Apples, yellow fruits, honey, beeswax, minerals, heavier nose. Fresh acidity, elegant if a bit thin mousse, fresh, lively, creamy and waxy, lively, long if lean finish. 89

2000 Bouchard Pere Fils La Romanée:
Served blind. Ruby. Scented, fruity, dark berries, slightly spicy, nuanced, red berries and some cherries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, delicate, lively, some herbal notes, I was on 05 but was corrected, that it was 2000, and some said RC, then I guessed La Romanée and that it was, pure luck. Anyway, long. 93

2011 Domaine Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis:
Ruby. Scented, red berries and some darker notes, vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slight herbal note, fresh and delicate, even if a bit rich, good length. 88

2010 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche:
(Served blind) Ruby. Scented, red berries, flirting, floral and nuanced nose, delicate. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bit lean but very elegant, fruity detailed, fresh and lively but not that complex, long. 91



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Some Pinots and one Margaret River Merlot

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 Wine Tasting

2012 Gernot Heinrich Dorflagen Pinot Noir:
Ruby. Herbs, red berries and some vanilla nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner palate, fresh and fruity, good length. 87

2012 Nautilus Estate Opawa Marlborough Pinot Noir:
Bright ruby. Freshly made uncooked strawberry jam, meaning pure and sweet strawberries and a bit scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, slight herbal note on the palate, fresh and fairly elegant, good length. 86

2009 Dalzocchio Pinot Nero:
Ruby. Red berries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, Red berries and fruity, more exciting palate, quite fresh, good but not very complex, good length. 85

2009 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot:
Ruby. Cassis, leather and a slightly scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, lively and fresh, if a bit hollow palate, good length. 87

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2012 Schloss Johannisberg Grünlack

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 Wine Tasting

2012 Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Spätlese Grünlack:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruity and fresh nose, touch of sitrus and minerals. Fresh acidity, fruity, lively, elegant, lovely balance, fresh and a bit tight. 91

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Four from Van Volxem

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 Wine Tasting


2012 Van Volxem Wiltinger Braunfels Riesling:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and citrus nose, a bit compact. Fresh acidity, lively, fresh, bit raw at the moment, needs time, ripe and nuanced, good length. 88

2011 Van Volxem Goldberg Riesling Erste Lage:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, tight nose, gives little. Fresh acidity, tight but lively, more rounded fruit and body, in a difficult state now, needs lots of air, or rather cellaring. 89-91

2011 Van Volxem Scharzhofberger Riesling Erste Lage:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, floral and nuanced nose, bit tight. Fresh acidity, fruity, delicate, nuanced but also richer palate, long. Give it five years. 92

2012 Van Volxem Scharzhofberger Riesling GG:
Watery lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, slight floral note, elegant nose. Fresh acidity. Lively, refreshing, fruity and elegant, more open than last April, but still needs time or proper decanting, fresh and long. 93-94

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Raveneau

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting



2012 Raveneau Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, somewhat floral, elegant minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, quite lively, lovely balance and body, good length. 88

2012 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Forêt
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, subdued minerals, refined and nuanced nose, very elegant. Fresh acidity, lively, minerals and floral notes, elegant citrus, lovely balance, refined and nuanced. Long. 93

2012 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples, minerals, a touch flinty, some lime, cooler feel to it. Quite tight. Fresh acidity, somewhat leaner body, intense, layered and nuanced, refreshing and long. 93



2012 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Pale lemon yellow. Some apples, light citrus flower touch and very mineraly on the nose, on the tight side but slightly more giving than Butteaux. Fresh acidity, fruitier palate, mineralic backbone, refined and intense, nunaced and long. 94

2012 Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus and citrus flowers, a touch of yellow fruits and a more subdued mineral tone on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively and elegant, refined and layered, waves of aromas on the palate, gorgeous texture, long. 94

2012 Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur:
Pale lemon uellow. Leaner nose, some vitrus and apples notes, focused but not too intense minerality, a bit tight nose. Fresh acidity, lively and vibrant, very refreshing, citrus touches and flinty minerality on the aftertaste. Focused. 95


2012 Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, gorgeous citrus notes, some floral touches, complex and layered. Fresh acidity, intense, fruity and layered, playful citrus and minerality, superb texture, incredibly long. 97

2011 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flinty notes, touch of yellow fruits, lemons and oranges on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity and lively, again that flinty mineralic backbone, lmouthwatering, superb texture and structure, long. Instant pleassure. 94

2010 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, very nuanced, pure and complex on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, riper but also very nuanced, elegant, long almost creamy and mineraly finish. 93

2009 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Pale lemon uellow. Yellow apples and a touch of yellow plums over minerals on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, elegant, a faint creamy touch to it, ever so slightly smoky in the aftertaste. Long. 93

2008 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, citrus, very elegant nose. Layered and complex and a faint touch of nuts seems to stick their heads up. Fresh acidity, fruity, elegant and mineralic on the palate, gorgeous freshness, lively and mouthwatering. Superb texture, long. 94+


1998 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Towards lemon yellow. Minerals, very ripe lemons and very ripe yellow apples on the nose. A touch of nuts, scented and floral, some beeswax and a touch of honey. Fresh acidity, more wax or maybe rather fuller body, lovely balance. Elegant finish, long. 92

1978 Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Towards golden colour. Nuts, smoky minerals, almonds, some apples, orange marmalade touch. Fresh acidity, leaner style, elegant, lively, refreshing, elegant minerality, apple core and a slight bitter touch, lemons and lime and lemon zest. Very nuanced and layered. It may be in a bit of a decline, but still gorgeours. Long. 95







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Duplessis

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting




2012 Duplessis Petit Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples and a light fruity touch on the nose. Fresh acidity, lovely fruit and lemony touch, elegant mineral backbone. Good length. 85

2011 Duplessis Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, tighter minerals, focused nose. Fresh acidity, lively, leaner style, refreshing, mouthwatering even, again a tighter style. 87

2010 Duplessis Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Minerals, apples, citrus, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, lively, a bit more generous, elegant, good length. 88


2010 Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, elegant and fruity nose, almost a touch flinty on the nose. Fresh acidity, lively, focused with fruits behind, elegant, lively and mouthwatering. Long. 91

2009 Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons:
Pale lemon yellow. Yellow apples, and some minerals below on the nose. Fresh acidity, lacks a bit of nuances, everything is packed in, very rounded and fruity, good length. 89

2008 Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, light lemony touch, minerals, somewhat tighter and leaner style after the 09. Fresh acidity, fruity and lively, gorgeous acidity play, lovely balance, nuanced, long finish. 91


2007 Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples with a somewhat fatter minerality, flinty and elegant citrus notes. Nuanced. Fresh acidity, lively and mouthwatering, lovely texture, playful and savory, gorgeous length. Racy and a fine nerve to it. 92

2005 Duplessis Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Towards straw yellow. Apples, minerals, fruity, ronder nose, complex. Fresh acidity, fruity, rounded body, elegant, lovely balance, gorgeous minerals playing in the background, long finish. 94

1996 Duplessis Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Towards straw yellow. Apples, minerals, a touch of nuts, some orange blossoms on the nose. Fresh acidity, fruity, minerals, elegant, lovely balance, drinking well now, superb texture, refreshing. Long and nuanced. 95

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Louis Michel

Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 Wine Tasting



2012 Louis Michel Chablis:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals and some lime on the nose. Fresh acidity, somewhat firm, slightly bitter finish. 84

2011 Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmains:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, some lemons and yellow fruits on the nose. Fresh acidity, firm, focused, slight bitter touch, rounder body, good length. 87

2011 Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, flinty, a touch floral on the nose. Fresh acidity, firm and focused, again that somewhat bitter touch on the palate, good length. 89

2011 Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Sechet:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals and floral notes. Fresh acidity minerals, fruity, lemony, touch of grapefruit, good length. 89

2011 Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, flinty, some citrus, back in a firmer style. Fresh acidity, lemony and apples, subdued notes that isn't quite comming through at the moment, very mineraly, long. 90

2011 Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, citrus, fuller nose, complex, touch of bergamot and flowers. Fresh acidity, lovely balance, refreshing and elegant, fruity, elegant minerals, nuanced and long. 91

2011 Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos:
Pale lemon yellow. Scented, orange blossoms, lemon zest, minerals, subdued and layered nose. Fresh acidity, lively and elegant, slight bitter touch, rounded, lovely balance, long. 92

2010 Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Les Forêts:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, fruity nose after the '11's fresh acidity, fruity, elegant, quite lively, lovely balance, good length. 89

2010 Louis Michel Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir:
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lemons, minerals, some yellow fruits and a slightly fatter note of butter behind. Fresh acidity, fruity and lively, elegant, refreshing, long finish. 91




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