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2005 Beaune Les Aigrots - Lafarge, Michel 75 IB 1 0 470 -
2005 Beaune Les Theurons - Jadot, Louis 75 IB 1 0 340 -
2005 Bonnes Mares - Bertheau, Francois 75 IB 0 6 - 230
2005

Bonnes Mares - Roumier, Georges

75 IB 0 1 - 750
Tasting Notes for Bonnes Mares - Roumier, Georges, 2005:
Roumier vinifies separately and later assembles the fruits of white chalk and red (iron-rich) parcels that inform his 2005 Bonnes Mares. At the time of my visit he had retained one pure barrel of each component as an investigation into terroir and the results were as fascinating as the blended wine is fascinatingly and profoundly beautiful. The ferrous lot (55% of the final assemblage) displays ripe blackberry and raspberry berries, along with (red soil-born) pungent smokiness, Chartreuse-like herbal and floral essences. A liqueur-like presentation of black fruits temporarily overshadows the mysterious (white rock-born) meld of chalky minerality and beef marrow that wells up gradually on a creamy palate with tannins of utmost refinement. The tension and energy are riveting — lending the wine a dynamic, fleet-of-foot impression for all of its manifestly huge extract — with incisive brightness of palate-staining fruit and vibrant minerality leading to a finish of sensational clarity and length. Even here, by the way, Roumier employs only around 40% new wood. One senses that Christophe Roumier considers 2005 a high point of his career, and my visit with him was among the high points of my recent trip. He describes this as Ŕa classic vintage lending itself to very calm, classic vinification,ő which given the opportunities afforded by perfectly healthy, firm, dry, ripe fruit involved triage almost solely to remove ladybugs, and included around 25% whole clusters in the fermenters at the Premier Cru level and 50% at that of Grand Cru. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 96-97
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Bourgogne Pinot Noir - Coche Dury 75 DP 0 1 - 80
2005 Bourgogne Rouge - Fornerol, Didier 75 IB 0 6 - 15
2005 Bourgogne Rouge ( oc 6-packs ) - Fornerol, Didier 75 IB 0 6 - 15
2005 Chambertin - Girardin, Vincent 75 IB 2 0 1650 -
2005 Chambertin - Bouchard Pere et Fils 75 IB 1 0 2100 -
2005

Chambertin - Potel, Nicolas

75 IB 0 5 - 230
Tasting Notes for Chambertin - Potel, Nicolas, 2005:
Here is a 2005 Chambertin that rivals the rose petals of Clos de Beze, along with licorice, a ripeness of red fruit, a suggestion of peach jam, and a pungency of cinnamon that turns tactile on the palate. A chocolate richness and liqueur-like fruit intensity in the mouth never lose sight of the rose petals, nor cover up the chalk, wet stone and roasted meat that underlie a sumptuous, sultry finish. Round, rich and resonant gain new meaning with this stunningly opulent Pinot. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 97-98
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Drouhin Laroze 75 DP 0 6 - 150
2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Faiveley 75 IB 1 0 2950 -
2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Le Moine, Lucien 75 IB 0 6 - 390
2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Le Moine, Lucien 75 IB 0 1 - 390
2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Groffier, Robert 75 IB 0 1 - 275
2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Damoy, Pierre 75 DP 0 3 - 175
2005

Chambertin Clos de Beze ( owc 6-pack ) - Jadot, Louis

75 IB 0 6 - 305
Tasting Notes for Chambertin Clos de Beze ( owc 6-pack ) - Jadot, Louis, 2005:
Deep black cherry, charred meatiness, rose and licorice give away the identity of Jadot’s 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze. Firm tannins and mouth-filling but bitter black cherry fruit, along with black licorice, wet stones, smoky black tea and Latakia tobacco feature on the palate, and there is a savage grip in the the finish. This lacks the refinement and elegance of many of the best 2005s from this great site, but bids fair to make up for this in sheer intensity and mysteriously complex depth. Here is a potentially ageless wine that doesn’t merely typify the dark side of 2005, but is a veritable Darth Vader of the vintage. Jacques Lardiere has once again presided over a collection for the most part not intended to flatter in its youth, but rather to achieve an eventual balance of fruit acidity with (in this instance frequently quite prominent) tannin. Prolonged post-fermentative extraction promoted a formidably-structured group of wines, which Lardiere expressed no hurry about bottling. Certain of these — particularly from the Cote de Beaune — displayed a slightly drying finishing astringency or simply an austere lack of charm to match their concentration, traits Lardiere suggested might be traceable to drought stress in those sites. A brief July rain that reached the Cote de Nuits but not the Cote de Beaune was critical, he asserts, and all of Jadot’s vines in the northern Cote were picked before the harvest in the south commenced. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Cuvee Jules - Lignier, Virgile 75 IB 1 0 450 -
2005

Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns - Barthod, Ghislaine

75 IB 1 0 1250 -
Tasting Notes for Chambolle Musigny Aux Beaux Bruns - Barthod, Ghislaine, 2005:
The 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Les Beaux Bruns offers a sweet, sappy, vividly fruity personality in keeping with the character of its siblings. Black raspberry jelly allied to notes of caramel and chocolate inform a rich, silky palate featuring fine but persistent tannins. This should drink well early, though I find it lacking in the refinement or distinction that characterizes most of Barthod’s wines. Possibly this is being held back by its touch of reduction, although generosity of fruit is not really the issue — the wine is actually quite come-hither. Sharing expanded wine-making facilities with her husband, Louis Boillot, Gislaine Barthod continues to render some of the purest, most expressively fruity and consistently excellent as well as ageworthy Pinots in Burgundy. All but the Bourgogne and village Chambolle — recently assembled in tank — were tasted from barrel. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 89-90
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 88
2005 Chapelle Chambertin - Ponsot 75 IB 1 0 2950 -
2005 Charmes Chambertin - Dugat-Py 75 IB 0 1 - 295
2005 Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes ( oc 6-pack ) - Bachelet, Denis 75 IB 0 6 - 425
2005 Chassagne Montrachet Rouge - Gagnard-Delagrange 75 IB 2 0 295 -
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 4 - 575
2005 Clos de la Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes ( dp, owc, 6-packs ) - Ponsot 75 DP 1 0 10200 -
2005 Clos Saint Denis ( oc 6-pack ) - Drouhin, Joseph 75 DP 0 6 - 100
2005 Clos Vougeot - Faiveley 75 IB 0 6 - 112
2005

Clos Vougeot ( oc 6-packs ) - Arnoux, Robert

75 IB 1 0 1450 -
Tasting Notes for Clos Vougeot ( oc 6-packs ) - Arnoux, Robert, 2005:
The Arnoux 2005 Clos de Vougeot offers cedary, resinous, cassis, and blackberry aromas. Beef marrow and sweet black fruits mingle on a relatively firm, broad palate wherein a hint of wood shavings can be detected. The finish stirs interest in and hope for this wine as it is energetic and quite freshly fruited, if (at least as yet) rather coarsely tannic. Certainly one could expect this to need considerable bottle age to reveal its full potential. Also recommended: 2005 Bourgogne (85). Pascal Lachaux (the late Robert Arnoux’s son-in-law, who has been in charge here now for nearly two decades) had just bottled his 2005 collection — vinified in his superb, recently-completed, gravity-fed facilities — when I visited. Lachaux compares the proper watchword of the winemaker in a vintage with Pinot as healthy and naturally-concentrated as in 2005, to that of a chef confronted with a perfect piece of fish: restraint. That also describes the results he has achieved in bottle, although allowance should be made for the possibility that the expression of certain wines was restrained by their recent bottling. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes - Ch de la Tour 75 DP 0 5 - 160
2005 Cote de Beaune Villages - Jadot, Louis 75 DP 0 7 - 14
2005 Cote de Nuits Villages - Esmonin, Sylvie 75 IB 1 0 275 -
2005

Echezeaux ( oc 6-pack ) - Arnoux, Robert

75 IB 0 6 - 150
Tasting Notes for Echezeaux ( oc 6-pack ) - Arnoux, Robert, 2005:
The 2005 Echezeaux smells of fresh black raspberry, corriander and wood smoke, comes to the palate with ingratiating fresh fruit juiciness and refinement of (nevertheless abundant) tannins, offering sweet inner-mouth suggestions of lily and apricot. The finish lingers with considerable subtlety and refinement. I would revisit this in 6-8 years. Also recommended: 2005 Bourgogne (85). Pascal Lachaux (the late Robert Arnoux’s son-in-law, who has been in charge here now for nearly two decades) had just bottled his 2005 collection — vinified in his superb, recently-completed, gravity-fed facilities — when I visited. Lachaux compares the proper watchword of the winemaker in a vintage with Pinot as healthy and naturally-concentrated as in 2005, to that of a chef confronted with a perfect piece of fish: restraint. That also describes the results he has achieved in bottle, although allowance should be made for the possibility that the expression of certain wines was restrained by their recent bottling. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Echezeaux ( oc 6-pack ) - Grivot, Jean

75 IB 0 6 - 165
Tasting Notes for Echezeaux ( oc 6-pack ) - Grivot, Jean, 2005:
Grivot’s 2005 Echezeaux leads with black raspberry and tart, high-toned red raspberry, fresh ginger, orange zest, black truffle, and wisps of wood smoke. Bright, high-toned, berry essences and pungent spice and smokiness dominate in the mouth as well, with a superb concentration and purity of sweet, creamy fruit coating the palate. Low-toned minerals and meat stock emerge in the wine’s long finish, but its energetic, invigorating brightness and primary sweetness of fruit remain undiminished. Etienne Grivot aimed this year for gentle extraction (essentially without pigeage), then watchful preservation of the freshness, subtleties and refinement inherent in near-perfect raw material. He performed some very light chaptalization to extend the fermentations. Given the health and natural concentration of his vinous raw material, he felt no need to sulfur or rack the wines until shortly prior to bottling (without filtration), which was the stage at which I tasted. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 93-94
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Echezeaux ( owc 6-packs ) - Potel, Nicolas 75 IB 1 0 1500 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin au Closeau - Drouhin Laroze 75 IB 1 0 425 -
2005

Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Jadot, Louis

75 DP 1 0 2300 -
Tasting Notes for Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Jadot, Louis, 2005:
The Jadot 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques smells of black cherry, charred beef, high-toned cherry pit and almond as well as of an alkaline and wet stone minerality. It has density and real grip on the palate, displaying low-toned meatiness and smoky, stony, salty minerality in its long finish. And for all of this wine’s manifest extract and tannin, it displays a flattering creaminess of texture that few of Jadot’s wines possess. Jacques Lardiere has once again presided over a collection for the most part not intended to flatter in its youth, but rather to achieve an eventual balance of fruit acidity with (in this instance frequently quite prominent) tannin. Prolonged post-fermentative extraction promoted a formidably-structured group of wines, which Lardiere expressed no hurry about bottling. Certain of these — particularly from the Cote de Beaune — displayed a slightly drying finishing astringency or simply an austere lack of charm to match their concentration, traits Lardiere suggested might be traceable to drought stress in those sites. A brief July rain that reached the Cote de Nuits but not the Cote de Beaune was critical, he asserts, and all of Jadot’s vines in the northern Cote were picked before the harvest in the south commenced. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Combe aux Moines - Fourrier 75 DP 0 2 - 135
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Bertin - Lignier Michelot 75 DP 1 0 350 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers - Vallet Freres 75 DP 0 4 - 30
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Petite Chapelle, Magnums - Dugat Py 150 IB 0 1 - 275
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes - Serafin 75 IB 1 0 695 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin, Magnums - Potel, Nicolas 150 DP 0 3 - 90
2005 Grands Echezeaux - Lachaux, Pascal 75 DP 0 6 - 192
2005

La Romanee - Liger Belair, Domaine du Comte

75 DP 0 1 - 2500
Tasting Notes for La Romanee - Liger Belair, Domaine du Comte, 2005:
2005 La Romanee (which exhibits a much deeper color than the other wines) smells of black raspberry, black tea, Allspice, resin and smoked meat. Fresh-fruited and bright on the palate, with a wealth of refined tannin and spice and distilled fruit inner-mouth perfume, this penetrates impressively with spice, pepper, smoked meat, chalk, salt and persistently pure black raspberry. Thankfully, any excess woodiness is absent from the refined length of this offering, although (despite a mere 13.5% alcohol) I detect a hint of heat. For the few who can afford this, it will be most intriguing to follow. Young Louis-Michel Liger-Belair — who considers himself a protege of the late Henri Jayer — has ambitious plans, and soon he will incorporate more of the family’s property (over which he only recently began assuming control — this was the last vintage in which wine was delivered to Bouchard on contract) and inaugurate a new negociant side of the business. Malos were very early, which Liger-Belair accepts as routine. He virtually eschews pigeage. ŔI try to avoid much extraction,ő he says, Ŕand in a year like 2005, it’s easy to extract too much.ő But he has no compunction about a ten day cold soak nor about the lavish (100%) application of new barrels, which seemed to me a bit much for these wines. They had been in bottle around three weeks when I tasted, and despite the fact that they were never pumped, they struck me as being somewhat under the influence. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period:  -
2005

La Romanee ( owc 6-pack ) - Bouchard Pere et Fils

75 IB 0 6 - 1425
Tasting Notes for La Romanee ( owc 6-pack ) - Bouchard Pere et Fils, 2005:
The Bouchard 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots displays dark cherry and subtly meaty aromas, along with hints of spice and cocoa powder that seem to typify ripe vintages from this site. Juicy, supple and satisfying on the palate with lots of raw ripe fruit intensity and spice as well as satisfying low-toned richness, this is very fine indeed, if not in a league with the best Suchots of the vintage (and there are numerous stellar examples — including those of a surprisingly large number of negociants now sourcing from this site). Managing director Stephane Follin and cellar master Philippe Prost preside over a remarkable new, gravity-fed winemaking facility capable of handling the fruits of Bouchard’s 130 hectares of vines — Burgundy’s largest estate (with 84 hectares in premier and grand crus alone) — not to mention the enormous range of wine from purchased fruit or wines. Fully 40% of the reds are vinified in open-top fermenters with manual punch-downs (the balance in a battery of roto-fermentors) and the system of traffic control alone that must be in place during crush is hard to imagine. The underground acreage devoted to barriques similarly defies imagination — until one sees it. Prost was very cautious with pigeage this year, but incorporated a significant percentage of whole clusters with stems in many of his better lots. A reputation for improved quality is being built here to which the results of 2005 will certainly contribute. I suspect that a number of the wines I tasted had not recovered from their recent bottling, hence the number of Ŕ+?ős one sees displayed following my scores. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period:  -
2005 La Romanee, Magnums - Bouchard Pere et Fils 150 IB 1 0 16500 -
2005 Latricieres Chambertin - Drouhin Laroze 75 IB 0 6 - 85
2005 Mazis Chambertin - Le Moine, Lucien 75 IB 0 6 - 300
2005 Mazis Chambertin - Dugat-Py 75 IB 0 1 - 450
2005 Mazoyeres Chambertin - Perrot Minot 75 IB 0 5 - 195
2005 Meursault Rouge - Coche Dury 75 IB 0 1 - 140
2005 Morey St Denis Les Chaffots - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 105
2005 Morey St Denis Les Faconnieres, Magnums ( OC - 3pack ) - Lignier Michelot 150 IB 0 3 - 150
2005 Morey St Denis Les Millandes - Beaumont, Domaine des 75 IB 1 0 595 -
2005 Musigny Vieilles Vignes ( owc 3-pack ) - Vogue, Comte Georges de 75 IB 0 3 - 695
2005 Nuits St Georges - Arnoux, Robert 75 IB 1 0 375 -
2005 Nuits St Georges - Arnoux, Robert 75 DP 0 6 - 33
2005 Nuits St Georges Aux St Julien - Bocquenet, Daniel 75 IB 1 0 350 -
2005 Nuits St Georges Clos des Argillieres - Dubois et Fils, R 75 DP 1 0 450 -
 
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