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2005 Aloxe Corton Clos du Chapitre - Follin Arbelet 75 IB 1 0 500 -
2005 Aloxe Corton Les Vercots, Magnums - Follin-Arbelet 150 IB 1 0 595 -
2005 Beaune Les Aigrots - Lafarge, Michel 75 IB 1 0 470 -
2005 Beaune Les Pertuisots - Potel, Nicolas 75 IB 1 0 395 -
2005 Beaune Les Theurons - Jadot, Louis 75 IB 1 0 340 -
2005

Bonnes Mares - Roumier, Georges

75 IB 0 1 - 1050
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 a classic vintage lending itself to very calm, classic vinification, 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 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 Clos de Beze - Drouhin Laroze 75 DP 0 2 - 150
2005 Chambolle Musigny - Rion, Patrice 75 DP 0 4 - 40
2005 Chambolle Musigny ( oc 6-pack ) - Barthod, Ghislaine 75 DP 0 6 - 65
2005 Chambolle Musigny Aux Combottes - Barthod, Ghislaine 75 DP 0 6 - 125
2005 Chambolle Musigny La Combe d'Orveau - Grivot, Jean 75 IB 1 0 950 -
2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes - Serafin 75 IB 1 0 975 -
2005

Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Roumier, Georges

75 DP 0 1 - 350
Tasting Notes for Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Roumier, Georges, 2005:
The 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras smells of ripe blackberry, raspberry, forest floor and chalk dust. A polished, creamy, yet palpably chalky and brightly fresh-fruited palate offers a sumptuous saturation of black and red fruits with inner-mouth aromatic accents of cherry pit, pistachio, flowers and citrus zest. This shows wonderful primary fruit intensity and energy, exciting length, and the promise of continued poise and polish for at least another 10-12 years. 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 a classic vintage lending itself to very calm, classic vinification, 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: 93-94
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Roumier, Georges

75 IB 0 1 - 350
Tasting Notes for Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Roumier, Georges, 2005:
The 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras smells of ripe blackberry, raspberry, forest floor and chalk dust. A polished, creamy, yet palpably chalky and brightly fresh-fruited palate offers a sumptuous saturation of black and red fruits with inner-mouth aromatic accents of cherry pit, pistachio, flowers and citrus zest. This shows wonderful primary fruit intensity and energy, exciting length, and the promise of continued poise and polish for at least another 10-12 years. 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 a classic vintage lending itself to very calm, classic vinification, 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: 93-94
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Gruenchers ( oc 6-pack ) - Dujac 75 IB 0 6 - 375
2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Sentiers - Truchot-Martin, Domaine 75 IB 0 6 - 495
2005 Chapelle Chambertin - Tremblay, Cecile 75 DP 0 1 - 550
2005 Clos de la Roche - Lignier, Virgile 75 DP 0 6 - 120
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 3 - 675
2005

Clos St Denis - Dujac

75 IB 0 1 - 575
Tasting Notes for Clos St Denis - Dujac, 2005:
Dujacs 2005 Bonnes Mares smells of black raspberry, wood smoke, sage and horehound. Intense, tart but ripe black raspberry fills the mouth with vivid juiciness, backed by persistently pungent herbal concentrates, bitter chocolate, and saline minerality. Abundant but refined tannins allied to energetic fruit of untamed intensity combine in a long finish and seem to assure that this is another Dujac cru with superb aging potential. The already rich array of crus at Domaine Dujac has recently been augmented on two fronts. The purchase (along with de Montille) of the Societe Civile du Clos de Thorey (Thomas-Moillard) has brought them a raft of choice parcels including three new grand cru holdings (for a staggering total of eight). Meanwhile, they have expanded their negociant arm (with control over harvest and green harvest a prerequisite) to supplement in particular their volumes of village-level wine. (Those wines labeled Dujac Fils & Pere are signified in the above listing with FP. In fact, due to a legal technicality, the 2005 vintage wines from the properties newly acquired by the domaine but not subsequent vintages will also read Fils & Pere rather than Domaine.) Even with California-trained oenologist Diana Seysses (nee Snowden) joining her husband Jeremy and in-laws Jacques and Alec, and with a new winery (though at the old address) I wonder at how they are able to keep up with the magnitude of their responsibilities. Yet despite so many parcels and vines new to them this year, the results are consistently outstanding and at times astounding. Much of the vinification increasingly as one goes up the hierarchy of crus was of whole clusters. Malos finished (finally) by November and the wines were bottle in December and January. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Clos Vougeot - Meo Camuzet

75 DP 0 1 - 325
Tasting Notes for Clos Vougeot - Meo Camuzet, 2005:
The 2005 Clos Vougeot displays roasted, singed meatiness along with bitter-sweet, szechuan pepper-tinged mulberry fruit. Boasting terrific density on the palate, fineness of tannin, clarity of fruit, and saline, chalk and wet stone manifestations of mineral, this finishes with pungent spice and stone fruit. Lock this away for 8-10 years. Between the effects of drought and of localized hail (in May, before it could effect quality) Jean-Nicolas Meo reported one of his smallest-ever harvests. His production, however, is being boosted these days by a range of negociant wines under the label Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeur (marked F&S in the listing above). The top wines had been assembled in tank and sulfured in preparation for bottling, and were suffering a bit on account of this. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 93-94
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Clos Vougeot - Meo Camuzet

75 DP 0 3 - 325
Tasting Notes for Clos Vougeot - Meo Camuzet, 2005:
The 2005 Clos Vougeot displays roasted, singed meatiness along with bitter-sweet, szechuan pepper-tinged mulberry fruit. Boasting terrific density on the palate, fineness of tannin, clarity of fruit, and saline, chalk and wet stone manifestations of mineral, this finishes with pungent spice and stone fruit. Lock this away for 8-10 years. Between the effects of drought and of localized hail (in May, before it could effect quality) Jean-Nicolas Meo reported one of his smallest-ever harvests. His production, however, is being boosted these days by a range of negociant wines under the label Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeur (marked F&S in the listing above). The top wines had been assembled in tank and sulfured in preparation for bottling, and were suffering a bit on account of this. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 93-94
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Clos Vougeot - Grivot, Jean

75 DP 1 0 1550 -
Tasting Notes for Clos Vougeot - Grivot, Jean, 2005:
A 2005 Clos Vougeot offers a nose of blackberry, wreathed in wood smoke. Firmer in tannin and with less surface polish than most of Grivots wines, it exhibits chalky, black-fruited depth, and overt density, palate-coating richness, but also notable freshness and grip all the way through to its long if ultimately rather austere mineral finish. Figure waiting for 5-7 years just to check back on this. 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: 90-91
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Clos Vougeot - Millot 75 IB 0 6 - 100
2005 Corton Bressandes - Prince Florent de Merode 75 IB 1 0 1450 -
2005 Cote de Nuits Villages - Esmonin, Sylvie 75 IB 1 0 275 -
2005 Cotes de Nuits Villages Le Vaucrain - Jadot, Louis 75 IB 1 0 450 -
2005 Echezeaux ( owc 6-packs ) - Potel, Nicolas 75 IB 1 0 1500 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 125
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Aux Combottes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 125
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 wines manifest extract and tannin, it displays a flattering creaminess of texture that few of Jadots 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 Jadots 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 Lavaux St Jacques ( oc 6-pack ) - Drouhin Laroze 75 DP 0 6 - 80
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers - Vallet Freres 75 DP 0 4 - 30
2005

Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs - Mortet, Denis

75 IB 3 0 1100 -
Tasting Notes for Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs - Mortet, Denis, 2005:
The 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs perpetuates the practice begun with the 2004 vintage, of combining the fruit from Au Velle, En Motrot, Combe du Dessus, En Deree and En Champs (all downhill from Champeaux on the north side of Gevrey) into a single and at least in this instance -- highly synergistic village wine, representing nearly half of the estates total acreage. Fruit from these sites is co-fermented in two lots segregated by age of vine, and then blended (which we did in the glass, since like its stable mates, this wine will be racked only once, in March, pursuant to bottling). Ripe black fruits with carnal, fungal and mineral nuances combine for a clear, bright, satin-textured, and substantially-concentrated impression, free of any superficial sweetness and successfully resisting the influence of the all new barrels. Long, rolling low tones of black fruits and forest floor complete a picture very 2005 in its combination of bright fresh-fruit acids with dark, even slightly somber hues of flavor. Taking over this domaine in his mid-twenties, Arnaud Mortet appears poised to bottle a superb collection from his fathers final harvest. The crew took a brief second pass over certain parcels, he relates, and the bunches from some young vines required triage, but otherwise the fruit was perfect at first picking. Malolactic fermentations continued well into last autumn. Mortet emphasizes that he will continue a search for elegance and refinement begun in recent years, with a lighter touch during fermentation, and at least for vintage 2006 the employment of some previously-used barrels in order to de-emphasize wood at the modest end of his price spectrum Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 91-92
Drinking Period: 2012+
2005 La Romanee, Magnums - Bouchard Pere et Fils 150 IB 1 0 21000 -
2005 Latricieres Chambertin - Drouhin Laroze 75 DP 0 3 - 85
2005 Morey St Denis Clos des Sorbes - Fourrier 75 IB 0 1 - 175
2005 Morey St Denis Les Chaffots - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 105
2005 Morey St Denis Les Chaffots - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 115
2005 Morey St Denis Les Chaffots - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 3 - 115
2005 Morey St Denis Les Faconnieres ( oc 6-pack ) - Lignier, Virgile 75 IB 0 6 - 45
2005 Morey St Denis Les Faconnieres, Magnums ( 450 per 3-oc ) - Lignier Michelot 150 IB 0 3 - 150
2005 Morey St Denis Les Millandes - Beaumont, Domaine des 75 IB 1 0 595 -
2005 Morey St Denis Vieilles Vignes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 125
2005 Morey St Denis Vieilles Vignes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 125
2005 Morey St Denis Vieilles Vignes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 125
2005 Morey St Denis Vieilles Vignes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 2 - 125
2005 Morey St Denis Vieilles Vignes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 2 - 125
2005 Morey St Denis Vieilles Vignes - Lignier, Hubert 75 IB 0 1 - 125
2005 Musigny - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 2250
2005 Nuits St Georges Aux Murgers - Cathiard, Sylvain 75 IB 1 0 1995 -
2005 Nuits St Georges Clos des Argillieres - Dubois et Fils, R 75 DP 1 0 450 -
2005

Nuits St Georges Les Boudots - Grivot, Jean

75 DP 1 0 1320 -
Tasting Notes for Nuits St Georges Les Boudots - Grivot, Jean, 2005:
The 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Boudots (from 70-year-old vines) leads with a combination of ripe blackberry and black cherry allied to a marine minerality of salt spray and iodine. Fanning out across the palate with sweet, rich berry fruit and abundant fine tannin, yet remaining invigorating, this finishes impressively long on sedate low-tones of clear, pure black fruit and minerals, yet still with a sappy tang. Considerable incipient subtlety will reward some years of cellaring, or at least a more leisurely contemplation of the glass. 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: 91
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Nuits St Georges Les St Georges ( oc 6-packs ) - Gouges, Henri 75 DP 2 0 1350 -
2005

Pommard Clos des Epeneaux ( owc 6-packs ) - Comte Armand

75 IB 1 0 1080 -
Tasting Notes for Pommard Clos des Epeneaux ( owc 6-packs ) - Comte Armand, 2005:
The 2005 Pommard Clos des Epeneaux was still in three lots segregated by age and location of vines when I tasted each fascinatingly delicious in itself, and the concentration of the old vines portion in itself almost too severe. Fascinating dark berry, carnal and mineral notes mingle in the nose. Low-tone sirloin meatiness, black cherry, cassis, faintly bitter black chocolate, and toasted hickory inform a glycerin-rich, polished, yet firmly structured palate. Notes of licorice, horehound, and mineral salts add complexity to a finish of palate-staining intensity and grip. This superb Pommard should require 5-7 years of cellaring and reward considerably more. Young Benjamin Leroux took over in 1999 from Pascal Marchand (who made this estates modern reputation), and the wines have never tasted better, nor more ageworthy. The domaine has also continued to grow through purchase and rental beyond their famous 13 acre core property, the Clos des Epeneaux. The wines had never been racked when I tasted them that will only happen when they are assembled for bottling (unfiltered) so allowance must be made for slight reduction. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Pommard Clos des Epenots - Courcel, Domaine de 75 IB 2 0 950 -
2005 Pommard Les Pezerolles - Montille, Domaine de 75 IB 1 0 850 -
 
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