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2005 Bonnes Mares - Vogue, Comte Georges de 75 IB 0 2 - 360
2005

Bonnes Mares ( Norwegian back label ) - Roumier, Georges

75 IB 0 1 - 795
Tasting Notes for Bonnes Mares ( Norwegian back label ) - 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 - 68
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 - 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 - Faiveley 75 IB 1 0 2950 -
2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Groffier, Robert 75 IB 0 1 - 275
2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses - Roumier, Georges 75 IB 0 1 - 1200
2005

Chambolle Musigny Les Cras ( Norwegian back label ) - Roumier, Georges

75 IB 0 1 - 195
Tasting Notes for Chambolle Musigny Les Cras ( Norwegian back label ) - 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 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: 93-94
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Charmes Chambertin - Charlopin Parizot 75 IB 0 3 - 110
2005 Charmes Chambertin - Beaumont, Domaine des 75 IB 1 0 750 -
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 3 - 450
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 4 - 525
2005 Clos de la Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes ( dp, owc, 6-packs ) - Ponsot 75 DP 1 0 10200 -
2005

Clos de Tart, Magnums - Mommessin

150 IB 0 3 - 525
Tasting Notes for Clos de Tart, Magnums - Mommessin, 2005:
Jadot’s 2005 Clos de la Roche offers scents of red raspberry, cherry, resin and maple syrup. Bright and sappy, sweetly-fruited and spicy on the palate, it finishes with smoky, resinous and faintly-bitter medicinal notes mingling with persistently sweet, ripe fruit. While quite accessible today, this carries a considerable load of tannin beneath its folds of fruit, should have at least ten year potential, and may well enter a tough period after bottling. 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: 92
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Clos des Lambrays ( owc 6-pack ) - Lambrays, Domaine du Clos des

75 IB 0 6 - 130
Tasting Notes for Clos des Lambrays ( owc 6-pack ) - Lambrays, Domaine du Clos des, 2005:
The 2005 Clos de Lambrays leads with hints of cedar and spruce resin (or is that actually ripe Pinot stems?), bitter-sweet florality, pungent spices, black tea, salt spray, iodine and Cote-Rotie-like smoked meats. Plum and cherry — with a strong dose of skins and pits -- almost come as an aromatic afterthought. A subtly bitter, tart edge follows the flowers, meat and minerals onto the palate and helps lend profile and pungent energy to the wine, which sticks tenaciously to the palate as if it were exactly the sort of resin suggested in its aroma. This is serious in a rather somber way, and the abundance of tannin and sheer density of this wine suggest one wait 6-8 years before peeking beneath another cork. But I strongly suggest it will make excellent old bones, so my score could easily mislead. (I find the peppery, spicy, highly satisfying 2004 very nearly as good today, not to mention more charming and a better bet for the short run.) The average age of vines is quite old, incidentally, but Brouin refuses to print Ŕvieilles vigneső on the label because he insists (rightly) that these two unregulated words are grossly abused. Thierry Brouin fermented largely whole clusters (ŔI’m a partisan of vendange entier,ő he says, Ŕprovided the stems are ripeő) and engaged in a more active regimen of punch downs than was typical this year. The result is structure to spare, and wines that make no concessions to early flattery. Unlike the wines of most vintners, Brouin’s 2005s underwent malo-lactic fermentation on a Ŕnormalő schedule, i.e. Spring, 2006. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Clos Vougeot - Charlopin Parizot 75 IB 0 3 - 85
2005

Clos Vougeot - Grivot, Jean

75 IB 0 1 - 115
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 Grivot’s 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 - Meo Camuzet

75 DP 0 2 - 235
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 ŔMeo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurő (marked ŔF&Ső 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 Corton Les Renardes - Girardin, Vincent 75 IB 1 0 550 -
2005 Echezeaux - DRC 75 DP 0 6 - 725
2005 Gevrey Chambertin en Reniard - Burguet, Alain 75 IB 1 0 575 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers - Vallet Freres 75 DP 0 4 - 30
2005 Grands Echezeaux - Lachaux, Pascal 75 DP 0 6 - 192
2005

La Romanee ( Norwegian back label ) - Liger Belair, Domaine du Comte

75 IB 0 1 - 2400
Tasting Notes for La Romanee ( Norwegian back label ) - 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 19500 -
2005 Mazis Chambertin - Charlopin Parizot 75 IB 0 3 - 125
2005 Mazis Chambertin - Le Moine, Lucien 75 IB 0 6 - 300
2005 Morey St Denis Les Faconnieres, Magnums ( OC - 3pack ) - Lignier Michelot 150 IB 0 3 - 125
2005 Musigny - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 1400
2005 Musigny Vieilles Vignes - Vogue, Comte Georges de 75 IB 0 1 - 695
2005 Musigny Vieilles Vignes - Vogue, Comte Georges de 75 IB 0 3 - 695
2005 Nuits St Georges Aux St Julien - Bocquenet, Daniel 75 IB 1 0 350 -
2005 Nuits St Georges Clos des Argillieres - Rion, M & P 75 IB 1 0 410 -
2005 Nuits St Georges Les Boudots - Mugneret, Gerard 75 DP 0 3 - 65
2005 Nuits St Georges Les Porrets - Bouchard Pere et Fils 75 IB 1 0 395 -
2005

Nuits St Georges Les Pruliers - Chevillon, Robert

75 IB 1 0 850 -
Tasting Notes for Nuits St Georges Les Pruliers - Chevillon, Robert, 2005:
The Chevillons’ 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Pruliers offers high-toned aromas of resin and sage, candied black cherry, and road tar. A sappy intensity on the palate incorporates some of the same resinous, fusil notes along with multi-boned meat stock and rich, positively viscous suggestions of black cherry concentrate. This has more obvious structure than its predecessors, yet also more fat and glycerin. Sleek and refined yet also gripping and mineral-inflected in its long finish, this will keep nicely for well more than a decade and should be left alone for at least 5-7 years. If further proof were needed that the Chevillons are in a class by themselves among the major Nuits-St.-Georges landholders, they certainly delivered it this year. Like so many other vintners, they reported backing off on pigeage this year — and heaven knows, the resultant wines don’t lack for concentration. Their Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne, and Nuits-St.-Georges Les Perrieres had all just been sulfured and filtered, so Bertrand Chevillon declined to show them. He was as yet noncommittal, however, about when the other wines would be bottled, although this would probably continue through Spring, and be accompanied by the estate’s usual light filtration. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 92-93
Drinking Period: 2012-2017
2005 Nuits St Georges Les St Georges - Le Moine, Lucien 75 IB 0 2 - 90
2005

Nuits St Georges Les St Georges - Gouges, Henri

75 IB 0 3 - 100
Tasting Notes for Nuits St Georges Les St Georges - Gouges, Henri, 2005:
The 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Les St.-Georges displays a fascinating nose of black cherry, wood smoke, sandalwood, and sea breeze. Rich, deep, charred meat, toasted nut, lightly-cooked black fruit and myriad mineral notes lead to a palate-saturating spread of flavors, finishing vividly bright and above all — with its elements of wet stone, salts, iodine and ore-like if ineffable essences — memorably mineral. Fine-grained in tannin and formidably concentrated, this should be at least a twenty-year wine, revealing plenty of additional nuance along the way. The 2004 version, incidentally, is also serious and worth tracking down and cellaring for a few years Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 93
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Nuits St Georges Les St Georges ( oc 6-packs ) - Gouges, Henri 75 DP 1 0 1295 -
2005

Pommard Clos des Epeneaux - Comte Armand

75 IB 1 0 950 -
Tasting Notes for Pommard Clos des Epeneaux - 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 estate’s 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 Epeneaux ( owc 6-pack ) - Comte Armand

75 IB 0 6 - 80
Tasting Notes for Pommard Clos des Epeneaux ( owc 6-pack ) - 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 estate’s 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 Epeneaux, Magnums ( owc 3-pack ) - Comte Armand 150 IB 0 3 - 157
2005 Richebourg - Meo Camuzet 75 IB 0 2 - 1100
2005 Ruchottes Chambertin - Roumier, Christophe 75 IB 0 1 - 395
2005 Volnay Clos de la Barre - Jadot, Louis 75 DP 0 6 - 32
2005 Volnay Clos de la Barre - Jadot, Louis 75 DP 0 4 - 32
2005

Volnay Clos des Ducs - Marquis d'Angerville

75 IB 0 1 - 175
Tasting Notes for Volnay Clos des Ducs - Marquis d'Angerville, 2005:
The d’Angerville 2005 Volnay Clos des Ducs displays even more obvious structure than the Champans as well as concentration and complexity than the Taillepieds. Deep, rich meatiness, juicy fresh black fruits, bitter-sweet chocolate richness, ginger and cardamom, and chalky minerality are present throughout. This displays enough inner-mouth perfume and fineness of flavor to hold one’s interest and release one’s saliva for an extended period. Fine-grained and finely-integrated tannins are part of this wine’s tenacious cling. It will surely figure as one of the best in a long and distinguished line and be worth following for 15-20 years. This is one of those 2005s whose market price I have heard tell is bringing Pinot lovers to tears of despair, although the suggested retail pricing from the importer confirms the fact that neither they nor the domaine were greedy when it came to pricing this latest collection. (The impressively concentrated 2004 is a bit sweet-sour and faintly warm in finish today, but unlike so many wines of that vintage it is apt to have more to say for itself in another couple of years.) The late Jacques d’Angerville’s son Guillaume and long-time wine making collaborator and brother-in-law Renaud de Villette can boast a superb collection of 2005s, but an equally apt tribute to the legacy of the late Marquis are the odds-beating results they bottled from 2004, when to the universal difficulties of that vintage were added the ravages of hail it visited on Volnay. The 2005s fermented with pump-overs but no punch-downs and exhibit formidable underlying structure yet pure fruit and early, flattering textural development. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 94-95
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Volnay Clos des Ducs - Marquis d'Angerville

75 IB 0 1 - 175
Tasting Notes for Volnay Clos des Ducs - Marquis d'Angerville, 2005:
The d’Angerville 2005 Volnay Clos des Ducs displays even more obvious structure than the Champans as well as concentration and complexity than the Taillepieds. Deep, rich meatiness, juicy fresh black fruits, bitter-sweet chocolate richness, ginger and cardamom, and chalky minerality are present throughout. This displays enough inner-mouth perfume and fineness of flavor to hold one’s interest and release one’s saliva for an extended period. Fine-grained and finely-integrated tannins are part of this wine’s tenacious cling. It will surely figure as one of the best in a long and distinguished line and be worth following for 15-20 years. This is one of those 2005s whose market price I have heard tell is bringing Pinot lovers to tears of despair, although the suggested retail pricing from the importer confirms the fact that neither they nor the domaine were greedy when it came to pricing this latest collection. (The impressively concentrated 2004 is a bit sweet-sour and faintly warm in finish today, but unlike so many wines of that vintage it is apt to have more to say for itself in another couple of years.) The late Jacques d’Angerville’s son Guillaume and long-time wine making collaborator and brother-in-law Renaud de Villette can boast a superb collection of 2005s, but an equally apt tribute to the legacy of the late Marquis are the odds-beating results they bottled from 2004, when to the universal difficulties of that vintage were added the ravages of hail it visited on Volnay. The 2005s fermented with pump-overs but no punch-downs and exhibit formidable underlying structure yet pure fruit and early, flattering textural development. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 94-95
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Vosne Romanee Aux Malconsorts - Dujac 75 IB 0 1 - 335
2005

Vosne Romanee La Colombiere ( Norwegian importer label ) - Liger Belair, Domaine du Comte

75 IB 0 2 - 195
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee La Colombiere ( Norwegian importer label ) - Liger Belair, Domaine du Comte, 2005:
The 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Colombiere — from 70- to 80-year-old vines in a relatively moisture-retentive site below the Chateau — is possessed of ravishing aromas of strawberry, red currant, black tea, exotic spices, vanilla and wood smoke, offers a striking contrast of creamy texture and bright, tart, red berry and rhubarb fruit on the palate, and finishes with brightness, delicacy and refinement. After so many deep, dark wines of 2005, here is one that is all brightness and light (and indeed quite light in color as well, possibly in part on account of recent sulfuring). 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: 90
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes - Meo Camuzet

75 DP 0 3 - 145
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee Les Chaumes - Meo Camuzet, 2005:
The 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Chaumes displays some of the most bitterly-concentrated of vintage-typical black fruits, along with notes of game on the nose. Firm but ripe and rich in the mouth, with cassis, elderberry and beet root accented by salty, stony minerality and savory soy and meat juice character, this finishes with striking length, but will need a decade in the cellar, I suspect, becoming silky and more generous. 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 ŔMeo-Camuzet Frere et Soeurő (marked ŔF&Ső 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: 92-93
Drinking Period:  -
2005

Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts - Cathiard, Sylvain

75 IB 0 6 - 370
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts - Cathiard, Sylvain, 2005:
Smoked meat, ginger and cinnamon-tinged plum, cassis, and black raspberry, and brown spices mark the nose of Cathiard’s 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Malconsorts, another of the wines that display cut and clarity of flavor along with an imposingly polished, creamy texture. The new wood introduces torrefactive, caramelized suggestions, but the wine maintains its shape and brightness right through its impressive, meat- and mineral-inflected finish. Abundant tannis are harbored deep within, make no mistake, and this should be set aside for at least 8-10 years. Ultimately, I would certainly expect it to surpass the Murgers in stature. Beginning next year — in consequence of the sale of Thomas-Moillard properties to Dujac and de Montille, a portion of which Cathiard rented — his production of Malconsorts will plummet to the level of the late 1980s, reflecting only the small parcel of this great site that he owns Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 92-93
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts Christiane ( Norwegian back label ) - Montille, Hubert de 75 IB 0 1 - 525
 
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