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2005 Aloxe Corton Clos du Chapitre - Follin Arbelet 75 IB 1 0 500 -
2005 Beaune 1er ( oc 6-pack ) - Jadot, Louis 75 DP 0 6 - 30
2005 Beaune Clos des Ursules, Magnums - Jadot, Louis 150 IB 1 0 525 -
2005 Beaune Coucherias - Labet. Domaine Pierre 75 DP 1 0 525 -
2005 Beaune Les Aigrots - Lafarge, Michel 75 IB 1 0 470 -
2005 Beaune Les Pertuisots - Potel, Nicolas 75 IB 1 0 395 -
2005 Bourgogne Rouge Les Vieilles Vignes - Jourdan, Gilles 75 DP 0 6 - 15
2005 Chambertin - Girardin, Vincent 75 IB 1 0 1650 -
2005

Chambertin Clos de Beze - Rousseau, Armand

75 IB 0 1 - 1650
Tasting Notes for Chambertin Clos de Beze - Rousseau, Armand, 2005:
The 2005 Chambertin Clos de Beze offers alluring aromas of licorice, mint, vanilla, plum paste, cherry preserves and rose petals, and seduces the palate with silky, incredibly refined texture and several octaves of fruit, herbal, floral and mineral notes, leading to a reverberative finish in which fruit pit and stony, chalky elements lend a sense of dark, weighty authority and an umami-like, meaty savor promotes uncontrollable salivation. No layering or mixing of metaphors can hope to do justice to the layering and concatenation of flavors on display. With Eric Rousseau taking over increasingly from his father Charles, bottling may end up being slightly earlier than in the past, but such routine features as triage exclusively in the vineyards (not the press house), the inclusion of whole clusters and stems, precocious malolactic fermentation (although in 2005 and 2006, at least, Rousseau says he didnt force this), reliance on older barrels, and an eventual light plaque filtration for all wines remain as before. Given the long-running success of these Pinots in subtly yet insistently conveying the distinct personalities of their sites and standing the test of time, some might well ask why change the recipe? while others will wonder whether the wines could be made even better. In any event, nature conspired to hand the new generation a vintage of historic dimensions. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Chambolle Musigny - Vogue, Comte Georges de 75 IB 0 1 - 150
2005 Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes - Jadot, Louis 75 IB 1 0 850 -
2005

Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Roumier, Georges

75 IB 0 1 - 375
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 - 340
2005 Charmes Chambertin - Magnien, Frederic 75 IB 0 6 - 100
2005 Charmes Chambertin ( oc 6-pack ) - Varoilles 75 DP 0 6 - 75
2005 Clos de la Roche - Remy, Louis 75 IB 1 0 1050 -
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 1 - 800
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 3 - 800
2005 Clos Vougeot - Bouchard Pere et Fils 75 IB 1 0 995 -
2005 Clos Vougeot - Millot 75 IB 0 6 - 100
2005

Clos Vougeot - Meo Camuzet

75 DP 0 3 - 300
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 Corton Bressandes - Chandon de Briailles 75 DP 1 0 850 -
2005 Corton Clos de Marechaudes ( 50 per bottle ) - Chandon de Briailles 75 DP 1 0 600 -
2005 Corton La Vigne au Saint ( oc 6-pack ) - Belland, Jean Claud 75 DP 0 6 - 50
2005 Cotes de Nuits Villages Le Vaucrain - Jadot, Louis 75 IB 1 0 450 -
2005 Echezeaux - Millot 75 IB 1 0 1450 -
2005 Echezeaux ( owc 6-packs ) - Potel, Nicolas 75 IB 1 0 1500 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin - Mugneret, Georges 75 IB 0 3 - 145
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Clos des Varoilles ( oc 6-packs ) - Varoilles 75 DP 1 0 840 -
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 La Perriere - Magnien, Frederic 75 IB 1 0 660 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes - Bachelet, Denis 75 IB 1 0 975 -
2005 Gevrey Chambertin, Halves - Fourrier 37.5 DP 1 0 950 -
2005 Griotte Chambertin - Fourrier 75 IB 0 1 - 750
2005 La Grande Rue - Lamarche, Francois 75 IB 0 2 - 395
2005 Mazis Chambertin - Confuron-Cotetidot 75 IB 0 6 - 160
2005 Morey St Denis Les Millandes - Beaumont, Domaine des 75 IB 1 0 595 -
2005 Musigny - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 1850
2005 Musigny ( Australian back label ) - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 1850
2005 Nuits St Georges Aux Murgers - Meo Camuzet 75 DP 0 4 - 205
2005

Nuits St Georges Clos de la Marechale - Mugnier, J F

75 IB 2 0 950 -
Tasting Notes for Nuits St Georges Clos de la Marechale - Mugnier, J F, 2005:
The Mugnier familys sprawling, gently-sloping 24-acre monopole just south of Premeaux-Prissey (managed and vinified by Faiveley until 2004) presents Frederic Mugnier with significant challenges. A small but symptomatic question is where to put it in the tasting line-up. Mugnier has decided to let it stand on its own at the end, a gutsy decision, but in the case of the 2005 Nuits-St.-Georges Clos de la Marechale justified in the glass. The sheer volume of wine from these vines of forty years average age requires not just the new larger cellar, but its own strategy of assemblage (from 2004 Mugnier bottled a second wine; in 2005 there were eight initial lots), as well as marketing. But at least heres one worthy 2005 Burgundy lovers stand a good chance of locating! What was virtually certain at the time of my visit to be the final assemblage of 2005 Clos de la Marechale offered aromas of red raspberry and smoked meats. In the mouth, effusively sweet, ripe, but very primary fruit flavors struggle to override the abundant, firm tannins and mingle with a tactile chalk dust minerality as though the nearby quarries were directly responsible. This is another Mugnier 2005 of palpably high extract, but this time with a sense of weight that does not accrue to the Chambolles. A salty, meaty side to this emerges most prominently in the long finish. Better post-assemblage integration may come soon, and more personality after a few years in bottle certainly the invigoratingly fresh-fruited 2004 is a complete, distinct and satisfying wine today but any prognostication would be premature since there is as yet no track record for this site in its owners hands. Frederic Mugnier works from a just-expanded and superbly appointed cellar, and a tasting of his 2004s confirms that he is scoring hits even when Nature does not make it easy as she did the following year. Mugnier advocates unusually late but limited pigeage. After all, he opines, we take great care not to crush the berries, so it doesnt make sense to do an early pigeage and break them, and late punch-down further extends the fermentation. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 2015+
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 IB 1 0 1250 -
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 Boudots - Grivot, Jean

75 DP 1 0 1295 -
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 Nuits St Georges Les Vallerots - Machard de Gramont 75 DP 1 0 495 -
2005 Pommard Les Rugiens - Gaunoux, Domaine Michel 75 DP 0 1 - 85
2005 Ruchottes Chambertin - Mugneret Gibourg 75 IB 0 1 - 550
2005 Volnay Clos des Chenes ( oc 6-pack ) - Drouhin, Joseph 75 DP 0 6 - 60
2005 Volnay Les Brouillards ( oc 6-pack ) - Boillot, Domaine Louis 75 DP 0 6 - 50
2005 Volnay Les Caillerets - Marquis d'Angerville 75 IB 1 0 1450 -
2005 Volnay Vielle Vignes, Jeroboam - Potel, Nicolas 300 IB 0 2 - 125
 
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