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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 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 - Roumier, Georges 75 DP 0 1 - 85
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 - 1550
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 - Fourrier 75 IB 1 0 1050 -
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 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 - Dujac 75 IB 0 3 - 750
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 1 - 750
2005

Clos Vougeot - Meo Camuzet

75 DP 0 1 - 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 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 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 - Millot 75 IB 1 0 1550 -
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 - Rousseau, Armand

75 DP 0 1 - 675
Tasting Notes for Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Rousseau, Armand, 2005:
With the 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.-Jacques (which by its position in tastings here the Rousseaus conspicuously rate as grand cru) we arrive at the first wine that is matured in new wood. Pure, sweet, fresh black cherry fruit, marrowy and enveloping carnal richness, mysteriously enticing florality, low-toned, chalky minerality and accents of black tea and star anise are featured in this remarkably seamless wine. Meat, minerals and mystery dominate a finish that is profoundly layered yet preserves sheer palate-cleansing refreshment and positively vibrates with vividly fresh fruit intensity. Rousseau owns around one third of this great site, meaning that there are over a thousand cases of this phenomenal wine to ransack the marketplace in search of, then sock away for at least a decade and preferably two. It is always the last-harvested site, says Eric Rousseau, and in 2005 his roughly twenty veteran pickers could certainly afford to wait and richly rewarded us for it. 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: 95
Drinking Period:  -
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 Mes Cinq Terroirs - Mortet, Denis

75 IB 0 6 - 95
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 22500 -
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 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 Chaignots - Gouges, Henri 75 IB 0 6 - 60
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 Pernand Vergelesses Iles de Vergelesses - Chandon de Briailles 75 DP 0 10 - 35
2005 Pommard Les Rugiens - Gaunoux, Domaine Michel 75 DP 0 1 - 85
2005 Volnay Les Brouillards - Boillot, Domaine Louis 75 DP 0 6 - 55
2005 Volnay Les Caillerets - Marquis d'Angerville 75 IB 1 0 1450 -
2005 Volnay Les Santenots du Milieu ( owc 6-pack ) - Lafon, Domaine des Comtes 75 DP 0 6 - 120
2005 Volnay Vielle Vignes, Jeroboam - Potel, Nicolas 300 IB 0 2 - 125
2005

Vosne Romanee ( oc 6-pack ) - Bouchard Pere et Fils

75 DP 0 6 - 75
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee ( oc 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 Bouchards 130 hectares of vines Burgundys 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 +?s one sees displayed following my scores. Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period:  -
 
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