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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 Les Aigrots - Lafarge, Michel 75 IB 1 0 470 -
2005 Beaune Les Pertuisots - Potel, Nicolas 75 IB 1 0 395 -
2005 Bourgogne Rouge - Fornerol, Didier 75 IB 0 6 - 15
2005 Bourgogne Rouge - Digioia Royer 75 DP 0 6 - 18
2005 Bourgogne Rouge ( oc 6-packs ) - Fornerol, Didier 75 IB 0 6 - 15
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 - Drouhin Laroze 75 DP 0 2 - 150
2005

Chambertin Clos de Beze - Rousseau, Armand

75 IB 0 1 - 1450
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 Chambertin Clos de Beze - Drouhin Laroze 75 DP 0 6 - 150
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 Baudes - Serafin 75 IB 1 0 975 -
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 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 3 - 700
2005 Clos de la Roche - Dujac 75 IB 0 1 - 700
2005 Clos de la Roche - Lignier, Virgile 75 DP 0 6 - 120
2005 Clos Vougeot - Millot 75 IB 0 6 - 100
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 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 - 115
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 La Romanee, Magnums - Bouchard Pere et Fils 150 IB 1 0 22500 -
2005 Mazis Chambertin - Dugat-Py 75 DP 0 1 - 550
2005 Mazoyeres Chambertin - Taupenot Merme 75 IB 1 0 1500 -
2005 Morey St Denis Aux Charmes ( oc 6-pack ) - Lignier, Virgile 75 DP 0 6 - 51
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 Millandes - Beaumont, Domaine des 75 IB 1 0 595 -
2005 Musigny - Mugnier, J F 75 IB 0 1 - 2250
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 Pernand Vergelesses Iles de Vergelesses - Chandon de Briailles 75 DP 0 10 - 35
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 Les Rugiens - Gaunoux, Domaine Michel 75 DP 0 1 - 85
2005 Richebourg - DRC 75 IB 0 6 - 2300
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 Mitans - Lafarge, Michel 75 DP 0 5 - 105
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 Les Malconsorts - Hudelot Noellat 75 IB 0 6 - 295
 
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