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2005 Nuits St Georges Aux Murgers - Cathiard, Sylvain 75 IB 1 0 1995 -
2005 Nuits St Georges Clos des Argillieres - Rion, M & P 75 IB 1 0 480 -
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 Nuits St Georges Les Vallerots - Machard de Gramont 75 IB 2 0 295 -
2005 Nuits St Georges, Les Hauts Pruliers - Machard de Gramont 75 IB 1 0 325 -
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 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 Epenots - Courcel, Domaine de 75 IB 2 0 950 -
2005 Pommard Les Pezerolles - Montille, Domaine de 75 IB 1 0 850 -
2005 Pommard Les Rugiens - Gaunoux, Domaine Michel 75 DP 0 1 - 100
2005 Pommard Les Rugiens - Courcel, Domaine de 75 IB 1 0 990 -
2005 Romanee St Vivant - Arnoux - Lachaux, Domaine 75 DP 0 2 - 700
2005

Romanee St Vivant - Arnoux, Robert

75 DP 0 2 - 700
Tasting Notes for Romanee St Vivant - Arnoux, Robert, 2005:
The 2005 Romanee St.-Vivant offers very ripe but fresh black raspberry, black cherry, ginger, white pepper and game on the nose, exhibits considerably greater depth of fruit and meatiness, refinement of tannins as well as creamy richness than the other 2005 Arnoux offerings, and finishes with deep richness and flavor diversity but great poise and no sense of heaviness. Also recommended: 2005 Bourgogne (85). Pascal Lachaux (the late Robert Arnoux’s son-in-law, who has been in charge here now for nearly two decades) had just bottled his 2005 collection — vinified in his superb, recently-completed, gravity-fed facilities — when I visited. Lachaux compares the proper watchword of the winemaker in a vintage with Pinot as healthy and naturally-concentrated as in 2005, to that of a chef confronted with a perfect piece of fish: restraint. That also describes the results he has achieved in bottle, although allowance should be made for the possibility that the expression of certain wines was restrained by their recent bottling. Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Volnay Les Brouillards - Boillot, Domaine Louis 75 DP 0 6 - 55
2005 Volnay Les Caillerets - Marquis d'Angerville 75 IB 1 0 1475 -
2005 Volnay Les Mitans - Lafarge, Michel 75 DP 0 5 - 105
2005 Volnay Vielle Vignes, Jeroboam - Potel, Nicolas 300 IB 0 2 - 125
 
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