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2005 Nuits St Georges Les Porrets - Bouchard Pere et Fils 75 IB 1 0 395 -
2005 Nuits St Georges Les Pruliers - Chevillon, Robert 75 DP 0 6 - 70
2005 Nuits St Georges Les St Georges - Liger Belair, Thibault 75 IB 1 0 850 -

Nuits St Georges Les St Georges - Gouges, Henri

75 IB 1 0 1275 -
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 - Le Moine, Lucien 75 IB 0 1 - 90
2005 Nuits St Georges Les St Georges ( oc 6-packs ) - Gouges, Henri 75 DP 3 0 1275 -
2005 Pommard 1er Cru - Comte Armand 75 IB 1 0 675 -

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 Les Fremiers - Courcel, Domaine de 75 DP 0 6 - 60
2005 Pommard Les Grands Epenots - Girardin, Vincent 75 IB 1 0 425 -
2005 Romanee St Vivant - Hudelot Noellat 75 IB 0 1 - 335
2005 Romanee St Vivant - Hudelot Noellat 75 IB 0 1 - 335
2005 Savigny Les Beaune Les Dominodes - Clair, Bruno 75 DP 1 0 450 -
2005 Volnay Clos de la Barre - Jadot, Louis 75 DP 0 4 - 32
2005 Volnay Clos des Chenes (Collection Bellenum) - Maison Roche de Bellene 75 IB 1 0 395 -

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 Fremiets - Marquis d'Angerville 75 IB 1 0 690 -
2005 Volnay Les Taillepieds - Bouchard Pere et Fils 75 DP 0 6 - 35
2005 Volnay Vielle Vignes, Jeroboam - Potel, Nicolas 300 IB 0 2 - 125

Vosne Romanee Aux Brulees - Grivot, Jean

75 IB 1 0 1450 -
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee Aux Brulees - Grivot, Jean, 2005:
The 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Brulees shows lightly-cooked black cherry and black raspberry, nut oils, vanilla, sweet florality and beef marrow on the nose. Like satin in the mouth, this bastes the palate with restrained black fruits and meat stock, leading to a long, sedate but subtly, darkly complex finish of black fruit, raw meat, floral and chalky-mineral dimensions. How it will age only adds to this wine’s mystery, but I would not neglect to revisit it in at most 5-7 years. 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: 92
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Vosne Romanee Aux Malconsorts - Dujac, Fils & Pere 75 IB 0 6 - 275
2005 Vosne Romanee La Combe Brulee - Clavelier, Bruno 75 DP 1 0 600 -

Vosne Romanee Orveaux - Cathiard, Sylvain

75 DP 1 0 1800 -
Tasting Notes for Vosne Romanee Orveaux - Cathiard, Sylvain, 2005:
From 60-year-old vines high up above Echezeaux, the Cathiard 2005 Vosne-Romanee En Orveaux is the most austere wine on this occasion, with a chalky mineral character and bright but slightly tart red fruit marked by candied and caramelized inflections and a considerable evidence of new wood. Smoked meat character emerges beneath the alternating bright and caramelized black fruits in the finish. Not that this wine is entirely unimpressive — far from it — but could it just be having a bad day, I wonder? Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 89-90
Drinking Period:  -
2005 Vougeot Les Clos de la Perriere - Bertagna 75 IB 1 0 495 -
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