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Tasting Notes for Gevrey Chambertin Le Poissenot ( oc 6-pack ) - Geantet Pansiot, 2005:
From a single premier cru parcel planted by GeantetŐs grandfather in 1949 in the nose-bleed bleachers of the commune (above Lavaux St.-Jacques and Les Verroilles), the 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Le Poissenot displays a uniquely alkaline, and maritime note in the nose, along with scents of ripe black cherry and roasted game. This presents terrific depth and richness on the palate, offering a veritable butcher shop of carnal delights, including raw beef, salted, smoked pork and long-hung game. Not that fruit is slighted: there is strong, sweetly ripe black cherry throughout, and a malbec-like amalgam of black raspberry, white pepper and cardamom emerges as the wine takes on air. Creamy, rich, sappy, and sleek, this finishes with gum-clinging strength and refinement, invigoratingly saline and brightly black-fruited. A delight already, this distinctively superb Gevrey will no doubt benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring.
Vincent Geantet as usual bottled well before yearŐs end, and his wines seemed to be having a particularly expressive, fruit-filled day when I tasted. Interestingly, much as he bottles all of his wines together, so, GeantetŐs barrel regimen is the same regardless of appellation: one-third each of new, one-year and two-year wood. He prolonged the pre-fermentative maceration to eight days, which seems to have enhanced the brightness of fruit exhibited by these wines. I must say I did not come prepared for quite such an impressive collection as that which Geantet delivered.
Wine Advocate # 171 Jun 2007
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: -
Tasting Notes for Morgon Vieilles Vignes - Bouland, Daniel, 2012:
The 2012 Morgon Vieilles Vignes comes courtesy of 60-year-old vines. It has an understated bouquet of raspberry, tilled earth and briary scents that unfold in the glass. The palate is crisp and fresh with a slightly higher acidity than the Corcelette, but with more tension and vibrancy on the finish. This is another superb Morgon from Daniel Bouland. Drink now-2020.
Readers should peruse Issue 190 for more information on Daniel Bouland’s domaine. He cultivates four hectares of vines in Douby, Cote de Py and Delys around Morgon. His fruit is picked entirely by hand and is vinified whole cluster. These were absolutely superb expressions of traditional Beaujolais: serious wines that I suspect will age as well as their more expensive counterparts further north in the Cote de Nuits. They represent outstanding value in the current market and are consumed best with 4 to 7 years of bottle age.
The Wine Advocate June '14.
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2014-2020