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Wine notes: 2005 Vincent Girardin Vosne-Romanée “Vieilles Vignes”

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This was was lovely to drink. Very rich berries but delightfully rounded. A hint of sweetness in your mouth, a tinge of pepperiness in aroma. This had the richness that comes from well aged tannins but it was drinkable right out of the bottle.

PS: Off to Paris for a couple of weeks. Will be drinking more wines but not sommelier chosen. Let’s see what we manage to find on our own.

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September 4, 2010 at 6:17 am

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Wine notes: 2005 Vincent Girardin Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru “Les Vergelesses”

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A pinot noir that tasted like a Cabernet Sauvignon blend. I think it is an expectation management problem. You don’t open a bottle of pinot expecting it to taste like Cab. Tannins are noticeable but not raw on the palate – very rich blackberry. Wasn’t thrilled.

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September 4, 2010 at 6:06 am

Wine notes: 2007 Domaine Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru “Bressandes”

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Pinot noir from Beaune, Burgundy. Rich mouthfeel. Very dark berry. Very nice to drink but perhaps less interesting than the 2006 Domaine Fèry Savigny-lès-Beaune. This is the first cru wine of this summer.

KLWine Notes: More weight, with those chocolate notes that are classic for this vineyard, located on the north side of the band of Beaune 1er Crus, just above Beaune Greves.

PS: Not on a drinking binge. Just catching up with the note taking.

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August 21, 2010 at 8:17 am

Wine notes: 2006 Domaine Fèry Savigny-lès-Beaune “Ez Connardises”

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Pinot noir from Beaune, Burgundy. Plummy. Not peppery. Earthy / forest floor / mushroomy nose.

From KLWines: This single vineyard Savigny comes from Connardises, a vineyard located right at the fork in the road as you come from Beaune and turn toward Pernand Vergelesses. It is a relatively flat site, directly below Lavieres 1er Cru, with deeper soils. The vines are over 80 years old in this plot, and the result is wine with fine structure and lots of concentration. Old vines such as this also respond brilliantly to the more natural viticulture instituted by Pascal Marchand. The result is a wine with no rusticity. Instead, the very old Pinot Fin vines yield fruit that makes a wine of finesse, structure and elegance, with notes of red plums as well a some blacker fruits.

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August 21, 2010 at 7:42 am

Wine notes: 2005 Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Rouge “Emotion de Terroirs”

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A pinot noir from Meursault is an appellation in Côte d’Or. Screwtop bottle. Clean tasting pinot noir – light on the palate, rich berry, very peppery.

From KLWines: This cuvée comes 75% from Marsannay, 10 % from Gevrey Chambertin, and 15% from Bourgogne Rouge vineyards below Vosne Romanée and Chambolle Musigny.

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August 21, 2010 at 7:30 am

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Wine notes: 2008 Bourgogne Blanc

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This is our first of the sommelier (@KLWines) chosen wine, a chardonnay from Domain Roulot in Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy.

For the first sip, the overwhelming taste is crisp acidity and aroma is that of lemon. Quickly enough, the stone and mineral notes kick in. After a few sips, the dominant notes are of a dry, crisp wine with stone and mineral notes and stays so until the last sip. I suspect that the notes of citrus help with the sense of crispness till the end. We could not perceive crustacean notes or pit bitterness or nuttiness in this wine (see KLW notes for 2007 batch).

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August 3, 2010 at 7:58 am