Just opening and decanting now, sticking with Burgundy again tonight. As it happens we had another Jadot (Dom. Gagey) bottle in the cellar, thought the Ladoix blanc was the only one previously.
Nose of bright spring cherry, supermarket not farmers market, tinge of alcohol.
Palate is gravel-cherry, sweet, this started quite tannic but mellowed a bit in the decanter. Drinking quite nice for an everyday Pinot, not overly complicated, but enjoyable. I'd say this bottle could hold easily for 6 years past vintage.
A good pairing with burgers hot off the grill tonight. Burgers are an interesting meal at our house, cats seem to like the aroma, so if you're not watching, paws will be sneaking up on your plate from an adjacent chair. 😺😼😺😼
24hr Update: Acidity had mellowed, I enjoyed the wine a little more after 3-4 hours of air than today, but was a great pairing with grilled pork chops tonight. — 5 days ago
I believe this is the Sans Soufre Cuvee in 2015, the Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes. Out of this world nose. Just stunning. Sick nose. Big ripe mid to end of season red and black cherries. So pure. Juicy and so pure with lovely, lithe cherry fruit and an elegant dusting of tanning. So juicy and lovely. — 15 days ago
2014 Domaine Philippe Gavignet ‘1er Cru Les Bousselots’ Nuits-Saint-Georges. Perfectly situated mid-slope site on the Vosne-Romanée side of Nuits-St-Georges. Black fruit, iron, rounded acidity, satin texture. Dark, elegant, earthy, long, brooding finish. — 3 days ago
After pulling a stunning bottle of 1985 Faustino I Gran Reserva last night I was anxious that I might be pressing my luck with Joseph Drouhin’s 1992 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru. There was no need to be... I hit the 25 year red burgundy jackpot. Wow.
Exotically perfumed with a smoldering character that features a smoky and savory mix of lavender, earl grey, clove, grapefruit peel, cedar, and sappy red fruit. Everything translates to the palate with surprising focus that’s driven by lifting acidity and loads of savory undertones that blend an intoxicating mixture of piney herbs, earthy tobacco, and lively limestone minerality. The satiny texture not only heightens the depth of flavor, but pushes the seamless finish out a few more beats. Stunning. — 15 days ago
First red I have tried from François Mikulski, who resides in Mersault - his whites are beautiful, and this one doesn't disappoint either. Gorgeous juicy fruit aroma, full of tart, tightly wound red fruit, mushroom, and foliage, with pink peppercorn and clove spice. — 9 days ago
Spices weren't detected, just beautiful pure red fruit pouring through. Trademark candy and herbal notes were present as well albeit subtle. Most people guessed Gevrey Chambertin 2015. Big fan of their style, but sadly prices have only been rising. I'm told their 2015 is a notch up compared to this vintage. Preferred this over the Hudelot Noellat Vosne Romanee 2015 we drank prior to this bottle. — 5 days ago
Nose is a little toasty oak, blueberry juice, and blackberry.
Palate has oak-like cherry but very restrained on woody aspects, mid-season supermarket cherry, ripe plum, red raspberry, blackberry, TBD mineral, perfect acid levels!
I want to drink everything I have at this level, decanted for over one hour and this is absolutely perfect, nothing in the way of enjoyment. Pierrick Bouley is genius.
24hr Update: Nice giant (size-wise, not overpowering, the large sized berries have a more subtle flavor) blueberry flavor. Oak is more noticeable today, but not obtrusive to the red/blue fruits, a gentle compliment, perfect today. — 20 days ago