Côte D’or

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

Shay A
9.6

A bottle I contributed during a trip to Napa’s Premiere Napa Valley week. This was opened at Torc, alongside a ‘97 Leflaive Les Pucelles, ‘11 Leroy Blagny, ‘89 La Chappelle and two young Napa cabs from Simon Estate. La Mouline is always my favorite due to the amount of co-ferment with Viognier.

Deserving of a 1-2hr decant, this got about an hour open in bottle by the time we got to it. I opened the ‘04 La Turque just a few weeks prior, so I had a reference point to work with. Heady aromatics, as expected…dark potpurri, spice, mesquite and mocha. On the palate, the youthful bacon-fat of Cote Rotie was gone and had channeled the classical tangy barbecue profile alongside black olive, peppered red and black berry fruit, and smoked meat at the finish. Whereas the LaTurque was almost Burgundian in profile (elegant, light), this was somewhere in-between the “bigger” LaLandonne and LaTurque…big, but balanced, likely due to vintage. Aromatics and finish here were standouts. Open now with a quick decant or hold another few years.
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Another great btl of this vintage showing pure flavors of black cherry, red berry fruits with graphite, mineral, smoked meats, licorice, spice, olive, pepper & violets. — 10 days ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Échézeaux Pinot Noir 1971

Magnum, Great btl that was fresh & youthful. — 4 days ago

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

La Tâche Pinot Noir 1978

This is sooo pretty. Light pink in color, the nose is so seductive. Pretty floral notes, cherry, dried flowers. Wildly complex and intense on the nose but so light and ethereal. The palate is lifted and pretty with raspberry, delicate spice and classic vosne flavors. This wine is so poised and pretty and ready to drink. Light but powerful. Fantastic — 11 days ago

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Domaine A. et P. de Villaine

Bouzeron Aligoté 2021

Yellow apple nose, crisp, with sharp grassy notes, apricot, white flower, walnut and a prominent minerality and a slight creamy undertone. Gold-Yellow color, though not amber, with hints of green towards the edges. Sharp acidity and minerality on the palate, dry, with prominent apricots, Meyer lemon, slight vegetal notes, with a lingering, nutty finish. — 16 days ago

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Louis Latour

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Domaine Georges Roumier

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Gorgeous. Soulful and intense. Garrigue and plum and dark sour cherry. Inky and poised. Herbal edges and a velvety mouthfeel. Superb stuff. — 5 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1985

1985 vintage. Wandered into an "in progress" tasting. Open (not decanted) for an hour before tasting. Light-medium body. Good color. Reticent nose with a slightly charcoal flavor profile. Tasted directly after a non-pic/forgotten 1er Cru 1990 red Burg (9.6) and just before the 1985 Sassicia (9.3). First World probs. Burg won the day. 3.1.24. — 4 days ago

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E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1999

A exploration of nine 1999 Cote Rotie - Syrahs and Shiraz on their 25th anniversary. The Guigal was ranked #2 by the group, and was my #3. great wine. — 11 days ago

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Domaine Leflaive

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 2007

Thought this was slightly past its peak — 2 days ago

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