Hugel Et Fils

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Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2005

Nose has dried grape vines, (old) neutral oak barrel, dried black cherry, dried garden soil, (cooled) grilled tomato, graphite mechanical pencil refills, old coffee grounds and very dry compost/soil.

Palate has dried cherries resurrected in bacon fat, several day old sliced fresh cherries, blend of moist/dry soil with medium tannins. Cork pulled for a slow ox. for ~6h, then decanted ~1h. Picking up some since decanting, but still not moving the needle much. Likely great 5+ years ago, acceptable this evening.

Paired to a local pig, grilled pork chops from our favorite just over the border farmer (Highland Farm, Old Chatham, NY). Courtney only raises about six pigs every year, I'm overjoyed when we land some for our freezer, delicious factor 2x over just about anything else in the region.
(Pork was 93 points, if I had been more observant on internal temps would have been 95 points, still grilled to a wonderful medium.)
— 3 days ago

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Daniel Maquin

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I have a 2009 of this on the side. You make me wonder if now would not the right time to to open it 🤨
Severn Goodwin

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@Daniel Maquin I'm just generally perplexed by these bottles, seems like every third one is a definite winner. I keep buying them in hopes I strike a good run at some point.
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@Daniel Maquin @Severn Goodwin I would think based on vintage the ‘05 is the one you would wait on and ‘ 09 the one you would feel less hesitant to open given the flamboyance of the vintage..

Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée Impériale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Usseglio is one of the finest Chateauneuf producers and this Cuvée Impériale has his 100+ years old vines. So think you can drink with a spoon. But its also really complex with all the spices ans flowers, garrigue and all. Outstanding. Needs several more years in the cellar. If you try before 2025 I suggest you decant 45 minutes before. — 4 days ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Chardonnay 2006

super aromatics, lean and intense with great drive, barely ripe citrus and lime, a menthol note and steeliness of Corton, a wine that brings joy but opened far too young. Great length, endless finish. — a day ago

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Bouchard Père et Fils

Le Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2012

🏅 Rating 94/100 (4,4⭐)

Beautiful clear bright ruby color. One can sense high breed of top Burgundy right away. Immense depth. Bouquet of forest red berries with some black, forest floor, Indian spices, sandal wood. With some time in the glass develops floral aromas of dark red roses. It feels like it has significant influence of new oak, but it is very well integrated and adds to wine's complexity. ⁣
Smooth, but rich and ripe juicy on the palate. ⁣
Tannins are also ripe and finely grained giving pleasant mouth feel. All elements are in perfect balance as you want your Grand Cru to be. Looong finish. ⁣

Wine opened its drinking window and delivers ultimate pleasure already. ⁣

It has this Corton character which gravitates towards Côte de Beaune rather than Côte de Nuits.⁣

This is Domaine Bouchard, not their negociant wine. Own grapes come from 3,95 ha East facing vineyard in historic lieu-dit of Le Corton.⁣
— 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Great picture timing, mid-yawn on cattie!

Jacquesson & Fils

Cuvee 741 Extra Brut Champagne 2013

Disgorged in 2017. Big and delicious. 2.5 g/L dosage. — 2 days ago

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Simon Bize & Fils

"Aux Grands Liards" Savigny-lès-Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Black fruit with a bit of an earthy undertone. Can drink early if you want a young pinot with good structure and some tannins or you can let this age a while to let it round off a bit and enjoy the development and complexity of the earthy and mineral notes. — 3 days ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Very good producer

Christian Bellang & Fils

Christian Bellang & fils Longbois Beaune Pinot Noir 2013

Rose petals, cherry, a bit of oak and some hay. It's been opened yesterday night, 2 glasses were taken from it and stored at room temperature with the cork screwd back on. The palate is showing gloriously right now : a radiant ripe, sweet cherry note, a strong acid backbone, some width, a silky mouthfeel, some oak notes. Some tannins kick things up in the rear before a very nice and fresh finish with cherry, again some oaky notes and that hay thing. So all three prior tasting were missing the point. This needs air (and to be served below room temperature but it's 30°C outside right now here) — 11 days ago

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Bérêche & Fils

Brut Réserve Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Non Filtrée Champagne Blend

Good wine, though I’m not sure deserving of the heaping praise & hype I see. Could be an off bottle or maybe I just do t get it. — 12 days ago

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Giancarlo Cicero

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Showed age. Enjoyable.
8.9

Bouchard Père et Fils

La Romanée Grand Cru Pinot Noir 1995

The best nose i have smelled for a pinot in my life. Hard to describe but i had truffles, red fruit, spices, layers upon layers...in the mouth the length was long but had a dip in the middle. Only reason i did not give it a perfect score. A memorable moment — a day ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Wow super nice

Bérêche & Fils

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

This is so good. Has the wonderfully mature, slightly oxidative quality of an older champagne. Apple skins, nectarine, and orange zest on the nose, with loads of stone fruit and red berry fruit on the palate, along with graham cracker and praline. Great acid. Broad but very lively. Delightful champs.
Disgorged 2019, base ‘17
— 21 days ago

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