Mainly Burgs and an outstanding 82 Bordeaux

Had a few friends and family around over the past couple of days and drank some good botts.

  • 1986 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (1/31/2015)
    Has been drinking really well over the past decade. Has some of the exotic fruit notes of the vintage coupled with a little honey and mushroom development. It is ripe, round and full in the mouth with a fruit sweet heart and a gentle kiss of grapefruit acidity on the finish. Excellent accompaniment to a runny white mould cheese.
  • 2005 Jean-Claude Boisset Chambertin - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru (1/31/2015)
    Under screwcap this is still very youthful but drinking well. Loaded with black cherry and blood plum fruits. It has a hint of earth and some savoury meaty traits. It is velvety in the mouth and has good muscle on the finish.
  • 2010 Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay 1er Cru Gravières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Santenay 1er Cru (1/31/2015)
    Highly perfumed aromas of spice, purple flowers and black cherry. Creamy and rich in the mouth with good detail. Still very youthful but worth cracking one now as it is exquisitely balanced and has such great proportion.
  • 2011 Jean-Claude Boisset Corton-Charlemagne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (1/31/2015)
    Very clean and fresh with some candied lemon and mineral notes. Tight, linear and gently floral. Needs time.
  • 1982 Château Léoville Poyferré - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (1/30/2015)
    Power meets elegance. Beautiful aromatics of freshly polished leather, dried flowers, sweet cedar and cassis. Round and creamy in the mouth with dense fruits and plenty of subtle earthy nuance. Has great proportion and persistence. Still extremely youthful but a joy to drink right now.
  • 1988 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (1/30/2015)
    Pours out an iridescent green colour. So fresh, so vibrant, so good. Shows but a hint of toasty development then she’s all fresh white peach, citrus and mineral. It has a rigid spine and with air you get a suggestion of preserved lemon and some retrained exoticism. It is dense, linear and compact and length is superb. Quite brilliant.
  • 2000 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (1/30/2015)
    Absolutely in he zone. Smells of custard apple, lemon zest, river rocks and rainwater from a galvo tank. It is textured and rich but not heavy. You get some lactic notes but the dominant flavour is citrus fruit. The finish is all mineral and length is phenomenal.
  • 2012 Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet (1/30/2015)
    Ripe, bursting with orchard fruits and possessing some honeysuckle aromas and flavours. It has decent density for its level but is a little simple. Needs a year or two to gain dimension and complexity.
  • 1971 Louis Latour Corton-Grancey - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru (1/29/2015)
    Complex aromatics of rose petal, black tea, chocolate, compost and red berries. Full, sweet and vinous with a line of minerally acidity. Gets a bit meaty towards the end of the bottle and just fades a little on the finish with some fruit rind characters but a delicious drink none the less.

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Disclaimer: I import the Vincent and Boisset wines into Australia.

I also had a bunch of burgs at a dinner this week with a lone 82 poyferre! Twinsies!

Great notes as always

How was your Poyferre showing Charlie?

a little youthful and not showing as much fruit behind some tannin. But really smooth polished mouthfeel.

Indeed, super notes as always, Jeremy. Jean-Marc Vincent’s wines, both red and white, really deliver for the money, and, consistent with your note, his 2010 reds are really lovely. Oh, boy, does that BdM CC sound good!