It’s finally Friday! What wines are you pulling from your cellar this weekend? Cheers! 🥂🍯💥
526815 March, 2019
Sublime Meursault 2013 from Domaine Arnaud Ente.
When you have a Arnaud Ente in your glass. I bet you will big smile..
This is such an elegant and refined Meursault.
* Score : 92 Point
* Drink : 2021 ~ 2040+
* Comment : Highly recommended
* Surface : 0.86ha in ownership
* Average of vines : Planted in 1955, 2003
* Soil type : Sand, Clay, Eastern and western sun exposure, The youngest vines of the very old stonewall-enclosed lieu-dit, En l’Ormeau, blended with the lieu-dit Les Casse-Têtes
* Wine information
Domaine Arnaud Ente is one of the hottest wine properties in Mersault today and arguably Burgundy's brightest rising star. Stylistically Arnaud's wines lie somewhere between the rich, generous, hedonistic style of Dominique Lafon and the linear, precise, mineral, citrus character of Coche Dury.
Arnaud's family is originally from the north of France. His father married the daughter of Puligny vigneron Camille David and Arnaud was born in 1966. The vineyards from this connection are currently being exploited by Arnaud’s brother Benoit (and by an aunt who sells in bulk to negociants). While working at the legendary Coche Dury, Arnaud married Marie-Odile Thévenot in 1991 and the following year started work in Meursault, farming vineyards rented from his father-in-law, vigneron Phillipe Thévenot.
During the 1990s Arnaud's wines attracted a lot of attention for their opulent style, due to his preference to pick late for maximum ripeness. Since 2000 the wines have displayed a more complex, naturally acidic style with enhanced minerality, which reflects the move to a programme of earlier picking. His wines are now amongst the very finest in the village.
Arnaud's aim is to do the best possible job from the vineyards he has available to him. He currently exploits 4 hectares with a total workforce of four people: himself, his wife Marie-Odile and two employees. Few, if any, other domaines have as high a ratio of man hours per hectare.(Source by Jasper Morris)
잘 짜여진 구조감과 묵직한 애시디티 거기에 특유의 감미로운 피니쉬까지..
언제나 매력적인 퍼포먼스를 선사해주는..
The wine has been followed for a period of 3 hours.
Initially, a bit of a gentle expression on the aromas with a little smoke that eventually disappears and the lady says that she is awake. Deep and distinctly fresh and delicious citrus and cool stonefruit. The butter is first taken straight from the refrigerator, but at room temperature the butter melts and seduces more and more as time goes on.
Pretty rich wine that is so indescribably clean and energy-rich! Precise and the wine are just as linearly beautiful, without thinking of being too broad or masculine. Velvet! Lovely lovely citrus and lime peel that shouts freshness. Great minerality too. More buttery as time goes by. One thinks that several superlatives cannot be used - an insanely wonderful finish with great crisp accidity - What a energy it creates!
This is an absolutely brilliant wine - only details - especially the lack of some aromas make me to drawn points. Anyway - this is well deserved 97 points. This was beautiful! - Thanks to photographer @lokenknut for this one 🙏🏻 #cochedury#meursault#chardonnay#winelover
Absolutely stunning wines on the table last night! Our Grand Tasting menu at @thecrossingstl was just as tasty! Highly recommend if you are in St. Louis or passing through for a night.
I cannot wait to revisit 2009 Pontet-Canet in a decade or so!
The 2015 Arnaud Ente Clos Des Ambres was magical!
GOUGES, DAUVISSAT, ROULOT, SABRE
Small ammo by big guns!
1️⃣ 🔶 2013 - 🇫🇷 Bourgogne, Domaine Henri Gouges, Nuits-Saint-Georges (21). A little bit disappointing. Maybe because the vintage wasn’t great. The expression of the pinot was somewhat weak. Will definitely try some other vintages. You can’t go wrong when you consider the price of it
2️⃣ 🥉 2015 - 🇫🇷 Irancy, Vincent Dauvissat, Chablis (89). As explained in French below, this wine is built for the long run. Quite closed and unexpressive before some serious decanting. This is an old-fashioned way of making pinots and it’s definitely a compliment. Very similar to some pinots produced in the northern côte de Beaune area such as the delicate Pernand-Vergelesses by Chandon de Briailles. Great wine overall but it deserves some years of cellaring before expressing its full potential
3️⃣ 🥈 2016 - 🇫🇷 Bourgogne Blanc, Jean-Marc Roulot, Meursault (21). I won’t say too much about this one because one word is enough: awesomeness! Great in its youth, better after 24h in a decanter. Roulot’s signature is all over this wine and his gigantic meursaults will directly come to your mind when you try it
4️⃣ 🥉 2016 - 🇫🇷 Bourgogne Rouge, Fanny Sabre, Pommard (21). Fanny! Another great pinot that also deserves to be kept for some time (5-7 years maybe) I am such a big fan of what you do!
🏆 99-100 : Mythical/fuoriclasse
🥇 96-98 : Titanic/must buy
🥈 93-95 : Outstanding
🥉 90-92 : Excellent/great wine
🔶 80-89 : Solid (recommended)
🔷 70-79 : Fine
❌ <70 : Don’t bother
◼️ Not rated (but will try again)
Bizot Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2014
Same with first flight the Bizot style of ripe apricot, creamy coconut oak is distinctive and unmistakable. The combination of maturing orchard fruits smell gives it a deceptive maturity, but the piercing freshness and immature primary fruits reminds me this is most likely a recent vintage. High acidity and focused fruits with glycerol. Bizot Bougogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2014? (90-91/100)
🥇D’Auvenay Meursault 1er Cru Goudottes 2009
Extraordinary nose of aromatic buttery popcorn and energetic fruits. Smart reduction of struckmatch and wax. Seriously concentrated and potent. Dense ripe tree fruits with buttery toast. Creamy minerals and generous texture that reminds me of Meursault Les Gouttes d’Or. Grand Cru plus power, one of the most intense white wines of the night. Great finish that leaves you wanting more. d’Auvenay Meursault 1er Cru les Gouttes d’Or 2011? (95/100)
Bizot Vosne Romanee Les Jachees 2006
Tricky to tell whether this is Domaine Leroy or Bizot as I couldn’t quite pick any distinctive style, it was neither ethereal (Leroy) nor unfiltered-cloudy-complex (Bizot). Quite clean and neat with fresh red cherry, crunchy oak spices and toast with a mild ethereal backbone. Village weight without much complexity relative to other reds tasted before or next to it. Could it be from a lesser vineyard of Leroy? Leroy Pommard 2012? (90/100)
🥇Leroy Vosne Romanee 2004
A stunning bouquet of ethereal perfume and in-depth mixed fruits, bubbly dark berries and cherries intertwined with sweet oak spices and spiced earth, very transparent of the Vosne Romanee terroir. Flashy yet showing good amount of Grand Cru nuances, hints of austereness and cloudy ruby, most likely the declassified wine of Leroy where all the Grand Cru and Premier Cru went into the village wine. Leroy Vosne Romanee 2004? (96/100)
177424 March, 2019
Theme: 1er Cru - The Full Line up. .
To be honest I have no idea how did this theme coming up in our monthly gathering. Possibly the best 1er Cru line up we have had to date. The main concern for me is how to ensure all wines would show well. So we were checking tasting notes at CT, exchanging information with ppl who had drunk these wines recently and so on. .
We all were pleased with the outcome and yes, so blessed! .
p/s: all wines were tasted with Zalto Burgundy and Coche is tasted with Zalto Universal. .
I’m deeply impressed by the quality of the 1er cru on the hands of great winemaker, they are capable to express the plot with extra dimension and dare I say, most of these beats most of the grand crus out there. All wines were excellent and impressive in their own way. .
2006 Meo, 2010 Rousseau, 2008 Roumier rank firmly at the top 3. However it is kinda splitting hair to argue which is the WOTN. This dinner is absolutely stunning and hard to beat. (if only the food can catch up, a bit disappointed given this is my favorite restaurant.
2013 Coche-Dury Meursault 1er Cru Caillerets
Opened at 3pm and cork back at 6pm.
Pale yellow. Lovely complex nose of flowers, cool herbs, popcorn and salinity along with good depth of ripe fruits. Highly concentrated on the palate with the lush rich fruits, medium acidity and loaded with salinity. Very good persistent, with the flintiness tailing at the end. .
An hour later, even more expressive on the nose and flavours fanning out even better on the palate, with longer length. It reminded me drinking a Raveneau with an extra dimension from Meursault. Great wine.
2007 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts
Single decanted at 630pm, serving at 815pm.
Pale garnet. Very complex and rounded aromas of Autumn leaves, cinnamon, hoisin sauce and sweet blue fruits. Good sweet ripe fruits lushness on the palate, with very perfume spices in the mouth. Long, silky fine tannin but still firm for the good backbone. Lovely wine and drinking fabulously tonight. Not the typical powerful malconsorts but rather, a subtle, elegant one.
Little known and probably undervalued.
Thanks to a trusted seller I got to try my first @domainevincentlatour and I must say that it was a promising first meeting.
This Bourgogne Chardonnay comes from vineyards planted between the 50s and 70s in Meursault. The vinification in steel is followed by a 10-month aging that takes place half in barriques and half in demi-muids, 20% new.
Initially reductive with notes of candy and toasted bread, after prolonged oxygenation in Zalto Burgundy it liberates strongly oriented perfumes going towards the fruit: first tropical with gentle pineapple, then more on the citrus side with ripe orange and sweet tangerine.
The mouthfeel is quite serious for such a basic appellation. Medium-bodied with fairly oily and open texture, it shows off a bold ripe fruit that flows until midpalate, then propelled by a subtle yet energetic and well-balanced acidity. Delicately tannic ending and admirable lenght.
Here the fruit is the absolute protagonist, it strongly prevails on minerality and it risks weighing down a sip which still shows a good general harmony. Perhaps there is a lack of cohesion between elements once the midpalate has been surpassed, but it is still a remarkable product, given the price and the rank to which it belongs.
Excellent wine list @lesoufflot
Ulysse Collin Les Pierrieres (2014 base)
Ulysse Colin Les Maillons (2014 base)
Vincent Dauvissat Chablis vertical:
2011 Vaillons 1er Cru
2013 Le Clos Grand Cru
2014 Sechet 1er Cru
1993 Chevillon Perrieres 1er Cru
2009 Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
2015 Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux Grand Cru
2016 Gonon Saint Joseph