Şarap illüstrasyon 2

1996 Coche Dury, Meursault “Les Rougeots”
Crème brulee, grilled nuts, leesy, tropical fruit aroma. Classical pear,apple, pineapple fruit on the palette. Neither green, nor ripe fruitiness. Very intense but remains superbly balanced due to its underlying acidity. Long, earthy aftertaste with touch tropical fruit notes. 96/100

March-May 2014

1995 Montille Puligny Montrachet, “Le Cailleret”
Still light yellow, not a hint of oxidation.  Buttery, leesy, tropical aroma.  Citrusy on the palette, perfect integration of oak and fruit-acid balance. Later it turned to pit fruits and became rounder. Medium-long finish. I did not detect as much the stony minerality as I was expecting from bottles I had drunk from this millesime in earlier years but this is excellent. Should give pleasure for a few more years ahead.  95/100

March-May 2014

2004 Domaine de la Louverie, Muscat Sevre et Maine, “Le Fief du Breil”
Grassy-herbal, sea shells aroma.  Quince and, esp. like biting into green plum. Lean and steely. Bracing acidity. Saline-mineral finish.  Good structure. Should age effortlessly.  92-3/100

March-May 2014

1996 Roulot, Meursault “Perrieres”
Really impressive. Leesy, creamy, lemon and mineral nose. Intense on the palate but not heavy, great balance.  Mostly agrumes and citrus, complex palette.  Strong mid-palette. Very long, earthy, minerally finish. Steely backbone.   96-7/100

March-May 2014

2009 Clos Rougeard, “Breze”, Saumur
The nose is wild yeasty, layered and complex.  Layer upon layer of tropical fruit, orange and grapefruit peel, quince and pipen apple. It dances on the palette; sweet entry than tart. Good acidity. Very pleasant bitterness in the finish. Despite the “thickness”, it remains light on its feet. Developed well in the bottle (which was opened 2 hours before the meal) and was perfect match with Nantucket bay scallops in beurre blanc. May be a better millesime than the very good 06,07,08 that I tried, some a few times.  Great Chenin. 96+/100

March-May 2014

2010 Thebaut, Muscadet, “Clos de Morins”
Chalky. Bone dry. Intensive salinity on the finish. Perfect match with raw shellfish.

March-May 2014

2002  Luneau-Papin, L’d’Or Muscadet, Sevre et Maine
Slightly oxidative nose. Orange-grapefruit peel, lean palette. The finish is medium long with a touch of salinity and apricot seed or almond skin type bitterness. Has character. 90/100

March-May 2014

2005 F. Raveneau, Chablis, “Montee de Tonnerre”
A bit vanilla-oaky, lemon curd pie aroma.  Citrusy fruit is on the ripe side but  underlying acidity balances it.  Good grip and intensity.  Mostly citrus fruit and long, iron-mineral finish.  For the long haul. 93+/100

March-May 2014

1996 Verget, Chassagne “La Romanee”
Caramelized apple nose.  Palette contrasts with the nose    with good underlying acidity and apple, citrus. Touch earthy finish is medium long.  Nice balance overall. 93/100

March-May 2014

2010 Chateau de Fosse-Seche, Chenin Blanc
Peachy, summer fruit and floral aroma. White peach and tart apple on the palette. Slightly honeyed quality but good sugar-fruit balance. Not heavy and overextracted as some Loire Chenins. Light but not diluted.  There is a captivating quality to this moderately, $30 priced wine and it should match a variety of seafood dishes.  91/100

March-May 2014

 2006 Perret, Condrieu, Coteau de “Chery”
Very floral, summer pit fruits aroma. Ripe summer fruits dominate the elegant palate. Fat, viscous, lush but not heavy body. At its peak. Everybody will enjoy this. 93/100

March-May 2014

1999 Sauzet, Puligny Montrachet, “Les Folatieres”
Beginning to decline. Slightly oxidized nose. Palette holds, the structure and the backbone shows its pedigree.

March-May 2014

2009 Dauvissat, Chablis Premier Cru, “Sechet”
Leesy, (batonnage), pineapple, pipen apple, toast, crème brulee aroma. Palette follows, good acidity, clean and balanced. Should age for further complexity. 92+

March-May 2014

2009 Y. Leccia d’Croce, Vermentino-Patrimonio
A good vermentino from Corsica. Saline minerality is dominant on the nose with pipen apple. This is not a fruity wine, some agrumes and grapefruit buried in an earthy-minerally backbone. Not particularly elegant but various components remain in balance. Good shellfish wine. Drink by 2015.  91/100

March-May 2014

2009 Lafon, Meursault “Charmes”
Leesy, toasty, crème brulee nose, slightly reductive. Classic fruit, good backbone and acidity.  The oak is too present in the long finish.  Should develop further. 93+/100

March-May 2014

2009 Michel Neillon, Chassagne Montrachet, “Les Vergers”
This showed better than the Lafon, with more elegance, better integration of oak and long-steely finish. Perfect accompaniment to steak tartare or long aged beef or lamb carpaccio.   94/100

March-May 2014

 

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