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by Laurent Gibet
October 1st, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Il Poggione Brunello
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2010 Il Poggione Brunello

I had an excellent Brunello Il Poggione 2012 in september 2019 (it was also excellent in october 2017 in a huge Montalcino horizonale). Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012 : 17/20 - september 2019 (tasted blind) Piège récurrent quand il s’agit de différencier nebbiolo et sangiovese. Je vois Baro...
by Laurent Gibet
October 1st, 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Il Poggione Brunello
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: TN: 2010 Il Poggione Brunello

Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2010 : 16/20 (good wine - september 2018)
Elégant, ténu, acidulé, avec de la cerise, du tannin (mais sans trop). Le sangiovese colle bien, avec peu de puissance toutefois.
by Laurent Gibet
September 28th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2003 Chateau Pavie?
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: 2003 Chateau Pavie?

October 2019 : Château Pavie St-Emilion 2003 : 16,5/20 Expression particulièrement mûre, au boisé épicé : gelée de cassis, confiture de fraise, pruneau, viande fumée, bouquet garni. Extrême en effet, avec un début d’évolution. Matière évidemment riche, onctueuse, corsée (j’avais eu la même impressio...
by Laurent Gibet
September 24th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2010 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese - celebrating 25 years of tasting wine!
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: TN - 2010 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese - celebrating 25 years of tasting w

I visited the auctions in 2011 … among the very best wines : Ruwer : Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstberg eiswein 1993 Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstberg auslese “101” 2010 Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstberg beerenauslese 2010 Carl Von Schubert Maximin Grünhauser Abstb...
by Laurent Gibet
September 20th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois

Great report …

I tasted many times excellent Zind Pinot Gris Jebsal SGN but never the 1994, with this special cuvée on an exceptional vintage.
by Laurent Gibet
September 17th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...

Kris Patten wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 7:47 am
The beauty of Sauternes is you don't really need to go value hunting/exploring outside top names as outside of Yquem and Doisy-Daene Extravagant they all offer great value if you enjoy dessert wines.
Sauternes is less and less sold … and even tends to disappear ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 17th, 2020, 2:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...

Sauternes Rousset-Peyraguey Réserve 2008 (demi) : 15/20 – 16/9/2020 Approche anthroposophique certifiée biodynamique et méthode biologique certifiée Ecocert et Dynamis . Trace de dioxyde de soufre provenant des sulfures naturels des minéraux volcaniques. Ni filtré, ni collé, il est vinifié sous la ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 16th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008

Monday night; the Sociando was showing extremely well. Old fashioned Bordeaux. Slight ferrous note, red fruit and very definite herbal note. A bit rustic, but lovely for all that. Good finish 92 Tuesday night. This is archetypal Sancerre. Still bright yellow. Sauvignon Blanc notes encased in seriou...
by Laurent Gibet
September 16th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008

Monday night; the Sociando was showing extremely well. Old fashioned Bordeaux. Slight ferrous note, red fruit and very definite herbal note. A bit rustic, but lovely for all that. Good finish 92 Tuesday night. This is archetypal Sancerre. Still bright yellow. Sauvignon Blanc notes encased in seriou...
by Laurent Gibet
September 15th, 2020, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Portugal - Bairrada - Verticale Sao Domingos (in french)
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Portugal - Bairrada - Verticale Sao Domingos (in french)

Terrific notes, Laurent! I will be sharing these with Alexandrino Amorim, who I am assuming you may have met in the context of this tasting. I have rarely been enthusiastic about Portuguese sparkling, although São Domingos is one of the few quality labels along with Vértice. I love those old reserv...
by Laurent Gibet
September 15th, 2020, 1:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Portugal - Bairrada - Verticale Sao Domingos (in french)
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Portugal - Bairrada - Verticale Sao Domingos (in french)

Découverte des vins portugais Caves Sao Domingos en Bairrada/Dão Vendredi 28 février 2019 La dégustation est proposée et commenté par Attila pour la séance du soir. Quelques commentaires de contexte : Toutes les bouteilles, stockées pendant une longue période dans des conditions optimales, ont été ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 14th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – 06 CDC, 02 Cristal, 08 DP, Aubert, 99 Lambreys and etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: TN: A lost Friday afternoon gathering – 06 CDC, 02 Cristal, 08 DP, Aubert, 99 Lambreys and etc.

I like Ferrando's wines … Souvenirs : a. february 2015 : 52. Italie : Carema – Ferrando “Etichetta Bianca” 2008 : 16,5/20 (Nebbiolo) Cassis, fraise, terre, rhubarbe. Bouche aérienne également, fine, longue (Trousseau ?, Burlotto ?). Silhouette de grimpeur pour ce vin exclusivement composé de nebbiol...
by Laurent Gibet
September 14th, 2020, 2:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

I had a great Rayas red 2008 two years ago. And a great Rayas red 2007 recently. Today, the Rousseau Clos St-Jacques 2008 tastes better than the Rousseau Chambertin 2008 (see my former posts, in july). Thanks Craig and Laurent, Good to know about the '08. I may have to open it soon, and if so, I'll...
by Laurent Gibet
September 12th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

I have a single '08 Rayas, which I've been tempted to open. I'll check and see if it's commented on in the vertical, though I know it's not a great vintage for that wine. I believe it is actually a great vintage for Rayas. Look for comments on WB from William Kelley and others. BTW, for a good laug...
by Laurent Gibet
September 12th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

Château-Grillet 2006 – 17 – LG17 L’abricot sec, l’amande, et en filigrane, cette forme musquée de violette et de poudre de riz évoquant la joue fripée d’une bisaïeule endimanchée, signalent rapidement le grand viognier (Chéry ?, Vernon ?). Mais la convergence collégiale sur Grillet se dessinera en ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 12th, 2020, 1:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

And I thought I wrote great tasting notes. Thank you for these. And apologies for responding in English. My French is sufficient to let me read and appreciate your notes- but not to respond in kind, I regret to say. I especially loved your review of the 1995 Chateau Rayas. The Rhone is the one majo...
by Laurent Gibet
September 11th, 2020, 3:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

A great dinner (Rayas, Accomasso, Rousseau, Palmer, Ausone, Germain Perrières, Grillet, ...)

Le compte-rendu est réalisé par mon ami Guillaume Deschepper. Champagne Couche Elégance brut NM (dégorgement non précisé) – 15 – LG15,5 Pinot noir majoritaire. Un verre d’accueil bien pâtissier (frangipane, vanille, nonette), de belle tenue, aux goûts engageants. La matière crémeuse, parcourue de s...
by Laurent Gibet
September 9th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

I have always found it extracted, and lacked any real joy. The major exception was 1996, but having been to a few verticals, I left disappointed. I know it has its lovers, but I will always take Pichon Lalande, and it’s half the price. In confirmation, I have kept a great TN about Las Cases 1996 : ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 9th, 2020, 2:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

I have always found it extracted, and lacked any real joy. The major exception was 1996, but having been to a few verticals, I left disappointed. I know it has its lovers, but I will always take Pichon Lalande, and it’s half the price. Las Cases is closer to Latour than to Lalande. Both need a lot ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 8th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 3:36 am
I have never been a particular fan of Las Cases but 1989 is one of the great exceptions. Nice note
Among my very best wines through times : LLC 1990 (19/20), LLC 1988 (18,5/20)
by Laurent Gibet
September 7th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

un soir? Vous buvez très bien. Merci. J’aime beaucoup Bonneau du Martray mais le prix est trop augmenté et le risque d’oxydation prématurée est aussi grande maintenant. Two evenings and the report of the third one is coming. This Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne 1995 was unquestionable. Btw - ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 7th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

un soir? Vous buvez très bien. Merci. J’aime beaucoup Bonneau du Martray mais le prix est trop augmenté et le risque d’oxydation prématurée est aussi grande maintenant. Two evenings and the report of the third one is coming. This Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne 1995 was unquestionable. Btw - ...
by Laurent Gibet
September 7th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

Attila Aranyos – 5/9/2020 : Un superbe repas bien arrosé : Champagne Michel Devitry Brut : 16,5/17 Belle surprise que ce champagne plus tout jeune, savoureux (pomme, miel, agrumes, fumée). Imaginé Gatinois 2002. Tokaji Szamorodni Obzidian Bormanufaktura 2007 : 16/20 Impression de macération, pas ma...
by Laurent Gibet
September 2nd, 2020, 12:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnés **ADDED** 2013 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu
Replies: 10
Views: 565

Re: TN: 2013 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnés

My last Boulay (Comtesse 2007) was excellent in august 2020 (with this typical elder aromas of Chavignol) : it really neded time and will age ...
by Laurent Gibet
August 31st, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

Another great evening/night with my friends … Champagne Veuve Clicquot 2002 : 18/20 Complet, savoureux, fin, très long … on se délecte. Champagne Ruinart Dom Ruinart 1990 : 18,5/20 Superbe évolution de chardonnay (curry, agrumes, miel, menthe, …). J’entends parler d’une évocation aromatique chablisi...
by Laurent Gibet
August 26th, 2020, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine du Jaugaret, St-Julien [ADDED THE 1999 BAMA SIDE-BY-SIDE]
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine du Jaugaret, St-Julien (Medoc)

Thanks Robert, great description of a wine I haven't tried yet. Sounds excellent. Domaine de Jaugaret is a tiny domain situated opposite the entrance to Gruaud Larose - at least I think so - there is no sign so it's hard to say for sure. I wanted to drop in this summer but nobody seemed to be in an...
by Laurent Gibet
August 25th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine du Jaugaret, St-Julien [ADDED THE 1999 BAMA SIDE-BY-SIDE]
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine du Jaugaret, St-Julien (Medoc)

I tasted the 2010 in 2014 : Deep and needs time. I imagined Cahors Lagrézette or Vega Sicilia Alion ( volatile acidity ). St-Julien Domaine du Jaugaret 1996 : (15/20) – 26/11/2016 Vin dense, très tannique, crayeux. Durci par sa volatile avec une finale crispante. Do you know the iconoclast Margaux C...
by Laurent Gibet
August 25th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...

Tres interessant , but I never heard of them I keep a list of "natural" wines which allows me to remember this UFO (only made in 2006, I think) : Vin de Table (VdT) Maugey le Jean-Marc Vin de la liberté 2006 : 16/20 - 9/6/2012 300 grammes de sucre résiduel, 7,5° d’alcool. 80% sémillon, 20% sauvigno...
by Laurent Gibet
August 25th, 2020, 3:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Rousset-Peyraguey : a really strange Sauternes ...

Sauternes Rousset-Peyraguey Oxydatif 8 ans Vignoble liquoreux (sic) : (16/20) – 10/8/2020 Notes de figue fraîche, de noix, de sucre de canne, de safran, d’abricot séché, avec beaucoup de miel. Forte volatile accentuant l’acidité du vin (même si la matière est sucrée, épaisse). On peut penser à Jere...
by Laurent Gibet
August 19th, 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 2003
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 2003

Arv - I must say that really is a surprise! I shall look out for a bottle to try. Laurent - thanks, that's very interesting - and totally unlike the bottle I tasted! Ten years has apparently turned it into something else - I wouldn't describe it as particularly opulent now. Perhaps there were more ...
by Laurent Gibet
August 18th, 2020, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 2003
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 2003

April 2010 - BAMA verticale : 2. Margaux : Château Bel Air-Marquis d’Aligre Grand Cru Exceptionnel 2003 – 12,5° * L’après-midi : DS15,5+ – PR15,5 – CD15,5 (report by Philippe Ricard) Parure très proche de la précédente (rubis, moyennement sombre, plutôt terne), avec peut-être une très légère inclina...
by Laurent Gibet
August 17th, 2020, 2:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.

Interesting to read how the 1978 Guigal performed.

I always had disappointing bottles with Rayas red 1998.

Margaux 96 last year : a really great wine ...

Never crossed this Quintarelli (but I once liked the rare Dal Forno Nettare 1994 - garganega, trebbiano toscano, turbiana).
by Laurent Gibet
August 14th, 2020, 1:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 6:11 am
Great notes and always good to learn a few new words for the vocabulary [cheers.gif]
You are welcome ...

David is a great specialist of german rieslings ... and a true wine lover and connaisseur ...
by Laurent Gibet
August 14th, 2020, 1:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)

alan weinberg wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Merci pour les notes mais j’ai besoin de leçon grammaire. Pourquoi “le vin ne cesse d’évoluer?”
Au lieu: “le vin ne cesse pas d’évoluer?”
Thank you for your kind attention ...

"Le vin ne cesse pas d'évoluer" serait une autre formulation possible ...
"Le vin ne cesse" est correct aussi ...
by Laurent Gibet
August 13th, 2020, 1:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

Re: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)

Lovely notes as ever Laurent on a great set of wines. I was reading your note on the 11 pycm cc with interest as I haven’t broached any of mine yet. Interest turned to serious envy when I got to the part about how wonderful the match was with the lobster! Thank you, David Rayer (from the excellent ...
by Laurent Gibet
August 12th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1067

60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)

Report by my friend David Rayer ... 2008 Agrapart & Fils Champagne Minéral Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut Champagne carafe avant service, quasiment aucune bulle au moment du service. Beau nez floral, notes de fruits jaunes, lait d'amande. Bouche plutôt suave, légère, avec une pointe d'oxydation assez m...
by Laurent Gibet
August 3rd, 2020, 1:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Nine New German Rieslings...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: TN: Nine New German Rieslings...(short/boring)

Danke … July 2020, some relative disappointment : Nik Weis St-Urbans-Hof Riesling Mehringer Alte Reben 2016 : 15/20 Frais et aromatiquement mutique, si bien que j’ai pris sa fadeur et sa minceur pour celles d’un muscadet. Si l’on se concentre, on devine un peu de menthe et de citron vert. 11,5° d’al...
by Laurent Gibet
August 2nd, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'

June 2018, an excellent wine drunk with my friend David Rayer : Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese 1990 (AP 8/91) : 17/20 Fuder-Nr. 8/91. Fin, vif, très délicat, complexifié par l’âge. Would love to have been there with you. I have not seen David in years. I will meet him next S...
by Laurent Gibet
August 2nd, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: TN: 2015 Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese #8 'Lang Pichter'

June 2018, an excellent wine drunk with my friend David Rayer :
Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese 1990 (AP 8/91) : 17/20
Fuder-Nr. 8/91. Fin, vif, très délicat, complexifié par l’âge.
by Laurent Gibet
August 2nd, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner near Bordeaux (Mikulski, Carillon, Bonneau, Grange des Pères, Cheval-Blanc ...)
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Dinner near Bordeaux (Mikulski, Carillon, Bonneau, Grange des Pères, Cheval-Blanc ...)

Great notes as always, Laurent, That was my experience also with the 1998 Cheval Blanc the one time that I had it (in 2018?). It seemed very promising, but was not giving all that much at the time. Distinctly different from the 1990 (tasted in perhaps 2016). That wine was completely ready for busin...
by Laurent Gibet
August 2nd, 2020, 2:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner near Bordeaux (Mikulski, Carillon, Bonneau, Grange des Pères, Cheval-Blanc ...)
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Dinner near Bordeaux (Mikulski, Carillon, Bonneau, Grange des Pères, Cheval-Blanc ...)

Champagne Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs (dégorgé en 2011) : 17,5/20 Pain rassis, tarte tatin, pointe d’oxydation. Matière pleine, effervescence en finesse, acidité soutenue. Attendre car le vin mérite de se déployer. Markus Molitor Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr auslese 2016 (AP 49/17) : 16,5/20 Typé Mos...
by Laurent Gibet
July 31st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 92
Views: 4286

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

I have only had average to bad bottles from this producer, irrespective of vintage. Looking at our database, it appears my scores for them range between 83 and 89. Rarely commented on this forum … Rare comments on bad wines or Gaget? If the later it isn’t offered in the USA. As I wrote, a domaine r...
by Laurent Gibet
July 30th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 92
Views: 4286

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

Tonight, in a wine bar in our beautiful city of Toulouse : Domaine Gaget Morgon Côte du Py 2018 : (15/20) Ripe (candied cherry), acid too (volatile acidity ?), this concentrated wine seems fragile, nearly unbalanced (low sulphur protection). Mind its evolution through times ... My last two bottles ...
by Laurent Gibet
July 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 92
Views: 4286

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

Tonight, in a wine bar in our beautiful city of Toulouse : Domaine Gaget Morgon Côte du Py 2018 : (15/20) Ripe (candied cherry), acid too (volatile acidity ?), this concentrated wine seems fragile, nearly unbalanced (low sulphur protection). Mind its evolution through times ... My last two bottles o...
by Laurent Gibet
July 30th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A selection of fine South African wines, white and red, young and old
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: TN: A selection of fine South African wines, white and red, young and old

Interesting I had an interesting panel of South-african wines in 2018 : Swartland - Syrah - Mullineux « Schist Syrah Roundstone» 2013 : Nez empyreumatique, légèrement boisé. Odeurs de cassis, bacon, réglisse, un peu comme si on était en présence d’un Crozes-Hermitage de Graillot. Longueur satisfaisa...
by Laurent Gibet
July 29th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 92
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Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

Cabernet-franc is not gamay but I recently tasted excellent Bourgeuil 2018 (Lamé-Delisle-Boucard). Nearly 15° and never seen before through times according to the winemaker. Btw, their 1911, tasted in the monumental cellar, was still alive. These opulent and concentrated 2018 should however age well...
by Laurent Gibet
July 29th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quelques vins récents (some discoveries)
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Re: Quelques vins récents (some discoveries)

Domaine Brand Riesling La Chimère 2016 : 15,5/20
A domain i did not know. A cheap interesting balsamic, terpenic riesling.

Faugères Barral tradition 2015 : 16,5/20
An historic domain I know quite well. A ripe and pure Faugères (jammy, spicy), with a very good balance.

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