2005 François Raquillet Mercurey 1er Cru Les Naugues, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2005
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This wine is pretty much at peak at this point but drinking quite well.  Pop and pour and it was drinking from the get go.  Purple in color with a slight ruby line at the rim.  The nose has cherries, a slight funk and just a hint of aquarium water.  It is better on the palate and more fresh.  juicy cherries with some complexity.  An underlying earthiness though clean.  The fruit is ripe.  No tannins.  While it drinks well on its own, it would be better with some medium or lighter fare.  The fruit is fresh enough to stand up to some spice as well.  These should be drunk up in the next few ye

2011 Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2011
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$99.00USD

Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has macerated cherries with a slight Burgundy funk.  This wine is still youthful and needs some time to develop.  it unwinds slowly in the glass as the nose gets more pronounced.  On the palate, there are slight tannins.  Nice red cherry fruit.  Deep but needs air/time to show its complexity.  With air a nice spice quality comes out on the finish.  This wine really begs for food and should pair nicely with a wide variety of foods.  It should peak in about five more years and be good for a decade after that.  

2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2005
Score: 
96
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$200.00USD

Nice to revisit this wine.  It had been about 4 years since it was last tried and it hasn't really changed.  It is open and drinking quite well.  This is a big wine that one might peg for California if drinking blind.  Of course, 2005 was an excellent and ripe vintage.  Vibrant garnet in color.  The nose is dusty, slightly earthy with nice cherries and a bit of plums.  What a lovely texture.  Soft yet structured at the same time.  On the palate, layers of cherries, slight smoke and earthiness.  Nice acidity.  Long finish.  This would pair with everything from hearty seafood to a steak.  No

2015 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, France, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$89.97USD

Excellent wine that really needs some time.  Lots of upside potential here.  Light golden in color.  The nose is fat (for Chablis) with red fugi apples over a nice chalky base.  On the palate, this has a soft texture with good if not great acidity.  It is delicious.  Lots going on with tight layers of complexity.  Long finish.  Perhaps not a classic sort of Chablis, yet, it is an outstanding chardonnay.  

2014 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$80.00USD

This is an outstanding Chablis that shows the vintage very well.  Lean yet, powerful.  Light silvery/gold in color.  The nose is classic with green apples.  Nice minerality too.  On the palate, this broadens across the palate, yet has nice green apple notes with good acidity.  An underlying minerality too.  It presents almost as two styles at the same time.  Delicious though.  Will work with lighter foods, seafood and poultry dishes.  Still young and has some upside.  

2014 Maison Evenstad Meursault, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$80.00USD

This is a project from the owners of Domaine Serene in Oregon.  Light green/gold in color.  The nose is chalky with slight vanilla and slight lemons.  On the palate, this is a big and fruity Chardonnay.  Quite tasty.  Lemony with a slightly sweet-tart candied note which is nice.  Big and long finish.  Perhaps a bit atypical for the vintage but a very nice wine that would go with a wide variety of lighter and medium weight foods.  

2016 Domaine Chavy-Chouet Meursault Clos des Corvees des Citeaux, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$64.96USD

Silvery gold in color.  This has a really great nose.  Clean with just a touch of oak showing.  Salinity and ref apples.  With air, some citrus emerges.  On the palate, the apples come thru.  There is underlying minerality.  While the wine has a rich fat texture, it has enough acidity to work with.  Good finish but there is a touch of oak/harshness.  The wine seems to be drinking quite well right now, but may (or not) get a bit better.  Still, it seems prudent to drink these younger.  It will match well with sea food and lighter fare.  

2015 Xavier Monnot Meursault Les Chevalières, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$57.00USD

Light golden in color with slight green tinges.  The nose is very nice with some lemon cream and underlying minerality.  This has a nice smokiness to it and also a bit of salinity.  On the palate, this is a bit fat and more acidity would be nice.  That said, it has lovely lemon fruit and a nice minerality.  Good finish.  It would work well with some rich seafood dishes.  

2016 Domaine de la Choupette Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

Light green gold in color.  The nose is nice with slight vanilla, lots of minerality and some lemon.  Also, with air, some eucalyptus/minty notes.  On the palate, this is crisp and lean (in a good way).  Less oak showing on the palate.  Nice clean finish.  This should work nicely with sea food and lighter foods.  Youthful, it should age out a bit over the next ten years.  

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