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.
Silvery/gold in color. The nose is very nice with gunpowder and slight lemon chiffon. On the palate, this is slightly oily. Nice lemony notes. OK acidity. A very nice wine that should work with lighter foods. Fresh and lively right now. It should be good for another five to ten, but it won't improve.
Opened about an hour before the tasting and allowed to breathe. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is beautiful with a nice earthiness (mostly clean), baking spices, cherries (red and black). On the palate there is a juicy acidity that gives way to a lush texture and big fruit. Dark and red cherries but also some clay and spice show thru as well. Tight layers that unwind in the glass. Long finish. Certainly needs time or air, but drinking great right now.
Wow. The best red Burgundy I have ever had. Everything I could ask for except two things. 1) it still is very young and B) the price is way out of my range. That said, what a treat to drink this. The bottle was opened slightly before the tasting. Dark purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is tight at first with spice and a warm earthiness. With air the red cherries come out and also some black currants. On the palate, there is a nice meatiness to this along with dark cherries and sandalwood. It is deep with layers of fruit and earth.
Light golden in color, slight green hue. The nose is tight and not giving up much. Revisiting it later doesn't add much; some minerality. On the palate, there is more going on at this point. Slightly oily texture which is nice. Burnt lemon peel notes. Ok finish. Hard to tell where this is going. It seems fresh and clean but in a shell right now. Probably should hold or give it a lot of air. Seem like it would work well with sea food and lighter dishes. Hopefully, this has some upside with proper cellaring.
This seemed to be in a great place right now. Ruby in color. The nose is cherries, slight sour cherries and slight anise. On the palate, this is still youthful but showing nice depth. Slightly viscous. Sour cherries and cherries with underlying anise and minerals. Good finish. This will work with a wide variety of foods, even sea food. Probably needs another five years until peak and then should drink well for another decade after that.
Its always a treat to drink wines from DRC. This is obviously young but was drinking quite well. Ruby in color, clear and bright. An intoxicating nose. Earthy with macerated cherries, spice and a slight clay note. On the palate, this took some time to open. Sour cherries with a soft texture. Tightly layered. Long finish. Very smooth, not bite. A couple of ounces saved for day 2 was even better showing more depth and medium tannins. Also a bit of anise on the finish. For those lucky enough to be able to afford this and can find it, ageing will be rewarded.
Deep golden in color. Perhaps showing some advanced signs but not all the way oxidized by any means. The nose has some minerals, slight lemon peel and a bit of spice. Someone mentioned caramel, but it seemed more like butterscotch from the oak. On the palate, this isn't flabby but the acidity isn't noticeable either. Lots of minerals, some lemon. A bit of depth. Slightly clipped on the finish. Overall, this is a very nice Chardonnay, but when one buys and pays for Montrachet, the expectations are high. This will work with lighter foods.
Green gold in color. The nose has nice minerality with slight lemons. On the palate, the lemons carry thru along with a slight bitterness. Good acidity. Nice finish. This retails for $23. It will works nicely with sea food and salads. Should be drunk in the next few years.
Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has some oak, its a bit tinny along with some nice lemon chiffon. On the palate, lemon tart with some confectionery sugar. Slightly oily texture. Soft. Some depth. Long finish. This retails for around $70 and that is the question. Is it worth it. A very nice wine to be sure, but it would seem there are plenty of Chardonnay's at this quality level for less money. It is reasonably food friendly. Of course, the other issue with white Burgundies is whether they will age or will oxidize prematurely. Caveat Emptor.