Monday, October 01, 2007

October 1, 2007. Some Burgundies and a Pinot

2005. Vincent Girardin Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres.
Fruit, minerals, acidity, fine tannins - feels as if one could feel the sun shining down. I don't think you can really ask for more in a Santenay - I think this is an amazing value. True balance here, if this is a good representation of the '05 vintage then I would say that it takes the best attributes of '02 and '03 together. 91pts.

2004 J.F Mugnier Nuit St. George 1er Cru. Clos de la Marechale.
Good depth of fruit, acidity, mid palate. Very good showing for a 2004. Unfortunately, the 2005 Santenay came before it. 90 pts.

2005 Felton Road. Block 5 Pinot Noir.
Very Generous fruit and good tannins, aromatically less complicated than the previous 2 Burgundies. Given the price of this, I'm not sure it's really worth the money. It's just not as complex as the previous wines. 89pts.

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