Chambolle-Musigny/Morey-Ste-Denis Mixed (Dec 2011)

Pre-Pour:
1. 2008 Belle Pente Willamette Valley Riesling
Guessed: Riesling Trocken

2. 2005 Zilliken Riesling Saarburger Rausch Spatlese
Guessed: Spatlese

3. 2005 Von Schubert Maximin Grunhauser Riesling Abtsberg Auslese 190 (auction)
Guessed: older Spatlese

Theme tasting flight:
A. 2006 J. Fredrick Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny AOC (6/6) (mine)
Pate…chopped meat, less vibrant but with some weight, floral in mid palate, drier tannins and a bit of wood tannins
Guessed: C-M

B. 2000 Clos de Lambrays (2/1)
Smoke and BBQ sauce, dark berry fruit and lots of coffee, almost like a dry version of Ramazotti amaro, spicy earth and brown spices, blood acid acid
Guessed: MsD

C. 1999 Armand Rousseau Clos de la Roche Grand Cru (1/2)
Slatey, almost flinty, lots of mushrooms…porcini, really pretty flowers…esp lavender, green tea leaves and rosehips, great meaty and violet midpalate, yum!
Guessed: C-M

D. 1998 Lignier-Michelot Morey St Denis 1er ‘Les Chenevery’ (5/4)
More tutti fruity, lots of orange acid in nose, truffles and earth (only one here showing truffles), fair bit of wet leaves and forest floor, getting lighter and more tannic as it opens, gets more citric and fiery on tongue
Guessed: MsD

E. 2006 Jadot Chambolle-Musigny AOC (3/3)
Dark fruit, some wood spice but also coffee, cherry liquor and mace, Amaro/Campari tastes, almost tastes italian, but really quite tasty despite showing youth

F. 2002 Ghislain Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 1er les Chatelots (4/5)
Bit more mushroomy, raspberry and mint/rosemary, sencha tea, great leathery midpalate, seems younger but good mid palate intensity, just not the class of B and C
Guessed: C-M

Post-pours:
1. 2004 Ferrando Carema White Label (DR)

2. 2001 Dom. Drouhin Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (JJ)

dessert flight:
1. 1998 Weingut Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Riesling Auslese ** (auction wine)

2. Bonny Doon Vin de Glaciere (DA)

3. 1993 Chat. Pajzos Tokaji Esszencia (MK)

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