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TNR France

Postby Yariv H » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:16 pm

Hello dear Rogov :P
Foire aux Vins 2008 is already here and with it comes the need for TN :-)
so here are some:

ch couhins lurton 2002
Les Carmes de Rieussec 2006
Ch Guiraud 2005
Ch Raymond Lafon 2003
Le Clementin du chateau pape clement 2005
Domine de Chevalier 2005
Clos de Marquis 2002
Ch Bechevelle 2006
Ch clerc Milon 2006
Ch Pichon Longueville Baron 2006

Jean Luc Colombo Saint Joseph "Le Prieure" 2006
Jean Luc Colombo Cornas "Les Mejeans" 2006

Cote Rotie Domaine Drevon 2005

Corton Grand Cru Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine 2006
Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru Gerard Raphet 2004

I am sorry for the long list!

Best regards,

Yariv
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Re: TNR France

Postby Daniel Rogov » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:53 am

Yariv, Hi.....

Following are my notes for those of the wines on your list that I have tasted.

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Chateau Couhins-Lurton, Pessac-Leognan, 2002: Garnet towards royal purple, full-bodied with soft, caressing tannins and just the barest hint of spicy wood, all in fine balance with red currants, black and red berries, and hints of tobacco and mocha. Intensity increases along with tannins on the long finish. Best 2009-2014. Score 89. (Tasted 26 Mar 2006)

Chateau Rieussec, Les Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes, 2006: The second wine of Chateau Rieussec and as always an early to drink preview of the first wine. Light golden in color, full-bodied, with light but appealing botrytis influence, with its generous sweetness well balanced by acidity. On first attack honeyed citrus and citrus peel, those parting to reveal hints of notes of tarte Tatin, and crème fraiche. On the long finish a hint of what at one moment seems like mint, at the next licorice. Approachable and enjoyable now but best 2010-2018. Score 90. (Tasted 23 Jul 2008)

Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes, 2005: Guiraud at its very best! Honeyed golden in color, full-bodied, with an abundance of botrytis spices and funkiness. On first attack lemon custard and baked apples, those opening to ripe yellow peaches and, throughout a deep, well-balanced sweetness. Finishes with a long spicy peaches and cream note that lingers on and on. This one is going to be fascinating as it ages, darkening, losing some of its sweetness and picking up a deep, rich spiciness. Approachable by 2010 but best 2015-2045. Score 98. (Tasted twice with consistent notes 23 and 29 Jul 2008)

Chateau Raymond Lafon, Sauternes, 2003: Deep gold in color, full-bodied, with generous sweetness set off nicely by acidity. Appealing but somewhat one dimensional on the palate with a spiced apple cobbler personality and hints of earthy minerals. At a guess, better with time. Drink now-2018. Score 90. (Re-tasted 22 Sep 2007)

Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan, 2005: Showing better than at barrel tastings. Medium- to full-bodied, with soft tannins integrating nicely and appealing blackcurrant, blackberries and purple plum fruits on a lightly spicy and mineral-rich background. Long and mouth-filling with a hint of freshly ground coffee on the finish.. Best 2011-2022. Score 91. (Tasted 14 Apr 2008)

Clos du Marquis, St.-Julien, 2002: My barrel tasting note holds firmly. Dark, almost inky royal purple in color, this full bodied red shows excellent balance between tannins, wood and fruit. At this stage needs an hour to open in the glass, but when it does it reveals lovely cassis, berry, mineral aromas and flavors all of which lead up to a long just sweet enough finish to tantalize. Best 2010- 2020. Score 92. (Tasted 19 Aug 2005)

Chateau Beychevelle, St.-Julien, 2006: Showing somewhat better than at barrel tastings. Ruby towards garnet in color, medium-bodied, with gently caressing tannins. On the nose and palate blackcurrant and blackberry fruits, those supported nicely by notes of white truffles, chocolate and spices, the tannins and a hint of tobacco rising on the moderately-long finish. Score 88. (Tasted twice with consistent notes 27 Jul 2008)

Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauilliac, 2006: Dark ruby towards garnet, medium- to full-bodied, with its firm tannins now showing signs of integrating nicely with smoky oak and fruits. Opens with blackcurrants, plums and black cherries, those yielding to notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, all lingering nicely. Needs time for its elements to come together. Best 2012-2020, perhaps longer. Score 90. (Tasted 13 Jun 2008)

Chateau Pichon-Longueville Lalande, Pauillac, 2006 (Barrel Tasting): Deep royal purple towards inky back, full-bodied, with soft but mouth-coatting tannins. Opens with plums and espresso coffee, those yielding to blackberries and dark chocolate and, on the long finish a hint of red licorice. Long, generous and elegant. Best from 2012 and with the potential for cellaring until 2030. Score 92. (Tasted 13 Jun 2008)

Jean Luc Colombo, Cornas,Les Mejeans, Rhone, 2006: Dark ruby in color and full-bodied, opens with hints of black olives and herbs, those parting nicely in the glass to reveal blackberries, mocha and grilled meat notes and, on the moderately long finish the acidity and fruits rising along with hints of spicy oak. Best 2011-2018. Score 90. (Tasted twice with consistent notes 9 Jun 2008)

Domaine Louis Drevon, Cote Rotie, 2005: Drevon succeeds once again in giving us one of his idiosyncratic wines. This one, like so many earlier releases shows horse blanket and chorizo sausages on the nose and palate but unlike some of the others those part earlier, yielding to generous black cherry, wild beery and plum fruits. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and on the long finish notes of red berries and bitter-sweet chocolate. Not for everyone but certainly worth trying as the wine cannot help but fascinate. Drink now-2012. Score 90. (Tasted 8 May 2008)
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Re: TNR France

Postby Yariv H » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:06 am

thank you as usually you are always there to help!!
Wish u a great weekend
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