General drinking on Friday, the holiday is drawing to a close

Champagne Grande Rosé, Gosset

Corked, bugger!

Riesling Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Spatlese no. 23 Auction wine 1996

Really pure, limey nose. Very racy and exciting. Frighteningly acidic, very linear. But great fruit and very long. This is special.

Saint-Aubin Premier Cru en Remilly 2004, Bernard Moreau et Fils

Nice, pretty fruit, some minerality. Quite light bodied, nice acidity, reasonable length. Pretty good.

Morgon 2004, M. Lapierre

Lovely bright red fruit nose. No bubblegum. Soft fruit palate. Nice and drinkable. Pretty good.

Meursault Premier Cru les Bouchères 2004, Deux Montilles

Peachy fruit, some good, creamy minerality. Very good length. It is really good, focused Meursault.

Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2004, Comtes Lafon

Quite tight and backward, but it has some real fat and charm. Incredible minerality, huge length and stunning complexity. Excellent, grand vin!

Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru les Suchots 1971, Leroy

Lovely, ripe, mature, soft fruit. Lovely aged complexity. Yum. The palate is charming and soft. Quite lively for its age. Completely lovely.

Riesling Grand Cru Schoenenbourg Vendanges Tardives 1995, Domaine Marcel Deiss

Rich, earthy nose. Orange fruit. Very complex. Quite sweet, but it has good acidity and rather nice minerality. Candied orange peel on the finish. Quite nice. Better than the crap he makes these days.

Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1996, Pol Roger

Very tight palate with great acidity. Really weighty, it is almost tannic. This has both scale and precision. Excellent.

Bandol Rosé 2003, Château de Pibarnon

Quite fruity, quite refreshing, quite nice.

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Chevenottes 2003, Bernard Moreau et Fils

Very ripe nose, but it has some minerality. It has quite a lot of weight on the palate; it is reasonably balanced, though. Quite nice.

Nuits St. Georges Premier Cru les Saints Georges 1995, Gouges

Ripe nose of dark, rich fruit. Very rich, structured palate. Tannins seem a bit tough at this stage of maturity, but it is really rather good.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Fuées 2001, Frédéric Mugnier

Beautiful nose of ripe red fruit. Really pure. Completely lovely palate, ripe and soft. Real complexity. Very long. Sloo++.

Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru aux Combottes 1978, Domaine Dujac

Properly mature. Really lovely. Excellent wine.

Riesling Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkapsel 1995, Joh. Jos. Prum

Quite petrolly, quite mineral. A nice botrytis character. Good and rich. Screamingly acidic, but the fruit is delicious. Very long. Very stylish. Quite lovely.

Sauternes Château Suduiraut 1989

Very botrytic, apricots and cream. I suppose it has reasonable length, but it really tastes like a a glass of apricot nectar. Hmmmm…




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