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Claudie Jobard - Rully Montagne La Folie
Consistent notes. Full rich nose of tropical fruit and a touch of oak; lovely entry on the palate with plenty of fruit yet crispness and balance; a bit rustic but in a sensual way; really quite delicious for a villages Rully and a step up from her straight villages; long finish.
Massolino - Barolo
Consistent notes. Brick to tawny red color showing significant age, but nose is fresher, with black fruit, spice, earth and smoke. Similar flavors with good intensity; soft, silky, integrated tannins; medium body, and a moderately long elegant finish. A lovely Barolo early maturing that is best drunk soon.
Gerard Morin - Sancerre Clos du Chene Marchand
Consistent notes. Lovely nose of flowers and citrus; similar flavors are lush yet crisp with a significantly tart grapefruit, citrus & mineral notes; elegant, complex; long lingering finish; none of the typical grassiness seen in many new world Sauvignon Blancs. An excellent Sancerre that benefitted from decanting/airing.
Casisano-Colombaio - Brunello di Montalcino
Consistent notes. It has shown good development in bottle and now is fully mature. Medium dark mahogany red color. Elegant and stylish w/lovely structure, balance, and complexity; soft tannins, black fruit; long complex finish. Delicious now and for the next several years
Etienne Sauzet - Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrieres 1er Cru
Light golden yellow color; full nose of citrus, spice, and floral notes; similar flavors with good complexity and intensity of creamy honeyed fruit, yet dry and stony; well balanced with nice levels of acid and oak; long intense finish; better than some Grand Crus; a terrific Burgundy that is just reaching full maturity and should drink well for several more years.