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Red + White Imports – 21/05/2013

Bianca Vigna Prosecco DOC
Nice crisp clean citrus apple, classic prosecco. Fresh bold fruit and warm mouthfeel. Super pleasant.

Louis Roederer Brut Premier
Creamy buttery autolysis, a little fat and rich bit still fresh and clean. Minimal complexity, certainly vibrant.

Louis Roederer Rosé 2007
Crisp bright citrus red grapefruit blood orange. Long and precise. A little mushroomy pinot on the nose.

Louis Roederer Cristal 2005
Quite wild and complex, nutty mushroom leesy Camembert. Extraordinarily delicate, fine and elegant, long and ethereal creaminess. A cut above the 2004.

Peramor Verdejo Rueda 2011
Quite subtle aromatically, thin and watery. Not giving much at all.

Monte Tondo Soave Classico 2012
Disappointing, suffers same problem as Verdejo.

Louis Jadot Macon Village White 2011
Subtle to say the least, fresh and clean but lacking much personality.

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt RK Riesling Trocken 2011
Slightly spicy quince notes, clean and fresh but good level of mineral green notes.

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling Kaseler 2011
Showing a little more concentration, density but still clean precise and fairly straightforward.

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling Wiltinger 2011
Bolder still, lifting but still an easy vintage.

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Josephshofer 2011
More RS texture and weight, great precision and length, some botrytis notes.

Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Piesporter Goltropchen Riesling Spatlese 2011
Dense creamy lanolin texture, balanced yet rich and subtle sweetness.

El Bos Tinta de Toro 2011
Spicy Black Forest plum notes, bright fresh but a little fruit and oak sweet.

Monte Tondo Valpolicella 2011
Lavender potpourri, herbal lemon tea. A little tight and weedy, lacking depth and plumpness for the tannin structure.

Mazzei Badiola IGT 2011
Focused tight balanced fresh yet bold. Is what it says.

Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne 2010
Spicy nutmeg, black cherry red plum. Bright fresh approachable but focused.

Vietti Barbera d’Alba Vigna Scarrone 2010
Tighter leaner on the nose, density and focus. Fuller yet softer, more and longer tannins.

Louis Jadot Cote de Nuits Villages Le Vaucrain 2009
Safe. A tad hot. Serviceable.

Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny 2009
More depth and precision, more character and intensity. Delivers.

Pure Garrigue Cotes-du-Rhone Red 2011
Dense dark red fruits, very limited amounts of spice.

Domaine de la Renjarde Massif d’Uchaux 2010
Soft dense yet fresh and focused.

Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Totally against the grain for the appellation and vintage. Light fresh and vibrant rather than full soft and dark.

Chateau de Pez 2008
Serviceable but uninteresting.

Mazzei Mix 36 2008
Very international oak maceration nose. Very tight and focused but not full heavy or overworked. Focused fine yet intense tannins. Needs a lot more time for oak to blow off.

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Louis Jadot – 5/12/2012

2011 Santenay Clos de Malte
Toasty ripe citrus pineapple, quite rich and open on the nose, fairly classic white burgundy notes. Rich but fairly light on the palate, full and quite expressive in terms of crunchy sweet oak, nice carry through and weight, complex yet approachable and broad.

2011 Pernand Vergelesses Croix de Pierre
softer and rounder on the nose, more integrated oak elements, slightly more caramel notes too. Brighter and tighter, a little crisper and more focused. Denser and warmer on the mid-palate, good concentration and ripeness. Nice complexity.

2011 Chassagne-Montrachet Grand Village
Starting to introduce some delicate but mature floral notes, round fruit characters and mature oak notes. Brisk, higher acid texture, lifted off the palate, increasing density and complexity, tighter and more interesting focus.

2011 Meursault Charmes
Deeper earthier minerality combining with the oak to give quite a brooding character to the aroma. Nice creamy buttery malo characters very subtle. Quite closed at the moment, subdued and very shy. Delicate texture and acids, supple and opulent but not broad.

2011 Chassagne Morgeot
Sightly more flinty smoky minerality, struck-match sitting over the oak. Dense and intense fruit and oak texture, concentration and power but still with plenty of finesse and elegance. Depth and yet needing plenty of time after bottling to settle down.

2011 Corton-Charlemagne
Quite expressive but complex on the nose, a lot of things going on, almost competing with each other at the moment. Showing oak and malo notes on the front of the palate, very prominent and youthful. Warm and a little bitterness to it, needs to settle down more in the barrel.

2011 Savigny Dominode Premier Cru
The instant the bouquet hit my nose I was reminded what makes burgundy and pinot so special. It’s both familiar but mysterious at the same time. Lovely vibrant dark fruits, supple subtle soft generous tannins, but good concentration of some nice savoury elements, really well balanced oak and tannin structure.

2011 Beaune Theurons Premier Cru
Aromas just get better. Quieter and more subtle, starting to show more savoury earth elements, less intensity or exuberance of fruit, more balanced and complex. Slightly chewier and less supple but still soft generous tannins, a slightly green edge which is really nice and will soften and add complexity given time.

2011 Pommard Rugiens
Denser fuller more intense nose, not necessarily riper but more concentrated. Lively and fresh surprisingly, fills the mouth, has a nice bite to it which will soften quite soon, exceptional structure and balance not quite there yet. Quite complex though.

2011 Nuits-Sait-Georgese Les Boudots (?)
Showing a little more vibrant purple 2011 Santenay Clos de Malte

Toasty ripe citrus pineapple, quite rich and open on the nose, fairly classic white burgundy notes. Rich but fairly light on the palate, full and quite expressive in terms of crunchy sweet oak, nice carry through and weight, complex yet approachable and broad.

2011 Pernand Vergelesses Croix de Pierre
softer and rounder on the nose, more integrated oak elements, slightly more caramel notes too. Brighter and tighter, a little crisper and more focused. Denser and warmer on the mid-palate, good concentration and ripeness. Nice complexity.

2011 Chassagne-Montrachet Grand Village
Starting to introduce some delicate but mature floral notes, round fruit characters and mature oak notes. Brisk, higher acid texture, lifted off the palate, increasing density and complexity, tighter and more interesting focus.

2011 Meursault Charmes
Deeper earthier minerality combining with the oak to give quite a brooding character to the aroma. Nice creamy buttery malo characters very subtle. Quite closed at the moment, subdued and very shy. Delicate texture and acids, supple and opulent but not broad.

2011 Chassagne Morgeot
Sightly more flinty smoky minerality, struck-match sitting over the oak. Dense and intense fruit and oak texture, concentration and power but still with plenty of finesse and elegance. Depth and yet needing plenty of time after bottling to settle down.

2011 Corton-Charlemagne
Quite expressive but complex on the nose, a lot of things going on, almost competing with each other at the moment. Showing oak and malo notes on the front of the palate, very prominent and youthful. Warm and a little bitterness to it, needs to settle down more in the barrel.

2011 Savigny Dominode Premier Cru
The instant the bouquet hit my nose I was reminded what makes burgundy and pinot so special. It’s both familiar but mysterious at the same time. Lovely vibrant dark fruits, supple subtle soft generous tannins, but good concentration of some nice savoury elements, really well balanced oak and tannin structure.

2011Beaune Theurons Premier Cru
Aromas just get better. Quieter and more subtle, starting to show more savoury earth elements, less intensity or exuberance of fruit, more balanced and complex. Slightly chewier and less supple but still soft generous tannins, a slightly green edge which is really nice and will soften and add complexity given time.

2011 Pommard Rugiens
Denser fuller more intense nose, not necessarily riper but more concentrated. Lively and fresh surprisingly, fills the mouth, has a nice bite to it which will soften quite soon, exceptional structure and balance not quite there yet. Quite complex though.

2011 Nuits-Sait-Georgese Les Boudots (?)
Showing a little more vibrant purple colour. Showing its intense masculine Nuits nose, dark fruit moving into olives and violets. Intense and full but amazingly focused and precise. Straight down the middle, not aggressive but intense and dense in structure.

2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques
Full and very intense pinot nose, dark and concentrated, fully macerated but not overripe. Aromatically reminds me of the style they are going for in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Generous and supple but full expressive tannins, surprisingly round and soft but still intense and masculine.

2011 Clos Vougeot
Soft and quiet on the nose, intense but inviting and mysterious. Almost aloof. Serious structure, amazing complexity, beyond the perfectly balanced red and black fruits there is a subtle sweetness from the tannins and oak. Quite intense really, will take an inordinate amount of time to truly express itself.

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