Tasted by TheLittleHorse. Kind of funny, because I felt this was a touch warmer than the Vega, with more blueberry fruit. Quite concentrated in the middle making me think this could use a good decant. It would be fun to tasted this side by side with the 1996. (91 pts.) - Tasted 3/20/2019.
Tasted by TheLittleHorse. Probably my WOTN - had 'classic' Latour structure, deep black current fruit, and underlying minerals. With age these wines combine power and elegance as good as most any wine but they really need time. (94 pts.) - Tasted 3/20/2019.
Tasted by JB12. Wonderful BdM, Ready to drink. Opened for a couple of hours. Still could have used a decant. Smooth all the way. (94 pts.) - Tasted 3/20/2019.
Tasted by Burgundy Al. A toasted thick slice of dense, rustic peasant bread, well toasted and slightly burnt at the edges, slathered with cultured butter and a few flakes of Malden sea salt sprinkled on top. I got this in 2009 or 2010, so it is most likely the Edition with 1996 or 1997 base. I also have to admit I’ve historically had a preference for Grande Cuvée in its first few years after release, but this bottle might change my thinking. (93 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by MC2 Wines. Nice start to the tasting. This is classic Cornas. Lots of lovely dark black fruits and a bit of a more gentle note (which I think is how I interpret the acidity in these wines). Very fine tannins. Tasty. - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by cweiss. Doc Bua in flight with the 2005. Appropriate color maturation and a good bottle. As expected, just off-dry. - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by kr522. Infanticide, but done for a good cause as it’s my first taste of the 16 vintage. If this is representative, and I have no reason to doubt it, this is an excellent vintage and an excellent bottle. Vibrant, intense, savory, with great depth and structure to last. I’d guess it should sit for at least another 15 years and will be marvelous. 94-96 range - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by grossie. In Breck before dinner. Very powerful, a little toasty oak, good fruit core, but could use a few more years to lose the pucker. Much more firm than the 2000 Pichon Baron, I think this needs another 5 years. (92 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by neilsforest. Impressive the minute the cork was pulled. Plenty of life, good nose, lots of energy and decent length of finish Has legs so should be good for another year or two (91 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by UFGators. This wine is impressive, especially for the price. Loads of sauvage notes, dark cherry, earthiness with a medium long finish. Drinks well after an hour decant and will age gracefully. (94 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by SteveG. Haha, i guessed luminous garnet before reading my previous note... Anyhow, not much has changed in two years. The label says 15%, the nose shows a whiff of alcohol, and the finish is very slightly hot, but the whole is delicious and fresh enough to forgive these slights which may actually reflect my own sensitivity. Excellent with sausage/escarole/beans pasta. (92 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by ti_ric. Un bon vin intense avec une finale intéressante. Je dois dire que j'avais des attentes très élevées envers ce vin et que je suis resté sur mon appétit. Peut-être que le vin se développera avec les années, mais pour l'instant je n'ai pas eu de frissons. Soyez patient. (91 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by Andre Brattland. The champagne is rich and deeply concentrated with heavier ripe citruses, juicy yellow apples, a wonderful nutty feeling and freshly baked loaf with butter. Amazing aromas! Lovely full-bodied champagne with nice dense bubbles. Dark yellow slightly fermented apples, concentrated citrus, mature lime peel, nuts and a little orange feeling on a long and slightly tight finish, though with a deliciously burnt minerality that seduces. Great balance between acid and fruit. This is a brilliant Champagne that will reach the top of their career in 10-15 years. 94P. For now. (96P) (94 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by Cinsault86. (97 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by Hanibal. Opened at 5am....double decant at 11am....drank at 13h....nose is open with spices, olive tapenade and dark fruits. Very clean nose. In the mouth tannins are medium fine, acidity is medium high and alcohol is medium. In the mouth the wine explodes with notes of black fruit, spices galore and black olives. The intensity of the aromas is very high with a medium aftertaste. A very enjoyable wine but still young. It needs 5 years at least to reach its plateau. (93 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by dbkitc. (at Le Coucou - NYC) Nice bottle. Full and earthy nose. Layered palate that is beginning to show some nice secondary notes. A powerful wine that does not lack complexity or balance. I like this a lot - a perfect cold weather burgundy that should drink well for at least 10 more years. (93) (93 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by rc@ughey. Reductive upon opening, with notable matchstick, this settled down into an impeccably balanced St. Aubin that, like all of PYCM's SAs, exceeds its class. This shows lemon cream and subtle minerals in a textured middleweight package. Very long. Lovely wine and great with white fish. (90 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by conviction buy. Slowly bt breathed for 2 hrs, first bt from a case, cool nose of cassis, cedar and menthol. Very smooth but concentrated on palate, bit closed, have plenty of potential as all elements of a great bdx is present. Try in another 5 yrs. (92 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.
Tasted by Jeff Leve. If you have wondered what Lynch Bages tastes like at full-maturity, find a bottle of the 1982! This stunner rocks as soon as the wine greets your glass. The cedar, tobacco leaf, cigar box, forest floor, pepper, herbs and cassis in the nose is classic, aged Pauillac. Full-bodied, with density, length, character and the combination of bright red berries, herbs, earth and peppery, green, forest leaf on the palate, every sip tastes and feels great. There is no hurry to drink this, but I do not see any upside to holding it longer. Drink this now and over the next 15-20 years, and enjoy the ride! (95 pts.) - Tasted 3/19/2019.