Tasted by cos65. From an unusual Imperial Pint 500mL Slightly murky ruby Very funky nose which incompletely cleared . Initially funky on the palate as well. Definitely NFS. Judgement reserved 1st of a case of 12 - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by Sotto325. A first greeting with high-toned, crunchy red berries enveloped in a tannic overlay that begged for more time. After an hour in the decanter, the wine moved South to its dark corps, holding back the brighter red fruit and emphasizing instead, a dark red/back center of plum, a hint of cassis, elegant-styeld sous bois, black cherry, and just a mild amount of the killer Lambrays trademark elegant sweet medium red, perfumed fruit. Mellifluous and just starting to stick its head above water. This will continue to age nicely and certainly needs 30-60 minutes of decanted air to drink now. (94 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by peternelson. Classic, straight forward left bank, earthy, good tannins still, a bit austere, excellent shape, thought it was much younger than it was. Lawry's Dirty Dozen Blind. (92 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by peternelson. Classic earth, forest floor, cellar must, a little animale/fur in there too, really love the expressive nose; somewhat aggressive tannins, a bit weaker mid-p compared to the others but nice, drinking well, enjoyable. Drink now. Lawry's Dirty Dozen Blind. (92 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by peternelson. Clearly an older bottle, but also tasted older than the '70 Latour IMHO, with walnuty notes, varnish, barn (little brett in there?), dry, bit weak in the mid-p. Still interesting with earthy notes that went well with the squash and acorn soup. Lawry's Dirty Dozen Blind. (88 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by DBenke. (93 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by SkyCellar. Very nice, but past its prime (92 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by jpp10780. Gave it a 15 minute decant in a busy restaurant. Maybe its the blend of four parcels of Chambolle but it felt very 'one note' and did not offer much depth. Definitely had the feminine attributes of Chambolle. Very floral and perfumed nose but little sense of place. Easy to drink but not much structure. (89 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by Derek Darth Taster. 30 bday session at Maison Dakota. Tasted blind. Drank over 3 hours. Drank in Gabriel Standart. Appearance is clear, deep intensity, gold colour. Thin legs. Fine frothy bubbles. Nose medium+ intensity, with aromas of oxidative nuttiness, toast, marzipan, rich red apples, golden apples, honey, cream. Developed. On the palate, dry, real high acidity (I got some reflux despite the pasta & pizza), medium- alcohol (12.5%), medium+ body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with rolling flavours of rich red apples, glorious golden apples, yellow peaches honeyed almond nuts, toast, caramel cream, all that minerality locked somewhere within. With more air, and drunken thoughts - this really reminds me of a youth camp bonfire. Vibratingly long finish. Let me get back again on the disgorgement date of this bottle. (95 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by Connotation. (93 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by jshufelt. You know, back in 2017 I specifically told my future self to give this a good long decant. Did I heed past self? Of course not. But while this still comes across quite young, and has the saturated color of a wine that looks like it was just bottled, and still has some serious tannins, it is starting to settle into its own future self. Still showing that nice combination of currants and dark blue fruit, with oak and plums emerging on a long finish. Let's see if I can hold out for another five years before opening the last bottle... (93 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by redhead6971. I gave this bottle a full 3.5 hour decant. Color was dark ruby on the tilt, purple opaque from the bottom. Upon first sniff, the nose revealed loads of cassis and blackberries, some oak camphor and a little mint. On the palate, black currants, oak, some blackberries, noticeable patchouli oils. The finish was still tannic with a major oak component, some briar patch fruits, ash, blackberry compote. As much hype as there was over the 2005’s, I stlll think that the incredible balance of the 2000’s are going to overshadow most of these wines when it comes to 2000 vs. 2005 vintage comparisons. (90 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by narraboth. This is supposed to be a great Climens, based on the fact that 2009 is one of the best vintage this century so far. But.... Recently I heard people reporting that at least for halves format, some are already getting dark and falling apart. I quickly went check mine, yes, they are significantly darker than just half year ago, which worried me. So I opened a half see how it is right now. It already got the stewed orange nose, which always come together with deeper colour in sauternes. The palate is still holding, but more spicy and baked apple feeling. The 1988 Climens, well, actually 1979 Climens are not darker than this! There are some serious issues in the making of this wine if many people all experienced this problem. Do check your bottles if you bought this wine, and even if it's bottle format, maybe drink it soon. Not sure how long it will survive if this speed of evolving continues. (90 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by ubercuvee. Quite primary and bit clunky. Consumed in a choatic setting without a significant decant but I wouldn't put this in the same league as, say, VCC '00 or '01 which in the same price category. - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by Ben Christiansen. Maybe keeps the air in even more but still evolved and has evolution on the pallet. And really darn delicious. - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by finewinebuff57. Drunk alongside the 2013 Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs. Less fine than that but arguably better value. An interesting comparison. (89 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by Jason Stein. Fourrier's style works well in 2014, with plenty of glossy red fruit, kirsch, and a hint of cola, but not candied as the wines can threaten to be sometimes. Some bramble and spice keep the wine interesting. Very floral and aromatically intense, with a tinge of rusticity gently reminding you this is Gevrey. This definitely has room to improve and is rather structured, but these wines never seem to shut down. (93 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by CGM. (92 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.
Tasted by CGM. (95 pts.) - Tasted 2/20/2020.