My best wines for 2015 (so far)

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My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by laurent gibet » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:28 am

Zilliken Saarburger Rausch TBA 2005
Egon Müller Scharzhofberg TBA 2003
Egon Müller Scharzhofberg auslese GK 2005 (AP8)
Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg TBA n°20 2005

Margaux Palmer 1990

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rayas red 2001 (twice)
Rayas rouge 2008
Hermitage red J.L. Chave 1998

Barolo Burlotto Monvigliero 2008

Romanée-Conti La Tâche 1999
Romanée-Conti La Tâche 1990
Leroy Latricières-Chambertin 2013
Romanée-St-Vivant Hudelot-Noëllat 1989
Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin 1985
Denis Mortet Chambolle-Musigny Beaux Bruns 1997

Romanée-Conti Bâtard-Montrachet 2007
Meursault d'Auvenay Narvaux 2003

Jurançon Clos Joliette sec 1974

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by Jeff Leve » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:38 am

Greetings Laurent!

This is a very nice list of wines you tasted this year. I need to wait a few more weeks for my list as I have 2 special tastings coming up that will have some very good wines in them. From your list, I've only been able to taste 3 wines, 1990 Palmer, 1990 DRC La Tache and 1998 Chave.

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by laurent gibet » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:59 am

Jeff,

How did you taste Palmer 90, Chave 98 and La Tâche 90 ?

Some great wines to come before the end of the year and my list could also include my "18/20" great wines to my very best displayed above (18,5/20 plus 19/20, no 20/20 this year, unfortunatly)

Pessac-Léognan Les Carmes Haut-Brion 1915 (magnum - remember this beauty at the domain)
Champagne Comtes de Champagne 1995
Porto Osborne 1991
Walla Walla Cayuse En Chamberlain 2005
Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste-Hune 1997
Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva X 2004
Champagne Agrapart Venus BdB Avize GC 2005
Riesling Boxler Sommerberg E 2008
Champagne Selosse Contraste (2002/203)
Champagne Krug 2003
Côte-Rôtie Jamet Côte Brune 1999
J.J. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich auslese Lange Goldkapsel 2013
Montrose 1990
Sauternes d’Yquem 1997 (for my daugther’s birthday)
Hermitage Dard et Ribo 2011
Voguë Bonnes-Mares 2007
Rioja Lopez de Heredia Gran Reserva Bosconia 1968
Alicante (Murcia) - Bodegas Gutiérrez de la Vega Casta Diva Fondillon 15 años nv
Margaux Bel Air Marquis d’Aligre (BAMA) 1970

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by Jeff Leve » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:30 am

laurent gibet wrote:Jeff,

How did you taste Palmer 90, Chave 98 and La Tâche 90 ?

Some great wines to come before the end of the year and my list could also include my "18/20" great wines to my very best displayed above (18,5/20 plus 19/20, no 20/20 this year, unfortunatly)

Pessac-Léognan Les Carmes Haut-Brion 1915 (magnum - remember this beauty at the domain)
Laurent

Yes, the 1915 Les Carmes Haut Brion is in my top ten best wines of the year for sure! I was not impressed with the 1990 Palmer, finding it nice, but light. I much prefer 1989 Palmer. 1998 Chave Hermitage is a really good wine. Very young and primary, but really great. The 1990 Romanee Conti La Tache is about as good as Burgundy gets for me. Silky, long, sweet and pure, with a beautiful, velvety texture and lots of depth.

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by laurent gibet » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:51 pm

Jeff,

This bottle of Palmer 1990 was served along with Rayas 2001, Chave 1998 and Clos de Tart 2003.
It turned out to be really astonishing (Chave 1998 is still too young).

I had the RSV Hudelot-Noëllat 1989 during a dinner in Mosel at Dr. Loosen. We were 15 wines lovers and many of us thought that this wine could be a pinot noir summit.

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by Howard Cooper » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:43 am

My favorites so far this year have been (no particular order):


1959 Latour
1962 Latour
1999 Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin
1998 Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin
1990 Krug
1993 Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Auslese
1986 Mouton
2009 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Vergers
1979 Dubreuil Fontaine Corton Clos du Roi
1993 Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese
2007 Prevost Beguines
1999 Truchot GC Combottes (or 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 (we had a flight))
1991 Peter Lauer Saar Riesling Sekt Reserve
2000 Dauvissat Chablis Forest

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by Jeff Leve » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:42 am

Howard... Three of your favorite wines tasted in 2015 were Bordeaux! And they are great Bordeaux too. I think 1962 Latour is a really, very good wine. Not many people are aware of it as it got lost after the 1961.

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by Howard Cooper » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:47 am

Jeff Leve wrote:Howard... Three of your favorite wines tasted in 2015 were Bordeaux! And they are great Bordeaux too. I think 1962 Latour is a really, very good wine. Not many people are aware of it as it got lost after the 1961.
It is not at all unusual to have some Bordeaux on my list of favorite wines. As you can tell, my list is pretty diverse.

I have always liked 1962s, at least the ones I have had - don't run across them that much anymore. In the early 1980s, I had a 1962 Mouton that was wonderful.

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by laurent gibet » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:58 pm

Margaux Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1962 is still a wonderful wine ...

It ended a great verticale (... 1962, 1961, 1959, 1948, 1947).

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by Jeff Leve » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:51 pm

Laurent, as I mentioned, I will know my top ten wines after two upcoming dinners. But I am positive I have tasted my favorite young wine of the year. Have you tasted 2009 Montrose recently? I more than loved it!!! What do you think of it?

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by laurent gibet » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:02 pm

Jeff Leve wrote:Laurent, as I mentioned, I will know my top ten wines after two upcoming dinners. But I am positive I have tasted my favorite young wine of the year. Have you tasted 2009 Montrose recently? I more than loved it!!! What do you think of it?
Never tasted Montrose 2009, Jeff (but I remember many high class Bordeaux wines 2009 en primeur, dispite the heat, among them Lafite 2009 and Ausone 2009 were spectacular).

More wines for me tomorrow with my friends (including Barolo and maybe Rayas or Bonneau :razz: ) ...

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by laurent gibet » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:43 am

Last sunday stunning wines :

Château Grillet 1997
Coulée de Serrant 1989
Corton-Charlemagne Bonneau du Martray 1990
Brunello di Montalcino Cerbaïona 2005
Barolo Lorenzo Accomasso Vigneto Rocchette Riserva 1996
Côtes-du-Rhône Fonsalette syrah 2000
Vin Santo Avignonesi Occhio di Pernice 1997 (sangiovese)

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by damiano_conti » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:44 am

I was doing a research about Made in Italy excellence on Food&Beverages and I found that this year the award for best wine at the Bellavita Expo in London was won by Tenuta Del Paguro. Has anyone ever tasted these wines? I’d like to know how it is and taste it.

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by Jeff Leve » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:07 am

I still have 3 more big wine tastings before the end of the year. Although, I doubt it will change my top 10 list, I will for a change, exercise patience and wait. The last big one is set for December 10.

However, the tasting I am most excited about is taking place this Friday night. It's the most extensive grouping of 1982 Bordeaux I've ever seen in one place. We are only missing Lafleur, Petrus and Le Pin from the best wines of the vintage. It will be a memorable night indeed. I cannot wait!!!

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Re: My best wines for 2015 (so far)

Post by laurent gibet » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:26 pm

Jeff,

Cheval-Blanc 1982 could be stunning ...
I feel jealous ! :razz:

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