Tag: 2005

Thiénot: La Vigne aux Gamins 2005

Thienot’s La Vigne aux Gamins is a single vineyard cuvée made of 100% Chardonnay from parcel “La Vigne aux Gamins” in Avize. I’ve tasted several vintages including a shy 2002 and a spectacular Meursault-ish 2001 but the 2005 stole my heart. The 2005 has a lovely old golden color with a mild effervescence.The nose is
Rating category: 90-95

Krug: Grande Cuvée (2005)

Made of 134 wines from 12 different years with youngest wine 2005 and oldest 1990. Light golden color with a little reflection of green and a very refined effervescence. The nose is very complex and luxurious with typical incense-like Krug smoke, bees wax, candied figs, goose fat, white summer truffle, butter  baked mushrooms, orange blossom,
Rating category: 90-95

Selosse, Jacques: millésime 2005

Tasted November 2016 at Grand Tasting Paris. Tasted out of Riedel Riesling Grand Cru and Zalto Burgunder. Made of  100% Chardonnay. Very aromatic and smooth aroma of english orange marmelade, lemon peel, ripe jackfruit and pomelo, overripe mirabel plum, glue, fermented fruits, ginseng, candied ginger, typical Selossian oxidative notes,  green tea, sweet scented bedstraw and
Rating category: 90-95

Dehours: Les Genevreaux 2006

Made of 100% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged may 2014. Lovely golden color with a very refined effervescence and soft mousse. Deep nose of malt, mocha, fermented fruits, animalic tones, acorn, meringue Italienne, ozone and almond powder. It seemed a bit reductive at first but it opened up nicely showing flambeed pineapple, bramble and pear in red
Rating category: 90-95

Charles Heidsieck: Vintage 2005

Made with 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Orange-lemon chutney, honey, lemon curd, marzipan, jasmine flowers, dates, wild strawberry and fresh hazelnut. The mouthfeel is quite tight and young. On the palate we get crisp citrus fruits, pomelo, sweet banana, dried apricot and honey with a lovely undertone of cacao and warm fenugreek tones. It has that whirlpool effect
Rating category: 80-89

Dehours: La Côte en Bosses 2005

[English] Complantée of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a majority of Pinot Meunier. Disgorged 13/12/20102. Dosage of 2g / l. Golden color with very fine bubbles. In the first nose we get Munster cheese followed by Mirabelle, crust of old Comté, raspberry compote, honey, candied orange, apple, licorice, polvorones and a hint of smoked paprika. The
Rating category: 80-89

Bollinger: Grande Année Rosé 2005

[English] Made of 72% Pinot Noir and 28% Chardonnay. Dosage of 7 grams. Beautiful copper pink color with very fine bubbles. Autolytic nose with orange oil, currant jam, wild strawberry, acacia honey, cedar wood, fried onion, dried rose petals, a haze of polishing wax and fresh citrus fruits. After swirling we get black cherry, earth,
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Grande Année 2005

[English] Made of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Dosage of 6 grams. Beautiful golden color with fine bubbles. The nose is quite closed with citrus, mace, blond tobacco and sandalwood. After swirling it showed quince, baked apple, fenugreek and beautiful overtones of roasted pistachios and hazelnuts. This champagne clearly needed carafing. The aroma evolved
Rating category: 90-95

Thiénot: Stanislas 2005

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. On the nose we get chilled old cheese, plum jam, rhubarb pie, clover honey, birch, a hint of artichoke juice, make-up powder, chalk, walnut and a haze of basil. After a while, the aroma expanded with baked apple, tobacco and a slight tone of bourbon. The mouthfeel is rich and
Rating category: 80-89

Corbon: Brut Chardonnay Millésime 2005

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with fine bubbles. On the nose we get acacia blossom, marigold (calendula), sea breeze, white peach, pear, a tip of young fig, mature Gouda cheese, fried onions and a remarkable complex smell that is reminiscent of a tomato coulis. After some time in the glass came honeydew melon
Rating category: 80-89