Tag: 2005

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,

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Ployez-Jacquemart: Blanc de Blancs 2005

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with fine bubbles. The aroma reminds me of Comtes de Champagne .. and I get instant goosebumps. The nose has smoked lemon, mirabell plum, cognac, leather, wax, smoked paprika, a wind of chalk, daisies, cold grass, lanolin, resin and minerality. After some airing came resin, eucalyptus, maplesyrup, fermented

Lequart, Laurent: Millésime 2005

[English]  Made of 50% Pinot Meunier and 50% Chardonnay. Deep golden color with nice sparkle and very nice mousse. In the nose we get creamy sheep cheese, apple syrup (apple-pear), fig, baked pineapple, gunpowder, honeysuckle, hawthorn, almond blossom, orange blossom (with slight haze of marzipan) and straw. After some rolling, there was a nice earthy

Lassalle, J.: Blanc de Blancs 2005

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with nice intensity, fine bubbles, beautiful tears and very nice mousse. Grand aroma of custard, Doyenne de Comice pear, dried grapes, ginger syrup, a hint of woodland earth and bread crust. The aroma is very balanced. After a little longer in the glass came rainwater (which I usually