Expanding my horizons on wine. Not outside France mind you ..

 By: emcquillan : October 3rd, 2021-23:50
But I’ve been quietly drinking a lot of Burgundy lately. Tonight’s enjoyment with Sunday’s favourite homemade roast chicken. Have a great week everyone. 

Pls share the tasting notes

 By: Cookies : October 4th, 2021-00:05
Wow I am envious of the wonderful wines you enjoy, and not store as “investments”

Yes that is the way to life. To truly use the luxury item to it’s intended purpose. 

Absolutely, drink them and enjoy life.

 By: matto1 : October 4th, 2021-01:43

Yes that’s living :). My guilty indulgence is wine for sure

 By: emcquillan : October 4th, 2021-04:23

Had this today

 By: Cookies : October 5th, 2021-13:14
I’ve been searching for this wine for 2 years. Coincidentally, I was with my buddy at the wine shop yesterday and missed it, but all of a sudden, he asked me what this bottle is, out of the hundreds of bottles there. Sometimes coincidence is strange.

I took a whole case of it just in case I cannot find it again. Gave 3 bottles away to my best friends for the to share in this gorgeous complex wine. Great moments they had when they drank it at home.

A big wine for I hope a big moment :). I hope you enjoyed :)

 By: emcquillan : October 7th, 2021-05:09

Life is too short not to live as long as you don’t harm anyone else - enjoy! Now for the notes

 By: emcquillan : October 4th, 2021-04:21
Nose of cherries, minerality and some subtle wood notes. The middle palate is very nice, but the length on the aftertaste is dominated by red fruit. More thick red fruit and dryness and less acidity and balance than I would have expected from the nose. Slightly syrupy. I’m tough on wines so don’t get me wrong this is a decent wine. I wanted more.
A more recent great experience was. 2001 Meo-Cazumet Clos de Vougeot. That was special.

Nice one. The tannins in 2002s still dominate in my experience.

 By: vitalsigns : October 4th, 2021-04:50
More time needed to resolve and soften. But there is good fruit across the 2002s so hopefully they will be fine in a few years.

After trying several 2002s lately I’ve resolved to wait a few more years before trying again.


Precisely my experience I couldn’t agree more my friend -

 By: emcquillan : October 7th, 2021-05:07
I had a 2001 Meo-Cazumet clos Vougeot tonight and night and day in every respect, but the point is it’s drinking nicely now. 

Love the 2001s. At its finest a very elegant vintage....

 By: vitalsigns : October 8th, 2021-04:09
with many very pure wines. Wish I bought more at the time. I've drank most of my 01s waiting for my 99s and 02s to mature. The cdV sounds lovely.

The 01 was so sophisticated. Had the 03 cdv and

 By: emcquillan : October 9th, 2021-05:27
It was very different but still sublime. I find 03 is such a fruit forward vintage but the 03 Meo-Cazumet had great balance. Such a pleasant wine.

My experience too. The 03s are big, extracted fruity wines (for Burgundy) due to the heat of the vintage.

 By: vitalsigns : October 9th, 2021-14:28
But the better domaines made some excellent although atypical wines. I haven't really gotten into my 03s yet, but I probably should check in to see how they are coming along.

I found the four I've tried this year exceeded expectations

 By: emcquillan : October 10th, 2021-19:11

Nice wine from a very good region and vintage........

 By: halkcb : October 4th, 2021-05:54
..d'ont know this house,but the wine should be drinking well now.
It's good to explore beyond Bordeaux,especially with the elegant pinot noir.
enjoy your notes


Thank you very much. I have such a passion for wine. I maybe have 3 beer and 3 liquor drinks a year, but wine is my vice :)

 By: emcquillan : October 7th, 2021-05:10

It must be an excellent wine. I had one, some months ago, it was a great moment.

 By: amanico : October 4th, 2021-06:18

As you’ve said before or was actually so much better the next day. I don’t over aerate so day 2 was very nice.

 By: emcquillan : October 7th, 2021-05:11


 By: amanico : October 7th, 2021-21:58

Burgundy has been waiting for you!

 By: TheMadDruid : October 4th, 2021-13:53
I would love to have shared the Meo Cazumet with you; but you might not have gotten more than a sip or two.

I drank the whole bottle. Honest but not proud. Lol. And -

 By: emcquillan : October 7th, 2021-05:13
Mike you are very correct. Burgundy has indeed been waiting for me. I hope you are well. We seem to have similar tastes in watches and wine. The last five Meo-Cazumet I’ve had were 2003 Vosne-Romanee 1er cru and the Clos Vougeot 2001 and 2003 grand cru. The 2001 was more cerebral but the 2003 had the perfect balance between complexity and fruit. I am very impressed. I squeezed a 1989 Margaux between so I still have this love affair with Bordeaux, but it’s nice to have a second but equal option. Like Lange and Patek or FP Journe smile)


 By: TheMadDruid : October 7th, 2021-17:32
Don’t be embarrassed. The first 3 bottles of Cros Parentoux, a vineyard that Henri Jayer basically bequeathed to the brothers, that I had were unshared with anyone-including my wife! Heaven on earth.

By the way:this was the early 2000s and they were 95s. Price: $90/bottle. Last I looked it was over $1300 per.

So you know the guilt pleasure :)). The burgundy prices today are insane.

 By: emcquillan : October 9th, 2021-05:32
But I suppose that can be said for a lot these days. I’ve been buying 2018 and 2019 to cellar and wait and decent but not superstar older vintages to enjoy and learn what I like. It’s a re-education period for me. 

Burgundy prices have gone nuts!

 By: halkcb : October 9th, 2021-07:30
That Cros Parentoux will likely be a multiple of more than 10 over your stated $1300/-
Sad ,but makes these out of reach for casual drinking.

It is sad.

 By: TheMadDruid : October 9th, 2021-14:34
I’ve actually switched my focus to Super Tuscans because of the price of Burgundy. I figure I have a few years before the collectors kill this area.

Well,the super tuscans have climbed in price,but not near the stratopheric levels of Bourgogne.

 By: halkcb : October 9th, 2021-14:52
Gone are the days when Tignanello,Solaia and Ornellaia were reasonable ,but expensive as they are today they are still reasonably affordable,comparatively,some of them.Not sure for how much longer though.There are some good buys in Argentinian and Chilean wines,relative to the prices paid for others.
It's exciting to explore new wines,for our drinking pleasure,but i still hanker after some burgundy left in my small stock.

Some remaining 'cheap' bottles of Henri Jayer's nuit st georges from 1998--delicious!


That there is gold in a bottle!

 By: TheMadDruid : October 9th, 2021-15:57
No need to tell you to enjoy that one!

That's so funny I also buy Chilean or Argentinian when I want the price per bottle down. We think alike.

 By: emcquillan : October 10th, 2021-19:18

I find the wine world in general has gone a bit nuts. Super Tuscans aren't inexpensive, but yes I guess nowhere near as crazy as Burgundy

 By: emcquillan : October 10th, 2021-19:16

It is sad that excellent drinking wine has become so expensive. I have to learn to only have wine on weekends

 By: emcquillan : October 10th, 2021-19:10