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Size750MLVintage2006SKU8053John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ""The Place des Lois bottling is made up of a blend of lieux ? dits that include Reniard and Billards, and it is excellent in 2006. The complex bouquet is deep, lovely and quite old viney in its blend of black cherries, plums, raw cocoa, grilled meats, fine minerality, fresh herbs and a touch of cedary wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, long and nicely structured, with ripe tannins, fine focus and mid-palate depth and a long, tangy and complex finish. A very classy AC. Allen Meadows -Burghound
Size750MLVintage2006SKU8050This possesses the most complete nose to this point and is classic Gevrey in character with big-boned and firmly structured flavors that display the expected earthiness and animale but also with sweetness and precision on the energetic and highly complex finish. The old vine sap and intensity really shine through in a transparent vintage like '06 and this is impressive for its level. Outstanding!. Allen Meadows - Burghound
Size750MLVintage2005SKU7020A slightly more complex nose features aromas of red and black fruit plus the same violet and floral notes that continue onto the spice, anise and pepper-infused middle weight flavors that are rich, full, fresh and textured with an attractive mouth feel and a supple yet linear finish. The tannins are firm but not aggressive and this is very Gevrey in character. An excellent villages.. Outstanding! Allan Meadows - Burghound
Size750MLVintage2006SKU8052Moderate reduction knocks down the nose though the mineral-infused flavors are rich, refined, supple and forward with good vibrancy and punch though the acidity here is less prominent. This is fashioned in an understated style and it's interesting that despite the lower acidity, there is a fine sense of overall balance. Allen Meadows - Burghound
Size750MLVintage2009SKU15227A ripe and pungently earthy nose of red and blue berry fruit, plum and a game nuance introduces mineral-driven flavors that possess notably finer tannins and excellent complexity and balance on the tension-filled finish. This is really quite good for its level and worth considering. 89-91 Burghound (2009)
Size750MLVintage2006SKU8353A subtle touch of wood spice highlights very fresh and if not bright, then expressive aromas of dark berry fruit, iron and underbrush notes along with ample amounts of Gevrey earth that can also be found on the intense, ripe and supple flavors that possess plenty of old vine extract.. Allan Meadows - Burghound
Size750MLVintage2005SKU7134Here the nose is expressive and ripe with a pungently earthy aromatic profile that also features red berry fruits and underbrush that continue onto the mouth coating, ripe, very pinot finish. Recommended. Outstanding! Allen Meadows-Burghound
Size750MLVintage2006SKU8354Here the nose is on the awkward side as it displays both some unintegrated wood and moderate reduction though the medium-bodied and rather serious flavors retain a fine sense of freshness and vibrancy with excellent purity of expression and seemingly buckets of minerality on the textured and primary finish that is impressively persistent. I have every confidence this will come together. Sweet Spot Outstanding Allen Meadows-Burghound
Size750MLVintage2005SKU6634An elegant, pure, lacy and ultra refined nose of dense red pinot fruit and subtle stone and spice notes dissolves into detailed, layered and beautifully nuanced middle weight flavors that possess perhaps the best transparency of the entire range and simply stunning length. Like the Poissenots, this is an exceptionally sophisticated effort that is refined and harmonious. Outstanding! Allan Meadows - Burghound
Size750MLVintage2006SKU8355This is clearly the ripest wine with an exceptionally pretty nose of fresh red pinot fruit nuanced by notes of game, warm earth and underbrush that is also picked up on the supple, sweet and detailed flavors on the muscled and beautifully long finish. Recommended. Outstanding! Allen Meadows - Burghound
Size750MLVintage2005SKU7339This too is extremely fresh and vibrant with a highly expressive nose dominated by an intense minerality on the bright, elegant and airy red pinot fruit and hints of floral and violet notes that can also be found on the ripe, rich, full and stony flavors that are a model of harmony and transparency. This is textbook, indeed crystalline Estournelles and highly recommended.
Size750MLVintage2005SKU7815There is reduction here as well but much more subtle and does not significantly hinder the appreciation of the spicy dark berry fruit aromas that precede the textured, intense and mouth coating flavors which are sweet, rich and powerful with fine but dense tannins on the wonderfully persistent finish. This is a showy wine that possesses real depth of character.