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Buying ready to drink 1er cru Burgundy is not easy. For a couple of years I did the Old and Rare wine buying here at K&L and found it easy to find California Cabernet and even Bordeaux from collectors. But Burgundy… Forget it. They had to die, get a divorce or have doctors orders to part with the king of all Pinot Noir! This bottle of 2007 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits St-Georges 1er cru Les Boudots ($99) comes direct from the property from our friends at Atherton, and like most of the 2007’s, drinks fabulously right now. This wine showed excellent sweet beet fruit, savory depth, and incredible finesse and length. The tannins are completely resolved, and went perfectly with duck crepinettes from the fatted calf in San Francisco. This is the kind of Burgundy that gets people hooked- you have been warned!!!! –Gary Westby

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Apr122006

2005 Bordeaux Report: Visit to Pessac & Haut Brion!

Haut Bailly, Pessac-Léognan** 58% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot and 6% cabernet franc. Super sweet blackberry aromas. Tons of ripe fruit on the palate. Silky also and fruit covers ample tannins. Great balance and lingering finish. One of the best from an area that suffered from the lack of moisture. Buy this. Visit to Haut Brion: 10:30 am April 7th: In all of our years of going to Haut Brion (since 1985), we have never tasted such a fine range of wines. Every one was good and easy to taste, unlike most trips here. Some people think that Haut Brion may be best of vintage? 2005 Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan * 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and10 cabernet franc. Nice black fruit aromas and black cherry on the palate. Fine mid weight and nice finish. 2005 Bahans Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan *1/2 45% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 30% cabernet franc. More mineral aromas and flavors but deeper core of fruit. Red fruits dominate. Very elegant and long finish. Delicious second wine. 2005 la Tour Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan *? Most of my crew loved this, while I had hard time tasting it. 41% cabernet franc, 32% merlot and 27% cabernet sauvignon. Tight and closed but great weight on the palate. 2005 La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan **+ 69% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc. Chocolate aromas that follow to the palate. Sexy, exotic wine. Blackberry and coffee on the palate. Very focused and elegant style. Pure and more delicate than Haut Brion. 2005 Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan *** 56% merlot, 39 cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc. Very mineral aromas with black raspberry nuances. Regal palate entry. Sweet and lush. Very thick and broad on the palate. Mouth coating with layers of fruit. Great breed and tannins there but covered for now. 2005 Laville Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan **1/2 78% semillon, 22% sauvignon blanc and 1% muscadelle. Toasty oak and pear aromas-extremely rich and powerful with nutty undertones. some grapefruit flavors and on finish. Very round and lush. 2005 Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan *** 52% sauvignon blanc and 48% semillon. Wow! Classic white graves nose with minerals and some toasty notes. White flowers and touch of honey. Fills the mouth and stays there. Intense but in perfect harmony. The finish lasts a minute. Delicious. -Clyde Beffa

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