Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines:

2009 Maison Roche de Bellene
February 9, 2012



Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes; Color: pale green tan; Aroma: lightly oaked, light rather fresh, clean pretty lifted and floral ; Mouth: clean firm, a bit young, wood separated, sweet acid, clean firm, slightly astringent wood =-textured; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

Montagny 1er Cru; Aroma: Rich very direct light fresh aromatic; Mouth: Smooth green-tinted acid , clean rather racy a sweet ripe vibrant note, high-toned and fine; Very Good Plus 33.99; Mixed Case, 30.59; Case, 28.89

Meursault Vieilles Vignes; Color: Light fresh clean ; Aroma: Vibrant hardish on opening ; Mouth: Thickish rather full opens to rich dense fruit a hint of honied almonds, very concentrated on the mid palate, very good length and power for a village wine; Very Good Plus Plus 63.99; Mixed Case, 57.59; Case, 54.39


Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes; Color: light reddish black, slightly hazy; Aroma: very sweet, very ripe, , almost candied; Mouth: smooth, lighter in body, clean firm acidity, very bright unexpressed fruit, shows the crisp side of the vintage, young, fleshes out with air; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

Savigny les Beaune Vieilles Vignes; Best Buy Color: rather dark ; Aroma: very rich extracted fruit, mineral notes; Mouth: Rich and fine wild plum, heady deep fruit smooth textured, sexily succulent for the appelation; Very Good Plus Plus 31.99; Mixed Case, 28.79; Case, 27.19

Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes; Aroma: starts closed, opens to heady and classic Gevrey earth and spice; Mouth: Rich fine acid racy elegant fullish medium weight but exuberantly wild plum flavors fine tannins, very long and racy; Very Good-Excellent 67.99; Mixed Case, 61.19; Case, 57.79


2-9 Bellene Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $405

2-9 Bellene Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $215


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