Kermit Lynch Trade Tasting
at Fort Mason, San Francisco
May 17, 2005
A great tasting, with the wines Olivier Humbrecht was pouring standing out.
Note, too, that Kermit Lynch finally has a website. - Jack

2003
Domaine Guy Amiot & Fils Les Macherelles Chassagne-Montrachet (sample) Acids. Not showing much.  
2002
Antoine Arena Grotte di Sole Patrimonio Blanc Buy 1-2. Tasty!  
2003
Domaine d’Aupilhac Lou Maset Coteaux du Languedoc Wow. Good value. 2+
2002
Domaine d’Aupilhac Lou Maset Coteaux du Languedoc Very good too. Great value!  
2003
Domaine d’Aupilhac Montpeyroux Coteaux du Languedoc More going on here. Needs time. Tannic beast.  
2003
Domaine d’Aupilhac Le Carignan   Bretty. Good.  
2003
Domaine d’Aupilhac Les Cocalieres Coteaux du Languedoc Appealing 1+
2001
Domaine d’Aupilhac Le Carignan   Fun. 3?
2001
Leon Barral Jadis Faugères Good.  
2002
Leon Barral   Faugères Very appealing!  
2002
Leon Barral Jadis Faugères Carignan-Syrah-Grenache Wow! Has it! Stinky! 6-9
2002
Leon Barral Valiniere Faugères Mouvedre-Syrah.  
2002
Guy Bernard   Côte-Rôtie (sample) Very Good. Long finish. Hmmm. 1-3
2002
Lucien Boillot   Bourgogne Rouge Just wine. 0
2003
André Brégeon Sur Lie Muscadet Sevre et Maine Okay.  
2003
Domaine du Cayron   Gigondas (sample) Good!  
2004
Champalou Sec Tendre Vouvray (sample) Ho-hum.  
2003
Domaine de la Charbonniere Cuvée Mourre des Perdrix Chateauneuf-du-Pape (sample) Serious wine. Buy Some! Good with everything. Needs time. *
2001
Domaine de la Charbonniere Les Hautes Brusquières Châteauneuf-du-Pape An ager. Cellar. 1-3
2003
Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Cuvee Alouettes Bourgeuil (sample) Super perfumey. 1
2002
Domaine Colin-Deléger   Chassagne-Montrachet Very appealing. Long finish. Lemons.  
2003
Domaine Colin-Deléger Les Chaumées Chassagne-Montrachet (sample) Smooth. Oak. Good.  
2002
Clos la Coutale   Cahors Okay.  
2000
Jean Deydier Les Clefs d’Or Châteauneuf-du-Pape This is nice. Smooth. Not a long ager.  
2004
Domaine Diochon Vieilles Vignes Moulin-à-Vent (sample) Who knows?  
2003
Domaine de Durban   Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise Stinky-green perfume nose. 1
2003
Château d’Epiré   Savennières Funky. 1+
2002
Domaine Etxegaraya   Irouléguy Good nose. Yuk.  
2002
Domaine Etxegaraya Cuvée Lehengoa Irouléguy Just too young.  
2004
Phillipe Faury   St. Joseph (sample) Really appealing. 4-8
2003
Domaine de Fontsainte   Corbiéres Rouge (sample) Acidic. Needs time. 1
2003
Domain Gachot-Monot   Côte de Nuits Villages Has a touch of sweetness. Good structure. 2+
2003
Domain Gachot-Monot Les Poulettes Nuits-St.-Georges Wow! 3-6
2003
Catherine Le Gœuil Cuvée Lea Felsch Cairanne Similar to Marie Rouvière  
2003
Catherine Le Gœuil (Goeuil) Cuvée Marie Rouvière Cairanne Quite Good. 1+
2002
Pierre Guillemot Savigny-Serpentières It’s wine.  
2000
François Jobard Poruzots Meursault Herby. Very interesting. 1
2004
Charles Joguet Rosé Chinon Hohum.  
2003
Charles Joguet Cuvée Terrior Chinon Okay.  
2003
Charles Joguet Les Petites Roches Chinon Good…  
2003
Charles Joguet Les Varennes du Grand Clos Chinon Very good nose. Dark fruits. Wow! Needs a lot of time.  
2003
Charles Joguet Clos du Chêne Vert Chinon Hmm. Closed. Staining.  
2003
Charles Joguet Clos de la Dioterie Chinon Hmm. Closed.  
2001
Domiane du Joncier   Lirac Rouge Slightly Bretty. Appealing. 1+
2003
Domaine du Joncier   Lirac Rouge (sample) Ok.  
2004
Marcel Lapierre   Morgon Watery. Ho-hum.  
2003
Marcel Lapierre   Morgon Appealing.  
2000
Marcel Lapierre   Morgon (Magnum) Wow! Showing so well! 3+
2003
Domaine Leccia   Muscat de Cap Corse Very good. 1
2003
Kermit Lynch Cuvée Sélectionée par Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône Okay.  
2004
Kermit Lynch Cuvée Sélectionée par Kermit Lynch Vin du Pays de Vaucluse Rouge (sample) Not bad.  
2002
Méo-Camuzet   Bourgogne Rouge Okay. 0
2004
Domaine Ostertag Vielles Vignes Sylvaner Okay  
2003
Domaine Ostertag Vignoble d’E Riesling Light. Very nice finish. Delicious! 6
2003
Domaine Ostertag Heissenberg Riesling Good.  
2003
Domaine Ostertag Muenchberg Grand Cru Riesling No nose. Very good.  
2002
Domaine Ostertag Fronholz Muscat Ho-hum.  
2003
Domaine Ostertag Zellberg Pinot Gris Didn’t excite.  
2003
Domaine Ostertag Fronzholz VT Gewurztraminer Serve cold. 1+
2003
Domaine Les Pallières   Gigondas Slightly strange…hmmm.  
2001
Domaine Les Pallières   Gigondas Okay.  
2001
Château de Perron   Madiran Really good. 3
2003
Domaine du Poujol Proteus VdP de Val de Montferrand (sample) Good. Buy some. $12 *
2004
Le Pigeoulet en Provence Vin de Pays de Vaucluse   Good.  
2003
Guido Porro Vigna I Pari Dolcetto d’Alba    
2000
Guido Porro Vigna Lazzaraisco Barolo Ho-hum!  
2003
Domaine de Reuilly Les Pierres Plates Reuilly I like - Buy! Great value. 3
2002
Domaine Robert-Denogent Les Pommards St. Veran Ho. Hum. Good…  
2002
Domaine Robert-Denogent La Croix Pouilly-Fuissé Caramel! Really quite good.  
2004
Château La Roque   Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc Ok.  
2001
Château Roumieu-Lacoste Sélection André Dubourdieu Sauternes Good for Sauternes.  
2003
Domaine Saint Luc   Coteaux du Tricastin I like! Great value. 3+
2003
St. Martin de la Garrigue Bronzinelle Coteaux du Languedoc (sample) Okay.  
2003
Sang des Cailloux Cuvée Azalaïs Vacqueyras Very good! 4+
2003
Domaine Tempier   Bandol Rouge (sample) Appealing now.  
2004
Domaine Tempier   Bandol Rosé Tasty! Very Good.  
2002
Domaine Tempier Cuvée La Miguoa Bandol Rouge Needs time. Has promise.  
2001
Domaine de Terrebrune   Bandol Rouge Good. Buy 2 or so. 2+
2004
Chateau Thivin   Brouilly Sweetish. Good. 1
2004
Chateau Thivin   Cote de Brouilly Good.  
2003
Domaine La Tour Vieille Vendanges Banyuls Okay.  
2003
Château du Trignon Rasteau Côtes-du-Rhône Villages (sample) Good. 2+
2004
Château du Trinquevedel Rosé Tavel (sample) Very Appealing. Strawberries.  
2003
La Viarte Tocai Friuliano Colli Orientali del Friuli Hohum. Too cold.  
2004
Vieux Mas des Papes   Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barrel sample. Ick.  
2004
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe   Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Okay. Barrel sample?  
2003
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe   Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Interesting. Okay.  
2001
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Good.  
1999
Villa di Geggiano   Chianti Classico Riserva Hmmm. Not sure. Tannic. Not enough fruit. Bret?  
2003
A. et P. de Villaine La Digoine Bourgogne Rouge Hmmm. Light but appealing. 1?
2003
A. et P. de Villaine Les Montots Mercurey Rouge Kind of good. 2
2003
A. Marie & J. Marc Vincent Les Passetemps Santenay Astringent. Shows promise. 1+
2003
Zind-Humbrecht Gewϋrtztraminer Wintzenheim Wow! Essence of gewϋrtztraminer. Wow. Needs time. 12
2003
Zind-Humbrecht Gewϋrtztraminer Goldert Wild. Smokey. Crazy long finish. Wild. 1-6
2002
Zind-Humbrecht Gewϋrtztraminer Wintzenheim Too sweet! My least favorite.  
2003
Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Herrenweg de Turckheim Nutty.  
2002
Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl V.T. Yum! Not too sweet. Very appealing. 1-2
2003
Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann A little greener in taste. I like. Perfumey nose. I wanted to retaste, but it was gone when I got back.  
2003
Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Brand Sweet. Very Balanced. Not showing lots of complexity. Delicious. WOW. Good acids.  
2002
Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Gueberschwihr Best Nose. Tart. Not my favorite.  
2001
Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl Great minerally petrol nose. Wow! Needs time. Strong but not over powering. I like.  



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