Friday 21 September 2012
Drinking & Eating Tonight - Burgundy & Crabs
With some plump crabs, lime aioli and nice cheese - gruyère, tomme and pecorino - the table was setted for a great friday dinner. And I just love a great Chardonnay to go along the moist crab meat.
And this Fontaine-Gagnard really made this night. I tasted the generic Chassagne-Montrachet while back, and as good as that was, this premier cru was really a step up the quality ladder.
2008 Chassagne-Montrachet La Grande Montagne, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard
A deep, full-flavoured, intense nose with notes of lemon cream, peach ice cream, cold butter, dry honey, candied lemons and lots and lots of sweet minerals. This is profound in its concentration and hedonism. Really, really fine.
The taste is tight, young, concentrated and lovely with notes of lemon cream, dried lemoncello, bergamot, cap gun smoke and a gorgeously perfumed note. The finish just lingers on with a sweet and sour lemon taste. I could drink this nectar every day of the week!
95p (tasted 2012/09)