Saturday 21 December 2013

A Great Evening With Great Burgundy´s

P invited to a evening with Burgundy´s. Lovely food, stunning wines and new acquaintances - thanks P for a great evening!

Alas, we opened with a bottle of non-Burgundy...
1999 Pol Roger Blanc de Blanc
A fine, elegant, somewhat mature nose with notes of yellow apples. dry caramel, hazel nuts and buckthorn. Very fine. A elegant perfumed note with some time in the glass.
The taste is fine, elegant and dry with lots of yellow apples and notes of dry fudge, buttercup flowers and minerals. A medium long, fine finish. Drinking well now and the coming 5+ years.
91p   (tasted 2013/11)

Flight 1
2007 Saint-Aubin Murgeri des Dents de Chen, Domaine Gerard Thomas
A big, lightly butteru nose with notes of red apples, almond paste and warm gravel. A fine maturity. Very good.
The taste is mature, round and good with notes of red apples, clam shells, almond flakes and gravel. A medium long finish with a tad foursquare acidity. Ends dry and good.
85p   (tasted 2013/11)

2010 Saint-Romain, Alain Gras
This is good! A deep, tight, fresh nose with notes of white peaches, assorted nuts, sea shells, cap gun smoke and a tiny rubbery note. Interesting and intriguing. Very, very good.
The taste is young, tight and fine with yellow apples, sweet lemons, clay and chalk. A tight, fine acidity. Medium long. Very, very good.
90p   (tasted 2013/11)

2010 Rully La Pulelle, Paul & Marie Jacqueson
A deep, clean nose with notes of yellow apples, almond flakes, dried apricots and chalk. Medium deep. Good.
The taste is good, cleanly made and medium long with notes of lemon peel, elderberries, smoke and some oaky notes. Good but doesn´t seem to catch my interest.
83p   (tasted 2013/11)

Flight 2
2007 Meursault Les Meix Chavaux, Domaine Roulot
This young Meursault has a fine, cool, beautiful nose with notes of lemon cream, mussels, orange peel, hazel nut paste and summer flowers. Very elegant and a little restrained. Still young.
The taste is young, tight and fresh with notes of lemon and lime peel, chalk, mussels and pressed flowers. The acidity is very high and cleans the mouth effectively - a little to effectively on its own, this needs food. For hedonistic drinking, wait another 5+ years.
91p   (tasted 2013/11)

2005 Meursault, Comtes Lafon
This has a more mature appearance on the nose with lovely notes of smoke, yellow apples, sea shells, banana peel and butter cup flowers. Rich and ready. Very, very good.
The taste is big, open and intense with notes of smoky yellow apples, crushed rocks, lemon cream and butter biscuits. The finish is long, warm and sumptuous. Drinking perfect now.
93p   (tasted 2013/11)

2010 Batard-Montrachet, Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard
Aaaaaaah, this more than made up for a corked Coche Dury. The nose is bottomless deep and hauntingly beautiful with notes of cold butter, paint, dried apricots, grilled lemons and some fugde aromas. Pure and really handsome. Great!
The taste is liquefied velvet with a stunning intensity and purity. Lovely notes of grilled lemons, passion fruit, fudge, wet rocks and a tiny smoky note. The acidity is beautiful balanced and the finish goes on forever. Still young of course but ooooh so good even now. In 6+ years time, this will be flirting with perfection.
97p   (tasted 2013/11)

Flight 3
2006 Aloxe-Corton Les Grandes Lollierés, Domaine Maillard
A cool,, somewhat earthy nose with notes of lingonberries, Christmas spices, scorched earth and some bacon fat. Very good.
The taste is young, tight and on the light side of things but exposes a fine lingonberry- and strawberry fruit alongside some notes of earth, leather and meat stock. Good acidity. Very, very good.
88p   (tasted 2013/11)

2005 Beaune Clos du Roy, Domaine Prieur-Brunet
The nose is fine, tight and a little sweet with notes of lingoberry bushes, warm earth, dried strawberries and leather. After a while some dirty aromas appear.
The taste is tight and lean with notes of lingonberries, cherry pips and worn leather. A medium long finish that ends with a bitter twist. A little unbalanced.
78p   (tasted 2013/11)

2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Humbert Fréres
A warm, fruity, lean nose with notes of dried strawberries, root vegetables, orange peel and juniper berries. A bit rigid but it has a nice warmth.
The taste is young, tight and warm with notes of strawberries, mushrooms, fried herbs and some woody notes in the finish. Good.
83p   (tasted 2013/11)

Flight 4
2009 Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes, Cecile Tremblay
This young Vosne has a deep, focused and fresh nose with notes of raspberries, eastern spices, leather and forest floor. Light on its feet in a very positive way. Structured. Very, very good.
The taste is young, tight and concentrated with notes of just ripening raspberries, licorice, forest floor and root vegetables. Very well balanced. Long and lingering. This is good!
92p   (tasted 2013/11)

2011 Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts, Domaine Dujac
The most interesting and enigmatic wine of the whole evening. This is what I wrote down when I sniffed it - smoked sausages, ginger bread cookies, rust, dried up Coca-Cola, cigarette ashes, mosquitoe spray, smoked fish.... What should one make out of that? Very concentrated. Very young. Would love to taste this again in 10 years time.
The taste is young, very concentrated and focused with notes of smoky red berries, cherry pips, expensive leather, moist forest floor and strawberry ice cream. Very, very long. This I would like to get reunited with...
92p   (tasted 2013/11)

2010 Echezeaux, DRC
A stunningly hedonistic, deep and complex nose with notes of raspberry truffles, parsnips, blood orange peel, black pudding and a perfect autumn forest walk. Just fascinating. Deep and very refined. Still young, but oooooooh so good!
The taste is young, fresh and very intense with notes of sweet raspberries, dark chocolate, moist forest floor, rosehips, Asian spices and new leather. The finish goes on and on and on... This will need another 10+ years to really show off, but you can´t resist this beauty today.
96p   (tasted 2013/11)

A extra bottle was brought by one of the guests. And this was no slouch!
2002 Mazy-Chambertin, Armand Rousseau
This has a semi mature, ripe nose with fine notes of sweet lingonberries, dried strawberries, moist earth, cigar smoke and worn leather. A very fine warmth. Deep and fine.
The taste is semi mature, lovingly sweet, refined and pure with notes of raspberries, licorice, Asian spices, leather and earth. The finish goes of for over a minute with a fine sweetness and structure. Very, very fine. A lovely maturity.
93p   (tasted 2013/11)

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