Saturday 12 November 2016

Two White Burgundy Clunkers From The Fine 2014 Vintage

Tried these out tonight to go with a chunky piece of cod with mixed vegetables and a white wine sauce with a hint of ginger.

2014 Bourgogne Couvent des Jacobins, Louis Jadot
This has a upfront, nice nose with notes of candied lemons, a hint of pine apple, butter cup flowers and sweet minerals. Feels like there were some really ripe fruit that went into this wine. Good.
The taste is young and fresh with notes of grilled lemons, lemon candy, old flower water and wet stones. A medium long, warm finish with a nice enough acidity, but it is a tad heavy at the end. For 14 Euro I would choose something else.
82p   (tasted 2016/11)

2014 Bourgogne Les Sétilles, Olivier Leflaive
Like this. You have to pay 3 Euro more, but you get a better wine. A young, steely nose with notes of lemons, tangerines, pickled ginger, flint and gravel. Very, very good.
The taste is fresh, liniar and perky with lots of ripe acidity and notes of lime juice, ginger, star fruit and crushed rocks. A fine mouth feel. Should get even better with some years in the cellar.
87p   (tasted 2016/11)

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