Wednesday 10 March 2021

Vingruppens Tasting Of New Releases - Part Two - Whites

The second part from the tasting of Vingruppens new releases.

2019 Riesling Heimbourg, Zind-Humbrecht
A large scaled, deep and fine with notes of ripe peach, chrushed rocks and diesel oil. A fine sweetness in the background.
The taste is rich and stony with notes of ripe lemons, chalk, dried apricots. Intense. A fine acidity. Ends dry.
Will be released April 6.
90p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2015 Riesling Heiligenstein 1ÖTW, Bründlmayer
A finely tuned, elegant nose with notes of star fruit, wet asphalt, steel and a hint of rubber. Very, very good.
The taste is high and fresh with notes of lemon peel, minerals, lemon licorice and steel. A racy acidity. Long.
Will be released April 13.
91p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2017 Pouilly-Fuiseé, Jules Desjourneys
I swirl the glass vigorously and get some discrete notes of chrushed rocks, birch leaves and gravel. Very pure and balanced. Needs lots of time.
The taste is tight, crisp and displays a low key intensity with structure and acidity in the driver seat. The fruit is tied up in the trunk. Needs at least 8 years.
Will be released March 16.
90p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2017 Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, Jules Desjourneys
Same as the above, acidity and structure are the treats that show themselves, but this isn´t as coherent and racy as the Pouilly-Fuisée. The acidity is dialed up to eleven...
Will be released March 16.
87p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Kutch
Peaches, smoke and pecan nuts fills the nose of this finely built Chardonnay. A fine depth. Very, very good.
The taste is smoky and fine with notes of grilled lemons, hand cream and yellow flowers. A very fine acidity. Very fine.
Will be released March 16.
92p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2018 Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Monts Luisants, Domaine Dujac
A gorgeously perfumed nose with notes of lemon cream, matchbox, lavender and summer flowers. A very fine depth. Lovely.
The taste is refined and racy with acidity, fruit and structure in a beautiful balance. Very long. Candied lemons, flint, nuts and an array of flowers. Great wine. 6+ years.
Will be released March 18.
94p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes, Domaine Dujac
The PM from Dujac have everything that the Morey-St-Denis have but the intensity is higher, the fruit is more concentrated and the balance is exquisite. A stunning wine that needs 8+ years in the cellar.
Will be released March 18.
96p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2018 Meursault Village, Arnaud Ente
A Meursault Village that cost 50% more than a Premier Cru from Dujac? Worth it? No.
The nose is very deep and handsome with notes of yellow apples, paint, sun warm gravel and smoke. Heavier than the Dujac´s. 
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of candied lemons, gravel, smoke and ripe yellow pears. Focused. Very, very good but the price (175 Euro) reflects Arnaud Ente´s reputation rather than the quality in the bottle.
Will be released April 8.
92p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Dog Point
A very juicy, typical Sauvignon Blanc with notes of freshly cut grass, gooseberries and white currants. Fresh and fine.
The taste is dry and fine with notes of grass, hay, grey pears and gravel. Upfront and fine.
Will be released April 27.
88p   (tasted 2021/03) 

2018 Chardonnay, Dog Point
A fine, smoky nose with notes of grilled lemons, grass, butter biscuits and hand cream. Very, very good.
The taste is fresh and balanced with notes of ripe lemons, biscuits, gravel and yellow flowers. Long and fine. A very good Chard for immediate consumption.
Will be released April 20.
90p   (tasted 2021/03) 

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