Sunday 4 July 2021

Eight Bottles Of Burgundy

An impromptu tasting at Mikke with some nice bottles opened. And great food! All tasted double blind.

1971 Beaune-Marconnets Tête de Cuvée, Remoissenet
A pretty reliable source when it comes to older Burgundy´s, this Remoissenet displays a soft, round nose with fine notes of undergrowth, dry licorice, stale Coca-Cola and dried strawberries. Very good.
The taste is dry and earthy with notes of worn leather, dried strawberries and some mushrooms. A tad foursquare, better on the nose.
86p   (tasted 2021/07)

2005 Puligny-Montrachet Les Champ Canet, Louis Carillon
Fat and tight, the nose soars up from the glass with notes of wet cement, butter cookies, hay, honey and dried red apples. Very fine. Only hints of maturity.
The taste is broad and crisp with notes of dry vanilla fudge, warm grass, red apples and minerals. A very fine acidity. Fresh and fine. 4+ years.
93p   (tasted 2021/07)

2005 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatiéres, Etienne Sauzet
A cool, smoky nose with notes of grey pears, peach, lemon cream and gravel. Very, very good in a restrained way.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of yellow apples, lemon cream, peach and chrushed rocks. A tad light on the finish. A question mark if this will improve.
88p   (tasted 2021/07)

2005 Corton-Charlemagne, Bertrand Ambroise
A deep, focused nose with lovely notes of cap gun smoke, grilled lemons, white peach and butter cookies. High and pure. Very fine.
The taste is tight and refined with stunning fruit, a razor sharp acidity and a length that is counted in minutes. Great wine. 6+ years.
95p   (tasted 2021/07)

2003 Clos de Vougeot, Domaine Tortochot
It is good that we apply strict Omerta rules when it comes to these double blind tasting... These 2003 Burgundies really tricked us.
The Tortochot has a medium bodied, kind of meaty nose with notes of violets, bakelite, smoke and a hint of mint. Very, very good.
The taste shows maturity and notes of plums, smoke, undergrowth and gravel. A high acidity. Long and fine. Not for keeping longer.
89p   (tasted 2021/07)

2003 Corton Le Rognet, Bertrand Ambroise
A deep, peppery nose with notes of ripe blueberries and raspberries alongside gravel, coffee powder and fir wood. Tight. Fine.
The taste is cool and structured with notes of raspberries, blackberries, gravel and cold coffee. Very long. A very good mouthfeel. Could be cellared 4+ years but I don´t think it will improve further.
92p   (tasted 2021/07)

2003 Vosne-Romanée Les Chaumes, Nicolas Potel
A deep, intense nose with notes of bonfire smoke, dark raspberries, tobacco and forest floor. Lovely.
The taste is seedy and structures with a nix of ripe red and black fruits alongside notes of undergrowth, tobacco and violets. Very long with still noticable tannins. Very fine. 5+ years.
95p   (tasted 2021/07)

2003 Vosne-Romanée Les Chaumes, Domaine Meo-Camuzet
A deep, willful nose with interesting notes of rosehips, sausage, stables, fir wood and dark perfume! Complex. Very, very good.
The taste is taut and concentrated with plenty of dark fruit, tannins, acidity and character. Very long and intense. 5+ years.
93p   (tasted 2021/07)

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