Category Archives: Burgundy

2006 Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrechet Les Folatieres

Golden blonde color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, apple, pear, loaded with mineral, lots of stone, with butterscotch, spices, layered, with lots of oak and earth too. On the palate, dry, medium+ body, medium intensity, medium acidity, I’d call this one a delicious candy bar, layered with mineral, and a whole lot more complex than your average California Chardonnay.

2005 Thierry et Pascale Matrot Meursault

Blond color, from a stelvin closure. On the nose, showing some development, medium intensity, apple, pear, lots of mineral, butterscotch, subtle spices, earth and oak present. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, seamless integration of subtle fruit, crushed stone, and oak spice, with a beautiful finish. Too bad this was my last bottle.    

1999 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Garennes

leflaive_pulignyAmazing bronzing golden color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, stones, every kind you can imagine, gun flint, almonds, hazelnuts, stewed apples, wood spice, some oak, loaded with earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium body, crushed stones, straw, bread, toasted nuts, seamless integration, some fruit left but not much, medium+ acidity, with a long finish. Arguably past it’s prime, but still a good bottle of wine.    

2006 Domaine Gerard Tremblay Chablis AC

tremblay_chablisPale straw in color. On the nose, youthful, mineral laden, sea shells, lemon zest, yellow apple, smoke, honey, some oak, and lots of earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, briny, tart apple, lemon, bread, butter, honey, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol, body, with a solid finish. Crying for grilled seafood, mainly oyster.    

2005 Pascale Matrot Meursault

matrot__meursault On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, flint, wet stone, powdery spice, chalky earth, apple, pear, peach, lots of earth, and lots of oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, meyer lemon, sour apple, mineral laden, flinty, bubblegum powder, medium+ acidity, very balanced wine, with a pretty serious finish. I have one more bottle and I think I should let it go the distance. Are there other stelvin closure Meusault?    

2004 Domaine Guy Bocard Bourgogne Blanc

guy_bocard_chardonnay1 I first tried this a few years back at a big tasting put on by Odom Corp where the wine maker was telling me that these grapes were sourced right outside the Meursault line. After consuming many bottles of this I still think it nails it. On the nose, still youthful, medium intensity, apples, limes, pears, butterscotch, loads of mineral, gun flint, coconut, pretty complex considering the $17 price. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, classic Burgundian mineral note, medium+ body, great weight and body, and a strong stone, coconut, with spices on the finish. Great depth at this price level, I am happy to have found Meursault like quality under $20, and hope others can enjoy it too.    

2007 Nicolas Potel Echezeaux Grand Cru

nicolas_echezeaux Yesterday was a killer lunch tasting at the Corson Building put on by the generous folks of the Southern Odom partnership. I thought this was the most intriguing wine of the tasting, and offered more mystery than than the rest. On the nose,medium+ intensity, youthful, cherries, raspberries, loads of earth, mushroom, nutmeg, forest floor, all spice, some oak but just the right amount. On the palate, dry, medium intensity,medium- tannins, medium acidity, awesome texture that evolved a lot in the glass, earth tones, soil, graced by some pure red fruit, with serious balance, and love velvety finish. I wish I could afford this wine because it’s going to be awesome.    

2007 Nicolas Potel Clos de Veugot Grand Cru

nicolas_clos_vougeot Another barrel sample, and kicked up a couple notches in the quality and intrigue factor. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, wet clay, hay, cherry, strawberry, citrus rind, autumn leaves, not oaky, and some detectable earth beautifully woven together. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, silky, light weight, medium- tannin, medium acidity, similar flavor components as nose, incredible balance, with a nice spice finish. This was one of those wines that made me want more, and ponder the notion of being youthful and all wound up, and how much of this complexity will improve with time.