White Burgundy Tasting (Part One)

17 Mar


March 15, 2009
White Burgundy
Part One

I’m a total newb when it comes to Burgundy, so this tasting was very intriguing. I saw it as an excellent opportunity to enlighten myself to the world’s most terroir-conscious appellation. It didn’t disappoint; never have I tasted such an impressive lineup of wines, white or red. I’ve been won over!


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La Chablisienne
Grand Cru Chablis
‘Les Preuses’
13.5% alc/vol

Chablis, famous for crisp, steely wines, is situated as close to Champagne as it is to Beaune. I’m such a Burgundy-neophyte, I was unaware that the region also produces rich, barrel-matured wines like La Chablisienne’s Grand Cru ‘Le Preuses’. The nose is rich and intense, with lemon zest, toast, ripe pear, honey and strawberry (no shit!) ice cream. The medium-bodied palate is bright and crisp, with tropical melon, lemon and cream leading to a long, crisp finish of citrus and spice. 94 points


Domaine Marc Morey
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru
‘Les Vergets’
13.5% alc/vol

Chassagne-Montrachet and neighbouring Puligny-Montrachet are straddled by perhaps the greatest (and most expensive) white wine region in the world: the Grand Cru vineyard of Montrachet. This Premier Cru Chassagne-Montrachet offering from Marc Morey is rich and toasty, with spicy, smoky-mesquite aromas, plus walnut, granny smith apple and mineral notes. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with canned pear, butter and beautiful acidity. 92 points


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