White Burgundy Tasting (Part Two)

18 Mar

burgundy-snap

March 15, 2009
White Burgundy
Tasting
Part Two

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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lucien-le-moine

three
Lucien Le Moine
Meursault 1er Cru
‘Perrieres’
2005
$179.99
14% alc/vol

The biggest nose of the group (and biggest pricetag) belonged to the renegade producer Lucien Le Moine: hugely intense, with smoke, jerky, mesquite, carbon, luncheon meat, ripe apple and pear, wild grasses, mineral, butter and honey. A similar experience on the full-bodied palate, but I just could not get over that monster of a nose! Hard to believe this House was established just 10 years ago. 94 points

chanson


four
Chanson
Clos de Mouches 1er Cru
2005
$112.99
13% alc/vol

The subltest and most elegant of the group, the Clos de Mouches showed toast, smoke, mineral/flint, citrus and floral notes on the nose. The palate was rich but bright, with green apple and gooseberry. A lovely viscosity was balanced nicely by brilliant acidity. 95 points


fivegirardin
Vincent Girardin
Corton Charlemagne G
rand Cru
2005
$128.99
13.5% alc/vol

The second Grand Cru of the night turned out to be my favourite wine. The nose is beautiful, with ripe pear, smoky mineral, cotton candy and anise.  The rich palate showed incredible depth and detail, with hints of sugared lime, toast and butter. 96 points


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