Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"Budget" Burgundy

It's Vosne dude, not Gevrey!
Us boyz were at it again Saturday night, doing what we do best - imbibe! Andy decided that we should experience some "good value" burgundy - i.e. burg under S$70 equiv to approx US$40.
I counted 13 bottles of burgundy for 10 persons......ahhh, life is good.
Reds and whites flowed fast and furious >
Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc 2004
Heritiers des Comtes Lafon Macon-Chardonnay Clos de la Crochette 2003
Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc 2002
Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc 2002
Claude Dugat Bourgogne Rouge 2001
Meo-Camuzet Frere et Soeur Fixin 2002
Roty Marsannay "Champs Saint Etienne" 2002
Hubert Lignier Gevrey-Chambertin 2001
Cecile Tremblay Vosne-Romanee VV 2003
Maurice Ecard Savigny Les Beaune "Les Narbantons" 1999 & 2002
Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru Cent Vignes
Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs 1976
Sensory perceptions on the wines that made an impression:
> Guy Roulot Bourgogne Blanc 2004 - Fairly straightforward wine displaying flavors of fresh, green apples and lemon. What I really enjoyed was the scalpel-like precision of its acid profile, even if the finish was a little lacking. No complaints at this price though. Available @ Auric Pacific Fine Wines.
> Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc 2002 - No other descriptor came to mind other than the aroma of "Seng Buay" (chinese cracked seed) on the nose. The palate was voluptuous, with sweet, creamy fruit flavors, framed by a genteel acidity. Liked this best amongst the whites.
> Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc 2002 - More restrained than the Coche-Dury though it did begin to open up a little as the night went on. White peaches, flowers and minerals. Finishes a little bitter for me. Structurally very sound. May improve with a touch of bottle age?
> Maurice Ecard Savigny Les Beaune "Les Narbantons" 1999 - Olfactorily - wet earth, brush, spices. Fresh pinot fruit with a touch of caramel and sap. Our resident "Burghead" opined that the 99s are beginning to open up. If this one bottle is anything to go by, that may well be the case.
> Maurice Ecard Savigny Les Beaune "Les Narbantons" 2002 - Must say there is something quite distinctive about this bottling of Ecard's. Overall more reserved than the 99, with the fruit profile decidedly more candied. Flush with all the ingredients to be a great wine. A revisit in a couple of years maybe?


Blogger Collin C. said...

WOW! Very impressive line-up!
I just had my first Burgundy last week, I have to say I loved it. It was so much different from the Pinots I have tried from California & Oregeon. But I still love the big fruit bombs too.

It looks like fun was had by all that night.

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