Tag: Burgundy

Domaine Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux-Saint-Jacques Premier Cru 2008

This is a resoundingly delicious wine from Claude Dugat.  From Lavaux-Saint-Jacques, the biggest of the Gevrey-Chambertin premier cru vineyards at 9.53 hectares and situated immediately south of Clos Saint-Jacques, the wine is quite deeply coloured (for pinot noir) and opens to aromatics of blackcurrants, fruit and violets.  The palate has fantastic length, with fresh acidity, tannins and great fruit.  This wine can be approached now, but should evolve and improve with a decade in the cellar.  Rating: Outstanding. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $300+. Website: na. Tasted: October 2018.

Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Cailles Premier Cru 2006

I’m yet to taste a poor Robert Chevillon wine.  This is another outstanding one, this time from Nuits-Saint-Georges and the premier cru appellation of Les Cailles.  Les Cailles is a 7.11 hectare plot and is directly north of Les Saint-Georges, the greatest climat in Nuits-Saint-Georges.  It is said to be subtle, feminine and have softer fruit flavours.  In the glass, the 2006 vintage of Chevillon’s Les Cailles, has rich aromas of blackcurrant.  The palate is full bodied with hints of licorice, the finish long and the acidity towards high.  This is a delicious wine that can be approached now, or safely cellared for a further decade.  Rating: Very Good to Outstanding. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $200+. Website: www.domainerobertchevillon.fr

Domaine Thomas-Moillard Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 1993

If you are looking for more information on every Burgundy appellation, the Bourgogne Wines website is excellent.  The link is here.  Clos du Roi is one of the more commonly declared lieux-dits of Corton Grand Cru in the Côte de Beaune.  And here’s an example with 25 years of age on it.  From Domaine Thomas-Moillard, the wine has a light to medium colour, with tawny edges towards the rim.  It opens to aromas of sweet fruit, game, licorice, tertiary tea leaves and old cedar.  The palate is earthy, with high acidity and mid range length and is in a light style.  This is certainly ready to drink and a tertiary expression of pinot noir that is enjoyable, but ultimately past its best.  Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Price: na. Website: na

Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Saint-Aubin Le Banc 2010

Saint-Aubin is probably not the best known of the Burgundian appellations.  It is in the Côte de Beaune and neighbours Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet.  I was very pleased with this particular wine from Pierre-Yves Colin Morey and the 2010 vintage.  It has refined and racy acidity and overtones of lemon and cashew.  In its drinking prime, the only issue is navigating the great looking, but ultimately annoying wax sealed capsule.  Rating: Very Good. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $90. Website: na.

Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015

Georges Dubœuf’s Beaujolais-Villages is an ever reliable expression of gamay. But the 2015 vintage tasted here seems a “step up”, noting that this vintage is regarded as exceptional in the region. Deeply coloured in the glass, the 2015 opens to a fruity and exuberant aroma of sour cherries. The palate is medium bodied, fresh and fruity. Lovely drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: 13%. Price: $20.