The Styles of Burgundy Tasting


  An unusual sampling of red and white Burgundies from the Cote de Nuits through the Cote de Beaune. Plus Chablis and the Cotes d' Auxere. Including a 23 year old Nuits St. George and a 41 year old Musigny, Grand Cru.

As usual tasting will be held at my house.   Tasting will be limited to 14 persons.

Date: Sun., April 28th., Time: 2pm

Unparalled wines at a unbelievable price. Cost Only: $65

Burgundian snacks prepared by Valerie.

The Whites:      

#1, 2006 Joseph Drouhin, Chablis Grand Cru, "Les-Clos", wa-91 ($85)  #2, 2005 Remoissenet, Puligny-Montrachet, Premier Cru, "Les Referts", ws-92 ($110)   #3, 2005 Louis Latour, "Meursault", ($45)  ' #4, 2009 Chanson, "Vire-Clesse"

The Reds:      

#1, 2002 Esmonin, Gevrey-Chambertin, First Cru, La Petite Chapelle ($115)  #2, 2004 Bishot Pommard, First Cru, Clos des Ursulines ($65)  #3, 2005 Joseph Drouhin, Chambolle-Musigny, Premier Cru wa-91 ($100)  #4, 1990 Moillard, Nuits St. George (Not available at any price.)   #5, 2005 Renard, Cotes d' Auxerre   #6, 2005 Jessiaume Pere & Fils, Santenay, First Cru Gravieres   #7, 2002 Rapet Pere & Fils, Pernand, First Cru, Ile drs Vergelesses   #8, 2006 Louis Jadot, GRAND CRU, Clo Vougeot ($125)

BONUS BOTTLE         1972 Musigny Grand Cru

This 41 year old Grand Cru is from Domaine Moine Hudelot, bottled by wine negociant, writer and guru the late Alexis Lichine.


We sampled some great wines, white and red, which showcased the diversity of Burgundian wines. Favorite white wine was the 2005 "Les Referts", Puligny Montrachet. Favorite red the 2006 Clo Vougeot, followed by the 2005 Chambolle Musigny and the 2002 "La Petit Chapel", Gevrey Chambertin. The 23 year old Nuits St. George was cloudy with sediment but had good dried fruit flavors and was drinkable. The 41 year old Musigny was full of sediment but had a fireplace and smoked meat aroma and a slightly sweet flavor.

Fondue Bourguignonne plus Escargot, mushroom lasagne and chocolate bread pudding with a caramel sauce. Also an assortment of French cheeses and meats. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon snack.

                                                            Sorry, not this time. ($15,000)