Les Nomades - Chicago IL
Tasted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Burgundy Al with 198 views
Our Chicago Lieu-dit Cru got together for our 2nd blind white dinner of the summer. Nobody knew the theme (2000 white Burgundy) going in and i was able to structure flights to keep the mystery going through three flights. All the wine came from my cellar, so everybody else got to fully participate in assessing the wines, flights and overall theme. This was our first group dinner at Les Nomades and I think they did an excellent job with both service and preparing food that would work well with white Burgundy. Kudos to them.
I selected this theme because our group had a discussion about the 2000 vintage at the last dinner. Some thought the vintage was getting long in the tooth, while I have found most 2000s to be drinking wonderfully right now, with good ageworthiness as well. Tonight's wine lineup might not have represented the "average" 2000, but the wines showed incredibly well, with only one bottle showing more age than should be fairly expected.
I thought this a good time to try this vertical, knowing the potential risk. I was hoping for something better, but wasn't terribly surprised.