Top Burgundy Tasting at the Sotto Lounge.

Netherlands

Tasted March 26, 2013 by Barry Rothof with 200 views

Introduction

The Janselijn Wijnen tasting (www.topbourgognes.nl) was a fabulous event.

On table bottles of producers like, Bachelet, Fourrier, Dugat, Perrot-Minot, Rouget, Tremblay, Noëllat, Méo-Camuzet, Ponsot, Colin-Morey, Piuze, Jobard, Buisson-Charles and Ente.

The event was held at the (www.sottolounge.nl) the venue was super! Many thanks to Janselijn Wijnen - Top Bourgognes for organising this event.

Flight 1 - Côte d’Or Whites (7 notes)

White
2010 Arnaud Ente Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
91 points
A blend of 70% En l’Ormeau and 30% Casse Tête. A very precise nose of lime, apple, fresh pear and chalky minerality. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure, with superb minerality, brisk acids and laser like focus on the finish. Absolutely brilliant for their appellation.
White
2010 Arnaud Ente Meursault Clos des Ambres France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
91 points
A complex nose of apple, lemon peel and intense stoniness. On the palate the wine is, full-bodied complex and very precise, with brisk acids on the long finish. A sparkling expression of terroir and premier cru quality.
White
2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru en Remilly France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
91 points
On the nose a blend of lemon, apple, white peach, and orange blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, very pure and precise, with a complex finish. A wine that represents great value.
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White
2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs-Gain France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
A superb nose of lemon, clementines and wonderfully chalky soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and gorgeously complex, with ripe acids, superb balance and brilliant length. This is a gorgeous wine.
White
2010 Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
A superb nose of lemon, orange peel and wonderfully chalky soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, exceptional intensity, ripe acids and superb length and grip on the finish. This Les Folatières en la Richard is a wine of great purity and elegance.
White
2010 Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
From a parcel measuring .78 ha that is on the Genevrières side. On the nose citrus, apple and chalky minerality. On the palate the wine is, full-bodied and pure, with bright acids and great precision on the refined finish. A brilliant premier cru Meursault.
White
2001 Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
A superb and beautifully mature nose of a complex mélange of brioche, orange zest, apples and a touch of hazelnuts. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and à point, with beautifully integrated acids and superb length on the complex finish. Complete and really exciting.

Flight 2 - Côte d’Or Reds (13 notes)

Red
2011 Domaine Anne Gros Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
89 points
Nice nose of cherries. On the palate the wine is medium-full, with lovely purity and pretty sappiness, suave tannins and medium length. A good bottle for early drinking.
Red
2011 Domaine Anne Gros Nuits St. Georges Les Damodes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges
90 points
Interesting nose of black cherries, with a touch of soil and dark chocolate. On the palate the wine is complex, full-bodied, very pure with ripe fruit and silky tannins, great balance and a long finish. A very good Nuits village.
Red
2010 Cecile Tremblay Chambolle-Musigny Les Cabottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny
90 points
On the nose a lovely blend of black cherries, cocoa and a complex soil tones. On the palate the wine is medium-full, long and very pure, with a touch of spice, lovely elegance, silky tannins and fine length. A good bottle for early drinking.
Red
2010 Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
90 points
The nose is deep, pure and sappy, with raw cocoa and beautiful soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, fullish and very pure on the attack, with good depth, superb complexity and a long, tannic finish. Impresive wine.
Red
2009 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
90 points
The bouquet is pure and classy, with sappy cherries a touch of coffee. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, with a sappy core of fruit, fine structure and a fine very pure finish. In a word, delicious!
Red
2009 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
91 points
From vines averaging between 60 and 70 years of age. Refined nose of black cherries, dark chocolate and soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and sappy with ripe tannins and a wonderful long complex soil-driven finish. This 2009 Gevrey VV is outstanding quality for their appellation.
Red
2010 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
91 points
The nose is pure with a blend of red and black cherries and complex soil tones. On the palate the wine is pure and very transparent, with suave tannins and a very long and elegant finish. A terrific wine of finesse and complexity a Vosne AC rarely found at this quality.
Red
2010 Georges Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
92 points
The nose is deep, with black raspberries, cassis, raw cocoa and lovely soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep and quite tight on the attack, with lovely dark fruit and a well-balanced finish.
Red
2010 Georges Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
93 points
Deep nose of black raspberries, black cherries, plums and espresso. On the palate the wine is deep, with dark black fruit, great intensity of flavor and a very long and spicey finish. A brilliant young bottle of Les Beaux Monts.
Red
2010 Domaine Perrot-Minot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru La Richemone France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
93 points
Beautiful blend of red and black cherries, a touch of cassis and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, with lovely purity, sappy black fruit and superb length. An exceptional Nuits.
Red
2010 La Famille Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin La Gibryotte France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
Impressive nose of black cherries, grilled meats, cassis, coffee and lovely soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and complex, with chewy tannins and excellent length and grip on the finish. A fine structured wine.
Red
2010 Georges Noellat Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
94 points
This parcel lies in the lieu à dit of Les Cruots and the vines are in excess of eighty years of age. Complex nose of red and black cherries, raw cacao and beautiful soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and sappy, with ripe tannins and a brilliant complex long finish. A beautiful example of Echézeaux.
Red
2010 Domaine Ponsot Corton Cuvée du Bourdon France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
94 points
Complex nose of red and black cherries and lovely soil tones. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, very pure and sappy, with beautiful focus and a balanced long finish. This exceptional Corton has great elegance and power!