La Paulée de New York Grand Tasting
Metropolitan Pavilion - New York NY
Tasted March 9, 2013 by Burgundy Al with 747 views
Once again I didn't have time to taste through all the wine, but I did the best I could. I started (mostly) with the red wines, and finished (mostly) with the whites, hence have a better representation of red wines in my notes vs. white. Notes are in the sequence of the tasting guide provided, not the sequence the wines were tasted.
Flight 1 - Vincent Dauvissat (4 notes)
Flight 2 - Domaine William Fèvre Chablis (4 notes)
Flight 3 - Hubert Lamy (4 notes)
2010 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes
Tasting. Lemon and apple aromas with a lean, edgy character and subtle spice and floral notes. Also a bit restrained on palate with apple and pear, a hint of bitterness near finish for now that will most likely dissipate with time. Very good.
Flight 4 - Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (4 notes)
2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bâtard-Montrachet
Tasting. Ultra concentrated orchard fruit aromas with great floral support, background spice. Long and incredibly powerful from start-to-finish with everything in sensational balance already today. Wow!
Flight 5 - Domaine Leflaive (3 notes)
2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet
Tasting. Peach aromas with some lemon peel. Peach and ripe apple flavors to start, with good lemon and lemon peel near finish, which ends very clean. Very clean very impressive for its level, 91-92 point range.
2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon
Tasting. Forward apple and pear aromas with plenty of new oak spice that still needs a little time to integrate. Identical fruit on palate with some citrus elements at end. Very precise, long finish. Better in another few years, certainly with 92-93 point potential.
Flight 6 - Domaine François Mikulski (3 notes)
Flight 7 - Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard (4 notes)
Flight 8 - Pierre Morey and Morey-Blanc (3 notes)
2010 Pierre Morey Meursault Les Tessons
Tasting. Orchard fruit aromas with some lemon and lemon zest hints. Good spice as well on nose and palate. Flavors also start with a similar profile, starting somewhat simple but expanding toward middle and finish with its structure also coming forward.
2010 Morey-Blanc Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Tasting. Powerful aromatic start with peach, ripe apple, toasted walnuts, flowers and expressive spice. Very big density and concentration on palate that's a little over-intense right now, great potential in another 3-4 years with great long-term potential.
Flight 9 - Domaine des Comtes Lafon (3 notes)
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Tasting. Alluring stone fruit aromas wit plenty of spice. Sweet peach flavors, again some new oak protruding a bit right now, but very lush and sexy already today. Much like when I tasted it last year in Burgundy, this is a great wine now with intriguing medium-term potential.
Flight 10 - Maison Champy (3 notes)
2010 Maison Champy Corton-Charlemagne
Tasting. Ripe apple aromas with some peach hints and plenty of spice. Very enticing start on both nose and palate. Ripe apple and pear flavors with good acidity and textural support. Really sensational now, this should be wonderful through 2020.
2010 Maison Champy Corton-Rognet
Tasting. All black fruit aromas with faint spice hints. Just moderately forthcoming on nose, very dense and meaty on palate. Firm and masculine, also somewhat backward on palate, particular towards the end. It's what to expect from young Corton with seriously good potential.
Flight 11 - Joseph Drouhin (3 notes)
2010 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge
Tasting. Lots of red fruit with moderate spice and fair amount of early-to-emerge earthy notes. Very firm on palate with moderate density. Tough to really enjoy right now, I'd expect this needs at least 5 years in the cellar, more likely 10+.
2010 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes
Tasting. Red and black cherry aromas and flavors with some licorice and a fair dollop of oak spice. More firmly tannic that i normally expect from young chambolle, but still showing elegant textural nuance and lacy charm, just more in background. Give to 2020.
Flight 12 - Domaine Michel Lafarge (4 notes)
2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
Tasting. Incredibly exciting wine starts with great spring flowers and lots of red and black cherry aromas. Same flavor profile with intense concentration. Firmly structured for now, spice and intense black cherry come back front-and-center on long finish. Needs lots of cellar time.
Flight 13 - Bouchard Père et Fils (1 note)
Flight 14 - Louis Jadot (2 notes)
2010 Louis Jadot Clos de la Roche
Tasting. Black and red cherry aromas with gamy elements, sauteed mushroom, cocoa and fresh herbs. Densely packed fruit on palate at first came across as more like many 2009s than 2010s, but more finesse and textural elements subtly emerge from middle to end. Give this time.
Flight 15 - Domaine Robert Chevillon (4 notes)
2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles
Tasting. A big step up to me from the Bousselots and Roncieres just tasted. Strong spice and floral complements to the dark black fruit aromas. Also dense and firm, but well textured and mineral-driven, so there is simply enough of everything for the to become a sensational wine, probably around 2020.
2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Tasting. An interesting contrast to the Cailles just tasted. This was more dense, more concentrated and more brooding. Lots of power with good spice to complement the great fruit, but just so much structure that I can't imagine this really being pleasurable or charming until at least 2025, perhaps later.
Flight 16 - Domaine de L'Arlot (3 notes)
Flight 17 - Faiveley (4 notes)
2010 Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin
Tasting. Much like I remember from when tasted in Burgundy last year, this is all about dense black fruit, great concentration and power with subtle spice elements throughout in background. Slightly brooding already, this will require plenty of time in the cellar.
2010 Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne
Tasting. Slightly tropical fruit aromas with great spice, oak seemingly fully integrated. Lush and powerful on palate with great length, concentration and incredibly charming spice. 93-95 point potential.
Flight 18 - Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair (3 notes)
Flight 19 - Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg (4 notes)
2010 Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux
Tasting. Truly a superb Echezeaux. Mostly red cherry aromas with great Asian spice. Same spice on palate with both red and black cherry. Sensational length and textures to long finish, already showing fascinating nuance through to finish.
2010 Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg Clos Vougeot
Tasting. Black cherry aromas with some red cherry and liqueur in background along with modest spice. Same fruit profile on palate, lots of power and concentration, in fact more so than the Echezeaux just tasted; however I slightly preferred the spice/fruit profile of the Echezeaux. This will need at least a decade in the cellar and I'd expect it will really need to 2030+ to really show its full potential.
Flight 20 - Domaine d'Eugénie (2 notes)
Flight 21 - Alain Hudelot-Noellat (4 notes)
2010 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Clos Vougeot
Tasting. Perhaps a bit reductive, perhaps starting to shut down, I found this dense and somewhat brooding today, even with great concentration coming through on finish. Tough to assess.
2010 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Romanée St. Vivant
Tasting. Red cherry, some strawberry aromas with great baking spice. Slightly darker fruit on palate, great density throughout, lots of spice particularly middle to finish. Very long, very impressively textured. Certainly, easily 95+ point potential.
Flight 22 - Domaine Bruno Clair (2 notes)
2010 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
Tasting. Black fruit start on both nose and palate. Fruit softens middle to finish, picking up lots of energy. Long spice-driven finish, ends with an exciting explosive note. Very good long-term potential here. Slightly better than i recall from when tasted late last year.
Flight 23 - Domaine Fourrier (4 notes)
Flight 24 - Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier (4 notes)
2010 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny
Tasting. Red and black cherry aromas, more red chery on palate. Big spice component on both. This is picking up weight vs. when tasted one year ago in Burgundy. A really sensational Villages wine, that I'd easily have thought 1er based on density if tasted blind.
2010 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin
Tasting. Cross section of red and black fruit, with black cherry most prominent. Lots of power and concentration from start-to-finish with spice mostly coming through middle-to-end. Very good density and length. Really wonderful wine, one slight step up from the sensational Chambolle-Musigny Cras also just tasted.
Flight 25 - Dujac (4 notes)
2010 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny
Tasting. Soft and charming red fruit. Good red cherry flavors, very nice textures with good Chambolle-styled iron minerality. On the simpler side, but very good at its level.
2010 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis
Tasting. Larger scaled the the negociant Chambolle-Musigny just tasted, also more spicy. Black and red fruit, very good density for Villages level. Also quite long for its level. 90 points today.
2010 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Tasting. Starts with robust black fruit, modest spice, lots of meaty Gevrey character, slightly backward right now. Palate is somewhat more intriguing, with that same dense black fruit, but very nuanced, energetic textures. Good spice middle to finish. A very impressive vintage for this wine.
2010 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche
Tasting. Great sweet spice start with lots of red and black fruit, all well supported with charming floral elements throughout. Lots of power and stuffing but with textures and energy that make this very fresh and exciting through long, long finish. 95-96 point wine to me today.
Flight 26 - Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) (4 notes)
2010 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Tasting. Black fruit, classically Gevrey character with some interesting braised meat spice aromas. Good licorice and thyme. Long and powerful finish, very excellent mouthfeel. Not a wine I often see, but certainly one I will seek out in this vintage. 92-93 point potential for me today.
2010 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Chambertin
Tasting. Huge, powerful black fruit aromas with some intriguing dark chocolate and espresso. Great black cherry and plum flavors, lots of amazing density and textures with very elegant tannins. Refined and harmonious throughout with a very long finish. 95-96 point wine for me today.
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