La Paulée de New York Grand Tasting

Metropolitan Pavilion - New York NY

Tasted March 9, 2013 by Burgundy Al with 367 views

Introduction

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)

White
2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Petit Chablis France, Burgundy, Chablis, Petit Chablis
Tasting. Some toasted walnut and almond aromas with ripe apple aromas and background tropical hints. Palate more restrained with very good balance and very well textured for its level. Very impressive for its level, 88-89 points.
White
2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
Tasting. Floral start, fruit not very aromatically forthcoming today with subtle spice hints. Somewhat firm and backward on palate, lots of potential coming through on finish but this is a Forest that will need plenty of quiet time in the cellar.
White
2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
Tasting. Apple, pear, candied ginger, summer flower aromas with great intensity and background tropical hints. Long and powerful flavors with great intensity, then lots of energy and textures on finish. Bigger than Clos, less subtle.
White
2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
Tasting. Lemon and apple aromas with some spice. Similar on palate, quite subtle to start, then explosive middle to finish. Very nuanced and charming, this is less powerful than the Preuses. I hope to try them again side-by-side in another 5-10 years.

Flight 2 - Domaine William Fèvre Chablis (4 notes)

White
2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Montmains France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
Tasting. Forward and accessible today. Orchard fruit aromas and flavors. Simpler than the rest of the lineup today with a slightly sweet finish that didn't come across as classically Chablis.
White
2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
Tasting. Orchard fruit start, then lemon in background on nose and finish. Lots of energy and verve on clean finish. Getting better than when I had this when younger.
White
2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
Tasting. Ripe orchard fruit to start with good spice. Apple and lemon peel flavors, lots of density and power to start, more restrained flavors in middle. Very impressive potential, but certainly not for the near-term.
White
2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
Tasting. Lemon, lime aromas with a floral note. Fat fruit on palate with moderate density and power, also moderate length. Very good but not close to the level of the Preuses.

Flight 3 - Hubert Lamy (4 notes)

White
2010 Hubert Lamy Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
Tasting. Fat fruit to start, very forward, accessible and easy to enjoy. Simple but good balance.
White
2010 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
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.
White
2010 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Clos de la Chateniere France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
Tasting. Apple and subtle spice aromas. Lean again on palate, moderate intensity. Not quite as good as I recall from when tasted last year in Burgundy.
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White
2010 Hubert Lamy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
93 points
Tasting. Great aromatic start with candied lemon peel, apricot and ripe apple. Rich and powerful flavors with some sweet elements that are balanced with great minerality and acidity. Very exciting.

Flight 4 - Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (4 notes)

White
2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chatenière France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
Tasting. Ripe fruit start with fat fruit, lots of spice. Big fruit flavors, very lush but a slightly sweet finish that will need some time to soften.
White
2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Les Ancegnières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
Tasting. Big and powerful fruit start. Meyer lemon and lime flavors with great minerality and acidity helping provide freshness at end.
White
2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
Tasting. Slightly tropical fruit elements with lots of apple and pear. Lemon seems to emerge at finish, giving an energetic, refreshing finish.
White
2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
95 points
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)

White
2010 Domaine Leflaive Mâcon-Verzé France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Verzé
Tasting. Large and forward fruit, somewhat ripe. Good textures in middle, slightly sweet touch on very end. Good for its level.
White
2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, 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.
White
2010 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
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)

White
2010 Domaine François Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
Tasting. Forward, ripe apple with some stone fruit hints. Also lush on palate, which masks the good level of acidity. Moderate length and intensity vs the other 1ers tasted today with a less elegant finish.
White
2010 Domaine François Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
Tasting. This was similar to when tasted a few months back, but more balanced, less hot, better textured and more elegant. Still fat, ripe and forward, this is charming and sexy. I slightly preferred this over the Genevrieres today.
White
2010 Domaine François Mikulski Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
92 points
Tasting. Also showing lots of lush fruit with tropical elements and lots of spice. Rich and powerful start, more elegant and styled finish.

Flight 7 - Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard (4 notes)

White
2010 Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard Meursault Les Tillets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
90 points
Tasting. Nice floral start with ripe apple and pear along with new oak spice, background lemon hints. Orchard fruit again on palate with good balance with acidity and minerality in support. Moderate length and intensity.
White
2010 Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard Meursault En La Barre France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
90 points
Tasting. Bigger and fatter than the Tillets, with more lush fruit flavors and aromas, but slightly less textured. A bit of new oak still protruding, give it some cellar time. Moderate length.
White
2010 Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
93 points
Tasting. Orchard fruit aromas and flavors with great balance of spice. Big, lush fruit but also very impressive energy and textures with great length. Very impressive.
White
2010 Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
91 points
Tasting. Good combination of apple and lemon peel aromas with floral and spice support. Not quite as much substance as the Genevrieres, but i also think it's a bit subdued.

Flight 8 - Pierre Morey and Morey-Blanc (3 notes)

White
2010 Morey-Blanc Saint-Aubin 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
Tasting. Apple aromas and flavors with a little lemon on finish. Clean and precise. Short, simple. Best young.
White
2010 Pierre Morey Meursault Les Tessons France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
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.
White
2010 Morey-Blanc Meursault 1er Cru Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
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)

Red
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-Du-Milieu France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
Tasting. Lush and forward black cherry aromas with anise, some clove and plenty of background new oak spice. Very alluring fruit again on palate, this is beautiful at this early stage but with the stuffing and structure to age gracefully.
White
2011 Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Viré-Clessé France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Viré-Clessé
Tasting. Apple and lemon aromas, then a bit more lemon/lime on palate. Very precise and easy to enjoy right now with a good energetic pop on finish.
White
2010 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Charmes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru
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)

White
2010 Maison Champy Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
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.
Red
2010 Maison Champy Beaune 1er Cru Les Champs Pimont France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
Tasting. Red fruit aromas and flavors start-to-finish. Elegant, lacy start, more brawny on finish. Cellar for at least a few years.
Red
2010 Maison Champy Corton-Rognet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
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)

White
2010 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
93 points
Tasting. Ripe peach aromas with some lemon zest, summer flowers and hints of new oak. Palate again shows rich fruit with lots of great textural elements in support. Another outstanding vintage for this wine.
Red
2010 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
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+.
Red
2010 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
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)

White
2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots Blanc France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
Tasting. Fat fruit aromas, slightly tropical. Palate is a bit more refined with some apple and lemon to accompany the mango and pineapple. Finish comes across as surprisingly elegant with acidity and minerality emerging.
Red
2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
91 points
Tasting. This is all about incredibly elegant red fruit with classically perfumed and spiced Volnay style. Very good lacy textures in support.
Red
2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
92 points
Tasting. Strawberry and red cherry aromas with anise and fresh roses. Good balance and concentration, moderate length. Approachable now.
Red
2010 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
94 points
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)

Red
2010 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
Tasting. Black cherry mostly to start with a bit of blackberry. Prominent oak spice right now but also some licorice and mushroom elements. Red and black cherry flavors, firmly structured and a bit austere at end. Needs plenty of cellar time. Another very good vintage for this wine.

Flight 14 - Louis Jadot (2 notes)

Red
2010 Louis Jadot Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru En Caradeux Clos de la Croix de Pierre France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru
Tasting. Ripe red and black fruit aromas, flavors. Very good overall for its level and an impressive value wine. Charming now but with enough firmness and structure to improve over the next few years, then be tasty into the next decade.
Red
2010 Louis Jadot Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
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)

Red
2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Tasting. Big, dense and brooding black fruit on nose and palate is a classically NSG manner. Firm, dense start-to-finish. Good.
Red
2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Roncières France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Tasting. Similar to the Bousselots just tasted, just one step up overall, particularly more floral and enticing aromatically. 90-91 point potential.
Red
2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
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.
Red
2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
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.
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Flight 16 - Domaine de L'Arlot (3 notes)

Red
2010 Domaine de L'Arlot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Tasting. Red and black cherry aromas, similar flavors. moderate spice in background today. Firm fruit throughout, on the dense side for Suchots, but powerful with lots of longer-term potential.
Red
2010 Domaine de L'Arlot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de l'Arlot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Tasting. Dense black fruit aromas and flavors with an early emerging earthiness. Needs plenty of time.
Red
2010 Domaine de L'Arlot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forêts St. Georges France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Tasting. similar to the Clos des Forets just tasted, perhaps a bit more concentration, spice and balance, so one more notch up. Also needs lots of cellar time.

Flight 17 - Faiveley (4 notes)

Red
2010 Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey 1er Cru
Tasting. Mostly black cherry aromas and flavors, some red cherry hints. Background anise and fresh herbs. Should drink nicely young, perhaps starting 2014 or 2015. Moderate intensity but good balance.
Red
2010 Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Tasting. A sensational gevrey 1er with a good floral start, red and black fruit and plenty of spice. Long, nuanced already with great textures throughout.
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Red
2010 Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
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.
White
2010 Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
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)

Red
2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée La Colombiere France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
Tasting. Black fruit aromas and flavors with very prominent and classic spice throughout. A bit more exciting today on nose vs. palate. Good density for its level. Firm finish.
Red
2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Tasting. This came across quite differently than I remember from tasting in Burgundy last year. Lots of red and black fruit today with modest spice, it is now much more firm and concentrated, almost seeming to be shutting down already. Great length.
Red
2010 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Tasting. Mostly black fruit aromas and flavors, some red cherry in background with good spice. Great power and density start-to-finish with firm but elegant tannins. Needs at least a decade in the cellar. Great potential, I found this a real step up from the Suchots just tasted.

Flight 19 - Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg (4 notes)

Red
2010 Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
Tasting. Red charming with a charming Asian five spice complement. Very well textured and elegant. Firm at end. This will prob start shutting down soon, and need perhaps 5+ years in the cellar.
Red
2010 Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Tasting. Slightly more black than red fruit, all with very good spice than came across as more "Vosne" than "NSG" to me today. Good length and persistence throughout, all with moderate density. Very good overall.
Red
2010 Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
95 points
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.
Red
2010 Domaine Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
94 points
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)

Red
2010 Domaine d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée Le Clos d'Eugenie France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
Tasting. Black and red fruit, very approachable start for the vintage but then a slightly firm finish for villages level wine. Long finish hints at good density and spice. Very cellar worthy.
Red
2010 Domaine d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulees France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Tasting. Red cherry and strawberry aromas with some liqueur hints. Big and robust on palate with some black cherry also emerging on finish, lots of spice start-to-finish. Great structural balance. Very impressive.

Flight 21 - Alain Hudelot-Noellat (4 notes)

Red
2010 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
Tasting. Lots of red fruit aromas, modest intensity, good spice in a classic Vosne style. Good red cherry again on palate, very good for its level.
Red
2010 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Tasting. Red and black cherry aromas and flavors, showing both ripeness start-to-finish but also density and balance. Great spice throughout. An impressive showing for H-N Suchots.
Red
2010 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
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.
Red
2010 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
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)

Red
2010 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
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.
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Red
2010 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Tasting. Almost identical to what i recall from when tasted late last year. Slightly floral and spiced start, lots of black fruit aromas and flavors. Very well balanced and textured throughout, this seems approachable now but has lots of hidden power.
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Flight 23 - Domaine Fourrier (4 notes)

Red
2010 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Tasting. Very impressive for its level. Fresh red fruit aromas with some earthy spice in background. Red and black cherry flavors with a good mineral driven character. Great concentration and intensity for its level.
Red
2010 Domaine Fourrier Morey St. Denis Clos Solon Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis
Tasting. Black cherry and boysenberry aromas, slightly floral with some dark chocolate and espresso notes. Lots of density with lots of firm character to start, then some nuanced textures at the very end.
Red
2010 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Tasting. Very powerful, ripe black fruit start with some animale, spice and chocolate background hints. Dense, meaty, almost chewy on palate with black cherry and blackberry throughout, then good spice on finish. slightly brooding today, give this close to a decade in the cellar. Almost at the same quality level of the CSJ.
Red
2010 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Tasting. Black fruit aromas, slightly floral with lots of meaty spice and fresh herbs. Already very charming. Long and well textured from start-to-finish with great balance, energy and minerality. Great at basically every level, this is certainly at the 94-95 point level.

Flight 24 - Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier (4 notes)

Red
2010 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, 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.
Red
2010 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Tasting. Great spice driven start with strawberry and red cherry aromas, some floral background notes. Same fruit and slightly sweet spice flavors, this is very long, lean and precise with an incredibly extended finish. Certainly 93-94 point potential.
Red
2010 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos de La Bussière France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis 1er Cru
Tasting. Meaty and dense with slightly more black than red fruit. Good textures at start through middle, then seemingly a little backward on finish. Needs plenty of cellar time. I'm glad we tasted this after the more lacy, textured Chambolle Cras.
Red
2010 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
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)

Red
2010 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, 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.
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Red
2010 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, 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.
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Red
2010 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
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.
Red
2010 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
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.
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Flight 26 - Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) (4 notes)

Red
2010 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Tasting. Approachable and accessible today on nose and palate. Black fruit, well textured with good balance and length for its level.
Red
2010 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, 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.
Red
2010 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Latricières-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru
Tasting. Incredibly substantive black fruit aromas with a powerful meaty character. This is very firm, very concentrated. While it will need plenty of time in the cellar, this wine has amazing raw materials and great potential a decade+ away.
Red
2010 Domaine Trapet (Jean et Jean-Louis) Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
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.