WineBerserkers Bay Area Burgundy Tasting
Martins West, Redwood City
Tasted April 8, 2014 by aagrawal with 326 views
A wonderful peninsula Burgundy tasting where the theme was premier cru. The whites were fabulous tonight, and the reds had a difficult time keeping up. All the wines were quite young, but a lot showed great promise.
Flight 1 - White Burgundy 1er cru (4 notes)
The Nuits St. Georges was tasted blind.
2007 Arnaud Ente Meursault Clos des Ambres
Rich nose, slight popcorn, fresh; palate is explosive with great richness, tart lime acidity, more rounded than the Fevre GC, excellent balance, mouthwatering; medium-long finish with slight salinity. 91-92
Flight 2 - Red Burgundy 1er (5 notes)
The Delarche Corton-Renardes was tasted blind.
2006 Serafin Père et Fils Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Les Millandes
Fabulous nose, wonderful intensity with strawberry fruit, very slight mint, very slight green, slight floral; palate has great structure but approachable, red fruit that is well integrated, very young, but overall lacks character; finish is short-medium. Very young with good promise. The nose was spectacular 95+ but the palate was of a more insipid character, 90. 90-94.
2006 Domaine Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combes aux Moines
Compared to the Lavaux St Jacques. Light translucent ruby color; both masculine, but this is a bit more brawny on the nose, red fruit, strawberry, slight stems, balanced; palate is rich, dense, brawny, dense red fruit core, young, approachable tannins, drinking really well now; medium finish. 93
2006 Domaine Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques
Compared to the Combe aux Moines. Slightly more funk, slight brett, slightly more elegant, less density on the nose; palate is lighter, still good fruit but still somewhat hollow in comparison to the dense fruits on the Combe, smoother on the palate, drinking really well now, a tad less potential than the other one; finish is short-med. 90-91
2009 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes
Slightly corked, but still has some fruit, nice complexity on the nose; palate is medium bodied, good red fruit, but gets a bit of bitterness and flat on the midpalate, flat finish. Flawed. Would love to try this again at a later date.
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