Rousseau / Potel / Prieur Dinner

Knightsbridge

Tasted February 6, 2009 by winefool with 356 views

Introduction

A really fantastic night of burgundies up at Knightsbridge with Eric Rousseau, Nadine Gublin (Prieur), and Nicholas Potel. Nadine was at our table and was a lovely person.

Nice lineup of 06s to get started folllowed by some truly spectacular wines with dinner. Chef Matt did good work on this one.

Flight 1 - Pre-Tasting (14 notes)

Red
2006 Nicolas Potel Côte de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Nuits Villages
90 points
Medium bright red color. Hollow bright black ruit nose. Full red/black cherry palate with good structure. Young but good potential.
Red
2006 Nicolas Potel Savigny-lès-Beaune France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune
88 points
Full pink color. forward hard earthy black fruit nose. Relatively tight earthy black fruit on the palate as well.
Red
2006 Nicolas Potel Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny
92 points
Full bright red color. Nice briar focused lifted red fruit nose with mineral notes. Nice round ripe red fruit on the palate with a long finish. This was one of my favorite of the 06 Potels.
Red
2006 Potel-Aviron Morgon Côte du Py Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon
91 points
Full deep red color. Somewhat tighter sweet black fruit and fig on the nose. Tight sweet black fruit on the palate. Dense, serious, and young. A great Beaujolais, though not inexpensive either.
Red
2006 Potel-Aviron Côte de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly
90 points
Full red color. Towering aroma of sweet ripe boysenberry fruit. Really nice focused red sweet fruit. Somewhat simple, but good structure. Another very good Beaujolais.
Red
2006 Pierre Damoy Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
91 points
Full bright red color. Full nose of classic burg earth, barnyard, and red fruit. Nice bright juicy chewy red cherry fruit - puckering. Should benefit substantially from some time.
Red
2006 Pierre Damoy Chapelle-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
Bright red/pink color. Big full nose of focused earthy spicy black fruit. Big rich juicy black fruit. Nice.
Red
2006 Jacques Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Champans France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
93 points
Full ruby red color. Lovely lithe floral red fruit nose. Medium feminine red fruit palate but plenty of structure too. Very nice.
Red
2006 Jacques Prieur Beaune 1er Cru Les Champs Pimont France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
91 points
Full red color. Nice rich sweet red cherry nose. Full tight sauvage cherry fruit with good structure.
Red
2006 Jacques Prieur Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
90 points
Full bright red color. Tight nose of green briar spicy fruit. Tight acidic black fruit on the palate with a tight finish.
Red
2005 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
91 points
Full red/pink color. Big bright sweet briar vanilla cherry nose. Nice tight red cherry and spice with oak notes. Nice. 91-92 pts.
Red
2004 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
91 points
Pale red/orange color. Full dusty charcoal red fruit nose. Nice rich red fruit on the palate.
Red
2005 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Charmes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
Full deep pink color. Medium nose of pink/red fruit with a hint of sweet tart. Nice rich round focused red/black fruit on palate.
Red
2005 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
94 points
Full bright red color. Big nose of black cherry fruit with a medicinal band-aid note along with briar and spice. Mmmn, huge big black cherry, earth, spice, candied cassis, and oak notes. Tons going on here with upside if the nose comes together better. 94+ pts.

Flight 2 - Slow Roasted Halibut with sunchokes, fava beans, meyer lemon (1 note)

White
2006 Jacques Prieur Meursault Clos de Mazeray France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
93 points
Medium yellow color. Big beautiful mineral yellow fruit nose. Lovely yellow rich fruit palate with banana notes. Nice.

Flight 3 - Escargots with garlic and parsley (3 notes)

Red
2004 Pierre Damoy Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
91 points
Full red color. Full red fruit with spice. Big spicy juicy black fruit palate.
Red
2001 Nicolas Potel Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
92 points
Full red color. Lifted floral violet black fruit nose. Big black canned sweet fruit palate.
Red
2002 Nicolas Potel Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
93 points
Full red color. Huge forward nose of red cherry and vanilla. Creamy birght red/black fruit with good structure. 93-94 pts.

Flight 4 - Terrine of Rabbit Loin and Confit Leg with boudin and thumbelina carrots (3 notes)

Red
2001 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
93 points
Medium red color. Medium nose of briar red cherry. Mmmmn, lovley complex briar floral red cherry palate. Lovely. 93-94 pts.
Red
2001 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
95 points
Full red color. Lively nose of briar red fruit and licorice. Mmmnnn, spactacular spicy red cherry with tons of complexity and lithe floral spice. Delicious.
Red
1998 Jacques Prieur Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Musigny Grand Cru
94 points
Medium round red color. Lovely ripe red focused fruit nose. Nice round floral red cherry on the palate. Lovely. 94+ pts.

Flight 5 - Grilled Veal Chop with gruyere potato puree, haricot verts (3 notes)

Red
2002 Nicolas Potel Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
92 points
Full red purple color. Forward bright spicy earthy briar nose. Tight black fruit and spice with good acidity and spice. Like most Bonnes Mares, this one is showing tight and young.
Red
1998 Jacques Prieur Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
91 points
Soft round red color. Big bright red fruit with some sous bois. Big juicy red fruit on the palate with a sweet note.
Red
2001 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
95 points
Full red purple color. Lovely lighte lifted purple fruit nose. Mmmn, huge bowl of black cherries with plenty of spice and sweet. Tons of complexity going on here too. Just a step above the Chambertin for WOTN. 95-96 pts.

Flight 6 - Bonus Camparo (2 notes)

Red
1997 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru
92 points
Soft crimson color. Lithe red fruit with a bit of sous bois and lots of vanilla on the candied nose. Big red cherry fruit with tons of bright acidity on the palate.
Red
1997 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
93 points
Medium soft red/orange color. Full vanilla red cherry nose. Concentrated red briar fruit with earthy notes. Significantly better than the Chambertin. 93-94 pts.