Domaines et Saveurs Burgundy Tasting (Knightsbridge - Northbrook IL): Tasting, brief note. I found this to be the most difficult Pernot wine to assess today. Very tightly wound and energetic, it seems lean to start. But there is an enticing, expanding finish with the fruit coming across with more concentration. This will need more cellar time vs the Champs Canet just tasted.
While this is being labeled differently (Clos Jacquelotte), it is same wine that has been going into Pernot's Champs Canet for years. They just thought the Clos name to be more prestigous. Carillon owns the rest of this Clos.
12/30/2015 7:10:00 PM - I saw that you were at La Ferme de la Ruchotte in Bligny-sur-Ouche this past June; I was there almost exactly one year prior. What a great spot! Frederic Menager is such a gentleman and a great chef, too.
11/21/2015 2:15:00 AM - Hi
I've just joined this site and seen some of your posts and would be interested in your option on an Australian Chardonnay that we drank tonight. It was a 1982 Leeuwin Estate which we thought is drinking magnificantly, just like a French Chablis Grande Cur.
9/29/2015 8:15:00 PM - Many thanks for your quick reply Al! Great, will try to find some of the producers/wines you mentioned in auctions where I can try young and aged examples. Perhaps also a trip to Burgundy could help me to understand more about it... I'm lucky to live a 4 hours drive from there... Thanks again Al, your suggestions are well appreciated! Cheers, Edgar
9/29/2015 10:44:00 AM - Dear Al,
I'm quite new to Burgundy (white) and thought it could be helpful to get in contact with some people seriously into these wines. If there is anybody really serious it's you...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I understood Burgundy is at least as complicated as Piedmont and hence I'd need some help where to start. I love mineraly driven white wines, not heavy, buttery stuff.
So far I tasted some wines from Mikulsky (Genervrieres 2007)and Fevre (Les Preuses 2012)... and I really loved this stuff.
Are there any producers you can reccomend? I'm not looking for the stars, I'm looking for the ones doing really good stuff at reasonable price... if this exists in Burgundy.
Kind regards from Zurich, Edgar
8/24/2015 9:45:00 AM - Thanks so much Al. I think those two facts are enough to push me into the Troisgros camp! I've enjoyed your notes; I've been getting into Burgundy over the past couple of years and you give a valuable reference point. So thanks for that, too! Hope to run into you some time at La Paulee.
8/24/2015 8:09:00 AM - Hi Al, I saw that you referenced Troisgros in your 07 Roumier Amoureuses note. I'm going to be in Lyon in October while going from the truffle festival up to Burgundy - but I'll only be there one night. So the question is... Troisgros vs Bocuse's place at the pont des collonges. Any advice?
4/25/2015 10:19:00 PM - Thanks Al, re 2009 acidity. That's what I'm finding too. Even though it was a sol year, 2009 Grand Cru white Burgs are showing good acidity eg the 2009 Boillot Le Montrachet we had the other week.
4/22/2015 9:59:00 AM - Appreciate the feedback on the '07 Bonneau Corton-Charlie. In unrelated news: it appears we were both at the Vega-Sicilia event at Tenzing last week. Sorry I wasn't able to catch you in person- been a fan of your tasting notes for a while.
2/18/2015 2:18:00 PM - Hello again,
I was told this wine comes from the owners private wineyard, and therefore never appears on the market.
I can understand your reaction on the the price, but it would feel good if someone like you would consume it and then inform the rest of us how it was.
2/18/2015 1:59:00 PM - Hello Burgundy Al,
Noticed that DRC left a bottle of Batard-Montrachet "resérve privée" 1995 behind after a tastting at a restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden. Should be something for you, I would assume (it is not cheap, though)?
You find it at:
12/22/2014 11:48:00 AM - Great tasting notes Al, went to beaune last year on my first trip to burgundy, met a few great producers. I would also like any information on the La Paulee, specially if held in San Francisco as I am from there. I believe there is one in NY in Feb.
11/17/2014 3:21:00 AM - Dear Al, I would like some infos about La Paulee... I read your notes from last year's Gala dinner.... wow!!! but did everybody attendind this dinner had the chance to taste all those 50 wines or only you and a few lucky professionals??
From all days programs, what would you suggest not to miss?
thanks a lot for your help
1/27/2014 5:53:00 PM - HI Burgundy Al, Will you make it out to the Grands Jours this year? Find our palates often harmonize given your TNs and would love to meet in Burgundy if ever possible. You can reply privately at jonathan(at)winfieldflynn.com. Have a great evening.
1/13/2014 4:02:00 PM - Bubba- I use my TNs on CT as the best way to personally track and "remember" what I tasted. I post older TNs that I find in files for that purpose. It has nothing to do with any chart. The date on any TN is approx when I tasted the wine.
1/13/2014 3:35:00 PM - i see that you are one of the more prolific posters of tasting notes but i also see that many of your newly posted notes have older dates...have you re-tasted and adjusted your tasting notes or are they simply recycled to stay atop the CT charts...either way, thanks for info