An Evening with Martine Saunier

Chicago, IL

Tasted November 3, 2010 by psmith with 744 views

Introduction

Dinner and tasting put on by Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe with Martine's Wines.

Flight 1 - Pre-Dinner Tasting with Canapes (12 notes)

Red
2007 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Spice and dark fruits. Some oak sticks out. Firm tannins. Nice density for the level and vintage.
Red
2007 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
High pitched red fruit with darker tones. Some floral notes. Really nice body. Masculine, but elegant styling. Very nice.
Red
2007 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Similar styling to the 1er. Nice density for the vintage. High toned red fruits. Nice balance throughout. Very nice.
Red
2007 Domaine Perrot-Minot Morey St. Denis 1er Cru La Riotte Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis 1er Cru
Tar and red fruit notes. Shows some alcohol. Lighter body and somewhat aggressive tannins. Enjoyable.
Red
2007 Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Aux Echanges Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Some decay notes and dark fruits. Pretty. Nice body and components. Nice.
Red
2007 Domaine Perrot-Minot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru La Richemone Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Really pretty red fruits. Meaty and dense, but feminine. Some darker tones. Very nice.
Red
2007 Domaine Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fontenys Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Tons of sulfur on the nose. Some hints of red fruits. More tolerable palate with red/black notes. Needs time.
Red
2007 Domaine Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Some sulfur hints. More meaty, brambly wine. Masculine styling. Enjoyable.
Red
2006 Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d'Orveau Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Some sulfur. Red notes. Nice body. Brighter palate than the '07s. Should turn out well with time.
Red
2006 Domaine Perrot-Minot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru La Richemone Cuvée Ultra France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Great body. Some red fruits. A bit of sulfur left. Firm but balanced tannins. Very nice.
Red
2007 Domaine Perrot-Minot Chapelle-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
Great red/black interplay. Really nice density for '07. Very fine tannins. Bold structure. Heady. Really nice.
Red
2007 Domaine Perrot-Minot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Some minty, earthy notes. Fine tannins. Heady, but not as giving as the Chapelle Chambertin. Deep palate. Very nice - great elements, just needs time.

Flight 2 - Seared Scallop with Roasted Butternut Squash Grilled Fennel and Bacon (0 notes)

Served with '07 Morey-Coffinet Chassagne=Montrachet Les Houilleres

Flight 3 - Escargots with Butter, Garlic, and Parsley (3 notes)

Red
1996 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
All sous-bois - really not attractive on the nose. Tannins stick out a bit, but are reasonably well integrated. OK.
Red
2000 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Gorgeous nose - red and blue fruits with spice notes. Softened palate. In a great place. Really good.
Red
2006 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Some sulfur. Red and black fruits. Medium bodied. Firm, well structured wine. Enjoyable; needs time.

Flight 4 - Duck Breast, Roasted Baby Beets, Spinach, Walnuts, Sherry Vinaigrette (3 notes)

Red
1998 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Meaty wine. Licorice and spice. Nice density and still very youthful. Dark, big wine with lots of extract. Very nice.
Red
2003 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
More red fruit tones versus the '98. Very tame, pretty wine for '03. Some oak evident. Nice.
Red
2006 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Lighter bodied. Firm, with a tense finish. Dark blue fruits. Some oak. Nice.

Flight 5 - Braised Beef Short Ribs, Roasted Cippolini Onion, Caramelized Cauliflower, Puff Pastry (4 notes)

Red
2003 Domaine Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Very ripe dark fruits. Bold, large-scaled wine. Viscous. A bit much.
Red
2003 Domaine Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Perrières Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Sweet, dark, candied fruit. Big wine. Very young. OK.
Red
2003 Domaine Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
More granular feel. Mineral notes, but superimposed on characteristic '03 overt ripeness. Young. OK.
Red
2006 Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyères-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru
Pretty, floral wine. Some ripe fruits. Surprisingly lighter bodied palate, but lots clearly in reserve. Well structured. Promising.

Flight 6 - Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Creme (0 notes)

Served with '07 Niepoort

Closing

Great event put on by Knightsbridge and Martine's.

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