Monthly Tasting Group: Cote de Beaune

The Lynn on Bryant, Mpls, MN

Tasted February 9, 2014 by rocknroller with 454 views

Introduction

This event was the monthly group featuring all levels of wines from the Cote de Beaune. About 23 of us gathered over 3 tables and enjoyed some nice wine and good food.

Flight 1 - Whites (4 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Crémant de Bourgogne Charme Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs France, Burgundy, Crémant de Bourgogne
88 points
Light gold color. Drank 1 glass over 20 minutes. This was pretty nice overall, green apples and some citrus, tart. Didn't really strike me as extra brut.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Champagne Le Mesnil Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
90 points
Pale gold color. Fairly consistent with previous note. Bright, orchard fruit, tart, citrus zest and lemon, minerals, clean, medium finish.
White - Sparkling
N.V. Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
88 points
Light-medium gold color. This was good, about what you would expect in general, but not as good as some previous examples. Apple, pear, but more subtle on the palate, a bit chalky on the palate, not quite as polished tonight. But it is an awfully good QPR in general. 88+pts.
White
1999 Domaine Marius Delarche Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
flawed
Dark, dark gold color. DOA with severe oxidation.

Flight 2 - Reds (6 notes)

Red
1993 Robert Ampeau & Fils Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
91 points
Lighter-medium red color. Splash decanted and back into bottle. Drank 1+ glass over 60+ minutes. Very nice evolved nose with lovely dried earth elements, wispy florals, cherry. The palate is holding well, elegant, cherry, cranberry, elegant, integrated, minerals, and earth. Medium plus finish. Very enjoyable. 91+pts.
Red
1999 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
91 points
Very dark red color. PNP, drank 1 glass over an hour. This kept getting better in the glass through the evening. Really pretty floral nose, leather, some funk, damp earth, mushroom. The palate has medium body, leather, earth, minerals, funk, some dark cherry fruit, with firm tannins on the finish. 91+pts.
Red
1999 Domaine Y. Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
flawed
Corked.
Red
2005 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
92 points
Very dark red color. PNP, drank 1+ glass over 90 minutes. The nose starts off with some spicy wood qualities out of the gate, cedarbox, berry, black cherry, dry earth. The nose becomes very fruity and ripe with time in the glass and shows a touh of burnt rubber. The palate is deep and full bodied, very concentrated, lush fruits, berry, cherry, currants, wood, fairly well integrated tannin, and a really long finish. Shows very good promise and is quite enjoyable now with some air. 92(+)pts.
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Red
2005 Domaine de Montille Pommard 1er Cru Les Pèzerolles France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard 1er Cru
93 points
Very dark red color. PNP, drank 1 glass over 90 minutes. Thanks to Mike for popping his backup bottle just for the heck of it! This was really fun to drink even in its youth. Very primary with gorgeous fruit, silky and full bodied, lush, berry and deep dark fruits, spice and a long finish. Oh so pretty...
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Red
2009 Domaine Matrot Blagny 1er Cru La Pièce-sous-le-Bois France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Blagny 1er Cru
90 points
Dark red color. PNP, drank 1 glass over 60 minutes. This was quite floral with nice fruit, raspberry and dark cherries, good minerality, nice texture, tannins are a bit firm now, medium plus finish. 90+(+)pts. .

Flight 3 - Cross Table Wines - Small Pours (8 notes)

White - Sparkling
2010 François Chidaine Vouvray Pétillant France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray Pétillant
87 points
Pale green color. Small pour. Dry, mineral, citrus, light, short.
White
2011 Vincent Dampt Chablis France, Burgundy, Chablis
88 points
Drank 1 glass over 20 minutes. Grapefruit, citrus, light, seemed a bit flabby, and listless.
Red
2003 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Boudriotte Rouge France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
90 points
Small pour. Raspberry, earth, mineral, nice fruit, smooth, lovely with light-medium body, well balanced and integrated. 90+pts.
Red
2009 Christophe Buisson St. Romain France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, St. Romain
89 points
Medium red color with garnet hues. Small pour. Ripe, strawberry, nice, bright nose. The palate is light, berries, medium-light body, some crushed stone. 89+pts.
Red
2003 Louis Latour Corton-Grancey France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
Lliterally had one taste of this, no notes, but it was decent.
Red
2005 Nicolas Rossignol Beaune France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune
89 points
Small pour. Pretty nice, some scorched earth, minerals, cherry, sous bois, finishes well and has some nice fruit. 89+pts.
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Red
2005 Domaine Henri Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
91 points
Very small pour. Smoky, good, tasty, cherry, tar, scorched earth, medium plus finish. 91(+)pts.
Red
2005 Domaine Henri Boillot Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
Very small pour. This was a little different, woody and kind of soapy on the nose (and no it wasn't the glass), the palate was briary, minerals, darker fruit, spicy, oak. Preferred the Caillerets.
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