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Review of Available Bourgogne, while tasting Nouveau Beaujolais

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Tasted November 21, 2019 by Woodbridge Brad with 64 views


With the tariff my merchant decided to review some white and red Bourgogne still in the market. Prices are going up so it was worth a second look. We were gathered to taste Nouveau Beaujolais anyway.

Flight 1 - Third Thursday In November (1 note)


2019 Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils Beaujolais Nouveau France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Beaujolais Nouveau
87 points
Solid as always. Easy fresh banana strawberry fruit, supple tannins, hint of courseness, but the overall juicy notes dominate. Fun wine

Flight 2 - Whites (4 notes)

Four nice wines, bought some of the La Chatelaine

2017 La Soeur Cadette France, Burgundy
87 points
I bought some of this back in February and put it away for this winter. It came back in a buying tasting considering the tariff situation. It is nice and at $17 still a value but I did not buy more. It showed good character lemon and a touch of honey but just a bit flat. In the four white wine lineup it was fourth. I don't regret my inventory but I don't need more and it is ready to drink.
2018 La Soeur Cadette Bourgogne Vézelay France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Vézelay
89 points
Good character and depth, nice texture and nice acid balance. Clean and fresh, needs some time to develop. At $17 it tied as a second choice and priced $10 cheaper that the wine it tied. Good value.
2018 Domaine de la Cadette Bourgogne Vézelay La Châtelaine France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Vézelay
91 points
Very attractive citrus, touch of honey, good balance and great linger. A complex wine with lovely flavors that stretch into the long finish. Best of the four WB's.
2018 Domaine Montanet-Thoden Bourgogne Vézelay Le Galerne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Vézelay
89 points
Really liked this in a flight of four White Burgundies. Good balance and texture but the flavors which had intensity were not as layered and complex. Still this was tied as my second choice, but it was $27+.

Flight 3 - Reds (7 notes)

All disappointing, overpriced, even with price reductions

2017 Lamblin & Fils Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
82 points
Light and forgettable, clean with vague flavors and a simple balance, I would not ask for a second glass and maybe not finish my first. Not defective just boring.
2017 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
85 points
Back in a tasting at a cheaper price ($4 less than I saw this in August) it is still a light and simple wine. Again not defective but way overpriced.
2018 La Soeur Cadette Bourgogne France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
85 points
Young with a fruit and bacon fat nose, this is a light and supple wine, but at $27 not a real value. It has some personality and positive attributes but not enough for the price.
2017 Régis Bouvier Bourgogne En Montre Cul France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
84 points
I saw this last month and was not impressed, even less impressed tonight. At $29 there are so many other choices.
2018 Domaine de la Cadette Bourgogne L’Ermitage France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
86 points
This was the best wine in a flight of seven Bourgogne, that said it was a decent but unimpressive wine at $31 marked down from $36. Good texture and adequate aromatics it was drinkable but not memorable. Give it a year and maybe it will complex but it is not worth holding very long.
2018 Domaine de la Cadette Bourgogne Champs Cadet France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
85 points
Vaguely Pinot, decent non descript red. All for $36.
2017 Domaine Larue Saint-Aubin Les Eduens France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin
83 points
Funky did not do much for me and at $37 it was the last wine in flight so my notes are short.
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There is a reason many of these wines are still around, most were poor values and in the case of the reds insipid. The Beaujolais was the best red of the evening.

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