2017 White Burgundy Dinner

Brasserie Margeaux - Chicago IL

Tasted January 7, 2020 by Burgundy Al with 139 views

Flight 1 - To Start...with Duck Fat Fries (1 note)

White - Sparkling
N.V. R. & L. Legras Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
89 points
Lots of lemon and green apple with good+ weight and length, but finishing with a finish I found slightly too tart, nearly bitter. Then much better with food. Recently purchased, so most likely current release.
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Flight 2 - First Chassagne Flight (3 notes)

White
2017 Benjamin Leroux Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Tete du Clos France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
91 points
Reduction took 5 minutes to fade. Plenty of ripe apple with some peach and sweet spice. Very good density. The richest and fleshiest of the flight, and that's Morgeot coming through. Very good now, with some further upside.
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White
2017 Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
91 points
Lemon and green apple throughout. This had been opened 3-4 hours before serving, with decanter time, but is clearly still backward. Lots of density and minerality, but not particularly lots of pleasure at this time. 91-93 point potential, I would like to revisit this wine 2025-2035.
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White
2017 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs-Gain France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Floral start with ripe apple, pear and some spiced hints. Very good richness while also elegantly balanced. Even better now vs a year ago, both for current enjoyment and medium-term potential. My favorite of the flight.
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Flight 3 - Niellon Flight (2 notes)

White
2017 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
flawed
An odd bottle. Significantly reductive to start, and that never dissipated, even after a few hours. Nose was never enjoyable, but the palate was rich and powerful. Very different vs the two previous bottles that thrilled me.
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White
2017 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
92 points
Floral and spiced start with fleshy apple and some lemon and lemon zest hints. Bright from start to finish, with a very long finish. Good now, better 2022-.
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Flight 4 - (Mostly) Puligny (3 notes)

White
2017 Benoit Ente Chassagne-Montrachet Les Houillères France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
90 points
A very impressive Village level wine. Perfumed start with a complex array of orchard and stone fruit. Fleshy from start-to-finish with good density and length for its level, ending with a bright finish. Good now, with upside.
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White
2017 Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Truffiere France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
Subtle floral beginning with green and yellow apple aromas and flavors. Rich start with good weight, but this grows and expands towards long-ish, minerally finish. Very classic and lithe. Good now, but better 2022-. My favorite wine tonight for its potential.
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White
2017 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
Intensely floral and nutty start with peach and lemon curd aromas. Lush, engaging and very demonstrative in a forward manner. So good now with upside. Probably better tonight than the Benoit Ente 2017 Clos de la Truffiere in the next glass, but I think the opposite will be true in a decade.
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Flight 5 - But Wait...There's More! (2 notes)

Red
2008 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
Leaner styled red and black cherry throughout with dried herbs and earth notes. Moderate weight, good length, but a slightly drying finish. I enjoyed this wine, but perhaps it was lost after all these great younger white Burgundies. 88 points for me tonight. Popped and poured, which didn't help.
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Red - Fortified
1985 Graham Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
From 375 ml bottle, popped and poured. Rich and jammy, just slightly simpler than I'd prefer, ending with a warm-ish finish as well. Good, but slightly disappointing vs expectations.
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