Burgundy best of village blind

La Trompette (London)

Tasted January 31, 2020 by BenBlu with 102 views

Introduction

Theme was for best village wines over a relaxed dinner and tasting menue at La Trompette. Overall the quality was high and probably the whites did better. That being said the reds were also from less favoured vintages overall (including 03 and 04).

Flight 1 - Aperitif (non blind) (1 note)

White
2012 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
93 points
I like Montee Tonerre and it is probably my favorite 1er cru from Raveneau. This was another example of a great Chablis. Very good concentration, lovely melt in the mouth. This stood up well to all the other lauded white Burg producers to follow that night (3x Coche Meursault, 2x Vogue Bourgogne blanc and 1x Ente Meursault). So in that context big thumbs up.

Flight 2 - White flight #1 (2 notes)

White
2013 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bourgogne Blanc France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
flawed
Argh... first of the blind wines that evening. And sadly/embarrassingly the bottle that I brought. I meant well as I heard good things about this wine, and thought that so close to being declared Musigny blanc this might be the real deal. We all thought it had aromas of cider, it was simple and sour. Served next to the 08 version blind totally different / inferior. A bad bottle we all thought. Got two more of these and I do very much hope those show better. They simply must. PS Corney & Barrow agreed to refund this which is much appreciated!
White
2008 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bourgogne Blanc France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
92 points
Side by side a faulty 2013 version of this wine the 2008 was a very nice wine. Seemed on the right maturity level. Mild reduction, vanilla and decent depth.

Flight 3 - White flight #2 (3 notes)

White
2013 Coche-Dury Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
92 points
Served blind, reduction, lemon oil, good concentration, long and pure. Thought Meursault. Not as good as the 2012 next to it. But in isolation a lovely wine (I probably rated this higher than the group).
White
2012 Coche-Dury Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
94 points
More reduction (than the 2013 before it), matchstick. The real deal, long and zesty, mineral and doesn't quit. Guessed this as Coche 12 as knew it was in the line-up. Yes this is good, especially for a village and was (clearly) my WOTN.
White
1997 Coche-Dury Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
93 points
More nutty and mature compared to the 12 & 13. This didn't get so much love with the group but I found it wonderful. Guessed Meursault blind (maybe Comte Lafon Clos Barre 2002?). Nicely mature and would be pulling corks.

Flight 4 - Red flight #1 (2 notes)

Red
2012 Domaine Bizot Vosne-Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
92 points
Lovely wine and initially I thought Vosne from a great/glossy producer but what threw me off was who this went quite thin with the truffle linguine weirdly. Probably would have thought this more mature than 2012. Some nice sweetness to the fruit and quite dark in appearance.
Red
2004 Domaine René Engel Vosne-Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
90 points
Crunchy and noticeable mature, in a good spot and a very positive surprise for the vintage as it had decent fruit and sweetness to it. Of course no blockbuster.

Flight 5 - Red flight #2 (3 notes)

Red
2007 Maison Leroy Nuits St. Georges France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges
88 points
Perfectly pleasant wine but clearly lost for me blind in a flight with Rousseau Gevrey 03 and Roumier Chambolle 07. Didn't have it down as Nuits as it wasn't rustic in any way but it was a bit disjoint in my view.
Red
2007 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Chambolle-Musigny France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny
92 points
Quite glossy, nice bags of dark fruit, wouldn't have thought this as 07 (but rather 09). I really liked this and was probably edging Bizot Vosne 12 and Rousseau Gevrey 03 for me as red wine of the night.
Red
2003 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
92 points
A very nice performance for the vintage. I had 03 Chambertin from Rousseau once and felt it was too hot. This Gevrey still had nice enough balance and thought more 09 vintage here. A very good showing and drinking well.

Flight 6 - Nightcap (1 note)

White
2014 Arnaud Ente Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
92 points
This came out late in the evening after the reds and dessert as night cap. A treat to have this rare Ente Meursault, a bit more steely and linear compared to various Coche Meursault's earlier in the evening (probably stylistically I prefer Coche). Very precise and upside from here with further ageing.

Closing

I am guilty of being a bit of 1er and Grand Cru whore so good to get a read on those top village wines. Given the price tag of Burgundy top producers though those aren't real bargains either and with the exception of possibly Coche 12 there wasn't the wine that immediately stood out to be delivering near 1er (leave alone GC) quality. The wines were overall though lovely balanced and precise.

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