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6 avril 2012 5 06 /04 /avril /2012 16:14

Last monday, 8:00pm.

We were eight for this first night of the wineclub I have created.

The thema of this night was : White Burgundies.

What a great region with such wonderful wines. Almost all made with Chardonnay, but each wine is different. That is what we talked about...


We began the night with these 3 wines:

- A bourgogne Aligoté (the only non-Chardonnay) from Domaine Roulot

- A Bourgogne Blanc from Roulot

- A Bourgogne Blanc from Mortet


1. Bourgogne Aligoté, Roulot, 2009


Aligoté Bouteille

The coulour is pale yellow with a little bit of green.
The nose is not so intense, on the citrus... (pomelos, lime and lemon). The complexity is not very important but it is very nice to smell.

In the mouth, it is good, but quite short. I can feel again the citrus and the pleasure when I drink it, is instantaneous.
For me, it is a very nice wine to begin the night.
I can imagine opening this bottle with friends on the balcony during the nice days of the spring/summer.



2. Bourgogne Blanc, Roulot, 2008

Roulot BBlanc bouteille

The wine is very bright. The colour is between pale and very pale yellow.
The nose is quite discrete.
It is complex, with white flowers, citrus and maybe a little bit of wax. I can not really find the toasted notes I found THERE for the 2007.
The palate is very interesting, it reveals white flowers, spices, citrus, and a very nice acidity. I like the "fat" in the mouth and the very nice length... Very good. Again a really good wine of Jean-Marc Roulot!!

3. Bourgogne Blanc, Mortet, 2008 

Mortet Bouteille

Again a Bourgogne Blanc, but this one is aged in stainless steel tanks.

Mortet Verre

The colour is more intense than the Roulot one.
The nose is around white flowers, green tea and fresh leaves.
In the mouth, it is very fresh on the white flowers and vegetal notes. I like the acidity and the very fresh finish.
A nice wine.

Everybody liked this 3 wines, but most of us prefered the Bourgogne Blanc from Roulot.
We are all agree to say that the Aligoté is a very nice option for an aperitive.

Then, we opened two Chablis Grand Cru:
- Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2006 from Jean-Paul and Benoit Droin
- Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2007 from the same domain.

The goal of this was to demonstrate the important role of the vintage with a same wine. 

4. Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2006 :

Vaudesir 2006 Bouteille 

The colour is bright yellow.
The nose is very "Chablis", on the citrus, hazelnut, something vegetal and buttery notes. 
I can find also oyster shell.
In the mouth it is very thin, and quite long with a really nice mineral side. The wine reveals also iodine notes very interesting at the end.

5. Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2007 :

Vaudesir 07 Bouteille

Almost the colour than the 2006.

Vaudesir 2007 verre

The nose is more present than the 2006 at the beginning.
We can find again citrus, hazelnut, fresh leaves and oyster shell. The buttery notes are more intense.
In the mouth, it is also more intense, with a very long finish. I like it.

We spoke a lot around these two wines.
First, almost everybody prefers the 2007 for its freshness, its very long finish and the flavours more present.
But after half an hour, the 2006 become better and better, and reveals its real nature. It is more fluid in the mouth, with very nice aromas. It is more complex. Maybe the wine of the night for me!!

Then, two others wines:
- Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet 2005 from Etienne Sauzet
- Meursault Les Grands Charrons 2007 from Bouzereau Domain

6. Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet 2005 from Etienne Sauzet

Puligny Bouteille

I put it in a decanter so that it reveals more the aromas.

Puligny Verre

The wine is very bright, with a nice bright yellow.
The nose is not so intense, on hazelnut, white fruits, toasted and buttery notes.
The mouth reveals brioche flavours and nice "fat" but something is wrong with the aftertaste... the bitterness is really present. After 10 minutes, it is really better. The wine is more interesting, but I was expecting more with this wine.

7. Meursault Les Grands Charrons 2007 from Bouzereau Domain

Meurso Bouteille

I did not know the wines of this domain...

Meurso Verre 

The wine is also very bright and the colour is medium-yellow.
The nose is really interesting, revealing white flowers, white fruits and a vegetal side. The nose is elegant.
The palate is very fresh and mineral. I can find the white flowers, this vegetal side and a nice "fat".
It is good but not my favourite wine of the night. Maybe a little bit simple after all these bottles.

8. With the cheese, the last wine, a Macon Clessé, Cuvée Levroutée 1994 from Domaine de la Bongran 

Bongran Bouteille

I really like this domain. And this wine is very interesting. Not dry, but made as a dry wine, the complexity is really amazing.

Bongran Verre

The colour is very intense with an intense golden yellow and bronze.
I have already spoken two times about this wine: HERE for a 1999 & HERE for a 1994
The nose is very complex. Beeswax, candied fruits and quince are present in the glass.
The palate is again amazing. What a great bottle. We do not feel too much the sugar, it is very fresh. The finish is endless...
A very nice moment and everybody is ok to say that is a very special wine.

We finished the night speaking about all the wines we had during this first meeting of the "club".
Thanks to Oli, Nata, Sophie, Miro, Andrew, Chris and Peter for this very nice moment around white burgundies.

To be continued... 

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