Burgundy

On 31 January we sat down to enjoy a veritable Burgundy feast presented by Barbara Boyle. Barbara gave us a quick run-down on Burgundy vintages which she said was important in order to understand some of these wines.

Barbara said that 2002, 2005 and 2009 were all good Burgundy vintages for both red and white wines. She also mentioned premature oxidation, which unfortunately has become a feature for some Burgundy houses. This was all useful information for when we tasted the wines. I won’t go into all the details, but it was clearly seen that weather conditions and vintage variations play a huge part in wines from Burgundy.

Dom. Bernard Moreau (whites)
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes 2007
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes 2004
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2002
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes 2009
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Grandes Ruchottes 2005

Dom. Arlaud (reds)
Chambolle-Musigny 2006
Chambolle-Musigny 2006
Gevrey-Chambertin 2009
Gevrey-Chambertin 2002
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2004
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2006
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005

My favourite white was the Chassagne 2009 and the Chambolle 2005 or 2006. For me the Clos de la Roche 2005 was also very good but I thought it was still very young.

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