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November 25, 2008

An evening with 3 Burgundian winemakers

Dinner at Classified cheese room with Nicolas Potel, Henri Boillot, and Alain and Sophie Meunier (of Jean-Jacques Confuron).

2003 Jean Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère - toasty oak and minerals in the nose. The wine was ripe and sweet on the palate.

2000 Jean Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles en magnum - lots of classic minerals and was ripe and sweet on the nose. Initially it was a little acidic on the palate but improved in glass.

1985 Nicolas Potel Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes  - this was easily the wine of the evening for me - it was so beautiful that I wish my glass would never go empty... Lots of green apple, sweet grass, straw and honey in the nose. Oh-so-smooth on the palate due to its age. I need to get my hands on some of this...

2006 Nicolas Potel Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Hauts Jarrons - relatively big and full-on, with plenty of red fruits on the nose.

2004 Jean-Jacques Confuron Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru - comes from a couple of vineyards. It was silky smooth and velvety, with loads of fruit and a bit of grilled meats on the nose. Such fragrance! While tasting the wine, Paulo commented that it was "Unmistakably Chambolle-Musigny!" I reminded him of MNSC's general poor performace in blind tastings, and told him I would make sure to test him at a future blind tasting that we hold...

2000 Jean-Jacques Confuron Romanée-St-Vivant en magnum - the wine was still very fresh and young, with sweet caramel and a hint of grass on the nose. It was still a bit grippy with higher acidity than I anticipated. I think this wine actually needs more time to pull itself together.

Dow's 20 Year Tawny Port

Full post on dinner is here.

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