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January 30, 2010

Saint Vincent Tournante 2010

Lunch at Petrus to celebrate Saint Vincent Tournante 2010.

2007 Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet - this was served waaay too cold for my liking, so I cupped my hands around the glass to try to warm up the wine a little. Nose of toasty oak, smoke, minerals, lemon and flint. The wine was pretty ripe but the finish was slightly acidic. Turned out to be a very poor pairing with the scallops, as all the "fishy" tastes became more pronounced thanks to the wine.

2006 Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gain - a much better wine, a reflection of both the vintage as well as the vineyard. Pretty sweet, with nose of grass, minerals, lightly toasted oak and popcorn. A little ripe on the palate with slightly acidic finish, but much more round, voluptuous and gorgeous than the village wine.

2006 Bernard Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes - this was such a nice red Burgundy. Very young so it was still rough around the edges, but you know this has potential - all the parts are there and it just needs time for everything to meld together. Very, very sweet nose, with some vanilla initially then the alcohol hits you. A little bit medicinal at one point, and definitely farmy. Curious to see how this wine would turn out in 5 years.

Full post on lunch is here.

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