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November 9, 2010

MNSC Burgundy Trip Day 4: d'Eugénie

Visit to Domaine d'Eugenie, where we were received by Michel Mallard. Frédéric Engerer was unfortunately too busy to join us, but I had already tasted the older vintages with him in Hong Kong exactly one week ago.

2009 d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée - lots of mint, ripe and concentrated fruit, a lot of herbs, potpourri, spicy and peppery.

2009 d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée Clos d'Eugénie - the first vintage for this wine, made from vines planted next to the house and borders the famed La Tâche just over the wall.  Softer and more elegant than the village, with some mint on the nose.  Slightly harder tannins.

2009 d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées - caramel, coffee, black fruits, concentrated.

2009 d'Eugénie Echezeaux - really sweet black fruit with mint.  Intense and big tannins.  7 barrels.

2009 d'Eugénie Grands-Echezeaux - nose was a bit tighter, with some chocolate, later on intense black fruits, some spice, some sweetness. 6 barrels.

2009 d'Eugénie Clos-Vougeot - this was the blended product of the two separate batches. Nose of spice, a bit of sweetness and toffee.  Grippy tannins.

2009 d'Eugénie Clos-Vougeot, de-stemmed - much softer on the palate. Vibrant, sweet and almost fizzy.

2009 d'Eugénie Clos-Vougeot, whole clusters - much tighter, with chocolate, a bit of game meats and herbs.

2010 d'Eugénie Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées - pungent nose, sulfur-like, minerals, pipi de chat and flint.  A lot of acidity.

2010 d'Eugénie Echezeaux - still pungent but much sweeter and very showy.

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