Sat 7 Mar 2009
We recently had the pleasure of tasting numerous 2007 Burgundy wines from the Frederick Wildman portfolio. We were pleasantly surprised if not excited by the promise shown by many of these terrific wines.
Though a somewhat difficult vintage, the end result happens to be wines, which are surprisingly user-friendly, approachable and in some cases-down right juicy!
These were barrel samples and right out of the gate they are wonderful. We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to experience their evolution in the coming years! This evening proved to be a very Ã¢â‚¬Ëœhappy palateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ event!
DOMAINE CHRISTIAN MOREAU PERE & FILS
Not many wines from the Chablis region come close to the purity and pedigree of MoreauÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wines. I had forgotten the greatness, which Chablis can deliver. These were a clear reminder. C.A. Berman
CHABLIS- Simply delish. Focused and bright.
CHABLIS, 1ER CRU, VAILLON- Vibrant, citrus notes ringing pure and simple.
A classic wine.
CHABLIS, GRAND CRU, VAUDESIR- Crisp and vibrant; focused, concentrated fruit. Delicate and juicy.
CHABLIS, GRAND CRU, BLANCHOT- Terrific balance; phenomenal fruit and depth on the mid-palate. Finessed, elegant. The real deal in Chablis
CHABLIS GRAND CLOS “CLOS DES HOSPICES DANS LES CLOS” (MONOPOLE)
Concentrated due to the age of these old vines. A real treat!Ã‚Â
DOMAINE DES PERDRIX
This is quite an impressive producer. The proof is right in the glass!
NUITS-ST-GEORGES- medium bodied, quite approachable, laced with cherry and mineral.
NUITS ST. GEORGE, 1ER CRU “AUX PERDRIX”- full of lively fruit, cherry and a balanced minerality lacing through. Tannins are soft and supple.
ECHEZEAUX- Fabulous; great minerality and finesse; balanced and pristinely focused
This producerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wines were a real eye-opener. Not a bad one in the whole bunch! Pure and well defined, every one of them. C A Berman
MERCUREY, LES BACS -Clean and well defined; citrusy and loaded with a delicate minarality. This is classic Mercurey and a great value.
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, 1ER CRU, “LES VERGERS”
White flowers on the nose. “So elegant and finessed with perfect balance.”
Has delicate, with ample minerality and citrus on the palate.
Terrific. Lively and beautifully finessed.
Displays dark cherry notes and a delightful stoniness; has lots of fruit and earthy layers finishing long and elegant.
Deep cherry almost like Charms Lollipops! Silky tannins.
1er Cru “Greves”- Superb complexity; very exciting!
ALOXE-CORTON 1ER CRU “CLOS DU CHAPITRE”
Classic burgundy nose, when you smell this stuff, you know what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re unfortunately missing in many wines these days.
Pure and delicious. A great value.
CLOS DE VOUGEOUT
Earthy and sublime nose; bursts harmonious cherry and sage on palate; long lush finish. Superb!