Below are a few notes on some Burgundies enjoyed at the weekend, there were also a few non burgundian wines enjoyed but I've left those notes out.
06 Jobard Bourgogne Blanc
Light nose, still quite tight an unyielding. It had a little butter on the palate with some fresh citrus and minerals. This wine is still a baby and needs time or time in a decanter to unwind.
Blind Wine 1: 2003 Chambolle Musigny Digioia Royer
Fully open burgundy nose with lots of development. Stinky farmyard, sweet spice and great fruit make this a very interesting wine. The palate is a little different though, firmer with rough tannin and plush mouth feel although lacking a little acidity. The nose was pointing towards burgundy but the palate is hinting further South. In the end I guess 2003 Gevrey. It’s revealed as a 2003 DG Chambolle and I’m impressed by the quality and approachability of the wine
Blind Wine 3: 2005 Louis Carillon Puligny Montrachet
Tight, tight, tight. Not much on the nose apart from some light minerals. On the palate this is all about minerality and structure. I think that this wine is still fast asleep. It was very austere and savoury after the Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay and needs a few more years to unwind.
2001 Hospices de Beaune Mazis-Chambertin Cuvée Madeleine Collignon Henri Boillot
This wine showed beautifully. It’s showing a little development on the nose but wide open at the moment. This is a complex and multifaceted wine that is maturing beautifully. The balance between the fruit, structure and acid was a joy to behold. Great stuff, wish I had a case in the cellar. This got my vote for WOTN.
2005 Daniel Rion Nuits St Georges 1er cru Terres Blanc
This was a much better showing than the 05 Carillion. It had the sweet fruit that I would expect from 05 in abundance. It had good structure too but isn’t as elegant as its Cote De Beuane cousins. This was a really delicious wine and I was surprised when Sean informed me that it was made from Pinot Blanc.