Wines of Burgundy

Wines of Burgundy
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Sunday, November 14, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2008 Château Génot-Boulanger Volnay 1er Cru Le Ronceret – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru Spice and bright cherry on the nose, the wine had an aroma that really pulls you in. It transitioned to dark berries and earth, and a little stone. More earthy on the palate, the cherry and berry flavors helped support the spice and forest flavors. The minerals on the finish were great. (92 Points)

2009 Henry Fessy Moulin-à-Vent – France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Moulin-à-Vent I loved the mix of banana peels and strawberry on the nose. In the middle was damp earth and spice, and some good minerality at the end. The palate was juicy, with good acidity, and bright red fruit. The spice on the mid-palate gave a nice kick start to the stone on the finish. (92 Points)

2005 Domaine A.-F. Gros Echezeaux – France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru I loved the black tea, cherry, and wet leaves smell on the nose. It seemed to be be hiding more than it was showing at this point, making me think you should not open this very long time. The palate was very much like the nose, with a great acid back-bone. (91 Points)

2003 Deux Montille Corton-Renardes – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru A lot of sassafras and cherry, with a little earth and spice mixed in. Juicy on the palate, the cherry and tea mix was very good. The mid-palate had good acid, and finish had the same cherry and tea flavors as the beginning. (91 Points)

2005 Domaine des Perdrix Nuits St. Georges – France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges A good wet leaves and cherry mix lead the way, with some spice and dark berries in the middle, and a little sweet and sour aromas at the end. It was a bit tannic on the palate, probably because it is so young, but the fruit was tasty and the forest flavors were nice. (90 Points)

2006 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jesus – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru An interesting nose of coffe and raspberry, with a little cherry and earth thrown in to the mix. A juicy palate of cherry and berry, with earth and coffee bean on the mid-palate. The finish was a little tannic, but had some good minerality. (90 Points)

2007 A. et P. de Villaine Aligoté Bouzeron – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron A nice stony nose, with good citrus and apple flavors. There was a slight creamy spice on the tail end. It had great acidity, and a nice crispness to the fruit. There was some lemon and pear, a little melon, and the finish had a massive amount of crushed rock. (88 Points)

2008 Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Château de la Maltroye – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Not my style of Chardonnay. The nose was very tight. All I got was buttered popcorn. The palate was a little better. It still had the buttery oak, but it was slightly hidden by the apple and minerals. The finish had a lot of citrus. (86 Points)

2008 Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein Vaduzer Pinot Noir Sélection Liechtenstein Bocker Herawingert – Liechtenstein, Vaduz A very earth nose, that hides some nice cherry and berry fruit. There’s a floral and spice component that is also very nice. Tannic and a little bitter on the palate, the fruit flavors are masked and the earth flavors are a little unpleasant. (80 Points)

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