I generally run a bit of a blog on the board each year we are in Burgundy and must apologise for not doing so this year. We have been so bloody busy. Having just completed two fabulous weeks along the Cote, I’ll start putting up some notes in this thread as I get them in order.
We stayed at our usual digs in Meursault and I cannot recommend Chez Hall enough. Fellow board member, Anthony Hall has a brilliant property here. Check it out at http://www.burgundyman.com
Another fellow board member, Paul Hanna, was on his first trip to the region, despite consuming a ridiculous amount of the regions finest over the years. I think he has an unrealistic view of what sort of visits one gets in Burgundy. Our first 6 visits happened to be Rousseau, Comte de Vogüé, Comte Liger-Belair, Blain-Gagnard, Dujac and Roulot.
We commenced with Rousseau. It is not a bad thing to drink Rousseau Chambertin at 9am in the morning. Well, it might be bad but it sure tastes good. We had a concise and thoroughly enjoyable visit with Cyrielle Rousseau to kick off an epic fortnight in Burgundy. Cyrielle is a good way to start the day. The ‘17’s were being racked and only two wines were available for tasting.
2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin, Grand Cru: Good generosity of sweet berry and red currant fruits. It has nice build, is very pretty and oozes minerality. Excellent potential here.
2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Grand Cru: Fruits vacillate between red and black. It is deep, meaty and spicy with a suggestion of moss. The finish is crisp and energetic and tastes of pomegranate.