Beaumonts, Amoureuses and more

Great lunch with my medico mates yesterday.

2010 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses : An engaging nose of white flowers, fennel tops and lemon. The palate is precise and loaded with minerals. It has an unctuous mid and a finish of detail that is really salty.

2000 Jean Dupasquier Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses : Proper honey development along with notes of white mushroom and sweet orchard fruits. Good shape in the mouth and still a line of crisp, minerally acidity. Length is excellent. Some oyster shell.

2010 Domaine Bertagna Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts : Very pure of cherry fruit. Some rose petal, earth and grated ginger too. Plush, rich and velvety, crammed with exotic flavours. Generous and giving and drinking right in the zone.

2005 Dujac Fils et Père Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaumonts : Deep of colour and possessing a barely evolved nose loaded with Asian spice, sarsaparilla root and black cherry. It is plush, layered and powerful. Nowhere near ready for prime time but very good.

2009 Faiveley Latricières-Chambertin, Grand Cru: A really good showing. Highly-perfumed nose of rose petal, red and blue fruits and ginger spice. The palate is silky of texture and really builds and expands. It is an ethereal wine, with latent power and a finish that drives on.

2008 Faiveley Clos Vougeot, Grand Cru: Loads of floral spice to the aroma along with pine needles and earth. There’s a bit of leathery development sneaking in. The palate is relatively elegant for the vineyard and has a sweet, sappy core of fruits and an unctuous feel. Nice balance and persistence and certainly ready to go.

1991 Louis Jadot Vougeot 1er Cru: This was in remarkable condition, super-youthful and really good. There were notes of dark cherry, leather and spice and a hint of bitter chocolate. The palate was deep, rich and chewy, with some iron and meat. It’s a big and strong wine with some moments of beauty. Length is outstanding.

1981 Misserey Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses : An ethereal nose of sweet earth, Asian spice and sandalwood. The palate is layered with exotic flavours and has good depth and beautiful balance. It is super-silky and so harmonious.

1966 Société de sélection Vinicole Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses : I don’t know where these guys source their wine, but I reckon they have a good source. A ’59 Musigny last year was brilliant and this was off the charts too. Complex aromatics of forest floor, smoked meats, Chinese 5 spice powder and sweet earth. Layered and velvety in the mouth. Terrific volume as flavours caress every part of the palate. Long and expansive.

2001 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese: Plenty going on. Lime brulee, custard apple and flint. Rich and textural, the perfect amount of sweetness balanced by mineral acidity. Rich and long and delicious.


So nice!

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really interesting. Surprised that Faiveley was so open but then it’s the Erwan era. Jadot being great always surprises me. Misserey was no misery—never seen that producer or the Preuses producer. That’s also the best Bertagna review I’ve seen—post the Forestier era. Really interesting mix of wines.

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Hi Alan,

The '08 CV was really open and ready. Second year under the new regime I think? I have had so many great aged Jadot reds over the past decade that I am now actively seeking them out. This was the best experience I have had with Bertagna.



Only had one Bertagna and the oak was too much for me so never went back!

What do you know of Missery (no pun intended)?
I have seen it on lists but never bought. The fact that a 1981, a pretty mediocre vintage, showed well, suggests I should have tried a few.

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Don’t know anything about them Mark. Have had this '81 Amoureuses from them a few times over the past decade and it has always been really good.