Interestingly, I have seen several threads about not going to any Paulee events, but no threads about any of the events - may have just missed them if they were around.
First, my overall thought is that 2017 is a very good vintage that seems to have good acidity and is stylistically right in my wheehouse - like 2010 and 2014, for example, for reds. I like the vintage for both whites and reds and like it a good bit more than I did a year and a half ago when I was tasting barrel samples in Burgundy. Visit to Burgundy and Champagne - WINE TALK - WineBerserkers The wines from the producers I visited then have filled out more and virtually all were better than they were when I tasted them then - the common producers were Clerget, Hudelot-Noellat (the wines then were still undergoing malo), Mugneret-Gibourg, and Bernard Moreau.
I very much liked the whites and there were some outstanding producers there. Some of my favorites were PYCM (the Corton Charlemagne and Batard-Montrachet were fabulous), Sauzet (I have had Sauzet before but never a range of wines like this and was very impressed (esp. with the BBM)), Roulot (loved their wines, but not at all sure they are worth the premium they command in the US), Drouhin (esp., the CM Moregot "Marquis de Laguiche), Comte Lafon, Bernard Moreau (esp. the CM Vergers and Morgeots) and Olivier Leflaive (never had their wines before). A new producer to me whose wines I liked a good bit was Paul Pillot. My white wine of the event was the Bouchard Chevalier Montrachet - fabulous wine.
As for the reds, I really have to single out the Volnays. Wonderful assortment of Volnays. I really liked the Volnays from D’Angerville, Lafarge, Comte Lafon, Montille and Bouchard. But, I give special mention to the wines from Thibaud Clerget. His Volnays (and his Clos Vougeot) were fabulous and he had one of my two favorite villages Volnays - with, of course, Lafarge’s Vendanges Selectionnees. Look for 2017 Volnays.
Going to the rest of the Cotes de Nuits, we really were treated to a whose who of the best of Burgundy. I have often stated here my love for the wines of Hudelot-Noellat and Mugneret-Gibourg and these were fabulous yesterday. Then, what more could one want than to be drinking wines from Dujac, Fourrier, Trapet, and Comte de Vogue. I have not had that much wine from Trapet (I drink a lot of Rossignol-Trapet) and this was, at least to me, a real find. But, not surprisingly, the wine of the event was the CdV Musigny. Other notable wines were the Hudelot-Noellat Richebourg, CdV Bonnes Mares, MG Echezeaux and Ruchottes Chambertin, Trapet Chambertin, Fourrier Clos St. Jacques (Jadot’s was awfully good also), My value wine of the tasting was Faiveley’s Mercurey Clos des Myglands. I was thrilled with the excellent showing of HN’s Clos de Vougeot as I own some.
Then, as an extra bonus they had Salon 2007 and Delamotte 2012. The Delamotte was special, but very young. The Salon was even much better.