TNs: some burgs and a bordeaux

My friend (and occasional WB contributor) Robert Tang had me over for dinner last night for some great food and some nice wines:

2007 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet les Caillerets - This was delicious and very elegant. Like most white burgs I would prefer it to have a touch less oak but it wasn’t distracting. It had both aromas and flavors of concentrated lemon oil and had nice complexity on the finish. I don’t drink a lot of white burgundy but Ramonet always seems great with perfect lemony ripeness and great acid zing.

1995 Bruno Clair Chambolle Musigny - The cork was a disaster and it had quite the stink when first opened so I wasn’t very optimistic but this settled down to a very nice wine. It wasn’t complex at all but it was supremely elegant and had a touch of autumnal characteristics. I always like this wine from Clair.

2005 Pavelot Savigny les Beaune Gravains - This took a while to come around. It had nice aromatics of mushrooms and rich cherry fruit. It had a nice cherry/kirsh flavors and had really perfect balance. I forget sometimes how good 2005 really was.

2002 Dujac Gevrey Chambertin aux Combottes - This was very nice. It had a touch of stems in the dark fruit aromas. A bit of a zen wine in that it starts off subtle but really fans out into some complexity on the finish. Nice floral and red/dark fruit flavors. A cellar candidate for sure.

2000 Lynch Bages - This was a nice wine but I have to say it wasn’t really my style. There wasn’t much elegance at all and it had a slight roasted character. It had good balance and concentration though.

Thanks for these, Berry. I have a couple 07 Caillerets from other producers, looks like they might be already in a decent drinking window.

Those 05s sure are taking their time, aren’t they? Recent Pommard Epenots from Coste Camaurtin wasn’t close to ready, and that was with a full day’s Audouzing.



Nice notes thanks Berry. I am a big fan of Bruno Clair so good to hear that a '95 CM is drinking well.

Wish this had gone through the roof in price. I love this wine… 2002 Dujac Gevrey Chambertin aux Combottes. Still have one more '01 I’m hanging onto.