TNs: Some everyday Burgundies

BURGS UNDER $100 - (31/8/2021)
Back at Famous Treasure for their half price menu, and had a Burg night where we swapped wines with another table with the help of the kind restaurant staff.

Flight 1: Our wines

  • 2014 Domaine Lamy-Pillot Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Créot - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru
    Made in an expansive style, similar to the Combes I tried before but this was a little warmer and riper. A little reductive at the start but opened up to show lovely citrus fruits, good drive and tension to the wine. Became a little too oxidative with air which was why the other table did not like it so much I think.
  • 2019 Domaine Francois et Antoine Jobard Bourgogne Blanc - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc
    Very ripe nose, maybe overly so, to the extent that I might not have guessed this as a Chardonnay actually. So open-knit with exotic fruits that I could not quite believe that it was a Jobard. A lack of intensity to the fruit even for the level though unfortunately.
  • 2008 Pierre Bourée Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Clos de la Justice - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
    Correctly guessed this as a Gevrey 08 with the acidity of vintage and the weight / meatiness from the village. Very complex and floral nose accompanied by a little earth. Showing some secondary character in terms of sous bois, became lighter and had more candied red fruit over time that I didn’t like so much.
  • 2017 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Talmettes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
    Lovely archetypal Burg. Guessed 17 as it was a young, yet charming wine. New style of Burgundy with gentler extraction focusing on freshness. Pure fruit of red cherries, great depth already.
  • 2016 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly Les Griottes de Brulhié - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly
    Leftovers from previous night, brought as an extra bottle. Some brett going on the nose that dissipated by the second day. Dark fruited and deep structure, fruit was cleaner and more expressive on second day. Others enjoyed this more than I did I think, but this was a great value buy.
  • 2016 Domaine Francois Lamarche Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
    Another disappointing Bourgogne. A couple of friends took a punt on this as it was going for $31 but on this showing not even worth that. Nose was acceptable but a little candied. The palate was very hollow though with some tea-like tannins, and the finish was curiously short and abrupt.

Flight 2: The other table’s wines

Thanks, Melvin,

Particularly interesting on the Jobard Blanc. I thought of buying some; now I am glad that I did not:) I have liked some his 1er whites, but only with plenty of time to “eat” the oak.

Are you referring to the Antoine Jobard wines, or are you confusing them with the Remi Jobard wines? Unless he has changed things drastically in the past few years, Antoine (like his father Francois) hasn’t use a large percentage of new wood on any of the wines…usually around 15-20%. The wines can sometimes be a bit reduced and lean in their youth, but I have never found them to be really oaky.

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Hi Marshall,

No I was not thinking of Remi. I was thinking of a second bottle of 2008 Dom Antoine Jobard Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes, which I thought was fantastic btw, as it had integrated the oak unlike the first bottle I had tried earlier on. Perhaps they use or used a bit more for these or it was a more general thing, where the wine took time to come together? I am not usually hypersensitive to oak, and there you have the ocular proof, as it were. (Just callin’em like I see, er…taste em.)

Hi Joshua

Might be worth a punt given that it’s not too expensive! There were some that liked it at the table but it was quite divisive. I guessed it as Macon at first (not a slight), but just atypical due to the warmth.