Notes on 5 Burgundies from our Summer Wine Club Meeting

Meeting theme was Burgundy. Had some nice wines but even better food. Stuffed clams from Stowe’s in West Haven, homemade lobster mac and cheese, lamb chops, salmon and pizza from Roseland! Overall, the wines were all nice although nothing stood head and shoulders above the rest. 2012 William Fevre Fourchaume won wine of the night but all the wines were really close in the voting.

  • 2011 Antonin Rodet Rully 1er Cru Chateau de Rully – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Rully 1er Cru
    Tasted blind. Nose not jumping out of the glass on this one but its there with aromas of lemon, mineral and a touch of oak. This had a very nice acidity with flavors of lemon, mineral and slight tough of vanilla. Ended with a decent finish. Definitely not using new oak on this but enough to give it a presence. (88 pts.)
  • 2012 William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux – France, Burgundy, Chablis
    Tasted blind. Nose on this was completely shut down. Slight hint of something that I could not identify. On the palate this was a different story. Got some nice flavors of mineral, lime, slate and lemon. Ended with a nice finish, which was actually longer than the first wine but i docked this for a lack of a nose. I guessed a Chablis. (88 pts.)
  • 2009 Domaine / Maison Vincent Girardin Pommard Vieilles Vignes – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pommard
    Tasted blind. Nose of cranberry, cherry, cinnamon and earth. Much more expressive than the first two whites. On the palate this had some cherry, earth, matchstick and a touch of veggie. Not overpowering in any way. Elegant. Better nose than palate though. Enjoyable regardless. (90 pts.)
  • 2012 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
    Tasted blind. This white was also slightly shut down but showed more than the other two whites with aromas of mineral, lemon and slate. Palate was a different story with a beautiful acidity and flavors of lemon, mineral and citrus. Very juicy. Tempted to upgrade this a point but left it as is. (90 pts.)
  • 2011 Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils Beaune 1er Cru Montrevenots – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
    Interesting nose of smoke, earth and a touch of cherry. On the palate had some flavors of cherry, earth, herb and spice. Funny thing with this wine was when I had a re-pour the smoke was completely gone! Had a little of this left over so tried on day 2. Smoke came back with aromas of cherry and green tea, which continued on the palate with herb and some earth. Basically just as interesting on day 2 as day 1. (90 pts.)