White Burgs…Puligny and maybe others (Oct 2011)

Murray’s with Heather Mador of Black Radish Catering…

Pre-pours:
1. 2000 Gaston-Chiquet Special Club

2. 1995 Bollinger RD

Theme tasting flight:
A. 2000 Bouchard Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Pucelles’ (5/5)
Apricot/peaches, notes of popcorn, leaner in palate and shows more wood, good minerals and lean length, asian pears and lime pith, better length then at first taste, still some burned caramel in the back

B. 2004 Pernot Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet (3/3)
Tropical, passion fruit and pineapple (canned version), almost like grapefruit caramel corn, showing some sulfur as it opens in palate, lazer-like acid though and some smokey minerals, persistant sulfur

C. 2002 michel nellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er ‘Clos de la Truffiere’ (6/6)
Candied lemon peel, tapioca/butterscotch pudding, cinnamon, weighty palate, pudding like mid palate, then gets tannic with zippy minerals, esters…not quite banana more like foster or butter rum, not intense enough v others here.

D. 2004 Vicent Giradin Puligny-Montrachet 1er ‘Les Combettes’ (1/1)
Sencha tea and vanilla, lemon pith, touch of greenish tobacco, smokey, vanilla-lime, almost teeth jarring acidity, seems kinda textbook for P-M, green tasting, Delicious!!

E. 2001 Vincent Giradin Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet (4/4)
Ripe but not without some acid, tropical palate, vanilla creme and grapefruit, lemon/lime pith with some bitterness, gets more and more acidic, graphite then some white peach later. woody but noble. powerful.

F. 2002 Laflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er ‘Les Foliatieres’ (2/2)
White truffle and polenta, lots of white pepper and popcorn, more truffles in palate, long length but then leans out to minerals in the mouth, waxy but leans out then some honeysuckle, saline and sea air, really well balanced

Post-pours:
1. 2007 Littori Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay (DR)
2. 2009 Le Verre des Poetes (100% Pineau d’Aunis)
3. 1996 Calera Reed Vineyard Pinot Noir (DA)

Dessert flight:
1. 1998 Paul Stierschneider Gruner Veltliner Feinburgunder TBA (DR)
2. 1996 Dom. Deletang Vouvray Moelleux Grande Reserve Trie
Guessed: Quarts de Chaume
3. 1998 Travignoli Vin Santo
Guessed: Banyuls

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