Tasting Notes

GRAND CRU WINES
1ER CRU WINES
REGIONAL WINES
VILLAGE WINES
CORTON ROUGE GRAND CRU
MEURSAULT 1ER CRU LES CHARMES
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 1ER CRU LES FOLATIÈRES
BEAUNE 1ER CRU
BOURGOGNE BLANC CHARDONNAY
BOURGOGNE ROUGE PINOT NOIR
MEURSAULT
Meursault 2008

Crystalline, pale straw in colour with aromas of fresh white flowers and a hint of rose. Elegant and pure, this wine has a great balance between the acidity and the fruit (apple). Those seeking purity in their wines will delight in the subtle yet refined nature of this Meursault. Long and persistent finish. Drink now through 2015.
Written in spring 2010

Meursault 2007

Crystalline, pale straw in colour with an expressive aromatic nose showing the typicity of Meursault with white spring flowers, subltle rose petal, citronelle and fresh hazelnut. Stylistically sharp with subtle hints of smokiness and a mineral finish typical for the 2007 vintage. This wine will continue to develop its aromatic palette over the next 3- 7 years.
Written in March 2009

Meursault 2006

The year 2006 was marked by a flash of heat at the end of the growing season, which helped produce very ripe grapes. As a result, we have a lively and expressive nose with a mix of white flowers (acacia, seringa) and exotic fruits (mango, passion fruit). Fresh and pure with a mellowness typical of Meursault, this wine boasts a full mouth with a lingering finish.
Written in February 2008

Meursault 2005

Citrus fruit – layered with hints of honey and rose and some subtle smokiness – opens the olfactory experience. On the palette, the acidity in this wine helps express the qualities of the mellowness of Chardonnay. It is well balanced and lively yet elegant and pure with complex aromas too. This is undeniably and above all a Meursault! Kept in proper storage conditions, both wines will age nicely over the next 10 years and will continue to develop their aromatic palettes.
Written in February 2007

Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2008

Crystalline pale gold in colour with hints of fresh rose petals. Elegant and approachable, this wine is typical for the vintage in its subtlety and purity. Those looking for great balance and focus should find great pleasure in the wine, which will continue to develop its aromatic complexity with the years to come. Drink now through 2020.
Written in spring 2010

Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2007

Pale straw in colour with an explosive, pure (focused) nose reflecting the Meursault Charmes terroir, this is an energetic, lively wine with concentrated smoky fruit, fresh white spring flowers and a minerality that goes on and on. Great length and persistence, this wine will continue to develop its body with aging and has the potential for a very long hold. Drink between 2011 and 2020 (and beyond if stored properly).
Written in July 2009

Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières 2008

Pale gold in colour with refined aromas of subtle white flowers and pivoine. Although very approachable and accessible to all palettes with fresh fleshy fruit and a purity typical of 2008 white wines, it has an underlying aromatic nuance that will delight even the most sophisticated of palettes! Incredible balance with great length and persistence. Drink now through 2020.
Written in spring 2010

Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières 2007

Brilliant, pale gold in colour with a discreet and elegant bouquet. Very approachable yet deceivingly complex with aromas of soft and subtle fresh white flowers, intermingling with ripe fleshy fruits (peach, lychee) and underlying minerality typical of the 2007 vintage. Incredible balance with great length and persistence which will improve with further ageing. Drink now or better yet hold for 3 years before corking! 2011-2020.
Written in June 2009

Beaune 1er Cru 2008

With the finesse typical of Beaune North (Bressandes) and the structure typical of Boucherottes and Teurons, this blend of three ler Crus offers the best of the Beaune appellation. Brilliant, light ruby red with a floral, fruity nose of violets and strawberries. Currently tight with youthful tannins, it is best to wait a minimum of one year for the harmony to reveal itself more fully. This wine will increase in generosity with every passing year. Drink from 2013 to 2025.
Written in spring 2010

Beaune 1er Cru 2007

With the finesse typical of Beaune North (Bressandes) and the structure typical of Beaune South (Boucherottes) this blend of two 1er Crus offers the best of the Beaune appellation. Brilliant, ruby red with a very fruity nose of wild strawberry, blueberry and hints of pepper spice. It is a harmonious wine with a nice balance between the fruit and the structure with elegant, silky tannins. It is pure and honest with a long mineral finish and good capacity for ageing. This wine can be drunk now or can be stored for a later date and will keep well for 10-15 years stored properly.
Written in May 2009

Beaune 1er Cru 2006

With the finesse typical of Beaune Bressandes and the structure typical of Beaune Boucherottes, this blend of two 1er Crus offers the best of Beaune North and Beaune South respectively. Dominated by a fruity nose of cherry and strawberry with hints of pepper spice, the mouth is full of youthful tannins, with a long and powerful finish. Over time those tannins will soften, giving way to more finesse in the mid-palette. Kept properly this wine will age well for the next 10 to 15 years.
Written in April 2008

Beaune 1er Cru 2005

This wine is rich in colour and expressive aromatically with strawberry and cherry revealing first. Further aromas of spice (pepper) and hints of vanilla are present in the mouth. It is well structured with quality supple tannins, a good sense of direction and nice length. A Beaune 1er Cru through and through. This wine can be enjoyed in its youth and will continue to improve with age! Eat with steak/frites, spaghetti bolognaise, butter chicken and other delicious fare.
Written in May 2007

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2008

Pale straw in colour with an expressive bouguet of ripe orange citrus fruit and fresh spring flowers. An extroverted wine, liberated aromatically, which is ready to drink now with a lovely balance between acidity, minerality and texture with a spicy white pepper finish. A crisp and refreshing wine perfect for summertime pleasure. Serve cool and drink now through 2014.
Written in spring 2010

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2007

This wine is shiny light gold in colour with an approachable and welcoming bouquet of honey and ripe fleshy fruit (peach, red apple). Crisp and polished, it also has unexpected power, length and persistence usually associated with wines of more noble origins. Drink now through 2012.
Written in February 2010

Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noire 2008

Light ruby red in colour with explosive clean fresh fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry. Nothing too fancy yet very approachable with soft, supple tannins and a lovely acidity. This wine is well suited as an aperitif, or to accompany a light meal or summertime BBO. Serve at approximately 16 degrees. Drink now through 2014.
Written in spring 2010

Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noire 2007

Light ruby red in colour with an approachable fruit (cherry, raspberry) forward nose intermingled with subtle floral aromas. Clean and lively with a balanced acidity and an underlying minerality, this wine is very well suited for the aperatif, light casual meals and outdoor BBQ’s. Drink now through 2013.
Written in February 2010

Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noire 2006
Corton Rouge Grand Cru 2008

Ruby red in colour with soft, young tannins and a fruit forward nose revealing subtle hints of ripe black cherry. Lightly oaked with a purity classic of the 2008s. This is not a powerful Corton that one might find on the east-facing slopes of the same appellation but a wine full of elegance and finesse, typical of a Corton rouge from the south-facing slopes. Don't rush this wine; every minute that it stands in the glass reveals more of its underlying complexity. To fully express itself, additional bottle ageing could be used. Drink from 2013 to 2020.
Written in spring 2010

Corton Rouge Grand Cru 2006

Crystalline, ruby-red with a fruit forward nose of cassis, ripe cherry and some subtle smokiness. A lively mouth feel with soft, young tannins and an excellent long finish. This wine will improve for many years to come and will develop aromas of truffle and leather as the years progress. Stored properly, this wine will continue to improve its aromatic palette over the next 10-15 years.
Written in April 2008