2013 Domaine Parent Corton Grand Cru Blanc, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2013
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$180.00USD

Light golden in color, slight green hue.  The nose is tight and not giving up much.  Revisiting it later doesn't add much; some minerality.  On the palate, there is more going on at this point.  Slightly oily texture which is nice.  Burnt lemon peel notes.  Ok finish.  Hard to tell where this is going.  It seems fresh and clean but in a shell right now.  Probably should hold or give it a lot of air.  Seem like it would work well with sea food and lighter dishes.  Hopefully, this has some upside with proper cellaring.  

2006 Domaine René Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2006
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$85.00USD

This seemed to be in a great place right now.  Ruby in color.  The nose is cherries, slight sour cherries and slight anise.  On the palate, this is still youthful but showing nice depth.  Slightly viscous.  Sour cherries and cherries with underlying anise and minerals.  Good finish.  This will work with a wide variety of foods, even sea food.  Probably needs another five years until peak and then should drink well for another decade after that.  

2014 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$1800.00USD

Its always a treat to drink wines from DRC.  This is obviously young but was drinking quite well.  Ruby in color, clear and bright.  An intoxicating nose.  Earthy with macerated cherries, spice and a slight clay note.  On the palate, this took some time to open.  Sour cherries with a soft texture.  Tightly layered.  Long finish.  Very smooth, not bite.  A couple of ounces saved for day 2 was even better showing more depth and medium tannins.  Also a bit of anise on the finish.  For those lucky enough to be able to afford this and can find it, ageing will be rewarded.  

2012 Louis Jadot Montrachet, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2012
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$450.00USD

Deep golden in color.  Perhaps showing some advanced signs but not all the way oxidized by any means.  The nose has some minerals, slight lemon peel and a bit of spice.   Someone mentioned caramel, but it seemed more like butterscotch from the oak.  On the palate, this isn't flabby but the acidity isn't noticeable either.  Lots of minerals, some lemon.  A bit of depth.  Slightly clipped on the finish.  Overall, this is a very nice Chardonnay, but when one buys and pays for Montrachet, the expectations are high.  This will work with lighter foods.  

2017 Maurice Martin Saint-Veran, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

Green gold in color.  The nose has nice minerality with slight lemons.  On the palate, the lemons carry thru along with a slight bitterness.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  This retails for $23.  It will works nicely with sea food and salads.  Should be drunk in the next few years.  

2012 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Blagny, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2012
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+

Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has some oak, its a bit tinny along with some nice lemon chiffon.  On the palate, lemon tart with some confectionery sugar.  Slightly oily texture.  Soft.  Some depth.  Long finish.  This retails for around $70 and that is the question.  Is it worth it.  A very nice wine to be sure, but it would seem there are plenty of Chardonnay's at this quality level for less money.  It is reasonably food friendly.  Of course, the other issue with white Burgundies is whether they will age or will oxidize prematurely.  Caveat Emptor.  

2005 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2005
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-

Light golden in color.  The nose is very nice.  Lemons, slightly candied, a bit of vanilla, and slight spice.  On the palate, this has a creamy texture.  Good not great acidity.  Slightly oily texture.  The lemon candy come thru nicely.  A bit of oak too on the palate, but mostly integrated at this point.  Good finish.  Worked well with lighter foods.  Seems to still be maturing but getting close to peak.  No hurry has a decade or more to go. 

2013 Benjamin Laroche Chablis La Manufacture 1er Cru Vau Ligneau, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2013
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

Hay gold in color.  The nose is filled with green apples and some chalk.  A bit of underlying minerality.  On the palate, sour green apples which get stronger with air.  Good acidity, but not great (especially for Chablis).  Long finish.  Lots of fruit here.  This will go with a wide variety of light and medium weight foods.  Not quite what I think of for Chablis, but very much a nice Chardonnay (if that makes sense).  Available at Nakedwines.com.

2009 Domaine Roulot Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2009
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Light golden in color.  The nose has some lemons, a bit of hay but a touch of oxidation as well.  Not too much though.  On the palate, the lemons carry thru with nice acidity.  Slightly candied on the finish.  This kept improving all night with air and the bit of oxidation seemed less obvious as other elements were more present.  Nice finish.  This worked quite well with a funghi pizza.  It may improve a bit with more storage, but it seems like it should be drunk sooner than later at this point.  Of course, one always worries with oxidation and white Burgundies.  

2014 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Tonnerre, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

Light ruby in color.  The nose has cherries, slight dust and slight funk.  On the palate, this is open and drinking nicely.  Some depth.  Cherries with slight minerality.  This might have a bit of upside with good cellaring but won't make old bones.  That's fine as it will make enjoyable drinking over the next 7 to 10 years.  

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