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

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

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

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.  

2013 Maurice Écard Bourgogne, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is dusty with cherries.  On the palate, light cherries.  OK finish.  Certainly a fine Pinot Noir.  This retails for around $25 which is a fair price.  Varietally correct.  Will work with a wide variety of foods.  Probably won't improve but should cellar well for another 10 years.  

2002 La Pousse d'Or Santenay 1er Cru Gravières, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Pale ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has rhubarb, cranberries and cherries.  It is nice no earthiness or funk.  On the palate, there is a slight complexity here.  Tart cherries and cranberries.  It is refreshing but again lacks the depth or earthiness one might hope for after 15 years from a good vintage.  Yes, even from a Santenay.  It does have good acidity and is not really showing much age.  Certainly not young but seems just fine here.  It probably won't get better though.  

NV Marie-Pierre Manciat Crémant de Bourgogne, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

100% Chardonnay.  Light copper/gold in color.  The nose is interesting with lanolin, yeast and very slight ginger.  It dies have a nice acidity.  On the palate, a light citrusy note along with some ginger.  Slightly sweet.  Good finish.  This retails for $25 and competes with Champagnes in that price point.  Food friendly with a wide variety of foods.  

2015 Bachey-Legros Santenay Clos des Hâtes Vieilles Vignes, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Ruby in color, purple at the core.  The nose has cinnamon, cherries, and dark cherries.  Some cedary spice.  On the palate, this has nice tart cherries with an underlying earthiness.  It seems open and drinking well although will certainly mature.  Some depth to it.  Would work with a lot of different foods.  This retails for around $35 which, for Burgundy, makes this a nice entry point.  

2015 Domaine Anne Gros Echezeaux Les Loachausses, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Light ruby in color.  The nose is great but a bit tighter than the Clos Vougeot.  Cherries, and some rhubarb and cranberries.  Also some cedar.  On the palate, this is medium bodied with nice cherry and cranberry fruit.  There are slight tannins.  Lots of depth.  This continued to improve in the glass but really needs more cellar time.  It has good acidity.  Long finish.  A lovely wine proving why the better wines from Echezeaux justify its Grand Cru status.  

2015 Domaine Anne Gros Clos Vougeot Le Grand Maupertui, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Ruby in color.  Gorgeous nose.  Surprisingly accessible.  Cherries, black cherries, floral notes and slight baking spices.  Complex.  On the palate, this is very pretty.  Elegant.  A soft texture but yet firm.  Cherries and black cherries.  Just a touch of earth and spice.  Long finish.  Great balance.  While this is sure to improve for twenty years, it is superb right now.  This is an expensive wine in anybody's book, but given the state of Burgundy, this is a great wine that will justify its price (relatively speaking).  Lots of upside here.  

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