28 Jul Champagne/Burgundy Tasting
Saturday, July 30th
In Our Event Space
Join us as we start a French tour in Champagne and wind our way down through Burgundy. We will begin with the small Champagne house of Hure Freres and continue on with Patrick Piuze in Chablis, Bichot in Montagny, and down to the southern reaches in Beaujolais with Burgaud and Desjourneys. It’s a perfect time to taste the broad differences in wines from these distinct soils. If you can’t make it, we’ll gladly set some aside for you.
2010 Hure Freres “Inattendue,” Champagne
On Sale $49.99
A delicate Champagne framed by crisp acidity, with a lively, well-knit mix of pear tart, lemon biscuit and honey flavors, and a rich hint of toasted nut on the smoky finish. Disgorged February 2015. Drink now through 2025. 10 cases imported.
90 Points, Wine Spectator
2014 Albert Bichot Montagny 1er Cru
On Sale $29.99
This brilliant, limpid Montagny Premier Cru is golden in colour and redolent of oak, vanilla and brioche. It is round and delectable on the palate with lovely vivacity and minerality. The finish is long and fragrant with flavours of almond and fresh and cooked apple.
Domaine Dublere Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
On Sale $42.99
A mild touch of reduction shaves the top notes from the citrus and floral-scented nose. Otherwise there is excellent detail and vibrancy to the medium-bodied and lightly stony flavors that terminate in a dry, clean and focused finish. This saline-inflected effort should reward 4 to 7 years of cellaring if desired.
89-91 Points, Burghound.com
2015 Patrick Piuze “Decouverte,” Chablis
On Sale $22.99
Not yet reviewed
2014-91 Points, The Wine Advocate
Burgaud Morgon Cote du Py Reserve
On Sale $16.99
An ample wine, dark ruby, cherry-scented, with soft tannins comes from an alluvial soil called “les grands cras” south of the cru Morgon, at an altitude of 250 meters.
2011 Jules Desjourneys Fleurie “Les Moriers”
On Sale $49.99
This is also attractively perfumed yet even more complex with its spicy, floral and earthy black currant liqueur suffused nose. There is seriously impressive concentration to the powerful yet velvety medium weight plus flavors that brim with dry extract that largely, if not completely, buffers the very firm tannic spine on the explosively long finish. Fleurie does not get a lot better than this.
91-94 Points, Burghound.com