The 2011 Les Charmes is a sumptuous, elegant white burgundy. The clay soil provides a rich and generous wine that is every bit as as invigorating as it is fresh.
Coppery tone of color, great finesse and aromatic complexity, distinctly floral and spicy, quite cool in its expression. An elegant cru with a very balanced acidic-tannic structure and a hint of classicism.
2007 vintage red Syrah/Shiraz Wine by Jean-Michel Stephan from Cote Rotie, Rhone, France
The nose of the 2011 Clos Myglands presents with aromas of black and red fruits against a woody and smoky base. The same greedy, fruity flavors are found on the palate. This wine is well-structured with beautiful volume and velvety tannins. All the elements blend together harmoniously giving a silky and hearty wine.
I was blown away by the wines I tasted with Etienne Grivot on what turned out to be one of the most thrilling visits of my fall trip. Readers should do whatever they can to latch onto a few bottles of these exquisite Burgundies. Grivot talked about a roller coaster vintage which was saved by 3-4 days of good weather. The estate lost fruit from 3,000 plants and yields were down 40% across the board because of the poor weather during the flowering. The most dramatic proof of the loss in production was seeing
2010 vintage red Pinot Noir Wine by Domaine Faiveley from Nuits St Georges, Burgundy, France
Profound, Elegant and Refined are three words that come to mind when describing the 2011 Chassage Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye Morgeot. The luscious white burgundy is rich and powerful on the palate and segues into a long finish.
Gevrey-Chambertin is a village in the Cote de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy that is home to some of the world's most prestigious (and correspondingly expensive) red wines. This is a domaine of great reputation and this 2010 village wine is particularly beautiful and articulate, typical of this site and the year.