Monday, February 8, 2010

Report from ... Pierre Andre (Burgundy) Tasting – February 3, 2010

After the pre-Cuvee tasting, I headed to Le Select Bistro on Wellington for a tasting of 9 Burgundian wines (4 Chardonnays and 5 Pinot Noirs) by Pierre Andre Wines, below is a selection of my top 4 wines: 2 whites and 2 red.

Chardonnays of Note …

Rully 2008 ($33.00 – Private Order) – this one’s fresh and lively with peach, apple and mineral notes, there’s even a little hint of lemon freshness. (****)

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Pucelles” 2007 ($132.00 – Private Order) – this wine showed some real complexity on both the nose and palate. Toasted apple, peach, a touch of buttery with hints of spice and good minerality. The acidity was palate cleansing and had a nice medium-long finish. This wine could easily rest in the cellar for 5+ years. (****½)

Pinot Noirs of Note …

Volnay “Santenots” 2007 ($75.00 – Private Order) – lovely cherry and raspberry smells and flavours; minerality really comes through on the palate where’s you’ll also find a good expressions of red fruit and nice tannin structure. (****½)

Corton Grand Cru “Renardes” 2007 ($122.00 – Private Order) – this wine is best described as ‘very pretty’, with lovely cherry, cranberry and sour raspberry; big acidity and a truly lovely tannins balance on the palate … this one’s a real pleasure to sip on and show good ageability over the next decade. (****½)

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