Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Report from ... Ponciago Bouchard & Fevre Tasting - April 15, 2015

Fevre wines on ice awaiting tasting

The annual Villa Ponciago, Bouchard Pere & Fils and Willian Fevre tasting, put on by Woodman Wines and Spirits, is one of the highlights of the spring tasting season - for many it is the first taste of newly finished vintage of Burgundian wine, this time it's the 2013.  Then of course there is the beauty of Beaujolais that is Villa Ponciago - and we'll start there:

Villa Ponciago ...
Nothing beats a lightly chilled Gamay - especially a well made one
2013 Fleurie - La Reserve ($29.00)
deeper and richer with cherry
but excellent consistency from year-to-year
2012 Fleurie - La Reserve ($29.00)
lovely raspberry and cherry fruit
basic but still gorgeous
2013 Fleurie - Cuvee les Haut du Py ($35.00)
rich cherry fruit with delicate floral notes

2013 Fleurie - Grande Cuvee La Roche Muriers ($58.00)
raspberry, cherry, floral, mineral, complex and lovely
Bouchard Pere & Fils ...
2013 Pommard ($59.00)
cigar box, raspberry, black cherry
with touch of smoky and rollicking tannins
(*** 1/2+)
2013 Volnay Caillerets, Ancienne Cuvee Carnot ($107.00)
plenty of fruit with raspberry and cherry dominating;
mid-palate is all berries
(*** 1/2+)
2013 Nuits-Saint-Georges, Les Cailles ($142.00)
there's a thickness to the palate, wine's almost chewy
with cherry, raspberry and mineral at its core
2013 Beaune Greves, Vignes de L'Enfant Jesus ($140.00)
nice red cherry and raspberry with good seam of minerality,
acidity and tannins - another strong effort for this wine
2013 Chapelle-Chambertin ($286.00)
delightful raspberry nose with a mineral palate
along with good acidity and spice - well balanced
2013 Meursault Les Clous ($61.00)
creamy mouthfeel, baked apple crumble with the
bite of Granny Smith on the finish
William Fevre ...
2013 Saint Bris ($19.95)
Sauvignon Blanc in the Burgundy region, there ain't much
this one is light and pleasant to drink with slight vanilla note
(*** 1/2+)
2013 Chablis Premier Cru, Les Lys ($56.00)
full flavoured, good buttery softness and acidty
that is spot on - great mouthfeel

2013 Chablis Grand Cru, Les Preuses Domaine ($119.00)
apple and pear dominate with a mineral/creamy mid-palate

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