Posts with the label "gevrey chambertin"


A Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy Dinner

A Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy Dinner

Friday 2nd November 2018
by Alex Turnbull

Two weeks ago a very special dinner took place at 61 St James’s Street celebrating the wines of Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy and others. 

It was a magical evening, made all the better by exceptional food from Simpkin and Roses. All of the Bize-Leroy wines, including the Romanee Conti’s, came from the Justerini & Brooks Cellar, where they have been sitting since shipping from the respective Domaines on release. These are my notes.

Kicking off the evening with a glass of fizz and a canapé, we tried two vintages of iconic Champagne Salon from Les Mesnil Sur Oger. Easily one of the most instantly recognisable Champagne houses, it was fascinating to try the 1999 and 1996 in quick succession. Some wines have the remarkable ability to transport you back in time, and the 1999 did just that. Orchard and citrus fruits of apples and lemons, with a lovely creamy texture and a perfumed finish, I am pleased to report that the 1999 has barely developed since the last time I tried it and shows all of the signs that it will continue to age at a snail-like pace. The 1996 which we drunk next was marginally more evolved but no less delicious, and definitely entering its drinking window now.

Red Burgfest 2008: An update on Clos Vougeot and Gevrey Chambertin

Red Burgfest 2008: An update on Clos Vougeot and Gevrey Chambertin

Wednesday 30th November 2011
by Hew Blair

Clos Vougeot

Two full flights of Clos Vougeot were tasted, 17 wines in total. What we saw was a little inconsistent with many falling short of their Grand Cru status. The easy winner on the day was the stellar Anne Gros example - masculine, broad shouldered packed with blueberry and bramble, real Grand Cru depth of fruit, densely textured with outstanding length and complexity . Other good Clos Vougeots were also from members of the Gros family, Micheal and Bernard and negocient Jadot.

Gevrey Chambertin: To cover the Premieres and Grand Crus of Gevrey ten flights were tasted. In no other village is the interpretation of the same terroirs so diverse. The modernist black coloured, high extract styles were still represented but with fewer extreme examples than in previous years. On the other hand, whole bunch ( with stalks ) fermentation is becoming widespread, throwing in another dimension for the tasting team to take into account.
Burgundy 2006 from bottle - Day one: Gevrey

Burgundy 2006 from bottle - Day one: Gevrey

Tuesday 1st September 2009
by Hew Blair

Seven flights of Gevrey from 30 different sources. 64 wines in total.

Gevrey experienced exceedingly dry weather conditions prior to harvest so no dilution was to be found in these flights; three of 1er Crus and 4 of Grand Crus. Indeed there was remarkable consistancy of pure, well structured balanced 06's. Plenty of ripe dark fruits and good vineyard definition. Amongst the best of the lower lying vineyards was the Drouhin Laroze 1er Cru.

The second flight of steeper 1er crus included blacker coloured wines with high tannic extraction that blurs the vinyard definition and Pinot delicacy. Why Gevrey has this new wave group of growers persisting in making this style that in my experince does not age well or give any pleasure is a mystery and a shame.