Everything in its right place.
Yesterday I woke up sucking on a lemon.
There are two colors in my head.

White Burgundy


95 Bichot Chablis
Sharp, concentrated, medium body. Minimal mineral nose. "Like sucking on a rock that had been marinated in lemon." Finish and mid-palate just not pleasant. I don't enjoy the tongue torture of the juvenile Chardonnay flavor. 4/99


96 Dauvissat Chablis
Apple. More fruit flavor than other Chablis I've had, but still too dry. What's with this God-damned Chablis? 11/99

96 Darviot-Perrin Meursault
While I cannot say this is totally unlike sucking on a lime-soaked rock, it certainly could be a lot worse. It's as tight and focused as $32 lemon-water can be, and still it does hint at roundness. There is a sense of extraction and potential here. If this young beauty were to pick up some flavor and take some dancing lessons, she might be something in a few years time. But for $32, the sour to fruit gap is too much. One could do better in Alsace for $20, and believe me, I will. 9/99

(2) Very nice flavor. Not too astringent. Good medium length finish. Drink in 4-8 yrs, or something. $26 3/03

(3) Very good. Could have been the food, but I feel this was even better than the time before. I feel it could have been even better in a few more years. No signs of fading. Good fruit beginning to show roundness. (worth $28; cost $26) 12/06


01 R Dubois Pouilly-Fuissé Les Vieilles Vignes

Piece of crap white burgundy. Ha. I was at the grocery store. What do you want? $18 6/05


02 Jadot Folatières

Power. Fruit.  I have a feeling once these oaky tannins fade, this will be a really delicious wine.  It has complexity to spare. Cost $60 (worth $60). 7/05


96 LeFlaive Bourgogne Blanc

Parker is totally right here. This is an 86 pt wine. Worth $19. And probably not going to improve much more with time. (cost $30) [RP 85-88, 1998-2002] 9/05

(2) Feel same way. Solid middle flavor still. A tiny bit of that warped-ness I’ve seen with 10+ year old whites that probably weren’t meant to go that long. The oak I think is too dominant? Anyway…it’s okay. $30 is too much for this. 9/06


96 Dauvissat Chablis Vaillon VV

Full-bodied, great concentration and grip. I feel like this already justifies its $35 price tag, and I have high hopes that it will continue to evolve nicely for several more years. (cost $35) 9/06


96 Darviot-Perrin Meursault

Good. Still has enough acid/tannin/fruit. Might improve another few years yet. Currently drinking at $20. (cost $26) 9/06


02 Jadot Puligny-Montrachet Folatières

Complexity squared.  Flavor is good, and I really am captivated by the grip on this one. Have had several times and continue to be impressed. (cost $60) 11/05


02 Latour-Giraud Meursault Genevrieres Cuvee des Pierres

Really showing nicely right now and I should think plenty of structure to cellar further as well. (cost $75) 11/05


02 Latour Meursault Genevrieres

Pear hints in nose. Good structure, balance. A tiny bit sour when had next to the Cuvee des Pierres, which has much more fruity fruit. (RP 92-94; cost $60) 11/05


02 Latour Meursault

Compared to the LG Duc-Magenta, this one seemed a touch austere (e.g. more sour and not fruit forward enough). Perhaps in time, that will give way toward a better, fruitier expression. We shall certainly see. (cost $60) 11/05


02 Vincent Girardin Aloxe Corton

Lemony-sour, flint, fatwood, tinder. Near-perfect balance, just that I prefer the more-ready flavor of the Latour-Giraud Pierres. Although the AC really does have essentially unending fruit, which you cannot not be impressed by, whether you love (and would marry) the flavor or not. (cost $80?) 11/05


02 Latour Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets

Very delicate, balanced right through to a nice ~20 second finish. Only question is when will it start fading. Because it’s good to go right now as far as I’m concerned. (cost $60)

(2) nose not THAT strong, perfectly nice (just not jumping out at me) but body/palate is deliciosa to the max—very buttery—so buttery—smooth—just delicious—still think way less grip than the Jadot Folatières—but still, god—different strokes. For right here, right now, this is great. 11/05


02 Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Virondon

Very nice flavor through mid-palate.  Initially finish seemed a touch oily and weird, but this seemed to go away after a bit. Overall, very nice. Worth price. Probably doesn’t need long to reach peak. ?3-7 yrs and couldn’t say beyond that. 11/05


02 Guy Amiot

Great flavor. Smooth, round, not too sour. Doesn’t seem to have the backbone I would think would be needed to allow long-term aging. Yes?  Overall, seems very similar to the Latour Caillerets. Makes sense since both from the same place.  Okay, so now I really am starting to need to know what a Bâtard Montrachet tastes like.  11/05



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