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Wine Tasting Video: Discover the Origin – Burgundy April 27, 2011 at 8:01 am

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The aim of the Discover the Origin campaign is to highlight the impact which the origin of a product has on its flavour. The wine side of the campaign includes Douro Table Wines, Burgundy and Port, and over the last few weeks, I’ve presented a number of masterclasses featuring all three types of wines. Here’s the second of three videos featuring the red and white Burgundies from my session in Birmingham – the others on Douro Table Wines and Port are here and here.

Domaine Thibert Pouilly Fuissé ‘Les Cras’ 2007
Modern style showing a fair bit of toasty oak and plump flesh, but there’s also the classic ripe Cox’s apple flavour and a core of tangy acid and minerality. S-

William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Côte de Bouguerots 2007
A classic, tight, taut, lean yet honed and fine-boned, with slightly smoky green apple foam flavour pepped up with notes of herbs, lanolin and steely minerality. Pure, rich, fresh and delicious. G-

Bouchard Aîné Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2006
Quite evolved, showing a rounded nutty character on top of the vibrant crystallised pineapple and apple crumble character, a touch of toffee on the finish. Drink soon. S(-)

Michel Sarrazin Givry ‘Champs Lalot’ 2008
Honest juicy wine with the classic Givry chunky earthiness, wild red berry and forest fruit flavours, and touches of undergrowth – rustic, but good rustic. S

Alain Jeanniard Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Combottes 2007
Charming wine, relaxed and gentle, yet with the haunting violet perfume and wild red berry flavours. Rather curiously, seems to get younger in the glass, showing that there is some backbone behind the flesh and fragrance. S+

Harmand Geoffroy Mazis Chambertin 2007
Oh yum… Classic red Burgundy, pretty yet daring, with lush rounded red fruit character but also a wild, feral undergrowth and slightly rotten game character. Svelte and sexy certainly, but has the gravitas, concentration and juicy freshness to keep it going for several years to come. G(+)

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4 Comments

  • Terry Croskery says:

    I know you are enjoying a few glasses but for goodness sake get that revolving chair well oiled as well!Otherwise you will become known as “Squeaky Wood”.

  • Simon says:

    Don’t think it was the chair Terry. There was someone in the same room pulling lots of corks, otherwise it was my back! Can cope with Squeaky Wood if need be – I’ve been called worse…

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