WCC White Burgundy Tasting
@ Bob S's in Slingerlands, NY
7:30pm, Thursday, July 14, 1994

My first tasting with the Wine Collectors' Club.

Attendees included Richard R, Joel H, Bob F, Bob S, Jack J, Dick L, Ken V.

Flight 1

1990 Dom. Maroslavac (Laboure-Roi) Puligny Montrachet Clos du Vieux Chateau -- 88 points
Nice buttery toasty nose. Thick, acidic, unresolved. As it opens showing pear, lemon, white raisins — Bob F.

1989 Remoissenet Chassagne Montrachet -- 92
[Brought by Joel H, $22 @ Century near Rochester, NY.] Shitty nose. Knockout, very long, riveting finish. Nearing maturity, complex, caramel, buttery taste. Longest finish of Flights 1 and 2.

Flight 2

1989 Royals Club (Remoissenet) Bourgogne -- 91
[Again, from Century near Rochester, NY. Supposedly excess declassified Batard Montrachet.] Peanut butter nose. High acidity, long, nutty, yummy finish. Elegant.
Fading after 2 days in fridge.

1990 Louis Latour Batard Montrachet -- 92-94
[Brought by Jack J , $100 @ Sherry-Lehmann. $81 @ Big Y. No "Grand Cru" on label.] Big buttery nose. Mouth filling butterscotch. Really big and rich, needs 8-10 years.
Gorgeous and appealing after 4 days in fridge.

Flight 3

1988 Pierre Andre Corton Charlemagne EB Grand Cru -- 92
[Brought by Dick L. Purchased at the chateau (with the famous tile roof) in Corton. Only EB wine of tasting!] Great nose. Complex with mature flavors. Light crisp with plenty of appley grapefruit.

1989 Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne -- 92-93
[$68 @ Big Y. No "Grand Cru" on label.] Big, smelly, oily nose of lemon peel. Good length. A powerhouse.

1989 Leroy Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru -- 94-96
[[Brought by me. $96 @ Big Y.] Balanced, elegant, nose. Exquisite, riveting acidity. Harmonious, great length and finesse. Tight. Some pineapple in nose. Superlong finish. "Best wine of tasting," Dick, Joel, me.

1990 Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru -- 92-93
[$53 @ Big Y.] Similar oily nose (to the `89) with a touch of spice. Medium-long. Needs 10 years.


1988 Ch Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes -- 92
[Brought by Frank F., $28 @ Century.] Stunning nose of stewed apricots and prune danish. Exquisite taste, tons of botrytis. Medium length, but superb up front.




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