Image:White Burgundies: from Beaune to SantenayThis Thursday, my friend Wim Sas (see: held another wine-tasting evening, with wines sent to/fetched by him from the winemakers themselves, or from local importers.
The subject this time was White Burgundies. We tasted 38 wines (blind of course). Long time I had so much fun comparing Chardonnays. The overall quality was very high. I just love the mineral nose and taste of wines coming from e.g. many Meursaults.
I must confess I'm no Red-Burgundy-lover.
I really can't appreciate Pinot Noir (and I keep trying).
But give me a decent white Burgundy, and I drool.
Image:White Burgundies: from Beaune to Santenay Image:White Burgundies: from Beaune to Santenay Image:White Burgundies: from Beaune to Santenay This time my 3 favorites where:

  • a Meursault (2005, Maison Sylvain Loichet)
  • a Saint-Aubin (2005, Yvonnick Debray)
  • a Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (2005, Morgeot, Domaine des Hautes Cornières). This wine had the best average score from all of the tasters.
I'm looking forward to the next major wine-tasting he organizes :-)

BTW. 2 weeks from today, I'm in Bordeaux to help out with the 'vendage' (harvest) at Château Goubau. I did this last year too, and I really enjoyed it.

Complete list of tasted wines with scores:

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