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WTN: The one-two Givry-Chablis punch

by Rahsaan » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:18 am

First dinner in Beaune and the wine list is not exactly overflowing with bargains, so we go modest and drink 2015 Joblot Givry Pied de Chaume. It serves its function well. Generous and deep (for a village Givry) from the moment it is opened. Nothing to get too excited over. But that's ok.

We switch gears back at the apartment with a nightcap of 2008 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre. Now that's more like it! Gorgeous roasted nuts and melted butter (clichés are clichés for a reason) with the pure hard steel structure of Raveneau Chablis. Lovely balance between the semi-rich aged seasoned texture and crisp vivaciousness. We just wanted a glass but quickly the bottle was drained.
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Re: WTN: The one-two Givry-Chablis punch

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:38 pm

How long in the area Rahsaan?
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Re: WTN: The one-two Givry-Chablis punch

by Rahsaan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:32 am

Burgundy is a short trip, two days of visits. But in Europe through end of July.

Lots of good wines tasted yesterday but very impressed with 2017s from Chandon de Briailles. 16 was devastating, only one Savigny cuvee produced, a blend across sites. But 2017s from barrel were very charming and apparently good quantities. They are making many efforts for the wines to be more approachable, and they sure seem that way. Will be curious about aging.

Although yesterday's nightcap of 1988 Chandon de Briailles Île des Vergelesses (purchased from a merchant in town, not at the domaine) was an interesting example of the old regime. Pretty and succulent fruit in the middle but still so many mouth-clenching tannins.
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Re: WTN: The one-two Givry-Chablis punch

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:34 am

Great, we will keep up with your itinerary!
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Re: WTN: The one-two Givry-Chablis punch

by Rahsaan » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:11 am

Well, my last day in Burgundy was unsurprisingly filled with delicious wines. One highlight was a lovely visit at Voillot, Jean-Pierre was extremely friendly and showed a very promising (but limited quantity) selection of 2016s in bottle. Lots of material, lots of fragrance, lots of elegance.

He was also very generous in giving us a bottle of his 2014 Pommard Rugiens, which we drank while sweating over the first half of the Germany-Sweden match. I guess there were weather issues in Pommard (and elsewhere) in 2014, that did not always produce the longest-lived wines. One benefit is that this beauty was lovely to drink right now. So refined, so elegant, with just a touch of the fine tannins by the end of the bottle.

By the time it came down to Germany's miracle, we were going through 2005 Lignier-Michelot MSD Les Faconnières. Very dark, very sexy, very silky, very captivating to drink.

And the final highlight was a wonderful lunch at Le Soufflot in Meursault. Remarkable winelist with very approachable pricing, and the inventive serious whimsical food was just as good. (Comte with garlic confiture stands out in my mind for the wine match, but every course was a winner). And the wine was 2011 Dujac GC Aux Combottes, so easy to enjoy right now, and even easier to admire.

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