Fabulous tasting at A Voce today of wines from Drouhin. I found the 2009 vintage fabulous … and spent a lot of time comparing the different villages.
Laurent Drouhin explained the diffence between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet in that the Puligny is usually more structured and acidic because of the limestone.
I found it interesting to compare the Gevrey-Chambertin to other villages. I got a sense of "Cherries jubilee" – rich concentrated cherries that tasted almost a bit brandied, while in contrast the Volnay was exceptionally well balanced but a little less ebulliant.
Favorites of the day included the Meursault, Gevrey, and Clos de Vougeot.
It’s always a pleasure talking to Laurent — he always has time to explain the winemaking and today I had the opportunity to meet his Burgundy based sister Veronique as well.