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Thread: TN: 2 Drouhin reds and 1 RM Champagne

  1. #1
    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: 2 Drouhin reds and 1 RM Champagne

    Betsy's sister had been away skiing on Christmas, so we had her and
    her family over for the last night of Hanukkah. Spinach parmesan
    balls, grilled salmon, latkes with applesauce and sour cream, salad,
    and donuts (they played some game where you have the donut on a string
    and race to pull it up with your mouth). Besides the donuts, there was
    apple pie, and cheese (a Neals Yard Stilton and Langres). There was
    also a bit of wine:

    NV Brigandat Brut Reserve Champagne
    Rounder fuller style, with apple fruit accented by Rainer cherries and
    a hint of baking powder biscuits. Tasty, nice, but occasionally seemed
    a little too sweet to me, I wish they had trimmed the dosage just a
    tad. Still, pretty good. B/B+

    2001 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny
    I like '01 on the CdN, and especially Chambolle. This is a lovely
    bottle of village wine, just beginning to hit its stride. Red and
    black cherries, some plum, light gamy and earth notes. Nicely
    balanced, good fruit with a sense of elegance, about all one could
    want in a village wine. A-/B+

    2005 Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
    Less of a sense of elegance here, but still a nice bottle of wine. Red
    plums and currants, tannins riding in the backseat, good acids. B

    Nice night of family, food,and wine

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
    *

  2. #2
    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: 2 Drouhin reds and 1 RM Champagne

    On Dec 29, 10:32�am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Betsy's sister had been away skiing on Christmas, so we had her and
    > her family over for the last night of Hanukkah. Spinach parmesan
    > balls, grilled salmon, latkes with applesauce and sour cream, salad,
    > and donuts (they played some game where you have the donut on a string
    > and race to pull it up with your mouth). Besides the donuts, there was
    > apple pie, and cheese (a Neals Yard Stilton and Langres). There was
    > also a bit of wine:
    >
    > NV Brigandat Brut Reserve Champagne
    > Rounder fuller style, with apple fruit accented by Rainer cherries and
    > a hint of baking powder biscuits. Tasty, nice, but occasionally seemed
    > a little too sweet to me, I wish they had trimmed the dosage just a
    > tad. Still, pretty good. B/B+
    >
    > 2001 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny
    > I like '01 on the CdN, and especially Chambolle. This is a lovely
    > bottle of village wine, just beginning to hit its stride. Red and
    > black cherries, some plum, light gamy and earth notes. Nicely
    > balanced, good fruit with a sense of elegance, about all one could
    > want in a village wine. A-/B+
    >
    > 2005 Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
    > Less of a sense of elegance here, but still a nice bottle of wine. Red
    > plums and currants, tannins riding in the backseat, good acids. B
    >
    > Nice night of family, food,and wine
    >
    > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    > wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    > drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    > promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
    > �


    I've never found any Chorey-les Beaune to exhibit much elegance but
    tasted a few '05's that were quite good due to the ripe fruit nature
    of the vintage.

  3. #3
    Nils Gustaf Lindgren Guest

    Default Re: TN: 2 Drouhin reds and 1 RM Champagne

    Chorey-ls-Beaune is a bit of a geological oddity - for some reason, a scrap
    of terroir in the middle of the clay plain east of the golden slope. In the
    hands of good producers not seldom a good budget alternative, often (to my
    mind, but I buy at the cellar door) good QPR. Agree with Bi!!, not elegant
    but can be a good quaffer.
    Funny, we were induced to blind-taste a red at our friends' house a few
    months back - we were convinced the wine was a Northern Rhone, most likely
    St Joseph - but it turned out to be a Chorey. I do not remember name of
    producer (we buy our Chorey at Poulleau, in Volnay), it was not bad though,
    just - untypical.

    Cheers

    Nils



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