Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Grand Cru Marquis de Laguiche 1989

  Bok's Rating:
25

TOP MONTRACHET

Absolutely no doubt after tasting the Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 01 and Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet 89 next to this beast, totally put the latter two to shame. Of course there’s an absolute winner in a flight of four, but I’ll save the best for last.

The elegance and complex finesse on the nose was a killer already. The content, needless to say, beat the V8 engine of Leflaive effortlessly, perhaps a V18 engine? But the length, complexity with the elegance was speechless.

Jacques Selosse Champagne Ambonnay Grand Cru Lieux Dit Extra Brut

  Bok's Rating:
24

FIRST DISAPPOINTING SELOSSE

First time I was not impressed with a Jacques Selosse, furthermore it was a Lieux Dit from Ambonnay, a very prestigious village production in Champagne. It wasn’t a typical oxidative Selosse style, strangely.

Palate was with aristocratic texture, but creamy. Whatever happened to the intense Selosse style?! Even the entry level Initial tasted much better than this highly upmarket label. Disgorged 2015, still extremely young, but that’s not a typical Selosse style, period.

Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis 1er Cru ‘Beauregard’ 2014

  Bok's Rating:
23

HUGE EVOLUTIONS

Lately I reported Pattes Loup’s 1er Cru Butteaux, which was quite impressive. Same went to this label, not as great as the Butteaux, but still good quality Chablis.

Nose was with huge evolutions; started odorless, extremely faint, slowly morphed into mild fruits, finally turned powerful smoky nose. The nose was amazing. However the palate was less evolutionary, almost the same throughout the tasting, highly acidic but slightly diluted content.

Domaine Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières 2010

  Bok's Rating:
22

NIGHT OF GENEVRIERES 5

A night of Meursault Genevrieres with 13 producers and a ringer bottle in this grand scale blind tasting, truly an eye opener. I can barely name 3 producers prior to this event!

Frankly, Henri Boillot was better at tendering wines at Puligny Montrachet, Meursault was definitely not his cup of tea. This was rather disappointing, lacked expressions on the content, elevated acidity and highly confined in its own content, tight, skinny and lean. I’d avoid.

Lucien le Moine Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières 2010

  Bok's Rating:
21

NIGHT OF GENEVRIERES 4

A night of Meursault Genevrieres with 13 producers and a ringer bottle in this grand scale blind tasting, truly an eye opener. I can barely name 3 producers prior to this event!

Lucien Le Moine was an up and coming burgundy winemaker. Thus the quality of this bottle was also amongst the best in a flight of 3. Very faint but creamy nose. I summarized the palate style: a small guy with a powerful punch, power packed; very pear, slightly bitter and tangerine.

Hospices de Beaune Meursault-Genevrières Premier Cru Cuvée Baudot 2010

  Bok's Rating:
20

NIGHT OF GENEVRIERES 3

A night of Meursault Genevrieres with 13 producers and a ringer bottle in this grand scale blind tasting, truly an eye opener. I can barely name 3 producers prior to this event!

Singapore Medical Association probably had the whole barrel of this, tendered by Roulot himself. Nose of slightly cooked and oxidized. Palate was generous, fruity, relatively forward, with typical Roulot’s tangerine character, the wine wasn’t as focused as I wanted, quite spread out.

David Moret-Nomine Meursault Premier Cru ‘Genevrières’ 2014

  Bok's Rating:
19

NIGHT OF GENEVRIERES 2

A night of Meursault Genevrieres with 13 producers and a ringer bottle in this grand scale blind tasting, truly an eye opener. I can barely name 3 producers prior to this event!

A producer that I have never heard of, or had ever tasted his wine. Anyway, objectively since wine was served blind, not impressive. Nose of hard cheese, like Parmesan. Palate was citrus and full of sharpness, harsh and very much skinnier than the Bouzereau Genevrieres that I just reported.

Philippe Bouzereau Meursault 1er Cru Genevrieres 2015

  Bok's Rating:
18

NIGHT OF GENEVRIERES

A night of Meursault Genevrieres with 13 producers and a ringer bottle in this grand scale blind tasting, truly an eye opener. I can barely name 3 producers prior to this event!

Started off with a very rich nose but with a bit of pharmaceutical nose. I thought it was quite well made; very gentle, generous, smooth, fruity and lush. Although expectedly the typical Meursault characters of thinness, leanness, slight orange and slight focus also surfaced. Decent effort.

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