Chambolle-Musigny, pre-visited

100_0665.JPGI was digging through my Flickr pictures while composing the last post (about Domaine Sorin) when I remembered I had not mentioned a great Burgundy my friends Chops and Jane had brought over a year or so ago. They had been in France in 2004, and ended up at La Dernier Goutte. After attempting to speak French, they discovered with relief that the server spoke English – and were therefore able to get much better tasting and purchase recommendations.

They were gracious enough to share one of their purchases – a 2001 Burgundy – with Amanda and I when they returned. Actually, a few years after they returned, since they wanted to wait a few more years before opening the bottle.

I remember the distinctive taste – I knew the taste of great American Pinot Noir from trips the Alexander Valley region of Sonoma, but this was something else. Powerful, but much lighter in the mouth, less alcoholically brutal than the big American Pinots. Between the four of us, the bottle disappeared quickly, each of us wanting returning to our glasses to discover what new angle we’d discover in the wine.

Only now, looking at the bottle, do I realize where this bottle was from. Chambolle-Musginy.

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4 Responses to “Chambolle-Musigny, pre-visited”

  1. 1 grégoire September 10, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    This post appears for me like a kind of “bizarre and lovely” loop that bring me back to the part of my todo that looks like: “re-reading the Greg’ posts about our wow days in the Chambolle-Musigny area and adding remarks + correcting a few errors” 🙂

  2. 2 smokinggoat September 10, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Ah, merçi Grégoire. Est-ce que t’as jamais gouter / entendu parler de ce vin? 🙂 Bruno Clair – “Les Véroilles?

  3. 3 grégoire September 11, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Pas encore trouvé l’occasion de goûter ce vin là, mais je connais la réputation de vigneron de Bruno Clair et à la lecture de ce qu’en dise de grands dégustateurs sur ce forum dans lequel j’ai confiance je vais me débrouiller pour trouver une bouteille rapidement 🙂
    Pour mémoire voilà la carte avec l’emplacement de l’appellation juste au-dessus des Bonnes Mares et sur laquelle j’ai placé les endroits depuis lequels tu as pris quelques photos :
    C’est dingue comment googlemaps peut être un outil formidable pour mieux comprendre le terroir, isn’t it ? ;o)

  4. 4 grégoire September 11, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Oh, et encore plus de photos du coin sur m carte flickr

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