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Burgundy 102: Côte de Nuits

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Boris Buliga

Continuing our journey through Burgundy with a focus on Côte de Nuits, this piece reflects on an exclusive tasting event, led by Maksym's insightful lecture.


Our exploration of Burgundy's treasures takes a focused turn towards its heartland, the Côte-d'Or, as we delve into the crème de la crème of this celebrated wine region. Having savoured the broader tastes of Burgundy, it's time to narrow our voyage to the renowned Côte de Nuits. Our journey is simple yet delicious: starting from the north and making our way south, we aim to sample the defining wines from its principal communes.

This article doesn't aspire to replicate the depth of a mini-course on Burgundy, but rather shares highlights from a tasting event that was rich both in flavours and knowledge. Maksym, our guide for the evening, shared a wealth of information, and while we didn't set out to capture every detail in writing, the experience itself was illuminating. For those thirsting for more, remember the internet is brimming with resources on the topic. Better yet, why not join us for future tastings? This particular journey through Burgundy is one we plan to revisit.

So, with heartfelt thanks to Maksym for an enlightening lecture-tasting, to the team at 101 Bar for their delicious support, to Goodwine for providing the perfect venue, and to all participants for a splendid evening that fittingly ended with the enjoyment of Madeira, let's continue the discovery of Burgundy's finest.

WinePlace
wavg
sdev
fav
price
QPR
🏅 6th3.98060.00250
2,119 UAH
1.1000
🥈 2nd4.28060.01364
6,900 UAH
0.5353
🏅 4th4.20000.00894
4,300 UAH
0.7576
🥉 3rd4.23060.01110
3,900 UAH
0.8759
🥇 1st4.30140.02020
4,300 UAH
0.8875
🏅 5th4.17220.01361
3,700 UAH
0.8435
0
2,445 UAH

Domaine Gérard Seguin Marsannay En Batayard 2015

Type
red still, dry
Region
Marsannay AOC, France
Vintage
2015
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13
Sugar
1
Price
2119 UAH
Domaine Gérard Seguin Marsannay En Batayard 2015

This wine secured the 🏅 6th place in our wine tasting lineup.

This wine exudes elegance through its subtle bouquet, which beautifully combines wild strawberries, red flowers, the essence of a damp forest floor, and hints of raw meat. With a medium-light body, it offers a velvety and juicy texture that is well-balanced, enhancing its overall drinkability. The aftertaste is pleasantly long and marked by seductive fruit notes, making it a delightful experience. The wine might not be as deep as some might prefer, and there's a slight wateriness to its texture, but despite these minor drawbacks, its charm and elegance make it a captivating choice.

Domaine Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin Justice Des Seuvrées 2018

Type
red still, dry
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin AOC, France
Vintage
2018
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13
Sugar
1.6
Price
6900 UAH
Domaine Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin Justice Des Seuvrées 2018

This wine secured the 🥈 2nd place in our wine tasting lineup.

This wine offers a beautiful bouquet, melding wet earth, dark fruits, blackberry, mulberry, roasted coffee, and crushed berries into a captivating composition. The slightly perfumed nature adds an intriguing layer, especially given the dominance of earthy notes, creating a unique, appealing and friendly aromatic profile.

Its structure is impressive, supported by good acidity, a notable evolution on the palate, and a long aftertaste. Achieving almost perfect balance, this wine manages to be both delicious and delicate, despite its underlying power. It represents a wonderful amalgamation of house style and appellation characteristics. Overall, it offers a complex, engaging experience that invites reflection and appreciation.

Domaine des Lambrays Morey-Saint-Denis 2021

Type
red still, dry
Region
Morey-Saint-Denis AOC, France
Vintage
2021
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13.5
Sugar
1
Price
4300 UAH
Domaine des Lambrays Morey-Saint-Denis 2021

This wine secured the 🏅 4th place in our wine tasting lineup.

A beautifully perfumed bouquet that elegantly combines dry earth, red flowers, pines, and a selection of spices including rosemary, alongside nuances of cured meats and a hint of raspberry, all underlined by the scent of autumn leaves. The palate is delicate yet carries a bit of spice, even presenting a stingy character that adds to its complexity. With good acidity and a juicy profile, it's deliciously engaging.

The lack of overwhelming fruitiness in the nose pairs wonderfully with a more fruit-forward palate, creating a pleasing contrast that enhances the overall tasting experience. Subtle and complex.

Domaine Bruno Clair Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles 2021

Type
red still, dry
Region
Chambolle-Musigny AOC, France
Vintage
2021
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13
Sugar
0.3
Price
3900 UAH
Domaine Bruno Clair Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles 2021

This wine secured the 🥉 3rd place in our wine tasting lineup.

The wine opens with a captivating aroma of dark chocolate, red flowers, and red fruits, setting the stage for its intriguing evolution. On the palate, it unfolds with a fresh and juicy profile, showcasing very good fruitiness accompanied by a hint of sweet spices and vanilla. This leads into a complex finish, where nice herby notes blend with spices, culminating in a lingering aftertaste highlighted by raspberry. Fresh, complex and delicious.

Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 2021

Type
red still, dry
Region
Vosne-Romanée AOC, France
Vintage
2021
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13
Sugar
2
Price
4300 UAH
Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 2021

This wine secured the 🥇 1st place in our wine tasting lineup.

The wine features a truly interesting bouquet, starting with robust notes of tobacco and aged baimudan cake, mingling with the savoury scent of meat dumplings, and enriched by a wealth of spices, notably black pepper. Autumn leaves add an additional layer of complexity, while an abundance of cherries introduces a delightful fruity dimension. This combination provides a cohesive structure in the nose that is also evident on the palate, offering a well-rounded tasting experience.

Overall, this wine is delicious and captivating, boasting a multilayered complexity that speaks to its quality. It's a great wine that stands out for its unique blend of aromas and flavours, making it an engaging choice offering depth and intricacy.

Hubert Lignier Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Poisets 2020

Type
red still, dry
Region
Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC, France
Vintage
2020
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
14
Sugar
0.3
Price
3700 UAH
Hubert Lignier Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Poisets 2020

This wine secured the 🏅 5th place in our wine tasting lineup.

This wine showcases an opulent bouquet dominated by black fruits, liquorice, and cola candy, complemented by an undercurrent of spices. The palate is jammy and viscous, providing a rich and enveloping tasting experience. The aftertaste is notably long, leaving a lasting impression. While it may not align perfectly with my personal preferences, the wine's deliciousness and balance are undeniable. Notes of black wild cherry add a final touch of complexity, rounding out a profile that's both luxurious and engaging.

Raw scores

WineMax DBoris BYaroslav MOleksandr YaJulie BDaria BIvan MDmytro KhElvira K
3.904.004.004.003.954.004.104.004.00
4.304.304.504.104.204.204.304.104.20
4.204.204.204.054.304.204.304.004.20
4.204.204.204.154.204.304.404.004.30
4.304.304.404.204.404.304.203.904.30
4.304.104.204.304.004.104.304.004.10