2009 Beaune Vs Volnay Results, Jan. '17
2009 Beaune Vs Volnay
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Our guest speaker was Cyndi Grossman of the Mellecey Wine Group
HOW THE WINES WERE RANKED
2009 Jadot, Beaune 1er Cru Clos Des Couchereaux $50 “The 2009 Beaune Clos Des Couchereaux is impressive. Silky tannins frame a radiant, expressive core of fruit. This is a beautiful, refined Beaune that should drink well right out of the gate. Clean mineral notes frame the gorgeous finish, where floral notes add lift and freshness.” Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. Erobertparker.com, Wine Advocate #194, Antonio Galloni, 90-92/100.
2009 Albert Morot, Beaune 1er Cru Les Teurons $50 “The 2009 Beaune Les Teurons is high class juice. Sweet dark cherries, plums, incense, graphite and spices caress the palate in supple, juicy Burgundy. The firm, classic sense of structure is never too far away but the 2009 Teurons nevertheless comes across as sexy and voluptuous for a young Beaune. A final burst of fruit informs the juicy knockout finish. I loved it.” Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Erobertparker.com, Wine Advocate #200, Antonio Galloni, 92+/100.
2009 Albert Morot, Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes $59 “Cassis and plum aromas are nuanced by hints of minerality that continue onto the refined, pure and energetic medium-bodied flavors that are blessed with an abundance of dry extract that buffers the very firm tannic spine on the unusually powerful and persistent finish. This should be excellent in time as it has everything that it needs to improve for up to a decade.” Drink from 2017. Allen Meadows, burghound.com, May 6, 2011, Michael Meadows, Score 90-93/100.
2009 Prieur, Beaune-Grèves 1er Crus $73 “Tasted out of barrel at the Domaine. Light crisp raspberry leaf bouquet with faint earthy accents, the palate is medium-bodied and quite supple on the entry, firm and more masculine towards the structured middle with an attractive touch of austerity on the chalky finish.” Tasted November 2010. Erobertparker.com, Wine Advocate 29march, 2011 Neal Martin, Score 87-89.
2009 Guyon, Volnay 1er Cru Des Chènes $65 “A highly complex nose features ripe, airy and very pretty aromas of violets, crushed red berries and earth nuances. The rich and quite powerful flavors possess fine mid-palate density as well as dense but fine tannins on the very serious and impressively long finish. A tautly muscular effort that is built to age. Outstanding.” Drink from 2021. Score - 90-93. Allen Meadows, burghound.com, May 6, 2011, LCBO tasting notes, Score 90-93.
2009 Dublère, Volnay 1er Cru Les Pitures $59 “Highly perfumed and expressive with elegant red pinot fruit aromas that possess added nuance in the form of subtle spice and violet hints. As one might reasonably expect, here the minerality is more prominent on the round, supple and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a silky finish. This is very Volnay in basic character and delivers positively terrific length. Outstanding.” Drink from 2016. Allen Meadows, burghound.com, May 6, 2011, Michael Egerton, Score: 90-93.
2009 Jadot, Volnay 1er Cru Clos De LaBarre $78 “The 2009 Volnay Clos de la Barre is impressive. It shows fabulous energy in its dark cherries, flowers and spices. There is plenty of vibrancy to match the ripe, seductive 2009 expression of the fruit. This is a gorgeous, harmonious wine with all of its elements in the right place. I imagine the 2009 will drink well pretty much right out of the gate, as it is striking, even today.” Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Wine Advocate 25 April, 2012, Antonio Galloni, 92/100.
2009 Latour-Giraud, Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chênes $75 “This dry and ruby coloured red showcases a complex nose releasing woody, empyreumatic, spicy, floral, fruity and mineral scents. You will be charmed with this medium-bodied wine revealing a broad texture, smooth tannins and a long finish. The owner and winemaker, Jean-Pierre Latour, can be proud of the brilliantly designed Pinot Noir refined by 16 month of French-oak ageing (30%new).” LCBO tasting notes.