July 22, 2010

Wines Last Week: Part Two

Later in the week I had a few of the usual suspects over for dinner. The Legend was here, as was Eat It, Atlanta.

The wines were all pretty terrific, nothing earth shattering, but fine wines that further cemented my love for the wines of Burgundy. I made a few dishes, didn't get any great pics, but the cucumber soup was tasty, as was the pork rillettes and coq a vin.

We started with a very nice bubbly...2004 Pierre Gimmonet Gastronome- Floral and nutty. Some yeasty elements. Tart lemon and crisp acid. I liked this quite a bit. Think we all did, as we knocked the bottle out rather quickly.

Then, we moved on to some white Burgundy...

2004 Louis Jadot Meursault Perrieres- Deep and rather rich. Nuanced fruit and nut flavors. Good weight and texture. Nice wine that is drinking well imo. I liked it with the cucumber soup.

2005 J-M Boillot Batard-Montrachet-Powerful. Took some coaxing. Splash in decanter woke it up. Lacks some depth, but beginning to drink well. Was pretty tasty hours later after getting my ass kicked in wii bowling.

A nice, young red Burg came out, too..The 2006 Robert Groffier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses showed intense dark fruit and spice. Blueish fruit. Intensity. Great depth. Long, deep finish. Young, but really quite nice. Last drops after midnight were really tasty.

It was a good night, with good wines and good dudes.

Below is the short video of clips from the evening that Eat It Atlanta put together

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