1) Gevrey Chambertin
Intense rose petal and carnation pollen.
2) Nuits St. George
Backward at this point. Kind of twiggy (a good thing). Is now throwing gas. He says this is because he just rolled the cask last week.
3) Chambolle Musigny, Les Combettes
Terroir? OK. I'll tell you terroir. I looked back at my notes on a wine I had had previously in Paris at the wine bar/resto Le Baratin. I had his 2002 Chambolle Musigny and what did I write as my note? Cinnamon. Now, I don't really think of this area as throwing cinnamon. I think of it as rosy. But here we are, two years later and there it is, my first note, cinnamon. But it has the same velvet texture, and strong intense nose that seems rather poetic.
Chanel #5. Intense. It's a hotter wine with violet and raisin and a long finish.
5) Beaune 1er Cru
(Philippe tells me his plot is near Clos de la Mouche)
Floral and a touch of orange juice and black tea. Fascinating.
6) Chambolle 1er Cru (near Amoreuse & Musigny)
Backwards. Needs time. Nose is quiet, touch of tea and cherry.
7) Gevrey -Chambertin 1er Cru Les Perrires (near Mazis)
Strawberry. Dark. Still finishing up malo.
8) Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru (near Clos de Beze)
Very backward. More square, meaty and masculine with cumin seed.
9) Pommard 1er Cru
Mineral and stony nose with complete follow through on the palate.
10) Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
Rosy, meaty, chewy, long and peony-like.
11) Ruchots Chambertin, GC
Built and corseted. Dominated by bones.