2004 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, 2007 Saint-Joseph Blanc, Burgundy Grand Cru, Burgundy wine, Chateau de la Tour, Clos de Vougeot, fine wine, J. Confuron-Contetidot, Meo-Camuzet, Mongeard-Mugneret, Rhone Valley Blanc, Saint-Joseph Blanc, Wine, wine tasting, Yves Cuilleron
2007 Yves Cuilleron St-Joseph Blanc & 2004 Clos de Vougeot Tasting
Tasting date – Aug., 15, 2009
2007 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph “Saint-Pierre”
Grape variety: 100% Roussanne
Vanilla, peach in the nose. In the mouth, peach, apricot, a bit candy, mineral were found. Round and rich.
2007 Yves Cuilleron Saint-Joseph “Le Lombard”
Grape variety: 100% Marsanne
A bit biscuit, a bit oaky, spice, and little white flower in the nose. A bit oily texture, probably because of the level of glycerol which is usually can be found in Rhone white?! Floral and spices in the mouth. After it breathed for a while, peach smell came out. I would prefer tasting this wine with food.
2004 Domaine J. Confuron-Contetidot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Alcoholic at beginning, not open yet. After a while, red berry appeared in the nose and came up with more oaky hint. In the mouth, it’s intense, a bit tannic and alcoholic. With licorice and dark berry aromas. However, some harsh feeling and bitterness touch rose in the end. Although the taste was concentrate, it somehow lacked the balance.
2004 Domaine Meo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Red berry and licorice in the nose, then a bit meaty smell joined. In the mouth, charming smoky berry combined with flowers. The texture is round and soft. After a while, some caramel appeared with some highlight of saffron and licorice. It’s been very ready to drink.
2004 Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
It’s a bit wet earthy in the nose, and quite closed. However, in the mouth, it’s very intense, powerful and with a smooth tannin structure. Long finish. Perhaps it’s better to wait for another 3~5 years in order to fully enjoy this wine.
2004 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Some creamy butter, caramel and red berry in the nose. The taste was smooth, round, and with cute fruity and berry notes. Then, some spices emerged. It’s been very ready to drink.
It was in a blind-tasting format. Most people preferred 2004 Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot. For myself, it’s difficult to choose a favorite one between Meo-Camuzet & Ch. de la Tour. For enjoying now, I would go for Meo though. My conclusion – Clos de Vougeot is probably my less preferable Grand Cru from Cote de Nuits.