La Paulee is a series of Burgundy-centric seminars, tastings and wine-paired dinners held in New York at the end of February and early March. The original La Paullee was a lunch celebrating the end of the grape harvest in Burgundy. This Friday I was lucky enough to attend the La Paullee vertical tasting event which was held at Colicchio & Sons restaurant at 85 10th Avenue in the Meatpacking District. I couldn’t think of anything better to do on a snowy afternoon than to drink verticals of some really good juice.
Started the tasting with some whites:
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Caillerets” 1er Cru. 2010, 2009 and the 2008 which was light gold with a nose of tropical fruit and earth and nicely balanced.
Maison Champy Corton Charlemange Grand Cru. 2009, 2008, and the 2002 which was poured from a magnum and was gold in color with a nose of meat and bacon with rich, earthy fruit.
Domaine Larouche Chablis Les Blanchots “Reserve de l’Obedience” Grand Cru. 2009, 2008, and the 2007 which was gold in color with a ripe nose of wildflowers, rich mouthfeel with some toastiness on the finish.
Domaine R&V Dauvissant Chablis “La Forest” 1er Cru. 1999, 1995, and the 1990 which was very ripe with a floral nose and ripe fruit.
Then on to the reds:
Domaine Clos de la Chapelle Volnay Clos de la Chapelle 1er Cru Monopole. 2005, 2006, and the 2009 which was light in color with silky fruit but hard acid on the finish.
Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley Volnay “Clos des Chenes” 1er Cru. 2002, 2005, and the 2009 which was medium red with a nose of red cherry with smoky, meaty fruit.
Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay “Clos du Chateau des Ducs” 1er Cru. 1999, 2002, and the 2006 which had an amber color with a closed nose of dried herbs with tight fruit and high acid at the end.
Domaine Chandonde Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses “Ile des Vergelesses” 1er Cru. 1999, 2005, and the 2001 which had an amber color with a nose of cooked fruit and licorice with a good mouthfeel of silky fruit and nice balance.
Domaine Faiveley Corton “Clos des Cortons Faiveley” Grand Cru. 2007, 2009, and the 2010 which was medium red with a nose of black cherry with velvety tannin and great balance.
Maison Louis Jadot Corton-Pougets Grand Cru. 2006, 2007, and the 2009 which was medium red with a closed nose, bright fruit and crisp acids.
Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint Georges “Les Chaignots” 1er Cru. 2009, 2008, and the 2007 which was dark red with a nose of wild mushrooms and earth with a silky long finish.
Domaine d’Eugenie Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru. 2009, 2008, and the 2010 which was dark red with a nose of black cherry with velvety black cherry fruit with nice balance and a dusty, meaty finish.
Maison Remoissent Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru. 2010, 2008 and the 2009 which was medium red with a nose of dusty black cherry, velvet fruit and a nice, firm finish.
Domaine Fourrier “Les Petits Vougeot” 1er Cru. 2010, 2007, and the 2009 which was medium red with barnyard and roasted meat on the nose with bright fruit and a crisp finish.
Hospice de Beaune Corton “Cuvee Charlotte Dumay” Grand Cru. 2003, 2005, and the 2009 which was dark red with asparagus and rubber on the nose with a long mouthfeel of velvety, dusty fruit.
Domaine Hudelot-Noellat Romanee-Saint Vivant Grand Cru. 2005, 2009, and the 2008 which was medium red in the glass with a classic nose of barnyard and black fruit with velvet leather on the balanced finish. I think this was the tastiess red I had of the night.
Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanee “Aux Malconsorts” 1er Cru. 2009, 2008, and the 2006 which was medium dark with toasty flavors on the nose with sweet, velvet fruit and silky tannin.
Domaine Georges Mugneret Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru. 2005, 2006, and the 2007 which was medium ren with a close nose of mushrooms and stewed fruit with silky, bright fruit on the finish.
Maison Joseph Drouhin Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru. 1999, 2002, and the 2009 which was medium red with roasted nuts on the nose with balanced, silky fruit and meaty flavors.
Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru. 2005, 2007, and the 2006 which was light red and a floral, delicate nose with mouth-filling silky fruit and a long finish.
It was a nice tasting.