Monday night #2 is now several weeks past. The 2009 vs 2010 theme was an interesting exercise. It proved that telling the difference between the same wines from 2009 and 2010 is not as easy as you would think. Nobody scored 5 out of 5.
I have selected the wines for our third Monday at Ladro.
I have decided to mix it up. Mostly Burgundies, with a comparative tasting of Rhones and a mystery Red.
Here's the lineup:
Whites to start....
de la Verpaille Macon Vieilles Vignes 2011
Lucien Le Moine Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres 2009
Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres 2010
A great value cheapie from 115 year old vines. I'm curious what you think. Then two Folatieres from makers who make intense and complex wines. I'll serve them blind for a bit of fun.
Grand Cru/Premier Cru - you decide...
du Pavillon Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Clos des Marechaudes Monopole 2010
du Pavillon Corton Clos du Marechaudes Grand Cru Monopole 2010
An interesting Pair. Part in Aloxe-Corton, part in Ladoix-Serrigny. Part Grand Cru, Part Premier Cru. Both Monopoles. These have to be served blind as well.
A Pair of interesting 2009's
Chantal Lescure Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Suchots 2009
Hospices de Beaune Corton Cuvee Charlotte Dumay Grand Cru 2009
One of Vosne's best 1er Crus and a Hospice auction wine. Polar in style. Which do you prefer?
Ogier "Expressions de Terroir" Tasting
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Eclats Calcaires 2009
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Safres 2009
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Gres Rouge 2009
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Galets Roules 2009
Same blend, same winemaking, just grown on the different soils that make up Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Limestone rock, marl, degraded red sandstone and glacier pebbles.
The Mystery Wine
No hints (except that it is red)
Cost of the wine for this tasting is $65.00 per person (retail value is just under $1200.00). Cash payment on the night for the wine. 4-Course Dinner, BYO and service is $72.00.
Condition of booking: To ensure this is a simple and casual event once you commit to attend if you cancel I will still ask you for the $65 wine fee unless someone steps in to take your place.
11 Seats available. First-in, best-dressed. Please email me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org