It has been a little too long since our last visit to Sydney. We are pleased to return with an informative 2011 Burgundy Masterclass.
The new 2011 Burgundy vintage is starting to arrive in Australia. It is a different vintage to anything in the recent past. Stephen Tanzer says "An upside-down growing season that would have been a disaster a generation ago produced perfumed, consistently charming wines that will be relished by long-time Burgundy lovers and neophytes alike. This very good to excellent vintage offers enticing, soil-driven red fruit, floral and mineral flavors; pliant texture; and ripe, smooth tannins. While the overwhelming majority of wines will offer considerable early appeal, they also have the concentration and balance for mid-term aging."
We have airfreighted a selection of 12 wines from 6 makers to showcase the style and appeal of the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines had already been bottled but others are cask samples drawn off by by the domaine specially for this tasting. They will allow Burgundy lovers to formulate an idea of the 2011 vintage, and to place orders for wines they like at Pre Arrival prices.
The wines featured in this Masterclass:
Domaine Vincent and Francois Jouard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeots Les Fairendes 2011
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2011
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds 2011
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Chenes 2011
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Boudots 2011
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots 2011
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Damodes 2011
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Vaucrains 2011
Domaine Christian Clerget Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes 2011
Domaine Christian Clerget Echezeaux Grand Cru 2011
Domaine Georges Lignier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos des Ormes 2011
Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2011