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- brappy - 02-04-2006

Tasted through 4 chardonnays last night:

Les Vergers 1er Cru Chassagne Montrachet Recolte '89

Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet Recolte '92

Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne '96

Peter Michael Bella Cote '03

Enjoyed these with my wife. I didn't take notes as I thought that might distract me from conversation; She already called me a wine geek once. I will say Her favorite was the Chassagne-Montrachet. The fruit was starting to fade but was still alive; very soft. My favorite was the Chevalier-Montrachet; the fruit was screaming at me along with soft notes of buttery oak all perfectly balanced. Although all the wines were great, her favorite was my least favorite and visa versa. The Peter Michael was great but because it was so youthful, it hasn't had time to show off secondary nuances. It was nice to be able to compare our palates to such great wines.

- wondersofwine - 02-06-2006

The producer of the grand cru wines?

- brappy - 02-06-2006

Sorry, not very informative on my part. [img][/img]

Chassagne Montrachet = Michel Niellon
Chevalier Montrachet = Michel Colin-Deleger et Fils
Corton Charlemagne = JF Coche-Dury

[This message has been edited by brappy (edited 02-07-2006).]

- wondersofwine - 02-08-2006

Some nice names there, Brappy. Colin-Deleger also makes an attractive Santenay that is a relative bargain among red Burgundies. (I can't call any Chevalier-Montrachet a bargain which is why I don't get to drink them).

- brappy - 02-09-2006

Thanks for the info! I'll look for that one.

It really is amazing how complex some chardonnays are.