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- wondersofwine - 10-01-2008

After Triangle Uncorked last Saturday I had dinner at Enoteca Vin in Raleigh. With rabbit/shitake risotto and boar meat gnocchi I had the special sampling of eight 2-oz. pours of red Burgundies. (I poured out maybe 4 oz. of the wine because I was driving back to Fayetteville.)

2004 Louis Jadot Savigny Les Beaunes "Dominode" was a mahogany color. Varietally correct but slightly herbal.

2002 Fourrier Chambolle-Musigny V.V. (old vines)
More ethereal with an elegant nose and flavor. Light red cherries on the palate.

2002 Digioia-Royer Chambolle Musigny V.V.
Tastes somehow richer and more grounded than the Fourrier of the same vintage. Lush and velvety with a long finish. My favorite of the tasting.

1998 J.F. Mugnier Chambolle Musigny
Appeared to have more oak influence than the Digoia-Royer . Perhaps more body than the D-R but not more flavor. Still, very nice.

1995 Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin V.V.
Looking darker than the Chambolle-Musigny wines. Peculiar nose. Slightly sour on the palate and yet intriguing with a cherry liqueur note.

1998 Dominique Laurent Vosne "Chaumes" 1er Cru
Sous de bois (under forest vegetation) nose. Very viscous, leggy. Tastes sweet of ripe grapes and grapeskin flavor. Might be less food-friendly than most of the others.

1996 D. Laurent Gevrey "Corbeaux" 1er Cru
I liked this better than the "Chaumes." Less sweet tasting but bearing a family resemblance to the final wine from the same domaine.

1994 D. Laurent Nuits-St Georges "Argillieres" 1er Cru
Mild flavor with a long finish. Fuller bodied than the previous? My notes were becoming increasingly sketchy and uninformative.