Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Philippe Chavy and Jean Marc Millot

We had Philippe Chavy from Puligny Montrachet and Jean Marc Millot from Vosne Romanee over last week for a quick visit. We did a dinner in Beaufield Mews on Thursday night where we did a quick tasting of 6 Burgundy wines, followed by a 4 course dinner. We had about 50 people there and it seems a good time was had by all.
The wines we tasted were :

Macon Vergisson 2007, Gilles Guerrin - tasting very well
Bourgogne 2008, Chavy - a little tight on the night, nicer a few days later
Meursault "Narvaux" 2006, Chavy - showed brilliantly
Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2006, Violot - light, but went down well
Cotes de Nuits Villages 2006, Millot - red of the night in terms of value, ethereal and delicious
Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Poissenots 2004, Humbert - power and concentration and big bucks

The two lads in the shop in Dalkey.....

These two are vrai vignerons, proper winemakers who work hard in the fields and then in the cellar, always doing their best to do justice to the terroir they work. Real wines, from real people, just the way we like it.

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