Trilogie en Côte de Nuits is held every second year, and 2015 edition held at Chateau Clos de Vougeot was bigger than the previous events held in Vosne-Romanee.
It’s always a very interesting tasting, as it gives a unique opportunity to taste a large number of wines from the some of the best producers in Burgundy.
Thanks to all the producers for supporting this event. Chapeau! – to Vosne-Romanee for once again for participating with such a strong line-up of producers – it’s a treat.
Before I start to comment on the wines – it’s important to note that it’s difficult to taste the wines at this time of the year – some are just bottled, others prepared for bottling and lastly there a lot of cask samples. So I only comment on those wines that are performing according to or above expected standard.
Notes from the Clos de Vougeot tasting
The 2013 vintage is blessed with a powerful and quite energetic acidity, good fruit and phenolic ripeness in many cases. The best are quite delightful wines .. but there are apparently some serious variation in quality.
Starting with the positive remarks .. the usual suspects have produced some fine wines … the best line-ups on the day came from Georges Noellat and Anne Gros.
They were closely followed by Etienne Grivot, Mugneret-Gibourg and Cecile Tremblay .. who all have produced some lovely wines.
Domaine Cathiard and Domaine Bizot offered two wines each … and these wines were comparable with the very best wines at the tasting.
Sebastien Cathiard has produced gorgeous wines in 2013, and it was great to retaste the Vosne village and the Malconsorts. Both are lovely wines with the Malconsort being one of the top 1er crus of the day.
The variation … the dry tannins …
It’s pretty normal that some wines are showing poorly when they are just prepared for bottling or very recently bottled.
In some case these wines seem very closed sometimes showing some dry slightly bitter tannins – especially in the finish – and not the expected fruityness.
Quite many of the wines at the tasting showed these dry tannins, and while some problems can be explained by the bottling process .. others can’t in my view.
I will try to explore this problem further during this weeks tastings to see if explanations occur.