Dec 22, 2009

2002 Cote de Beaune tasting

The 2002 vintage for Beaune was rated “outstanding” by E. Robert Parker. Unlike the tremendously difficult vintages of 2000 and 2001 in and around Volnay and half of Pommard, the 2002 vintage smiled on the entire Côte de Beaune. The '02 reds have ripe tannins but excellent acidity, which means that they are drinking well even now but will still keep for 10 or more years without a problem. The best 2002s are very fresh, nicely pure, punchy and racy with good fat and much better than average mid-palate concentrations plus a velvety, even silky quality to the finishes. The wines are moderately, in some cases even, firmly structured with ripe tannins and bright but not high acidity. The hand-picked and sorted grapes in each of the domaines represented create hand crafted wines that are truly representative of the terroir. In addition to the seven premier cru wines, the pièce de resistance is our Grand Cru selection from Corton Clos du Roy from Domaine Antonin Guyon, the only red Grand Cru wine – (the highest level of AOC classification in Burgundy) in Côte de Beaune. Our guest speaker, Sébastien Jacquey, Assistant Winemaker at Le Clos Jordanne, is originally from Burgundy.

We will be tasting the following wines:

  1. Corton Clos Du Roy 2002, Grand Cru, Domaine Antonin Guyon $89
  2. Louis Jadot Beaune, 1er Cru "Les Boucherottes" 2002 $50
  3. Volnay, Champans, 1er Cru, Marquis d'Angerville $80
  4. Louis Jadot Savigny-Lès-Beaune 1er Cru "La Dominode" 2002 $44
  5. Jacques Prieur Beaune Greves 1er Cru, 2002 $64
  6. Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 2002, Bouchard Pere & Fils $69
  7. Jean-Marc Pavelot Savigny-Lès-Beaune, 2002, 1er Cru "La Dominode $48
  8. Pommard 'Les Chaponnieres' 2002 1er Cru, Domaine Parent $70

Event Details

Theme: 2002 Cote de Beaune
Date: Tues. November 17, 2009
Time: 6 PM
Price: TVC Members: $70; Guests: $85
Location: Toronto Board of Trade, 4th floor (Downtown Toronto), 1st Cdn Place, King St. West (NW Corner of King & Bay St.), Toronto
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