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Monday, March 25, 2013
Bouchard et Fils/Wm Fevre tasting at RCYC, March 12 report
The Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Event: the annual Bouchard Burgundy tasting
The Venue: RCYC St. George St. Building
The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available for ordering by the six bottle case. There were over 78 of them, although only a third of them were available for tasting today.
The Quote/Background: Champagne Henriot owns Bouchard Pere et Fils and William Fevre Chablis, plus Villa Ponciago Beaujolais so we were able to taste these producers The 2011 vintage has been pronounced as a "normal" Burgundy vintage, lighter than both 2010 and 2009.
The Wines:Here are the 2011 wines on offer. All prices are retail.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Savigny Les Beaunes Les Lavieres Domaine Cote d'Or Premier Cru 2011, $55.
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune Marconnets Domaine Cote d'Or Premier Cru 2011, $62.
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Pouilly-Fuisse 2011, +56580, $26.90
-Bouchard Pere et Fils Macon-Lugny St. Pierre 2011, +51573, $15.60
-William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2011, $103
-William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy 2011, $52
-William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2011, $52
-Villa Ponciago Fleurie la Reserve 2011 Beaujolais, $26
-Villa Ponciago Fleurie Cuvee les Hauts du Py 2011 Beaujolais, $33
Other wines shown today included Villa Ponciago Fleurie Grand Cuvee La Roche Muriers 2010 ($53, rated ***1/2), Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault 2010 $43.95 (+261322, rated ***1/2), Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune du Chateau 1er cru 2008 $36.95 (+325142, rated ****), and Bouchard Pere et Fils La Vignee Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2009 $17.60, (+605667, rated ***1/2)
The Food: quality international cheeses served at room temperature, assorted breads and toasted pita points, fruit.
The Downside: nothing really, as we were in the bigger room with plenty of space to spread out.
The Upside: another chance to try Luc Bouchard's high end Burgundies.