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Saturday, May 23, 2009

TASTING: Lucien Le Moine 2006 Burgundy and Rosehall Run, April 23, 2009

 The Time and Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009  2 PM to 3:30PM
The Event: Tastings of Lucien Le Moine Burgundy from 2006, plus
Rosehall Run wines from Prince Edward County (new releases)
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve
The Target Audience: wine press and private clients.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available.
The Quote/Background: Le Moine wines are repped by Artisanal Wine
Imports. Rosehall Run is a PEC winery.
The Wines: Licensee prices.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Moine Beaune Les Reversees 2006, $95.
-Le Moine Puligny Montrachet Champgain, $130
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Le Moine Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes, $155
-Le Moine Clos de Vougeot 2006, $275
-Le Moine Clos St. Denis 2006, $250.
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-H. Boillot Chassagne Montrachet Embrazees, $95
-Le Moine Bourgogne Blanc 2005, $59
-Le Moine Corton Charlemagne, $225
-Le Moine Morey St. Denis Clos des Ormes, $105
The Rosehall Run wines came out of the blue, and were totally
unexpected. There were eight wines. I especially enjoyed the Chardonnay
Rosehall Vineyard 2007 ($29.95 retail, four stars) and the Pinot Noir
Estate 2007 ($37.95, four stars). Others tried included Chardonnay
County Cuvee 2007 ($17.95), Chardonnay Rosehall Vineyard 2006 ($29.95),
Pinot Noir County Cuvee 2007 ($18.95), Pinot Noir Estate 2006 ($29.95),
Cabernet Franc County Cuvee 2007 ($18.95) and Cabernet Franc Estate
Tete de Cuvee Cold Creek 2007 ($29.95).
The Food: nuts and breads.
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 85.


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