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Monday, April 30, 2012

April 4/12: Bourchard Pere st Fils Burgundy Tasting at RCYC

 The Date and Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2010  11AM to 3 PM

The Event: Annual Bouchard Pere et Fils vintage tasting, 2010 this year.

The Venue: RCYC St. George Location

The Target Audience: clients, wine media, sommeliers.

The Availability/Catalogue: everything is available through the usual distribution channels or through private orders. About 100 wines were listed, but not all were available for tasting before buying.

The Quote/Background: 2010 was a minuscule production year in Burgundy, but what is available has both fragrance and charm.

The Wines: we began with a toasty (four star) Henriot Brut Souverain NV ($63.95 consignment), the company which owns Bouchard Pere et Fils, William Fevre, and Villa Ponciago


**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune 1er Greves Vigne Enfant Jesus 2010, $124

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard 1er Cru 2010, $72

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault 1er cru Genevrieres, $96

-William Fevre Chablis Bourgros Grand Cru 2010, $81

-William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru 2010, $94

-Villa Ponciago Fleurie Grand Cuvee La Roche Muriers 2009, $48


***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (8890 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Macon Lugny St. Pierre 2010, $14.95 +51573 GL

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune du Chateau 1er cru 2008, $36.95 Vintages

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton 2010, $124

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Cailles 2010, $118

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2010, $55

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Corton Charlemagne Blanc 2010, $192

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Saint-Landry 2010, $61

-William Fevre Chablis Montmains 1er cru 2010, $49

-Villa Ponciago Fleurie Cuvee Les Hauts du Py 2010, $30


*** GOOD -- Three Stars (8587 in Quality/Price Rating terms):

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Pouilly Fuisse 2010, $27 +56580

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Bourgogne La Vignee Pinot Noir 2010, $16.95 +605667

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune 1er cru Marconnets 2010, $58

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Monthelie 1er Cru Champs Fuillots 2010, $48

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Lavieres 2010, $51

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 2010, $87

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Puligny Montrachet 1er cru Champs Gain 2010, $97

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault Les Clous 2010, $52

-William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux 2010, +276436 $21.55

-William Fevre Chablis Le Clos Grand Cru 2010, $107

-William Fevre Chablis Vaillons 1er cru 2010, $49

-Bouchard Pere et Fils Petit Chablis 2010, $19.95 LCBO

-Villa Ponciago Fleurie la Reserve 2010, $24


The Food: gourmet cheeses, served at room temperature, breads.

The Contact Person:

The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 88

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