I had no intentions of taking such a long break from this space. Honestly! A lot of things have since transpired from my last post, with new job (still in wine industry) and WSET level 3 classes.
The job has been really pushing the extents of my still limited wine knowledge. I spend days pouring over all the books of Burgundy and yet there is another newly established lieux-dits, another producer doing things in another style, etc. It never stops.
But rest assured that I'm not at all complaining! It makes what I do continuously interesting and novel. I can honestly say it never gets boring.
As part of my new role I have to host dinners and other events. I was lucky to attend a premium event this month: a dinner of Domaine Georges Roumier wines. The first of its kind in Hong Kong. Roumier as many already know, is one the of the top Burgundy producers these days, breathed amongst the same breath as Cathiard, Gros, Rousseau and Vögué. A plethora of cuvées were tasted, including the Corton Charlemagne 2002, Chambolle Musigny Village 2010, Morey St Denis 1er Clos de la Bussiere 2009, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras 2006, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 2002 (one vintage over from the first wine featured in 'Drops of God' manga), Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2001 and Musigny Grand Cru 2001.
I would have barely been able to afford to drink even one of the wines on my own, let alone this whole flight! I was most looking forward to the Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses but was unexpectedly wowed by the village 2010. Such is the power of a great vintage.
Of course what really made the evening was the last minute decision to taste the last two grand crus blind. Although Musigny is what Christophe Roumier (3rd generation Roumier) the greatest of his grand crus, it is considered far less consistent in quality than the Bonnes Mares. There is only a couple rows of Musigny whereas the domaine has 3 different plots of the Bonnes Mares. However to our luck, the Musigny took the cake and won in the comparison of the two.
This was a dinner to remember.