Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru 2014
Colour: Pale lemon
Nose: Clean nose, mineral, peach, pineapple, citrus, white flower.
Palate: Dry, full bodied, high acidity, citrus, pineapple, mineral.
Finish: Long finish, mineral and pineapple.
On the simple side, aside from the long finish, nothing special.
Roux Père & Fils Les Valozières Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru 2013
Colour: Light purple core
Nose: Clean nose, cedar, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, floral, touch of smoke.
Palate: Dry, medium body, high acidity, low tannins, raspberry, salt, mineral, sour cherry, pepper.
Finish: Medium finish, raspberry, cherry, touch of oak.
Lacks layers of complexity of a great burgundy.
Paolo Scavino Bric dël Fiasc Barolo 2011
Colour: Medium purple core
Nose: Clean nose, black tea, banana, light red fruits, floral, touch of earthiness.
Palate: Dry, medium+ body high acidity, full tannins, raspberry, sour cherries, blackberries, well integrated oak, touch of spice.
Finish: Medium+ finish, red fruits, oak.
Classic Barolo on the nose, drinking quite well now but will definitely improve in the next 5-15 years.
Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012
Colour: Dark purple core
Nose: Clean nose, liquorice, black currant, bell pepper, black currant leaf, black cherry, raspberry, mineral.
Palate: Dry, full body, full grippy tannins. Black currant, blackberries, raspberries, liquorice, well integrated oak, floral, pepper.
Finish: Long finish, black fruits, oak, and a touch of spice.
Classic Napa cab sauv, showing great depth, great refinement. Wouldn’t pay $275CAD asking price for it.
**Do note I score tighter than average, and price isn’t part of the considering for scoring.
Conclusion: Burgundy and Napa over priced as usual, and there are better Barolo for less.