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2000 White Burgundies
La Vigneronne tasting

10 varied white Burgundies from the 2000 vintage tasted at London wine shop La Vigneronne (prices indicated for wines available from the shop).

Domaine de la Creuze Noire Saint Véran 2000
Pale yellow colour. Quite an assertive, lively nose with fresh, lemony fruit and creamy undertones. Lovely rich, rounded, slightly nutty palate. A full, fruity style. Very good+

Domaine Jean-Claude Courtault Chablis 2000
Quite a lean, expressive, mineralic nose showing some smoky, lemony notes. Clean, nicely textured palate with a bit of nutty richness and more minerality. Nice balance here. (£8.95)

Domaine Cordier Pouilly Fuissé ‘Vers Cras’ 2000
Wonderfully rich expressive nose showing herb-tinged fruit with delicious minerality and lifted acidity. The palate shows a good concentration complex herb, melon and pineapple tinged fruit with good acidity and well integrated oak. Showing well early in its development this is quite oaky but delicious. Very good/excellent

Comte Lafon Macon Bussières 2000
Expressive nose with good intensity of fruit and some nuttiness. Tasty nutty fruit on the palate. Quite chunky but not rustic, this is a traditionally styled wine with nice balancing acidity. Very good+

Domaine Jean-Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet 2000
Quite a striking nose shows bright herby fruit with a smoky edge. The nutty, waxy palate is light textured but quite rounded, with some minerality on the finish. Unusual and delicate, but quite nice. Very good

Domaine Duperrier-Adam Chassagne Montrachet 2000
Moderately expressive nutty nose. Good intensity of nutty, mineralic fruit on the palate. Old fashioned style: this may develop in an interesting way. It has good acidity. Restrained. Very good+ (£16.70)

Domaine Gérard Chavy Puligny Montrachet 2000
Restrained but quite complex minerally and nutty nose. Some bready, smoky notes. Nice concentration of minerally fruit on the palate with a tight nutty texture. Great concentration; currently quite youthful. Very good+ (£26.50)

Domaine de la Tour Chablis 1er Cru Montmains 2000
Full herby nose with a distinct savoury nuttiness. Rich, savoury palate is bready, with butterscotchy and minerally notes. Good acidity. Still quite tight. Very good (£11.65)

Domaine Duperrier-Adam Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets 2000
Distinctive lemony lift to the complex expressive nose, with a touch of creamy richness. Quite a rich-textured bready creamy palate, which is rounded and seamless. Traditional style: distinctive. Very good+ (£22.50)

Domaine Gérard Chavy Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières 2000
Tight, youthful nose shows a bit of nutty, toasty focused fruit. The palate is quite concentrated, minerally and nicely balanced. Nice acidity and could evolve really nicely. Very good+ (£35.50)

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