28 producers and their 2005 Burgundies : I was a kid in a candy storelundi, 31 mars 2008

This is a fantastic event.

It was held in restaurant Ledoyen.

As I will probably drink the 2005 in twenty years ad min, I had not a great motivation to compare every wine. But it was like the Ali Baba cave.

All wines were 2005.

In whites, I drank :

Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne : elegant but needs more years

Comtes Lafon : Meursault, Meursault Clos de la Barre, and Meursault Charmes : what a style ! I adored the two last, having a huge personality. Great wines

Domaine Leflaive : Puligny-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet Clavoillon, Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles : pure bombs. Bombs of pleasure.

Raveneau : Chablis Clos Grand Cru : the wine of the purest distinction.

In reds, I drank :

Marquis d’Angerville : Volnay Champans and Volnay Clos des Ducs : classic wines

Bonneau du Martray : Corton red : I have a weakness for this wine, appealing

Jospeh Drouhin : Beaune Clos des Mouches : elegant and interesting

Dujac : Clos de la Roche : great wine

Michel Gaunoux : Pommard Grands Epenots : my style of wine

Méo-Camuzet : Clos de Vougeot : great wine high promise

Comtes Lafon : Volnay Santenots : highy typed, but I was under the charm of the whites

Montille : Volnay Taillepieds : a sincere wine full of charm, Corton Clos du Roi : a knight, Vosne Romanée Les Malconsorts : full of grace

Mugnier : Musigny : one of the stars of my trip

Roumier : Chambolle-Musigny les Cras and Bonnes Mares : two very great wines, the Bonnes-Mares being a prince

Rousseau : Charmes Chambertin, Ruchottes Chambertin, Chambertin : the coronation of the tasting. The Ruchottes is more performing at this moment than the Chambertin which will become a star

I did not make a precise analyse as it has a limited interest for the moment (I will buy the 2005 in 15 years), but I must say that this year is a wonder. The wines are good, and very good.

What is interesting is that the owners are there. Etienne de Montille, Erwan Faiveley, Eric Rousseau, Anne-Claude Leflaive, and so many others were there, talking nicely to me.

I adored the familial atmosphere of this meeting, as they have not the stress to sell, but the joy to share their wines.

Purely lovely.