TN: Champagne and Burgs (mostly Chevillon) at Wu's Wonton King, NYC

On a nice cool July evening a good crew got together at Wu’s Wonton
King in Chinatown.
We started with a blind bubbly. Full, a bit of an oxidative note, toasted b
read and poire williams, interesting but I prefer less oxidative Champagne.
Unusual story- apparently the grandfather travelled around France collect
ing cuttings, and this includes things like Chasselas and Gros Plant. Beno
it Lahaye “Le Jardin De La Grosse Pierre” Champagne. B
Then, a couple more (with Dungeness crab, anchovies with snap peas , flound
er (with fried bones)
1999 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
Ok, I admit I’m just a fool for Comtes. Fresh, bright. elegant mous
se, fine pear fruit with toast and chalk overlays. Excellent length. Someon
e said a great effort for a hard vintage, which surprised me as I tend to l
ike ‘99s. A-
2002 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne
Bigger style than my ideal, but very good in the Bolly/Krug style. Still yo
ung. B+
On to the red Burgs ( with pork, Peking duck, roast duck, snow pea greens w
. dried scallop, chicken- I might have left off a dish or two)
2000 Roumier “Clos de la Bussiere” Morey-St-Denis 1er
Someone said 2000s have closed up, but this was open and nice. Fragrant, re
d fruit and sandalwood, quite nice. B+
1997 Gouges “Vaucrains” Nuits St George 1er
(double decanted, and back into a decanter before serving-hey, it’s
Gouges)
Still pretty sturdy, noticable tannin, a little barnyard, mushrooms, black
cherry fruit. B+
2005 Chevillon “Chaignots” Nuits St George 1er
Young, but plush black cherry and plum fruit, still a little oak to integra
te. This will be very good. B+
2002 Chevillon “Vaucrains” Nuits St George 1er
This was probably tightest of the Chevillons, but man is there a nice wine
under there. Tons of structure but sweet fruit and lots of potential. B for
tonight, A-/A potential.
2001 Chevillon “Cailles” Nuits St George 1er
Fragrant, seamless. Red fruit with some developing notes of autumn leaves a
nd earth. Quite tasty/ B+/A-
1996 Chevillon “Cailles” Nuits St George 1er
(double-decanted for sediment before travel)
Delightfully earthy, plenty of fruits, vivid but not spiky acids. A-
1993 Chevillon “Chaignots” Nuits St George 1er
(double-decanted for sediment before travel)
Good acids, resolved tannin, black cherry and raspberry, spicy. No hurry.
B+/A-
2008 Jadot “Rugiens” Pommard 1er
I didn’t write anything down for this. A bit of time in decanter, b
ut not enough. But think this has a lot of potential, masculine/meaty Pomma
rd.
Very fun night with a good group. We were very lucky with no flawed or unat
tractive wines.
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine,
B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a p
arty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi
ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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DaleW
on King in Chinatown.
bread and poire williams, interesting but I prefer less oxidative Champagn e. Unusual story- apparently the grandfather travelled around France colle cting cuttings, and this includes things like Chasselas and Gros Plant. Be noit Lahaye “Le Jardin De La Grosse Pierre” Champagne. B
nder (with fried bones)
usse, fine pear fruit with toast and chalk overlays. Excellent length. Some one said a great effort for a hard vintage, which surprised me as I tend to like ‘99s. A-
w. dried scallop, chicken- I might have left off a dish or two)
red fruit and sandalwood, quite nice. B+
k cherry fruit. B+
rate. This will be very good. B+
e under there. Tons of structure but sweet fruit and lots of potential. B f or tonight, A-/A potential.
and earth. Quite tasty/ B+/A-
but not enough. But think this has a lot of potential, masculine/meaty Pom mard.
attractive wines.
e, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objecti vity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
Thanks for the notes on the Burgs.
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