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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> On a nice cool July evening a good crew got together at Wu’s Wont on King in Chinatown. > > We started with a blind bubbly. Full, a bit of an oxidative note, toasted 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 > > Then, a couple more (with Dungeness crab, anchovies with snap peas , flou nder (with fried bones) > > 1999 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs > Ok, I admit I’m just a fool for Comtes. Fresh, bright. elegant mo 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- > > 2002 Bollinger Grande Annee Champagne > Bigger style than my ideal, but very good in the Bolly/Krug style. Still young. 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, red 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, blac k cherry fruit. B+ > > 2005 Chevillon “Chaignots” Nuits St George 1er > Young, but plush black cherry and plum fruit, still a little oak to integ rate. 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 win e under there. Tons of structure but sweet fruit and lots of potential. B f or tonight, A-/A potential. > > 2001 Chevillon “Cailles” Nuits St George 1er > Fragrant, seamless. Red fruit with some developing notes of autumn leaves and 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, but not enough. But think this has a lot of potential, masculine/meaty Pom mard. > > Very fun night with a good group. We were very lucky with no flawed or un attractive wines. > > > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent win 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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