WTN: 01 Maréchal Bourgogne, 04 Isenhower white Rhone blend

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WTN: 01 Maréchal Bourgogne, 04 Isenhower white Rhone blend

Postby Marc D » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:35 am

2001 Catherine et Claude Maréchal Bourgogne Cuvée Gravel - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (5/31/2006)
Stylish bourgogne that was drinking very well tonight. Leafy, earthy notes and precise red and black fruit with plenty of acidity. Great with grilled king salmon with a dijon tarragon sauce and asparagus risotto. Well worth the $19.

2004 Isenhower Cellars Snapdragon Roussane/Viognier - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (5/30/2006)
This was deep yellow in color, very perfumey aromatics, ripe peach and orange flavors, full bodied with lots of glycerin, but was lacking zip and seemed a little on the flabby side. The 14.3% abv was noticeable as the wine warmed to room temperature. No noticeable wood flavors. I enjoyed this more when it was first released, as the freshness of the fruit made up for the low acidity. It was a decent match for a grilled chicken and pasta dish in a white garlic sauce.
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Re: WTN: 01 Maréchal Bourgogne, 04 Isenhower white Rhone blend

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:49 pm

Marc,

Did you get the Gravel locally? Dale W's recent description caught my attention, and now yours.
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Re: WTN: 01 Maréchal Bourgogne, 04 Isenhower white Rhone blend

Postby Marc D » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:33 pm

The Haggens which was formerly the Red Apple has the 02 in stock for $22 I believe. The 02 is very nice also, ? slightly riper but this may be splitting hairs. It is as fine an under $20 burg as I have tried in my limited experience. Well, thinking about this a little, my favorite in the category is the 02 Lafarge Bourgogne in that it seemed like a mini Volnay and had another layer of flavor, but it is harder to find and now probably north of $20.
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Re: WTN: 01 Maréchal Bourgogne, 04 Isenhower white Rhone blend

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:55 pm

Fairhaven? Thanks, I'll check there for it. I may not mind the ripeness of the 02--the 90 vintage was my first exposure to Burgundy and the vintage that turned me from pinot-hater into pinot-slave, and so that kind of ripeness tastes correct to me.
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