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1999 Salon, 2017 Bernard-Bonin Meursault, 2011 Francois Lamarche Aux Malconsorts, 2015 Pousse d’Or Chambolle Amoureuses, 2017 Michel Noëllat Vos-Romanée Suchots

March 14, 2023

Free-for-all promenade of whites, followed by Premier Cru that would give Grand Cru a run for its money at Shang Palace, Shangri-la Singapore, 03 March 2023. All tasted blind, except for the champagne. Many thanks, Mr Harry Fok and Mr Britt Ng, for the brilliant service and organisation.

1999 Champagne Salon, courtesy of Sir Bob. Superb lift, proffering clear citrus, pomelo and raw nutmeg in chiseled high definition. Still very fresh and full with youthful vigour, superbly balanced with a minerally predominance in its dry intensity, imbued with just the right level of acidity. As invigorating as it is delicious. This is an immortal Salon for the ages.

2017 Domaine Bernard-Bonin Meursault Vieilles Vignes, courtesy of LF. Pale. Quiet nose of distant icing with a most unusual palate of grapefruit, olives and preserved fruit that exert a sharp high-toned delicate presence. Somewhat narrow at first though it changed quite rapidly in the glass, snapping into focus with a rounder agile body tinged with distinct nutmeg, just a little short.

2017 Littorai Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay, courtesy of LF. Pale luminosity. Shy. Misty fruit on the nose, becoming more reductive with a distinct minerally presence. Layered with refined density and good weight. More rounded and agile over time, lightly chalked, finishing with good length.

2019 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Puligny-Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er, courtesy of Vic. Pale with icy tones. Quite delicate and open with a somewhat flinty presence of clear citrus, becoming more rounded and seamless in the glass though its high-toned character remained, imparting great freshness.

2019 Pierre-Yves-Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin Hommage à Marguerite 1er, courtesy of Kieron. Pale. Effusive bouquet of distant green capsicum with emerging whitish tones, distinctly reductive with a dash of nutmeg. Very fresh, displaying good clarity and excellent definition with lithe agility amid a pronounced tension, laced with a trace of vanillin.

2018 Kuheiji Chassagne-Montrachet, courtesy of Britt Ng. Pale. Weighty bouquet of white tones with a splash of oak, well replicated on the palate with voluptuous fullness and velvety textures supported by subdued acidity. Drinking well.


2011 Domaine Francois Lamarche Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts 1er, courtesy of Kieron. Lovely pinot tint, exuding a delicious effusive rosy fragrance. Well-structured, slightly forward in balance with supple freshness and intensity though its density of fruit may come across as being a little gruff, a tad short as well.

1998 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 1er, courtesy of LF. Opaque brownish red, exuding bold mature tones of mulberries, raspberries and fresh currants. Medium-full, structured with velvety intensity and slick acidity, displaying fine complexity with a dash of pungent earthiness.

2015 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er, courtesy of Vic. Deep crimson. Good lift of red fruits imbued with some austere minerality amid overtones of enamel. Rather full and velvety, displaying good verve and sleek acidity though there is no way one would have ventured a guess at Amoureuses, such is its masculinity and power.

2006 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er, courtesy of Sir Bob. Brownish red. Lovely lift of red fruits leading to a bright full palate, richly layered with mature ripe fruit that is still beautifully fresh and delicious, revealing secondary characters of tangerines on a bed of sweet tannins.

2017 Domaine Michel Noëllat Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots 1er. Good colour with some early crimson. Good lift of haw and red fruits. Subtly structured with good intensity, the fruit beautifully fresh and ripe. Well-integrated, revealing subtle inner detail. Quite voluptuous and succulent without being over-extracted. Delicious.


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