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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

2004 Domaine Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes

Yes, that's quite a long name for a wine! I really love to taste the whites of Burgundy, especially the really good ones like this. We tasted this wine next to the Kistler Durell Vineyard Chardonnay that I reviewed a couple wines back. It was really quite a stark contrast of style, weight, and ideology to be fair. While the Kistler was massively structured with a heavy and viscous texture, this wine held every bit as much presence and actually showed far more complexity and purity of fruit.

On the nose I got aromas of mineral, golden apple, custard, lemon curd, ribbon candy, and a slight toastiness.

On the palate this wine displays intense acidity and shows flavors of toasted oak, apple pie, baked apple, and lemon curd. There is a distinct mineral complexity but very pure apple and citrus fruit flavors. The wine is stunningly complex and mouthwatering on the finish.

Where this wine stands out an truly makes it's impression is the perfect balance and razor sharp acid. It is a focused wine and one that drinks well on it's own but almost screams out for the right foods to be paired with. We indulged in crab cakes and to be honest it was an immaculate conception of a wine pairing! 94 points
Biren said...

Thanks for sharing....I know where to go to the next time I need a really good wine to go with my food :)

Ribera del Bidasoa Superiore said...

SEE MY COMMENTS ON VINCENT GIRARDIN WINES ON MY BLOG
http://riberadelbidasoasuperiore.blogspot.com/2011/02/wine-of-week-21-february-2011.html

 
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