Bonneau du Martray

Did the 2009 vintage in Burgundy make me a believer?  Maybe it was a recent bottle of Domaine de la Romanée Coniti that I (finally) tasted?  I am not sure how it all happened really, but after being a hater for some time, I finally feel like I have come to Burgundy.

Domaine de Montille.

Or did Burgundy come to me?  I mean, did Burgundy know it was gonna hook me sooner or later, I bet it did.  Well Burgundy, I guess you were right.  And though I have no doubt that I will be disappointed by Burgundy again in the future, I am loving it big time right now.

J. F. Mugnier

At a very generous and surprising tasting last night thrown by friends Shawn and Ming, in conjunction with their new event space and Ming’s fine blog Mixed Palate, some kind folks from Sherry Lehmann provided several Premier and Grand Cru wines from the 2009 vintage.  All of them were amazing.  But that is not surprising as the 2009 vintage is noted for being very friendly.  I can attest that I have yet to meet many 2009 Burgundies that have disappointed.  One almost feels guilty drinking the 2009′s so young, but they are so damn pretty right now that it’s kinda hard to resist them.  So why resist when the proof is in the pudding.

Jean Noel Gagnard.

We were very lucky to try such a great group of high end Burgs and they are drinking so well now.  I wonder how the 2009′s will age if they are this delish so young?  No formal reviews of the wines, just a few pics, they were all swell.