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Bourdaire-Gallois @ the champagnebar by Richard Juhlin 25 oktober 2014

On the 22nd of October we got a visit in The Champagnebar by Richard Juhlin by our friend David Bourdaire of Champagne Bourdaire-Gallois in Pouillon.

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BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’CUVÉE DÉCORÉE BRUT RÉSERVE’  | 100PM  |  TASTING NOTE ’Base wine 2010, 2,5 gr/dosage. Nice deep toasted style reminiscent of mature  non-vintage champagne from the big houses. Neat to cope with Meunier maturity without rushing away and becomes flat’. RJ77(80)

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BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’BRUT CUVÉE SYMPHONIE PRÉSTIGE’  | 40PN 40PM 20CH  |  TASTING NOTE ’Base wine 2009, non dosé.The firm’s best wine so far Since I learned that these wines should always be decanted, I was spared the somewhat numb phase that sometimes can appear. Rich nutty and serious gastronomic from the start with a Vve Clicquot similar heaviness and underlying bready and honey saturated foundation.’ RJ82(88)

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BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’BLANC de BLANCS’  | 100CH  |  TASTING NOTE ’Base wine 2009 50% VAT 50% 20 year old 20 hectoliter Oak barrels from Alsace, 5gram/dosage. Decanted. Too young even after decanting. Clean nice citrus and very dry. Feels a bit too acidic before it is matured. More fudge in the carafe several hours later.’ RJ73(75)

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2004 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’CUVÉE MILLÉSIME’  | 34PN 33PM 33CH  |  TASTING NOTE ’Partly 7 year old barrels from Bourgogne for the Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay,  stainless steel vats for Pinot Noir, non-dosage. David believes that it is important that the style should always be maintaned, but the vintage should be obvious. Partly from oak barrels, 6 year old Bourgognefat Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay, stainlesssteel vats for Pinot Noir, non-dosage. Nice toasted and nutty with layers of dried fruit and taste of chocolate although the wine is bonedry.’

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BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’ROSÉ’ | 100PM  |  TASTING NOTE ’2011-base, 21 percent still Pinot Meunier,  dosage 5gr/litre, long macerrering 12-16 days, no filtration. Nutty cherry notes dominates the rich but yet strict nose at the moment. A harmonious rosé with a slight tannic touch to the finish. A gastronomic champagne rosé. I would love to serve this with a small quail with a raspberry jus.’

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TASTING à la VOLÉE

2010 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’ | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Degorgerad ala volée. Förstås oförlöst och knastertorr. Fin kritig och sandig mineralitet. Klarhet, stringens och bra attack. Dock större harmoni med socker.’ RJ66(77)

2009 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’ | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage.  Väldigt stram upplevelse.  Svårt år som präglades mycket av hagel, stor koncentration och aningen forcerad mognad. Helt annorlunda årgångsprofil än 2010 med större uttryck och rikare, rundare karaktär. Klart släktskap med 89:or med sina toner av rågbröd, lakrits, mörk sirap trots att det inte finns en gnutta socker. Rik, men lite överlastad årgång.’ RJ72(76)

2008 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’| 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Ett knippe av energi, Davide vill komma tillbaka om 20 år men det funkar ju inte ur ett kommersiellt perspektiv. Redan vackert och förföriskt ed den omisskännliga ”smultronmarrängen”. Massa syra under ytan inbäddat i fluffig, gräddig struktur och osviklig klass.’ RJ79(86)

2006 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’| 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Jobbigt år med hagelstormar i juli. Årgångstypisk och lite yvig. Fullmatad och en smula vild och yvig med maltiga och äppelskalstoner. Tiden kan ge harmoni. Doften lite väl animalisk och buljongmättad idag.’ RJ71(78)

2005 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’| 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage.tropisk hetta, Här början man skönja en viss komplexitet. Som vanligt var många provare i vår champagneklubb mycket mer imponerad av denna årgång än undertecknad. Visst finns drag av kokos och en söt exotism, men jag finner doften vulgär och platt med smaken visar bättre harmoni i en mjuk tät, men aningen tråkig stil.’ RJ63(65)

2004 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’ | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Elegant, polerat och lite blygt, Sensationell utveckling som inte alls var som jag förväntat mig. Förvisso lite tunn och redan klar, men oj så vackra oväntade blommiga toner. Är detta Pinot Meunier? Akasia, lindblom och klar havtorn och passionsfrukt i mellansmaken. Läckert och snyggt förmodligen under ett kort tidsfönster.’ RJ83(83)

2003 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’ | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Forcerad mognadsgrad, utvecklad näbb som dra mot oxiderade & kanderade äpplen men inte p den positiva sidan.Redan i doften finns ett drag av aningen för hög alkohol och söta, karamelldrag. I smaken upplever jag en stor mognadsgard, men tack och lov finns det en finstämd fräschör i detta vin.Sticker ut som en sårad tumme i Davids vertikalprovning. Mörkare och djupare på alla sätt. Förstås lägre syra, lite klumpigare, mer torkad frukt och Alsaceliknande aromatik. Ändå tror jag att fikontonerna och apelsindraget bär vidare vinet in i ett långt liv och nydegorgerade flaskor kan ge sensationer åt Davids barnbarn långt in i framtiden.’ RJ75(83)

2002 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’TRADITION DÉGORGEMANT TARDIF’| 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. På doften startar vinet som en finstämd rostad BdB?! DELAMOTTE MED ÅLDER! Fin struktur. Som en gammal Veuve Clicquot 1996 eller 1988. Perfekt uppvisning i vad lång tid i kontakt med jästfällningen kan göra åt högklassig Meunier. Doftar som en Clicquot från 96. Kraftig krutröksdoft om än något endimensionell. Rik, djup rostad, rökig, mineralosande och samtidigt tydligt citrussyrlig smak. Perfekt i dag.’ RJ86(86)

2005 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’ROSÈ’  | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE’ P ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Något bättre harmoni i roséform än som vit. Med bra rondör och visst bett.’ RJ64(67)

2007 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’ROSÈ’  | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE’ P TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Tämligen ointressant vin åtminstone som nydegorgerat med för mycket tutti-frutti, skumgodis och enkla aromer till en tämligen enkel och slapp ryggrad.’ RJ56(61)

2009 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’ROSÈ’  | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE’ PM 20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Opulent och snygg jordgubbsfrutkt. OM jordgubbsyoghurt smakar så här så tar jag den till fruktost varje morgon! Rund fin hallondoft med lite bourgognelik överton. Viss utvecklingspotential, men lever mest på fruktig rondör.’ RJ63(67)

2011 BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS ’Pinot Meunier Rosé’ | 100PM |  TASTING NOTE ’20 percent of reserve-wine, non-dosage. Kryddig start, blir aningen mer syltig efter ett tag. Det finns en definierad värme i denna årgång som jag inte riktigt vet vad jag tycke rom ännu.

Excentriskt och väldigt unikt i stil. Sällan tidigare har jag så tydligt smakat ett vin med så mycket, stendamm, tavelkrita och sandiga tanniner som detta. Frukten lyser fint med rödbeta och jordgubb så här är något jag verkligen uppmanar er att prova. Kanske mer spännande än sanslöst gott.’ RJ77(82)

 

RJ OM BOURDAIRE-GALLOIS David Bourdaire is a very dedicated and charismatic grower who seems determined to put Pouillon on the map. He disposes 4.6 hectares and exports 15 percent of the production. To some of his more interesting products he uses small oak barrels which brings an exciting nutty heaviness to the wines.

The 100 best cuvée préstige champagne in the world – the photo session 4 juli 2014

PARTICIPATING PRODUCERS Salon, Krug, Jacques Selosse, Veuve Clicquot, Louis Roederer, Pol Roger, Taittinger, Charles Heidsieck, Ruinart, Perrier-Jouët, Deutz, Dom Pérignon, Claude Cazals, Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck, R & L Legras, Bollinger, Laurent-Perrier, Henriot, Pommery, Léclapart, Pierre Peters, de Sousa, Diebolt-Vallois, Deutz, Perrier-Jouët, Guy Charlemagne, Philipponnat, Vilmart, Mumm, Agrapart, Billecart-Salmon, Gosset, Jacquesson & Fils, Joseph Perrier, Duval-Leroy. Gimmonet, Egly-Ouriet, Henri Giraud, Philippe Gonet, Lanson, Bonnaire, J-L Vergnon, Alfred Gratien, R.H. Coutier, Cattier, Paul Bara, de Venoge, Palmer, Dampierre, Michel Genet, Gonet-Medeville, Gosset-Brabant, Lasalle, Tarlant, Drappier, Veuve Fourny, Roger Brun, Henri Abelé, Leclerc-Briant, Mailly, H. Billot, Georges Vessellse, Marguet, Dehours, Paul Déthune, Lamiable, Pascal Doquet, Bourdaire-Gallois, Michel, Gonet, Legras & Haas, Michel Arnould, Chartogne-Taillet, Canard-Duchêne, José Michel, Colin, Ayala, Charles Ellner, Thienot, Ployez-Jacquemart, Michel Turgy, Mandois, Boizel, Roger Coulon, Beaumont de Crayeres, Lenoble, Jacquart, Goutorbe, Launois, Tornay, Loriot, Maillart, André Clouet, Coessens, Nicolas Feuilatte, Roland Champion, Telmont, Nominée-Renard, Gimmonet, Hebrart, Gaston Chicquet, Esterlin, Paul Bara, Bruno Paillard, Jean Milan

TOPP-TIO by RICHARD JUHLIN

  1. Salon – 2002 Cuvée ‘S’ de Salon  (95) 97
  2. Louis Roederer – 2006 Cristal (95) 96,5
  3. Dom Pérignon – 2004 Cuvée Dom Pérignon (95)96,5
  4. Taittinger – 2005 Comtes de Champagne (95)96,5
  5. Jacques Selosse – mv Substance (96)96
  6. Krug – mv Grande Cuvée (94)95,5
  7. Pol Roger – 2000 Cuvée Sir winston Churchill (94)95,5
  8. Veuve Clicquot – 2004 La Grande Dame (93,5)95
  9. Perrier-Jouët – 2002 Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs (93) 95
  10. Piper-Heidsieck – 2002 Rare (93)95

TOP-TIO by THE JURY

  1. Salon – 2002 Cuvée ‘S’ de Salon – 96,285
  2. Krug – mv Grande Cuvée – 96,071
  3. Jacques Selosse –  mv Substance – 96,000
  4. Veuve Clicquot – 2004 La Grande Dame – 95,571
  5. Louis Roederer – 2006 Cristal – 95,285
  6. Pol Roger – 2000 Cuvée Sir winston Churchill – 95,214
  7. Taittinger – 2005 Comtes de Champagne – 95,142
  8. Charles Heidsieck – 1995 Blanc de Millénaires – 95,000
  9. Ruinart – 2002 Dom Ruinart – 94,714
  10. Perrier-Jouët – 2002 Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs – 93,857

the Juhlin tasting 2014 – the 100 best cuvée préstige champagnes of the world 24 juni 2014

Champagne expert Richard Juhlin hosted the greatest tasting of the Cuvée Prestige Champagnes ever arranged – ’The Juhlin Tasting 2014’. 2012 the theme was Blanc de Blancs & 2013 it was time for the world’s 100 best rosé champagnes. 50 of the best grower champagnes and the 50 absolute best houses were tasted blindly. The jury was set up by eight highly skilled members of the Champagne Club. Amongst them our champagne writer, champagne blogger, champagne lover  & sommelier Björnstierne Antonson.

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THE RICHARD JUHLIN TASTING LIBRARY  is the world’s largest independent member database of tasted and rated Champagnes. Richard Juhlin is continuously cataloging all sampled Champagnes in real time, which gives you a great treasure to explore! Nowadays, the database contains more than 8700 unique tasting notes.

Richard Juhlin are continually and promptly adding tasting notes, and other relevant facts, on all tasted Champagnes. Everything is included and can be methodically and efficiently searched for specific information, or just a quiet read, enjoy and be inspired by Juhlin texts.

Each ’tasting note’ contains information about a specific Champagne. From the producer and in which village the producer is located, vintage, when it is tested, the composition of grapes, which point Richard Juhlin has given the Champagne during the test, and the wine’s maximum potential future credit for optimum storage. Of course, also included Juhlins uniquely personal description of a wine.

To get access to the tasting notes of Richard Juhlin You need to be a member in Champagne Club.

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

The primary purpose of the champagne club is to be a serious global source of freshly updated information about the world of champagne. A membership will give you unlimited access to the unique Richard Juhlin Tasting Library, functioning as your informational hub. Here you can read about, and search among, over 8 000 different champagnes, including Mr Juhlin´s tasting notes and the grades he has awarded each wine, both for current and potential character. On the same day that he has tasted a new champagne, you, as a member, can go in and read about the wine in question. If you have doubts when purchasing, or want to know how the bottles in your own wine cellar are progressing, you can stay au jour with notes on the development of thousands of champagnes over time.

Because Mr Juhlin deals with so much more than just sparkling wines, you will also get a chance to read about other wines, restaurants and gastronomic experiences that appeal to his nose and palette. Through the club you will also find it easier to take part in some of the tours that are organized, as well as have the chance to meet kindred spirits either on the Internet or at tastings and other events that are continually arranged.

 

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CUVÉE PRÉSTIGE CHAMPAGNE Prestige Champagnes are usually the firms most expensive wines and should be the essence of the very best the producers can perform. Prestige Champagnes is almost always the wines that each firm considers to be their ”top of the line”, but no law in the world can prevent them from package a simple standard Champagne in a showy bottle and then shout from the rooftops that this is the house’s crown jewel.

PARTICIPATING PRODUCERS Salon, Krug, Jacques Selosse, Veuve Clicquot, Louis Roederer, Pol Roger, Taittinger, Charles Heidsieck, Ruinart, Perrier-Jouët, Deutz, Dom Pérignon, Claude Cazals, Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck, R & L Legras, Bollinger, Laurent-Perrier, Henriot, Pommery, Léclapart, Pierre Peters, de Sousa, Diebolt-Vallois, Deutz, Perrier-Jouët, Guy Charlemagne, Philipponnat, Vilmart, Mumm, Agrapart, Billecart-Salmon, Gosset, Jacquesson & Fils, Joseph Perrier, Duval-Leroy. Gimmonet, Egly-Ouriet, Henri Giraud, Philippe Gonet, Lanson, Bonnaire, J-L Vergnon, Alfred Gratien, R.H. Coutier, Cattier, Paul Bara, de Venoge, Palmer, Dampierre, Michel Genet, Gonet-Medeville, Gosset-Brabant, Lasalle, Tarlant, Drappier, Veuve Fourny, Roger Brun, Henri Abelé, Leclerc-Briant, Mailly, H. Billot, Georges Vessellse, Marguet, Dehours, Paul Déthune, Lamiable, Pascal Doquet, Bourdaire-Gallois, Michel, Gonet, Legras & Haas, Michel Arnould, Chartogne-Taillet, Canard-Duchêne, José Michel, Colin, Ayala, Charles Ellner, Thienot, Ployez-Jacquemart, Michel Turgy, Mandois, Boizel, Roger Coulon, Beaumont de Crayeres, Lenoble, Jacquart, Goutorbe, Launois, Tornay, Loriot, Maillart, André Clouet, Coessens, Nicolas Feuilatte, Roland Champion, Telmont, Nominée-Renard, Gimmonet, Hebrart, Gaston Chicquet, Esterlin, Paul Bara, Bruno Paillard, Jean Milan

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TOPP-TIO by RICHARD JUHLIN

  1. Salon – 2002 Cuvée ‘S’ de Salon  (95) 97
  2. Louis Roederer – 2006 Cristal (95) 96,5
  3. Dom Pérignon – 2004 Cuvée Dom Pérignon (95)96,5
  4. Taittinger – 2005 Comtes de Champagne (95)96,5
  5. Jacques Selosse – mv Substance (96)96
  6. Krug – mv Grande Cuvée (94)95,5
  7. Pol Roger – 2000 Cuvée Sir winston Churchill (94)95,5
  8. Veuve Clicquot – 2004 La Grande Dame (93,5)95
  9. Perrier-Jouët – 2002 Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs (93) 95
  10. Piper-Heidsieck – 2002 Rare (93)95

TOP-TIO by THE JURY

  1. Salon – 2002 Cuvée ‘S’ de Salon – 96,285
  2. Krug – mv Grande Cuvée – 96,071
  3. Jacques Selosse –  mv Substance – 96,000
  4. Veuve Clicquot – 2004 La Grande Dame – 95,571
  5. Louis Roederer – 2006 Cristal – 95,285
  6. Pol Roger – 2000 Cuvée Sir winston Churchill – 95,214
  7. Taittinger – 2005 Comtes de Champagne – 95,142
  8. Charles Heidsieck – 1995 Blanc de Millénaires – 95,000
  9. Ruinart – 2002 Dom Ruinart – 94,714
  10. Perrier-Jouët – 2002 Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs – 93,857