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In The Magic Kingdom Of Pinot Noir

Photo by: David Yellen

Posted: Jan 29, 2007 2:41am ET

I’m in Burgundy.

There was a big party in Nuits-St.-Georges this weekend, so I spent the night in Chablis, halfway from Paris to Beaune.

I ate (and drank) well at La Feuillette 132, a rustic bistro in the center of Chablis. The 10 inches of snow received earlier this week is melting but it’s damp and cold.

I am about to embark on two weeks of tasting the 2005 vintage reds and whites from barrel.

I hope you will join me on this exciting, yet daunting task. Stay tuned….

Kirk R Grant
Ellsworth, ME —  January 29, 2007 11:32am ET
Bruce, Can't wait to hear where the real values are going to be in this amazing vintage...
Alex Bernardo
Millbrae, CA —  January 29, 2007 12:39pm ET
I look forward not just to your tasting notes, but also to your restaurant comments.
Amber Stevens
Nantucket, MA —  January 29, 2007 12:55pm ET
I sampled several in Burgundy this past fall and they are simply gorgeous wines. My favorites were Nicolas Potel and Alex Gambal. I am so concerned that if too many of us in the "biz" are sampling...there won't be any left to bottle! Where does a winemaker draw the line?
Bruce Sanderson
New York —  January 29, 2007 4:20pm ET
Alex,I will note any restaurants that stand out as well as wines.Amber,I have often wondered that myself, especially when only one barrel was made!

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