WSET Level 3 Week 4 Burgundy

This Week it was Burgundy, mmmm some good stuff really, It almost makes me not dislike Chardonnay so much, Maybe there is something I just don't find appealing in Overripe [warmer climate] and Over Oaked Chardonnays no balance? no finesse? But these Just seem different yeah I do pick up the oak but it intergrates in a bout 30mins. And Pinot Noir, Bruno Clair I mean that wine is meant to drink in a couple years for sure. Beaujolais for me is still hit and miss.

WSET LEVEL 3 WEEK 4 BURGUNDY - Downtown Vancouver [AI School] (5/4/2010)
Week 4 of WSET level 3, Burgundy
Showing the Difference between A Chablis, Macon, Burgundy Chard and Two Different Burgs and a Beajolais Cru
  • 2007 Terra Incognita Chardonnay Mâcon-Villages Terra Incognita - France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Mâcon-Villages
    Clear, Med Lemon

    A: Clean, Med+ Intensity, Developing
    Apple[Ripe], Pear, Mineral, Dried Tropical, Spice, Honey

    T:Med+Acid, Med- Intensity, Med- Body, med- Finish
    Apple Juice [Yellow Apple]

    Conclusion I really like the nose, but the finish is just meh, not very complex on the palate (85 pts.)
  • 2007 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Montmains - France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
    Clear, Pale Lemon, Watery Rim

    A: Med Intensity, Youthful
    Mineral, Earth[white mushrooms], Pear, Zest

    T: High Acid, Med+ Intensity, Med- Body, Med- Alc, Med+ Finish
    Green Apple, Lemon Juice, Mineral

    Conclusion Opens up nicely (88 pts.)
  • 2007 M. Doudet-Naudin Meursault Au Village - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
    Clear, Med-Gold

    A: Med+ Intensity, Youthful
    Eggnog spice, Freshly Grated Nutmeg, Apple, Floral, Candied Zest/Orange Peel

    T: Med+ Acid, Med+ Body, Med+ Intensity, Med Alc, Long Finish
    Creamy Apple Pie, Nutmeg, A Chinese Style Egg Custard, Pear

    Conclusion Opens up beautifully especially once you let it breath and let the oak intergrate for 30mins. Very Good use of Oak (90 pts.)
  • 2006 Domaine Bruno Clair Vosne-Romanée Champs Perdrix - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
    Clear, Med- Ruby

    A: Med+ Intensity
    Earthy, Woody [Forest Floor], Red Fruit/Plums/Cherry/Strawberry, Spice/Thyme, Mineral, Floral, Tobacco!

    T: Med+ Acid, Med+ Tannin, Med Alc, Med- Body, Med+ Intensity, Med Finish
    TIGHT! Red Fruit, Ripe Cranberry/Dried Cranberry

    Conclusion TIGHT, needs a good decant, or some aging tannins and acid yeah are there good quality for sure (91 pts.)
  • 2006 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru
    Clear, Med Garnet

    A: Med+ Intensity, Developing
    Vanilla, Spice/Cinnamon, Cola, Cherry, Red Currant, MILD->"Ammonia like from a Aged Brie"

    T: Med Acid, Med- Tannin, Med Alc, Med- Body, Med+ Intensity, Med+ Finish
    Ripe Cherry/Tart/Cranberry, Creamy, Compost

    Conclusion, Very good (88 pts.)
  • 2006 Dominique Piron Moulin-à-Vent Les Vignes du Vieux Bourg - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Moulin-à-Vent
    Clear, Med+ Garnet

    A: Med+ Intensity, Developing
    Cheesy/Savoury, Earthy/Rock Aquarium, Darker Fruit/Grape Jelly, Licourice

    T: Med Acid, Med+ Tannin, Med Body, Med+ Alc, Med Intensity, Med Finish
    Grape Jelly, Stemy/Earthy, Soil

    Conclusion, Lots of Tannins, more so then fruit. Very Dry (88 pts.)
Posted from CellarTracker

Overall/Reflection: Score: 88 THE 100-POINT RATING SCALE (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate describes this in more detail.) • Extraordinary (96-100 points) • Outstanding (90-95) • Very Good to Excellent (85-89) • Good (80-84) • Average (75-79) • Below average (70-74) • Avoid (50-70)


  1. So, what's the you take a test or something?

  2. yup just got my lvl 2 test back 90% 5 wrong damnit! hah

  3. Well, it's still an 'A'....congrats!