At a rooftop barbecue overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, friends and I gathered to enjoy a little Burgundy in the big city.
Grilled lobster tails brushed repeatedly with a copious amount of warm butter to ensure their succulence had everyone circling the grill.
A handful of Chardonnays were opened and enjoyed that evening especially given the idyllic setting, but the 2009 Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet was hands down the favorite without a drop remaining by the end of the evening. And no wonder: not only is Colin-Morey a phenomenal producer, but 2009 is an outstanding vintage.
Fresh saline aromas from the lobster paired perfectly with this wonderful white Burgundy. The butter married flawlessly with the creamy weight of the wine. Aromas of delicate white peach, cashew and citrus filled the glass. Dry flavors with hints of grapefruit and hazelnut overtones emerged on the back palate. Cool wet stone, white flowers and pear precede rich flavors and fine minerality on the intense and balanced finish.
Enjoy over the next 7 years with grilled lobster tails or your favorite seafood cuisine.