Burgundy Methuselahs in White & Red | 4/27 – 5/2/21

After a week of Jeroboams, I felt that it was time to go back to something bigger. I was very impressed with how Seguin’s 2018s were showing out of the Jeroboam; for that reason, I thought it might be fun to check in on a 2018 blanc from a producer I’ve always loved: Benjamin Leroux.

I often find his whites to be a wonderful balance between the textural richness of good White Burgundy and a savory sense of terroir. I’m looking forward to seeing how this wine’s tasting coming out of the Methuselah format.

For the weekend, I’ve got one 6L of the famed Volnay 1er Cru ‘Taillepieds’ from Clos de la Chapelle, from the 2017 vintage. As you probably know, I’ve poured quite a bit of 2017 Burgundies from large format as of late; I’ve been generally impressed with the pleasurable nature of the wines, even with the youthfulness that the large format ensures. Looking forward to checking in on this one as well.

The weather should be fabulous; come by 64th and have a glass!


TUESDAY (4/27) – THURSDAY (4/29)
Benjamin Leroux
Saint-Romain Blanc ‘Sous Le Château’ Burgundy 2018
Poured from a 6-Liter Methuselah

FRIDAY (4/30) – SUNDAY (5/2)
Clos de la Chapelle
Volnay 1er Cru ‘Taillepieds’ Burgundy 2017  
Poured from a 6-Liter Methuselah