David L. Kahn Wine Tasting Club
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Wine Tasting Summary

In the list below, winery names are linked to their respective Web sites.
#17 Burgundy pdf Jul 19, 2003
Year Producer, Selection From Variety Price * Score +
1999 Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir Oregon Pinot Noir $34.40 88
1999 Louis Jadot, Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-A-Vent Beaujolais Gamay $16.00 86
1996 Domaine Bouchard, Volnay Caillerets, Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Beune Pinot Noir $36.00 85
2000 Louis Latour, Domaine de Valmoissine Coteaux du Verdon Pinot Noir $8.80 84
1999 Joseph Drouhin, Cote de Nuits-Villages Beune Pinot Noir $16.00 84
1996 Domaine Bouchard, Le Corton Beune Pinot Noir $50.40 84
This tasting of traditional Burgundy wine was rounded out by one Beaujolais produced with the Gamay grape and one wine from Oregon produced in the traditional style by a US winery owned by (and using the same name as) an established French winery.

All of these wines were excellent, and the range of scores from our top-rated wine to our lowest-rated wine was not significant. The Louis Latour is a delicious wine and is a bargain. The Domaine Drouhin, with its delicious chocolate aroma was a slight favorite though at a significantly higher price.
* The Price reflects the club discount for non-sale wines purchased at Kappy's Liquors in Sudbury and Wine Cellars of Silene in Waltham. Any purchases at the club price must be coordinated through me.
+ The Score represents the average rating of the group at this tasting, on a scale from 50 to 100. We each assign a value of 0-4 for appearance, 0-6 for aroma, 0-6 for flavor and 0-4 for our overall impression resulting in a total score from 0-20. These are averaged, the result is multiplied by 2.5 and then 50 is added. The resulting 50-100 scale is the same range used by Wine Spectator though their process may be different.