8-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings: 5:00pm – 7:30pm in Bouley at Home
$425 + Gratuity & Tax
Join us for an intimate food and wine experience at our Chef’s Counter in Bouley at Home. Wine Director, Olivier Flosse, will showcase premium wines paired with a special tasting menu curated by Chef David Bouley. A bi-monthly series to enjoy rare vineyards and vintages with an exclusive nutrient-dense multi-course menu. Limited to only 8 guests, you will gain unparalleled direct access to one of the top sommeliers, while learning what makes a spectacular wine, why certain ingredients enhance the taste and how intelligent wine pairings interact with food to define fine dining.
Sample some of the finest rare wines in the world while gaining a deeper understanding of the vintage as a whole and the individual terroirs:
November 13, 2019 – RARE Burgundy Focus:
Enjoy extremely rare wines, focusing on BURGUNDY wines with such fables names as:
2008 Bollinger, La Grande Année, Brut, Champagne: In 2008, the remarkable maturity of the grapes combined with a phenomenal acidity have produced a wine of infinite depth and allowed an exceptional vintage to be created.
Winemaker Notes: La Grande Année 2008 is from one of the most anticipated vintages since the start of the 21st century. The exceptional 2008 harvest resulted in a wine of infinite depth, concentration and freshness. It expresses its distinctiveness in this deep, complex and harmonious wine.
2017 Pascal Prunier-Bonheur, Auxey-Duresses, Premier Cru, Les Crais, Côte de Beaune: Critics have scored this as the best available Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru wine.
Tasting Notes: “… clear and bright, the wine has a beautiful golden colour. A nose of fresh apple fruit, with biscuit notes and a touch of vanilla. Attractive and vivid, its fruit remains round and persistent all the way through the finish.”
2011 Domaine Alain Chavy, Puligny-Montrachet, Premier Cru, Champs Gains, Côte de Beaune: Among top 1% of all wines in the world.
Tasting Notes: “The altitude in Champ Gain has an important effect on the mesoclimate here, and the vineyard has more cooling influences than those further down the hill. An easterly exposure means that there is plenty of sunlight during the day, but cooler nights bring about a slower, longer ripening period. As such, acidity is retained in the grapes while they develop flavor, which makes for a taut, racy style of wine.”
2012 Domaine Alain Chavy, Chassagne-Montrachet, Premier Cru, La Maltroie, Côte de Beaune: La Maltroie is a Premier Cru vineyard of the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation in Burgundy. This gently sloping, east-facing vineyard produces white wines from Chardonnay. It is located next to the buildings of Chassagne-Montrachet itself, at the south-western corner of the village.
2014 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville, Volnay Premier Cru, Les Fremiets, Côte de Beaune: There is an effortless nature to this Volnay.
Critic Review: “This is distinctly more restrained with its layered assortment of plum, dark berries, earth and pretty spice elements. There is a really lovely mouth feel to the beautifully well-delineated middle weight flavors that possess plenty of minerality on the dusty and focused and slightly fleshier finale. Lovely.”
2001 Domaine Georges Noellat, Nuits-St-Georges, Premier Cru, “Les Boudots”, Côte de Nuits: Aux Boudots is one of the northernmost Premier Cru climats in the Nuit-Saint-Georges appellation in Burgundy. The vineyard lies on the midslope of the Cote d’Or, just below the much steeper slopes of the Les Damodes Premier Cru climate.
2013 Domaine Jean Grivot, Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits: Clos de Vougeot grand cru is a perfect balance of power, aroma and flavor.
Winemaker Notes: “Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol and low tannins make it very food-friendly.”
1993 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Marc de Bourgogne, Eau-de-Vie: Unbelievable from the powerhouse that is DRC.
Tasting Notes: “This domaine needs no introduction, it is quite simply the most famous and highly regarded in the world.”
Wednesday, December 4th enjoy extremely rare wines, focusing on BORDEAUX wines with such fables names as:
- 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Léognan: Fresh, enticing nose with suggestions of lime and other citrus fruits. Crunchy, soft palate with upfront freshness. Wonderful grapefruit aromas. A clear-cut, clean wine with real charm.
- 2012 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan: Good, floral-framed style, with honeysuckle and chamomile notes followed by Meyer lemon, meringue and shortbread flavors. Very juicy through the finish, with a nice stony backdrop for added cut. A well-crafted wine that can be qualified as a classic.
- 2006 Château Pichon, Longueville Comtesse de Lalande: An elegant classic bordeaux. Well evolved and showing quite a few secondary touches, leather, light earthy on the nose while also floral at times. This is a wine to remind one the beauty and effortless balance of bordeaux. Since 2007, owned by the Rouzaud family of Louis Roederer.
Critic Review: “2006 Pichon Lalande is a huge step up from the much lighter and simpler 2005. A great wine to enjoy tasting over the next 30 years.”
- 2005 Château Léoville Barton, Saint Julien: Wonderfully perfumed nose offers cassis, minerals, tobacco, flowers, mocha and truffle. There’s a floral lift here that’s exhilarating to find in the very ripe 2005 vintage. Finishes very long and classy, with a firm tannic spine. An outstanding vintage for this wine.
Critic Review: “Top three in the Leoville-Barton pantheon and I am floored by this wine. This majestic – sleeping brute will be worth the wait and should be brilliant for 50 years. Drink 2019 – .”
- 1999 Château Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux: A lighter style of Margaux, that offers a delicate, complex nose, and a bright, fresh, red fruit and earthy palate presence.
Critic Review: “Toasty oak, very good wine of intensity, long grapey fruit, and a very long aftertaste. Very pure wine. Not the “new wave” style of extreme extraction. This is a very stylish and graceful wine.”
- 2010 Château La Conseillante, Pomerol: An elegant, gentle style that is a beautifully pure wine; a deep ruby/plum/purple color and an unbelievably expressive nose of sweet kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries, incense, toast, and licorice. Full-bodied yet ethereal in the sense that it seems to combine power along with eloquence and delicacy.
Critic Review: “The remarkable thing about the 2010 Conseillante is the way in which it allies power and a lightness of touch that make this this better than the 2009, 2005, or 2000; impressive.”
- 2000 Château Canon, Saint Émilion: The velvety, silky style is the magical result of the way its grape varieties benefit from its soil.
Critic Review: “One of the more impressive 2000 tasted. Good fruit, still slightly sharp on the nose. Palette is well balanced with intense fruit. Lovely savoriness and complexity. Never ending finish. Kudos to this label’s effort on a good vintage.”
- Sauterne Surprise: From the land of best sweet wine in the world an incredible bottle of wine and rare vintage…