Had our great friends over for dinner and what could be better than opening up a bunch of Burgundies? Started with a simple but excellent 2007 St. Véran from L. Tramier & Fils - tart and tight, then a meaty 2006 Santenay Comme-Dessus blanc from Earl Roger Belland which was very round and fat. With our grilled salmon with farro salad we had the wine of the night: 2006 Puligny-Montrachet from Domaine Henri Boillot. This is what oak is for! The steely, mineral backbone on this wine needs the soft lift from a healthy dose of oak. This wine just keeps revealing layer upon layer of flavors and smells. Exceptional.
We also had a delicious 1999 Nuits-St.-Georges Les Fleurieres from Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron which was a tad tired, but revealed a lot of complexity never the less. It just doesn't have a ton of fruit left at this point, so drink up if you have some in your cellar. Confuron is a Scott Paul wines import.