Champagne Sunday started wtith some baked snails and, of course, Champagne. A bottle of NV Ployez-Jacquemart, Champagne, Brut, Marie Weiss was very good. Marie Weiss is a cuvee produced by Ployez-Jacquemart from purhcased fruit and is typical of the house style, which is elegant and reserved. With the main course of soft shell crabs we opened a 2004 Domaine Caillot, Bourgogne, blanc, Le Herbeux. The nose of the Bourgogne was dominated by aromas of toasted oak. On the palate, the oak was less obivous, but there was little in the way of fruit or minerality. To make matters worse, the wine disappeared half way through the mouth. I have not had any prior experience with this producer, but I was certaintly not impressed by this effort. The meal was saved by a 2006 Bachelet-Monnot, Bourgogne, blanc that was beautifully balanced. Sourced from several plots within Puligny-Montrachet, this Bourgogne revealed citrus fruits in the mouth and a fine minerality on the finish. Bachelet-Monnot is young producer that has made a great range of wines in 2006, which is only the second vintage for the domaine. One side note, the soft shell season is starting to wind down and the crabs are getting smaller.