back with a full notebook


tasting time
Two days, 7 visits, 140 wines. 80% 2005, 10% 2006, 5% 2004 and some others…

I have to say ‘chapeau’ to those professionals that fit in 5-10 visits per 7:30am-7:30pm day. I think I’d be finished in a month because this (for me) is an escape from work. That said, it was one of my most enjoyable trips yet – always learning, lubricated by the ‘good stuff’.

I learned about: a monopole almost with a history to challenge Romanée-Conti (plus it’s very ambitious owner), about JC Boisset’s ruffling of feathers in Gevrey (screwcaps), how fast you can buy a domain in Burgundy (about 24 hours for the handshake), how to be successful if you can only explain Burgundy (M&M), a surprising place to serve the ‘Enfant Jesus’ and finally – just in case you wanted to know – that the 2005 ‘René Engel’ Grands-Echézeaux tastes great – you just need to know how to find it – coming soon in the next Burgundy-Report (after I made my order).
It’s a tough deadline but the spring issue of the Burgundy-Report has to be up and running by the 23rd March – because on the 24th I’ll be skiing – assuming there is snow!

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 4 responses to “back with a full notebook”

  1. Tom Blach2nd March 2007 at 8:22 amPermalinkReply

    I think M. Joliet’s price hike has not met with universal approval!

  2. bill nanson2nd March 2007 at 8:27 amPermalinkReply

    Well spotted Tom!
    Of-course nobody has tasted the finished wine yet because it hasn’t even started it’s malos! (it’s a very cold cellar) – but pre-malo (even) it is very, very good.

  3. Phil2nd March 2007 at 7:26 pmPermalinkReply

    2 days and 140 wines you are not starting to swirl and spit are you Bill ?

  4. bill nanson2nd March 2007 at 8:53 pmPermalinkReply

    Unfortunately Phil the domestic management accompanied me on this trip – she is no spitter – so someone had to remain sufficiently compost-mental to get us to the next appointment.

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