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!