that’s going to take some sorting in the cellar!

Update 2.2.2008(1.2.2008)billn

new cartons

I visited the Côte d’Or today – it was cold, windy and grey. I took my camera, but only took one picture of an interesting doorway in a vineyard wall – okay, two pictures, the first was blurred! I know, therapy beckons…

Of more importance was my yearly bottle round-up: the major issue with a string wonderful tastings with growers throughout the year, is that there’s often something you want to buy. Today was collection day – a few bottles here and a few bottles there soon add up. Today it added up to 54 bottles and seven magnums of 2005’s. I don’t regret a single bottle (or magnum!), but it was painful from a fiscal perspective…

PS – I already drank two of my wines of the year for 2008 chez Nicolas Potel today – one of each colour – will add the box in the sidebar this weekend…

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

There are 4 responses to “that’s going to take some sorting in the cellar!”

  1. Richard Brooks1st February 2008 at 10:55 pmPermalinkReply

    Go on, tell us what they are…

  2. bill nanson1st February 2008 at 11:04 pmPermalinkReply

    Richard – no secrets – all 2005 vintage:

    1. Ardhuy – Pommard 1er Fremiers
    2. Bichot and Clos Frantin – Grands Echézeaux (Bichot=Engel)
    3. des Croix – Bourgogne and Beaune 1er Bressandes
    4. Alex Gambal – St.Aubin 1er MDdeC, Chambolle 1ers Charmes & Amoureuses
    5. Potel-Aviron – Morgon Côte du Py
    6. Potel – Vosne 1er Petits Monts and Clos de Bèze

    Just standard stuff for drinking – mainly… 😉

  3. Richard Brooks2nd February 2008 at 1:27 pmPermalinkReply

    Some lovely wines. I wish I had got hold of some of that Bichot GE, and I’m a Potel fan too. Never had a Gambal wine for some reason.

  4. ken bramlett5th February 2008 at 10:33 pmPermalinkReply

    Well done on the Gambal Chambolles.

    He only made one barrel of the Amoureuses, and it’s a hard find in the States.


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