“In January 2010, I had a good look at the 2008 Burgundies and decided that they were in the main thin, hollow and unappealing. What I didn’t know at the time was that most of them had still not undergone their malolactic fermentation. Retasting the wines in September 2010, I found that thinness has now transformed into elegance.”
Oz Clarke, Wine Spectator
I appreciate the candour of Oz Clarke in this instance, but frankly he has a well-known name in the UK, and his initial comments betray a lack of understanding (as a minimum they were clearly uninformed) so essentially were unprofessional – I hope he wasn’t paid to express them!
Anyway, more fun – I’m in Burgundy and the temperature is hovering above zero and there’s some rain – it’s not for mooching around outdoors. Yesterday was a mix of Pommard, Puligny, Nuits then Beaune (locations), today was a slightly more focused Gevrey and Marsannay, while tomorrow will be trek north from Savigny to Nuits to Chambolle eventually to Morey. I’m not even thinking of Friday.