white wine & white slopes…


A lovely long weekend on the Graubunden slopes. Decent piste conditions, despite them only having about 25% of the normal amount of snow this year – and they have more snow here than many other Swiss ski areas!

Took a couple of magnums for the team to work their way through too. The first was Alex Gambal’s 2002 St.Aubin 1er Dents du Chien. Toasted bread and an altogether perfect midlle-years palate that had plenty of complexity and savouriness, this was singing. Next was Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey’s 2008 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Les Caillerets. Also a little toasted bread on the nose, a line of acidity and linear fruit before opening into the finish with a very, very long cream dimension. For it’s youth a stunner.

Ah to be in Switzerland…

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  1. Mark Gough7th March 2011 at 9:07 pmPermalinkReply

    Glad to read about P-Y C-M’s Caillerets Bill, thx for that.

    I’ve a case of that slumbering, also with a 2006 in storage – not planning to tackle either short term.

    Pity I haven’t got Alex’s Dents du Chien but am happy with Larue’s !

    Snow and mountains look stunning – enjoy !

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