You know, the place where all the bushes are twice the size they were two weeks ago and where the grass definitely now needs clipping!
First: catching up on the news of the last two weeks – frankly it’s a meagre bag – assuming you (like me) have little interest in the endless stories about wine investment and the ‘new taste’ for Burgundy in Asia, though (with a wink) didn’t you know that the smart money is already moving into Italian wines… 😉
Second: After five hours hacking away in the garden, a wine to curl up with…
1992 Jaffelin, Pommard
Medium, aged colour. The nose is different every time you sniff; forest floor, a little green, perfect red fruit then a little almond – I’m loving it. Good acidity, just a hint tart but with a sweetness behind that covers the cracks. Good intensity, high-toned fruit with a very faint creamy, perhaps coconut edge. A wine with rippling personality – I wish I had more!
Rebuy – Yes
Third: There were, of-course, other wines in the last two weeks – honourable mentions go to a 2008 Chablis Valmur from JC Bessin and a 2002 ‘own label’ villages NSG from BB&R – made for them by Nicolas Potel.
Fourth: What were they thinking? 😉