weekend wines and misty burgundy

Update 29.10.2014(28.10.2014)billn


A couple of wines from the weekend above – and why not 2008! The Pillot was nicely muscled and in perfect drinking order. The Camille Giroud Corton was a pig to taste before bottling but has rounded out to a very pretty and engaging wine – very yummy. 2 hits from 2008!

Monday, back to the Côtes. It was a misty/low cloud day, and it never really left, just covered everything with a faint shimmer of dampness. Tuesday started exactly the same. I saw Blair Pethel and he said that it was just wet enough to keep him from ploughing – oh well, it seems like Autumn is arriving. But late afternoon the sun managed to break through the cloud and we were treated to a lovely last 2 hours of sun and sunset…

My tour of white domaines continues unabated, lovely wines to discover…

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

There are 2 responses to “weekend wines and misty burgundy”

  1. Peter Bamford29th October 2014 at 9:29 amPermalinkReply

    Where did the Corton sit in terms of being in a closed period? I haven’t opened any 2008 reds for a while. Might it be a relatively non-closing vintage, on account of relatively low concentration or low tannin, or something?!

    • billn29th October 2014 at 12:52 pmPermalinkReply

      Not easy to answer Peter – this is the first time I’ve broached the case – but was in fine, open order.

  2. Tom Blach29th October 2014 at 8:25 pmPermalinkReply

    I keep hearing negative things about 08 reds but everything I’ve tried this year had been very much my sort of thing.

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