give a dog a vosne…


 Or rather, some malcontent vosnes, already gone to the dogs…

My last night in Beaune after our harvest was a meet-up with Marko de Morey, who had also finished his harvest.

A simple night with a trio of Vosnes, a big baguette, and a fresh Brillat-Savarin – what could go wrong?

Well, wine #1 was the 1998 Thomas-Moillard, Vosne 1er Malconsorts, and it stunk of brett – the nose said to both of us – DNPIM (do not put in mouth) – so having two more bottles, we didn’t!

Wine #2 is a favourite of mine, the 1999 Gilles Remoriquet, Vosne 1er Au Dessu des Malconsorts – pff! Totally corked!

Wine #3, could we make it 3 disasters in a row? or would, Nicolas come to the rescue? The 2002 Nicolas Potel, Vosne 1er Malconsorts had a rather understated but clean nose, and a welcoming and complex palate, a palate that seemed to slowly, slowly, get better and better – not full-power, but very tasty indeed – so we didn’t need cry into our last glasses!

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

There is one response to “give a dog a vosne…”

  1. Simon10th October 2016 at 8:50 amPermalinkReply

    So what do you do with the two dogs? Go to Moillard and Remoriquet (or whereever you bought them) to get your money back or a suitable replacement? Or – seeing the time that has passed – take your not insignificant loss?

    • billn10th October 2016 at 6:32 pmPermalinkReply

      I don’t generally exhibit the temperament for returning bottles when they have already been in my cellar for about 15 years…

      Of-course the Remoriquet will have been corked from the beginning…

      Actually 1999 is (from my experience) the singularly worst vintage for corked bottles – I estimate clearly more than 5%and perhaps closer to 10% of 99s having cork problems. Move forward 10 years, and I’d say nearer 2%!

      The wines wine down the sink…

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