2018 and the curse of ‘phenolic ripeness’ – well, that was week 46…

Update 20.11.2019(16.11.2019)billn

week 46 visits

Weather for ducks in Burgundy this week – literally. Or perhaps penguins – some cars even sported a little snow on their roofs on Thursday morning – specially imported from the Hautes Côtes.

Good visits this week – even if not always good wines – the difference between the ‘fresh’ and the black, partly volatile ripeness (“we were looking for phenolic ripeness”) is stark but hyper-interesting. 2018 reds are really a remarkable vintage, also remarkably diverse. Some have absolutely nailed it, but others – even great names – sadly, have not……

Next up, I suppose there may be a wine auction this weekend!

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