some weekend hydration…


wines, week number 28 2023
It was already week 28 2023!

The weather was warm so it was no surprise that the accent was heavily white:

2016 François Buisson (Buisson-Battault), Bourgogne Chardonnay
Always a winner – the recent tasting of his 2022 showed a winner too. You will think that you have Meursault in your glass – only when you compare to an actual Meursault, particularly from François, will you see that there is more headroom. Drinking excellently and still very young.
Rebuy – Yes

1995 Germain (Chateau de Chorey-lès-Beaune), Beaune 1er Les Cras
There’s some green, quite texturally green, on this nose – not pyrazine, rather ‘less ripe’ tannin – it’s like you can smell the tannins before you taste them! Then you, of course, you taste them! A wine that improves markedly with plenty of air – more than 1 hour – though it’s clearly wine from a different generation. Actually, this wine got better over a period of 3 days – until it was gone. A slightly masochistic pleasure but my pleasure all the same!
Rebuy – Probably not…

2017 Thibert, Pouilly-Fuissé Vignes Blanches
What an inviting nose! Wide, cool, and with the impression of minerality – something that’s amply delivered in the flavours. Clean-cut, precise with fine flavour depth and it’s absolutely delicious – that’s a great Pouilly!
Rebuy – Oh yes!

2020 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Beauroy
There’s plenty of colour to this wine. Aromatically, my nose is anticipating a little of the vintage green – but today I don’t find any – rather a richness and even slight sweetness of aroma. In the mouth this has good energy and even a hint of richness for Beauroy. Just a very good and tasty wine.
Rebuy – Maybe

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

There is one response to “some weekend hydration…”

  1. Siddharth Dasgupta17th July 2023 at 8:40 pmPermalinkReply

    First time I am seeing grape varietal on the bottle?

    • billn17th July 2023 at 8:43 pmPermalinkReply

      For regionals it’s very common:
      Bourgogne Pinot Noir
      Bourgogne Chardonnay or
      Bourgogne Aligoté
      In theory it’s not allowed on communal (village/1er) of GCs – but more and more you will see it on back labels…

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