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three christmas wines (fevre m-gibourg mugnier)

Christmas lunch was a long, leisurely affair. First we took the 2002 Fevre Chablis Bougros as an aperitif, then with food took two Piesporter Goldtropfchens – a 2004 and a 2003 from St.Urbans-Hof – then a couple of new reds: 2002 William Fevre, Chablis Bougros Pale golden. The nose is a pungent mix of faint […]

domaine des varoilles, 2003 la romanée

domaine des varoilles, 2003 la romanée

There are a number of La Romanées, and all have a good reputation. This one hides it’s light under a bushel as it’s a monopole of a relatively little-known producer – but take it from me, the quality is right up there with that of many better-known producers. The vineyard itself is at the ‘end’ […]

homeward-bound on airbus linked by boeing

homeward-bound on airbus linked by boeing

This is a rather cool thing – I’m heading back to europe and am writing (and publishing) this at 30,000 feet in a Lufthansa Airbus but with broadband connection by Boeing. Until the end of the year this mid-atlantic high-speed connection is totally free – then it will be discontinued; seems Lufthansa are not impressed: […]

still travelling, more news on mortet

I’ve left New York behind and find myself in Philadelphia – well the airport Marriott anyway, and it’s definitely not grubby! The bar of the hotel throngs to quite a number of people cheering an (American) football team, on (as far as I can see) 6 TV screens in the bar area – maybe it’s […]

burgundy – the home of pinot noir

burgundy – the home of pinot noir

Apparently the ‘Brits’ like to name wines by their varietal. I’m not sure who came up with that statement, or how it applies to Chablis, Châteauneuf-du-Pape or ‘claret’ for instance, but someone was convinced enough to pay for a series of adverts in ‘lifestile magazines’ and the ‘colour supplements’ of the weekend newspapers in the […]

New York with friends

New York with friends

Yesterday I started out from the red-brick station of Wilmington Delaware; almost 2 hours in the relative darkness of the ‘quiet carriage’, and 40 pages of the latest John le Carre later, my train arrived at Penn Station. New York is so vibrant, it can be grubby, high-tech, friendly or disdainful – but it’s seldom […]

jadot 2004 clos des ursules

jadot 2004 clos des ursules

2004 Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Clos des Ursules Medium-plus cherry-red colour. The nose is deep, soft red fruit, more berry than cherry – just a little high-toned estery aspect too. Sweet fruit, packed with effusive acidity and tannin showing a little grain. The overall aspect is just missing a little 1er cru intensity and the […]

the results of the game

My ScoreGroup ScoreThe WineWine 219.2518.02004 Fourrier, Griotte-ChambertinWine 1119.019.01999 Hudelot-Noellat, Romanée Saint-VivantWine 819.018.32002 Hudelot-Noellat, Vosne 1er Les SuchotsWine 1419.017.72004 Fourrier, Gevrey 1er, Clos St.JacquesWine 718.7518.12004 Geantet-Pansiot, Charmes-ChambertinWine 1518.518.62003 Guyon, EchézeauxWine 1318.2517.82004 Haegelen-Jayer, Clos de VougeotWine 518.017.92001 Armand Rousseau, ChambertinWine 918.017.72002 Tollot-Beaut, Corton-BressandesWine 618.017.52002 Guyon, Vosne-Romanée Charmes de MazièresWine 1018.017.42004 Bachelet, Gevrey 1er Les CorbeauxWine 117.517.52003 Cornu, […]

the game part 5 of 5

We are now in the ‘home straight’ and things should be becoming clearer(?) For those that missed it, here’s part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. Wine 13 Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour. High tones overlay a nose of considerable depth – earthy and cedar aspects and a slightly ‘lifted’ impression – but throughout […]

the game part 4 of 5

the game part 4 of 5

For those that missed it, here’s part 1, part 2 and part 3. Now I’m starting to get confused because previous wines that I thought were ‘xxx’ cannot be, because surely some of these are those… Wine 10 Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour. An understated and tight nose slowly becomes creamy with glossy fruit. The cream […]

the game part 3 of 5

For those that missed it, here’s part 1 and part 2. It’s not getting any easier… Wine 7 Medium-plus cherry red colour. A high toned and wide nose that mixes red and blue-skinned fruits. A wonderfully effusive wine with excellent acidity and super depth. There’s a real extra dimension of fruit on the mid-palate before […]

the game part 2 of 5

the game part 2 of 5

For those who missed it, here’s part 1. I’ll avoid commenting too much on other people’s guesses – simply because it’s unlikely I can do so without giving clues. Anyway, here are the next three contenders: Wine 4 Medium-plus ruby-red colour, still with hints of cherry. Shiny red fruit on the nose with a black […]

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