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rounding up…

big ben 6 o’clockSeems a while – well I suppose it is – but here’s a round-up of the last days in London and thereabouts.

Wednesday evening started with 13 burgundies – unlucky for us as it should have been 14 but we had a corked 1993 Dujac Gevrey Combottes – though 13 interesting wines from 14 is a very good start. Notes will come during this week as time allows

Thursday was Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2005 tasting; always looked forward to and very well run by Corney & Barrow the UK agents. Dr Jamie Goode hung around long enough to swirl, spit and take some photos then triumphantly post his notes first from the assembled throng. Neal Martin and Linden Wilkie (my erstwhile lunch companions) took a more lingering approach. For those with a penchant for a case, the R-C was priced at a rather academic £1,332.26 per bottle to take away.

Something about the wines? Why not indeed (full write-up in the Spring Burgundy-Report); whatever anyone tells you, these wines were tight. The Echézeaux was the only open wine but currently showing a facile sweet oaky complexion – you need to wait 2 years for seriousness – the rest, versus what 2005 did show and will one day show again showed only glimpses, but glimpses of greatness for sure, but today drink 2004, 2003 and 2000 in preference if you want to stay with the 21st century!

There was also a weekend too…

…and while I’ve been away:

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