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a new burgundy-report ‘issue’

For those that are interested, the Spring 2008 Burgundy-Report is available here

alex gambal 2005 chambolle 1er charmes

alex gambal 2005 chambolle 1er charmes

Did I ever say I loved Chambolle Charmes (Ponsot, Clerget etc., etc.) 2005 Alex Gambal, Chambolle 1er Les Charmes Deep cherry-red colour. The nose is a lovely layered effort with faintly perfumed top-notes and a soft core of dark fruit. In the mouth there is well submerged structure but it’s under lovely concentrated and relatively […]

an evening aside

I’m too busy typing other things right now, but Alex Gambal’s 2005 Chambolle 1er Charmes is really delivering tonight!

2005 ecard savigny 1er les jarrons

2005 Maurice Ecard, Savigny 1er Les Jarrons Medium red. Wide, slightly creamy, smooth red fruit dominates the nose. Smooth entry that runs swiftly into an intense mid-palate where the acidity starts to flow and augments a long finish. The mid-palate has some impressive complexity and weight of fruit. This wine delivers impressive concentration and complexity […]

a brace of bachelet côte de nuits villages…

a brace of bachelet côte de nuits villages…

Domaine Denis Bachelet have updated their labels for 2005 and very nice they are too – also new and just off the picture is a tiny neck ‘lozenge’ for the vintage. I already noted in the last entry that the 2004 was problematic to start with, so I gave it a day-2 chance… 2004 Bachelet, […]

bachelet is not immune (2004 and all that…)

I just opened the 2004 Denis Bachelet Côte de Nuits Villages and if you are sensitive (and I am), it’s cedar-green hell. I’ll give it a chance and return tommorrow when I’ll also open the new-liveried 2005 version…

4 whites while skiing…

4 whites while skiing…

A lovely weekend that started with a four hour drive – it should be less than three – through rain, snow and holiday traffic to arrive at Klosters. The snow was still coming down when we went to bed, four white burgundies behind us: 2004 Alex Gambal, St.Aubin 1er Murgers des Dents de Chien Medium […]

more travel – this time paid

more travel – this time paid

Days of meetings and customer visits whilst avoiding tidal waves of reorganisations back at home – all will come to roost eventually. I spent yesterday evening with a glass (or 2) of chardonnay in a pub while watching football – I don’t drink beer, but white wine by the glass in a pub is usually […]

already writing a list to santa?

already writing a list to santa?

You know you wants it! [Gollum] “The Angelshare single-bottle cellar that special bottle of wine in its own temperature and humidity controlled time capsule for that special occasion in the future, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other significant event in your life or of those closest to you. The compact dimensions and elegant, […]

wine ‘tourism’ and independence

I use the quotation marks because I’m not really talking about ‘real’ tourists, rather the ever-increasing global band of ‘writers’ who travel the world at the expense of regional marketing groups – worldwide – it seems a nice life! In itself there is nothing wrong with this symbiotic relationship as the journalist arrives, learns, tastes […]

sylvie esmonin 2005 gevrey

sylvie esmonin 2005 gevrey

I bought one bottle each of this, the Vieilles-Vignes and the Clos St.Jacques to compare and then decide which to purchase more of – but within days everything was sold – so the bigger brother and sister are packed away for a date together in the future. 2005 Sylvie Esmonin, Gevrey-Chambertin Medium-plus colour. The nose […]

2006 bouzeron blanc from a et p de villaine

Short and sweet for a very pretty wine: 2006 A et P de Villaine, Bouzeron (Blanc) High-toned fruit on the nose. Lovely acidity that carries fresh, sweet fruit into a medium finish. A very pretty and understated wine. Lovely. Rebuy – Yes While I’ve been away, two articles of interest: Land shapes the wine More […]

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