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Just SO… The functional elegance of this rarefied speak is uniquely captured in one of its most inconspicuous words: “so.” This isn’t “so” the intensifier (“so expensive”); it’s not the “so” that joins two clauses. This is the “so” that introduces a sentence, as in “So as we can see, modified Newtonian dynamics cannot account […]

offer of the day…

Plenty of expensive offers around right now, many are for 2007’s already, but here’s one today for 2006 that I passed on: COMTES LAFON 2006 18 MEURSAULT 75cl 109.50 Swiss Francs 24 MEURSAULT Clos de la Barre 75cl 119.50 6 MEURSAULT 1er cru Goutte d’Or 75cl 198.00 9 MEURSAULT 1er cru Charmes 75cl 219.00 2 […]

budburst + 2001 montagny 1er blanc buxynoise

budburst + 2001 montagny 1er blanc buxynoise

Ah, a warm weekend at last. So warm in fact that the vine in my garden started to burst its buds; that’s about five weeks later than the precocious Spring of 2007 – likewise it’s a more ‘normal’ Spring-time in the Côte d’Or – I’m looking forward to visiting in 2 weeks. Did I mention […]

ghislaine barthod 2001 and 2002 bourgognes

Clearly the 2005 bourgognes have spoiled us – intermediate age wines like these wither in the shadow of those 05’s – but like the recent Côte de Chalonaise, these really need to be judged in about another 3-5+ years time when they have started to show some more maturity. 2001 Ghislaine Barthod, Bourgogne Medium colour. […]

2005 gevrey-chambertin 1er clos des varoilles

2005 gevrey-chambertin 1er clos des varoilles

2005 des Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos des Varoilles Medium-plus colour. The nose starts with a wild brambly black fruit – slowly goes deeper with faint caramel. Wide and intense – again with dark-hued fruit. Reasonably well-packaged tannin and very good length though the tannin resurfaces here. It’s still brusque and bruising in its intensity so […]

joseph voillot 2002 pommard les rugiens

2002 Joseph Voillot, Pommard 1er Les Rugiens Medium colour. Initially the nose is tight and thin, 10 minutes brings a savoury depth and faintly floral width. In the mouth it’s a narrow entry, the defining feature of this wine is it’s acidity – it’s slightly forward, but everything flows from it – soft texture and […]

ghislaine barthod 2002 chambolle fuées

I know that for years I must have been unlucky, but finally, a Barthod that impresses me! I wouldn’t propose that you drink it now, but… 2002 Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Fuées Medium-plus colour. A heavily perfumed nose, high floral tones and low tones of good fruity depth – takes quite some time to […]

meo-camuzet 1993 corton clos rognets

1993 Méo-Camuzet, Corton Clos Rognets I last opened one of these Méo’s about 3 years ago and it was a big wine, I expected nothing less tonight, but this was not bright in the glass. The nose started very earthy, then went through a mushroom phase before an understated red fruit impression. In the mouth […]

roulot meursault perrières

guy roulot meursault perrières 00

Dinner with a friend who can really cook, so some digging in the cellar was required. If I’m honest I was a little disappointed to be opening one of these, but following the relative disappointment of my 2001 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagnes, I decided I would rather enjoy my last Roulot young than be disappointed in […]

half a million dollars – 12 bottles of romanée-conti

REUTERS The client bought 12 bottles of Romanee Conti 1978, two bottles of the 1961, 1966, 1996 and 2003 and single bottles of the 1981, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2002. “It is the highest price that has ever been achieved for a single lot,” Managing Director Stephen Williams of the London- based Antique […]

advertising and weekends

No, I’m not advertising my weekend – though dinner tonight, cooked by a friend who can really cook, will be accompanied by Guy Roulot’s 2000 Meursault Perrières, and Méo-Camuzet’s 1993 Corton Clos Rognet from my cellar – can’t wait! Now, back to advertising. Burgundy-Report has remained a free resource and I have no plans to […]

berthaut fixin les clos 2005

berthaut fixin les clos 2005

2005 Vincent et Denis Berthaut, Fixin Les Clos Medium-plus colour. The nose is both wide and deep with higher-toned powdery elements and occasional flashes of deep cherry. Intense and mouth-watering with a decent finish – in-between is fruit with good depth and submerged tannin. For a humble ‘villages’ wine this impresses and is reasonably sophisticated. […]

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