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a few days in the côtes

thunder and lightening in BeauneThursday was an early start. First appointment (over 2 and a half hours drive away) was in Morey at 9:30am, then in Beaune to taste before lunch and back to Morey for two afternoon appointments – I couldn’t organise it any better, but ended the day with L&A Lignier, Segiun-Manuel, David Clark and Laurent Ponsot in the bag – not bad for a day’s holiday 🙂

The weather had really changed as Wednesday was 28°C but overnight thunder-storms really cooled things down – only 20-22° on Thursday with very occasional light rain.

Today (Friday) and it warmed to about 24-25° and was clear enough for me to burn my head – forgot my hat – at least my wife isn’t here to point out the “bleedin’ obvious”.* I started with a lovely visit and tasting with Anne Parent, then moved back to Morey (guess what the next issue will be focusing on!) to visit Lambrays and Lignier-Michelot. Thierry Bruin of Lambrays pointed to the southerly wind in the early afternoon and said it would rain – sure enough we had thunder and lightening tonight – though Beaune missed the worst – I wonder if Ferrari or McLaren want to hire him?

Anyway, two more visits tomorrow before cruising home.
PS – Did I mention that 2005 Clos des Lambrays is a wondrous wine? – Despite Thierry saying with a wink that it was a little closed!

*Basil Fawlty of course.

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