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burnt skin and mountains

burnt skin and mountains

A walk in the mountains this weekend – now I’m a red-neck with bright red forearms to match:

jc boisset 2006 morey monts luisants blanc

jc boisset 2006 morey monts luisants blanc

2006 Jean-Claude Boisset, Morey St.Denis Monts Luisants (Blanc) One of the rarer bottlings by JCBoisset winemaker Gregory Patriat – a single barrel, 295 bottles. Pale lemon yellow. A nose of creamy oak plus bright pineapple fruit that slowly fades. Well textured and with perfect acidity. The flavours are ripe – not too much so – […]

jadot expands

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marc jomain 2006 puligny 1er les perrières

marc jomain 2006 puligny 1er les perrières

2005 Jomain, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Perrières Medium-pale lemon yellow colour. Width, and after their Combettes a more obvious higher-toast oak depth, with cream-edged pear fruit. The palate is more lithe and linear with better acidity. Good dimension in the mid-palate and the oak is less jarring and textured, super length here. This also needs 3 […]

jomain 2005 puligny-montrachet 1er les combettes

2005 Jomain, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Combettes A medium lemon yellow colour and a nose of citrus width, though never developing anything other than a little brioche depth. The palate is a mouth-full and initially reasonably textured, but as it slowly slides to the finish there is a little oaky texture and a lot of oak […]

ponsot 01 morey st.denis 1er clos des monts luisants vv

ponsot 01 morey st.denis 1er clos des monts luisants vv

The thing about a great Aligoté is that (blind) it walks a tightrope between a great red and a great white burgundy – put it in a black tasting glass and see how many people guess wrongly the colour – this 80% old-vine aligoté (the rest is chardonnay, though from 2005 this cuvée is 100% […]

béjot takes over thomas-moillard – updated

——————————————————————————- UPDATED from June 23rd: I discussed with some of the family; there is (was) a complex holding of many, many family members, so a wide spread of shareholders. A large (majority) block chose to sell, and that block was not represented by those that currently actively manage the company… ——————————————————————————- Fair to say that […]

gold for grégory

gold for grégory

Grégory Patriat scoops Gold AND the Pinot Noir Trophy for Jean-Claude Boisset with his 2006 Chambolle-Musigny. I happen to think that he made even better wines in 2006! 😉Chapeau!

a champagne weekend

a champagne weekend

A long weekend in Champagne brought together around 1,000 kms of driving, a guided tour and tasting at Moët et Chandon in Epernay, a guided tour and tasting at Champagne Henri Chauvenet in Rilly la Montagne, an alfresco dinner in Epernay, a lunch in Ambonnay, a dinner in the michelin-starred restaurant of our hotel in l’Epine […]

bertagna chambolle-musigny le village 2005

bertagna chambolle-musigny le village 2005

Everthing that last week’s Bertagna Bourgogne wasn’t – really super! 2005 Bertagna, Chambolle-Musigny Le Village Medium-plus cherry red. Impressive depth of dark, brulée-tinged fruit at the base, slowly becoming redder at the top. In the mouth you have silky texture, excellent acidity and a really super extra dimension of dark fruit in the mid palate. […]

roblet-monnot volnay 1er robardelles 2000

roblet-monnot volnay 1er robardelles 2000

Drank directly after the Pavelot 2000, it’s another very successful effort, so-much so that it does highlight the finishing rusticity of those 2000 Dominode tannins – though at 50% additional cost! 2000 Roblet-Monnot, Volnay 1er, Robardelles Medium, medium-plus colour. Quite a wide pamorama of high-toned and faintly spicy notes before the depth of faintly plummy, […]

(another) pavelot dominode – 2000

A new label in 2000 and a new domaine name as Hugues takes on more of the work. 2000 JM et Hugues Pavelot, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er, La Dominode Medium colour. Plenty of depth and interest on the nose – black-cherry shaded. The balance is rather good – good acidity and fresh, darker fruit flavours. The tannins […]

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