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autumn 2008 report…

Was in Burgundy Thursday-Friday; Both days were freezing and foggy/misty – only about -2°C but the modest wind made it feel much cooler – a bit more about that tomorrow. Anyway returning to a weekend of hard typing has provided enough of the Autumn Report for me to release it. The compendiums of notes for […]

latour 05 meursault-blagny 1er château blagny

2005 Louis Latour Meursault-Blagny 1er Château de Blagny Medium-pale yellow. The nose is wide and dense, with deep with a concentrated core of chunky pineapple – you have to wait for quite some time before higher-toned, more floral aspects, eventually peek through. Fresh and ebullient on the tongue, starting narrow and widening on the mid-palate. […]

barrel art…

Angels’ Share barrel art: Lots more pictures here too.

1980 domaine les perrières gevrey 1er petites chapelles

Domaine Les Perrières is based in Gevrey, and seemed to be appreciated by RMP Jr himself – including this particular wine – when he published his 1989 ‘Burgundy’ book. RMP noted that proprietor François Perrot made wine from a 2.77 acre parcel of Petit Chapelles – Matt Kramer’s book of the same year lists SC […]

offer of the day…

DOMAINE JACQUES PRIEUR – Millésime 2007 Vins blancs PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Combettes 75cl 78.00 Swiss francs MEURSAULT Perrières 75cl 109.00 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 75cl 128.00 CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET 75cl 219.00 MONTRACHET 75cl 399.00 Vins rouges VOLNAY Champans 75cl 66.00 VOLNAY Clos des Santenots 75cl 69.50 CORTON BRESANDES 75cl 109.00 CLOS DE VOUGEOT 75cl 109.00 CHAMBERTIN 75cl 159.00 ECHEZEAUX 75cl […]

bertagna vougeot 1er clos des perrieres 2005

bertagna 2005 vougeot 1er clos des perrières

2005 Bertagna, Vougeot 1er Clos des Perrières Deep cherry-red colour. The nose opens with fine, high-toned, red and black berry notes over a deeper, brooding core of fruit – eventually there’s a lovely pure redcurrant note in the emptying glass. In the mouth the acidity starts just a shade bright on the tongue though it […]

berry bros and rudd 1909 burgundy pricelist

catching up…

Rather than (as intended) smoking my keyboard with prose for next weekend’s scheduled Autumn issue of the Burgundy Report, I seem to have spent a whole day trying to catch up on what’s gone on over the last 3 weeks. First I particularly like the post on the Berry Bros weblog that commemorates their 1909 […]

savour club 1991 chapelle-chambertin

savour club 1991 chapelle-chambertin

I picked up a few bottles of this at a recent auction – for a relative song if they taste halfway good! The Savour Club still exists in Belgium/Germany/France/Switzerland as a wine merchant, though today they don’t seem (as in this case) to be so actively using their own labels and acting as a négociant. […]

leroy volnay clos des chênes

1998 leroy volnay clos des chênes

The label assumes that you know that ‘Volnay Clos Des Chênes’ is a premier cru as there is no mention of ‘rank’. This is far from a cheap bottle – 70 Swiss francs – but the tariff is in-line with several producers’ current 1er cru offerings from the Côte de Beaune, it also has the […]

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