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05 thierry mortet gevrey-chambertin

2005 Thierry Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertin Medium colour. None of the lovely fruit notes of the 2004, rather a darker, quite sumptuous effect. Dense, but it’s a cushioned concentration and there’s super depth of creamy fruit. completely buried structure today. Lovely, though it will be a long wait for complexity… Rebuy – Yes

04 thierry mortet gevrey-chambertin

04 thierry mortet gevrey-chambertin

The garden looked pretty with snow, so I pulled out a hearty, warming 2004 – oops, should have been the 2005. Never-mind. I can open that at the weekend.2004 Thierry Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertin Medium colour. The nose has more than a hint of 2004 about it, plenty of high-toned cedar but a quick swirl displays the […]

experimenting with harvest dates

A bit of fun from David Clark – will be interesting to follow….

rapet pernand vergelesses 1er les vergelesses

05 rapet p&f pernand-vergelesses 1er les vergelesses

2005 Rapet Père et Fils, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Les Vergelesses Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose only gives hints of interest in the first minutes, but gradually offers up a beautiful mix of raspberry and violets with occasional traces of caramel, but these pretty aromas come and go. A very soft entry – maybe just a little […]

burgundy: a sales slump but still a ‘power’ boost

Burgundy wine sales slump due to UK squeeze… Burgundy wine has become the latest casualty of the financial crisis, with producers bemoaning a slump in sales to the UK. Telegraph.co.uk Rather underlining that point and market move is the 25% discounting of 2006 Burgundies announced by one well-known importer into the US. Some might try […]

All Dreams lead to Burgundy

Well, not everyone’s dreams lead them to Burgundy. Much the same, not all roads lead to Burgundy. In that same thought, I can’t imagine not going to France to make wine. Not too long ago I was on the less exciting side of a Harvest. Just waiting for it kept me up at night. I […]

ponsot 02 morey st.denis 1er clos des monts luisants vv

The pic is from my bottle of the 2001, whereas this 2002 by comparison disappoints. Medium gold and plenty of oxidative aromas and flavours. Given that I (the hater of oxidation) still drank 3 glasses, shows there is still something positive to be said for the wine – though this is clearly an aberration – […]

thomas-moillard 2005 volnay 1er clos des chênes

2005 Thomas-Moillard, Volnay 1er Clos des Chênes A domaine wine whose back-label proclaims the grapes to be ‘biologique’ and that all operations were done according to the lunar calendar. Medium-plus colour. Brooding aromatics but there are glimpses of very fine fruit that slowly turns redder in the glass. Concentrated, lots of very fine tannin that’s […]


vincent girardin 2005 santenay les charmes + various

2005 Vincent Girardin, Santenay Les Charmes Medium-plus ruby-red colour. The nose started blocky with a little dark oak and roasted dark fruit – a little uncouth – but five minutes in the glass and it is transformed with very pretty flashes of red and black fruits. In the mouth it starts in a similar fashion; […]

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