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pavelot 1999 savigny la dominode

pavelot 1999 savigny la dominode

1999 Jean-Marc Pavelot, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er, La Dominode Still deeply coloured. A nose of coal and dark blackberry jam. Plenty of wine here; intense, lingering acidity and decent length. The tannin is present but it’s well-kept and the fruit at its core remains fresh, dark and primary, at the edge I sense some secondary flavours making […]

offer of the day, henri boillot 2007…

Ouch.  Much more expensive than Bouchard Père 07 (same merchant) – they are good, but they are not that good.  There are too many clouds around white burgundy to justify dipping my toes for anything other than an ‘early tester’ at these prices.  Boillot’s Corton-Charlemagne can be class leading, but given the poor aging of the 2001’s […]



It seems that many of you had the hots for my little graphic the other day. Try it yourself – here – hours of endless fun! My thanks to Jonathan Feinberg.

2005 jacques prieur, beaune 1er greves

2005 jacques prieur, beaune 1er greves

Despite the weight of their bottles and the quality of the packaging, for years I’ve found the wines of Domaine Jacques Prieur far from the brightest pennies in the box, but sufficient people have told me to take another look that it’s perhaps time to try a bottle or two… 2005 Jacques Prieur, Beaune 1er […]

2,100 wine notes in one picture…

2,100 wine notes in one picture…

The whole content of of my tasting-note database in one picture!  It impressed me, though some might say that’s not hard! 🙂

bertagne les dames huguettes

bertagna 2005 bourgogne les dames huguettes

2005 Bertagna, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Les Dames Huguettes  Medium, medium-plus cherry red. Frankly I don’t like the nose – it’s quite forward, but it’s mainly the bubble-gum notes of a less than satisfying Beaujolais. In the mouth the acidity is quite bright and the flavours are metallic. As it stands, it’s a big […]

offer of the day, bouchard père 2007…

2007 Burgundies from Bouchard Père et FilsI’ve seen worse. The whites are not bad value considering the current impression of the quality – I last bought the 2002 Meursault Perrières for 59 francs per, but that’s an average 5% increase per year! VINS BLANCS MEURSAULT Genevrières 375 36.50 (Swiss Francs) MEURSAULT Genevrières 750 69.00 MEURSAULT Les Perrières 750 75.00 CORTON […]

nicolas potel 1997 volnay

My last Potel (99 Volnay 1er Mitans) was horribly corked so it would be hard not to improve! Very highly rated by Perry Mason from barrel, this is a wine that has been sullen virtually since release – every couple of years I pull one out for a test, the last was about the best […]

d’angerville 1999 volnay 1er fremiet

1999 Marquis d’Angerville, Volnay 1er Fremiet Medium, medium-plus ruby-red core. The nose is dense, and just now will win no prizes for elegance – heavy plum notes dominate a nice dark confiture. Intense and nicely fresh, more mature flavours and a lingering liquid length. Tannin is only found if you roll the wine around in […]

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