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pierre bouree 1991 vosne malconsorts

1991 pierre bourée, vosne 1er les malconsorts

I have a whole bunch of Malconsorts that I might be working my way through in the next weeks! Direct from the domaine this was only €51 – I was amazed they would still have these (at least at this price) as that’s very cheap for a perfect provenance Vosne 1er, or at least if […]

billard gonnet pommard 1er chaponnieres 2005

billard-gonnet pommard 1er chaponnieres 2005

2005 Billard-Gonnet, Pommard 1er Chaponnières Medium, medium-plus colour. Directly following the Château de Chorey the nose and palate both seemed attenuated and narrow, only the finish was captivating – much longer than the Beaune. Within 5 minutes the nose showed occasional flashes of brilliance – beautiful red fruits and hints of coffee. The palate is […]

chateau de chorey beaune le cras

99 château de chorey, beaune 1er le cras vv

1999 Château de Chorey, Beaune 1er Le Cras Vieilles Vignes Medium-plus colour. Wide, a little herbal and mineral with a dark core of fruit. In your mouth there’s great fruit though it’s wrapped in plenty of structure – it’s relatively smooth but the tannin still needs a number of years. The depth is super and […]

2009 drc corton…

It sounds like an April fool, but from Bourgogne Aujourd’hui: Le domaine de la Romanée-Conti à Corton ! La plus célèbre des références bourguignonnes, le domaine de la Romanée-Conti exploitera à partir du millésime 2009 trois grands crus de l’appellation corton. Les vignes sont situées sur les climats Bressandes (1,20 ha), Clos du Roi (0,57 […]

2005 bouchard père et fils, chambolle-musigny

2005 Bouchard Père et Fils, Chambolle-Musigny A négoce wine. Medium-plus cherry-red colour. The nose has decent width but better depth, but note that it has an appreciable oak base. In the mouth the concentration is almost good and there is plenty of tannin though it seems more wood than grape-driven. The length is good, but […]

Nuits St.Georges

in the côtes

It was damn cold in the Côtes last week – actually only about -2°C, but the sneaky breeze made it feel more-so. I didn’t see the sun at all on Thursday and Friday. As well as visiting Domaine d’Eugénie just in time for publishing in the Autumn Report, I managed to visit two new domaines […]

good-bye white burgundy & drc ‘control-freaks’…

good-bye white burgundy & drc ‘control-freaks’…

Australian white burgundy that is… Now what about Domaine de la Romanée-Conti? You don’t see too much critique of the domaine as people are probably too worried that they might ‘lose’ their allocations of wine, but I think I will (eventually) raise a valid point here. I took delivery of a modest 4 bottles of […]

offer of the day…

offer of the day…

DOMAINE LEFLAIVE 2007 – Puligny-Montrachet PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 75cl 69.50 Swiss francs PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Clavoillons 75cl 98.00 MEURSAULT Sous le Dos d’Âne 75cl 99.50 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Folatières 75cl 139.00 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Combettes 75cl 139.00 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Pucelles 75cl 169.00 PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Pucelles 150cl 343.00 BIENVENUES BATARD MONTRACHET 75cl 289.00 BATARD MONTRACHET 75cl 299.00 CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET 75cl 389.00 I’m […]

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 […]

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