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what’s best for christmas lunch?

what’s best for christmas lunch?

I continue my search for the best wine combination for the Christmas-day feast. I’ve tried (over and over) older, medium, young red burgundies, but never found a really good match – it’s that combination of salt, sweet, stuffing, sprouts etc., etc.. This year I tried a magnum of Foillard’s 2006 Morgon Côte du Py, and […]

some time off…

I am now (Eurotunnel permitting) on holiday, and not back until Jan 6th – so only tumbleweed around here for the next days… Cheers !!!

2006 faiveley nuits st.georges 1er cru pôrets st.georges

2006 faiveley nuits st.georges 1er cru pôrets st.georges

2006 Faiveley, Nuits St.Georges 1er cru Pôrets St.Georges I’d love to be able to recommend this wine (after all I bought some!) but today is not the day to tell you if it is, or will be, any good. Today it is a complete waste of money – aromatically dumb, narrow on the palate and […]

stylish bordeaux?

I know that this is in the ‘wrong’ place, but I think it cuts rather a dash – don’t you?

2006 gérard mugneret vosne-romanée 1er les suchots

2006 gérard mugneret vosne-romanée 1er les suchots

2006 Gérard Mugneret, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Suchots Medium-plus colour. Straight away the nose is about depth, dark fruit and a little coffee/mineral mix and an impressive Vosne-style dimension – a great start. In the mouth for the first 20 minutes I can’t drink it, it tastes like salt – no, really like salt! A long […]

jeunes talents du vin…

jeunes talents du vin…

New in: “The event «Jeunes Talents du Vin» “Wine Young Talents” unveiled the prize winners of Year 2009 on 10th December in Paris. Presided by Philippe Faure-Brac, Best Sommelier in the World, the jury selected 7 “vignerons” from 7 vine growing areas of France.” Domaine Seguin-Manuel was awarded the « Burgundy » Trophy. Well done […]

david clark 2005 bourgogne au pelson

david clark 2005 bourgogne au pelson

2005 David Clark, Bourgogne Au Pelson From vines between Morey and Chambolle, but on the ‘wrong’ side of the Route Nationale 74. Deep colour. The nose is a brooding affair with faint spice and herb top-notes and a tight concentration of fruit below, eventually a faint milk-chocolate note surfaces. In the mouth this is unexpectedly […]

cellar sale of la tour d’argent

cellar sale of la tour d’argent

I brought your attention to the auction of part of the cellar from the Tour d’Argent that was held in Paris last week. I myself made some bids on what looked like reasonably priced (and perfect provenance!) 1993s, the estimates were, however, rather under-estimates – the wines made 2.5 to 4x mid-estimate. Needless to say […]

so sad for spinosad…

I only recently saw this on the JF-Mugnier website – it’s a funny old world…

2006 gaston et pierre ravaut ladoix les carrières

2006 Gaston et Pierre Ravaut, Ladoix Les Carrières Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose soars with beautiful raspberry and blackberry notes – it’s a peach – or maybe that’s confusing! There is some sweetness of fruit, nice texture and a significant length, but to be honest after a number of successful vintages in my cellar, this […]

2 reports: burgundy report’s autumn 2009 & vougeraie’s newsletter #29

The Autumn 2009 Burgundy Report is finally online. You’ve already seen the ‘Vintage Viewpoint’, but amongst others, there are reports of my walk in the vines of Corton with Aubert de Villaine and Didier Dubois and a review of Clive Coates ‘warts’n’all’ recent book. Now that’s done I’ve found time to do a little tidying […]

2004 mischief & mayhem gevrey-chambertin 1er crazy love

With a few (very) good contacts, M&M were able to fashion this blend of two iconic Gevrey 1ers – if you buy some wine from them, they might tell you what’s in the bottle – they probably won’t tell you who they got if from though! 2004 Mischief & Mayhem, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er, Crazy Love Medium […]

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