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5:40pm 23rd March 2009: Finishing the last row in Romanée-Conti

5:40pm 23rd March 2009: Finishing the last row in Romanée-Conti


Two days in the Côtes and a whole book full of notes to try and put in some semblance of order for the Spring Burgundy Report which should be ‘out’ on Friday evening CET. After a tough 2 hours (well, maybe not!) in Vosne yesterday afternoon tasting the 2007 vintage with the vignerons – 52 notes made it into my book – we took a refreshing walk up the hill, into vines to clear our heads. Under the clear blue sky the first thing we saw was the horse and its handler ploughing their very last row of the day, in the Romanée-Conti vineyard…

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