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Offer of the day – William Fevre Chablis 2008

CHABLIS WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS 2008 CHABLIS Village 75cl 24.00 SFr PREMIERS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Montée de Tonnerre 75cl 39.50 (39.50) CHABLIS Fourchaume Vignoble Vaulorent 75cl 49.80 (55.00) GRANDS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Valmur 75cl 69.00 (79.00) CHABLIS Bougros Côtes de Bouquerots 75cl 69.00 (79.00) CHABLIS Bougros Côtes de Bouquerots 150cl 143.00 CHABLIS Les Clos […]

Les Sionnières

Harvest 2009 update

Courtesy of Kellen Lignier in Morey St.Denis, pictures from her vineyards, all pictures taken yesterday, commentary is also hers. Thanks Kellen.

96 thomas-moillard corton clos du roi

1996 Thomas-Moillard, Corton Clos du Roi Medium-plus colour. With any volume of wine in the glass, the aromas tend towards leafy, clean notes over a tighter, darker depth. As the glass drains the aromas first add a little raisined fruit before a very, very pretty red fruit comes centre-stage – really impressive. Slightly forward acidity […]

offer of the day – raveneau 2007…

DOMAINE RAVENEAU – Chablis 2007 CHABLIS 1er Cru Butteaux 75cl 85.00 Swiss francs CHABLIS 1er Cru Montée-de-Tonnerre 75cl 98.00 CHABLIS Grand Cru Valmur 75cl 188.00 CHABLIS Grand Cru Clos 75cl 268.00 I realise that these may be monuments in the making, but they will not be monuments in my cellar – oh, and just in […]

2000 Fixin, Clos Marion

2000 fixin clos marion – fougeray de beauclair

Pretty for 2-3 years the 2000s became a little sullen for the following two. Many are now blossoming again, particularly at the villages and selected 1er cru level. I found a relative bargain here, 2 4 bottles from the case already consumed; perfect for drinking now and over the next few years. The Clos Marion […]

harvest 2009 update

harvest 2009 update

A couple of selected quotes from this week: David Clarke @ Morey: Things are looking good. The weather has essentially been warm and very occasionally stormy since my last update. The storms have brought a few millimetres of unneeded rain, but thankfully nothing worse. The forecast is also dry and sunny for the next week […]

Boisset to buy Antonin Rodet (?)

From the Decanter newsfeed: Burgundy-based wine company Boisset is in advanced negotiations with the owners of Antonin Rodet to take over its wine business. This was the talk of town when I was in burgundy in June, I assumed the silence that followed indicated nothing was happening – it looks like maybe the holidays were […]

wine report r.i.p.

wine report r.i.p.

I see from the Decanter newsfeed (‘click’ Decanter News at the top right of this diary page) that the Wine Report of, or rather edited by, Tom Stevenson may be no more. If Dorling Kindersley, that stalwart of (popular) wine publishing is giving up, I find it hard to see how WR may be resurrected. […]

2002 rené engel grands-echézeaux

2002 Rene Engel, Grands-Echézeaux Medium ruby-red. The nose has hints of dark, spicy oak and turned earth – as the glass drains there are beautiful flashes of red berries. Perfect freshness and still grainy, though generally background tannins. The flavours make a broad panorama on the tongue and are a mix of red berries and […]

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