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site tidying…

Part of the long-term updating of the site is to bring more and more of the content under the site (content) management tool. As per my previous note, the transfer of the ‘reports’ keeps moving at its snail pace of progress. Today 2003, much of 2004 plus 2007/8/9 reports are now ‘migrated’ (done!). Yesterday I […]

maison ilan – update

Things have been very busy at the winery lately. With all the fruit in tank and fermenting I have been focusing on tasting, testing, punchdowns and of course more tasting. I decided to use a fair amount of whole cluster on the Morey half way because I was curious about doing it, the otherhalf because […]

2006 louis chenu père et filles savigny 1er aux clous

2006 louis chenu père et filles savigny 1er aux clous

I have to say that this wine is even better now than when I first tasted it – or at least my memory of it! I suppose that means I’ll have to ensure I get my orders in for a mixed case each of 2007, 2008 & 2009… 2006 Louis Chenu, Savigny-lés-Beaune 1er Aux Clous […]

gros frère et soeur 98 bourgogne hautes côtes de nuits

I thought I’d give the ‘bourgogne theme’ one more day… 1998 Gros Frère et Soeur, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Medium-plus ruby-red. The nose starts a complete jumble of dark wood, similarly dark fruit and some spice – fortunately it knits together rather well in only about 20 minutes; creamy spiced deep red plums and […]

return of the green meanies – from a white 2004…

return of the green meanies – from a white 2004…

Until I opened this bottle the concept of the green meanies (coccinelle, mirepoix, green, can’t smell anything or whatever suits you) was merely anecdotal to me in the context of white burgundy, and that despite such a luminary as Christophe Roumier telling me they were there for all to find. Anyway, until now I never […]

maison leroy 95 bourgogne

maison leroy 95 bourgogne

1995 Maison Leroy, Bourgogne Medium ruby-red with and edge of salmon pink. Sweet raisin, slightly resinous aromas, eventually a beacon of pure, red berry fruit. In the mouth there’s a warm red fruit base and very good acidity – the texture is plusher than you’d expect for the label. There’s still some grain to the […]

deux beaux (monts that is…)

deux beaux (monts that is…)

2000 Hudelot-Noellat, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Beaumonts Medium ruby-red. The nose starts with musky, dark oak, a good thirty minutes is needed for most traces to fade leaving a nice, faintly spicy effect over red fruit – very pretty. Plenty of sweetness from red fruit that has a very nice depth. There’s still a lick of […]

nicolas potel 99 maison dieu bourgogne vieilles vignes

nicolas potel 99 maison dieu bourgogne vieilles vignes

We need more bourgogne – maybe one tomorrow too 😉 1999 Maison Nicolas Potel, Bourgogne Maison Dieu Vieilles Vignes Medium, medium-plus colour. When first opened there’s a dark waft of oak supported by some bright cherry. Time in the glass makes the oak fade and the fruit come more to the fore, soft, sometimes powdery […]

harvest roundup

harvest roundup

So, a few updates on resources for the Harvest 2009: Mark has managed to extract pictures from his daughter’s pink Fuji, so, added to his first and last posts are galleries from his experiences. There has been a really good commentary here from Cynthia. Finally, I can deliver you the full set of ‘polished’ reports […]

a return to taste: de montille 06 bourgogne

a return to taste: de montille 06 bourgogne

It’s been a long time since I posted, and I think there have been too many “harvest” entries and not enough slurping – so here is a TN for you. It may have been the occasion – a pique-nique en famille – or merely the fact that this bottle was a gift (and therefore free […]

Dujac Harvest

harvest 2009 – producer updates – monday 21st sept

I asked a few producers how things were looking in the cuverie: Intense colors – for the reds 😉 pH’s that basically (if I may) are not increasing during fermentation – we should end up with levels around 3.60 – 3.70 which is close to my goal. Tannins, after being a bit sharp at mid […]

Pinot Corton Bressandes

mark – pernand-vergelesses day 4 friday 11th Sept

A few words on other matters before getting into Friday’s picking activities et al. One of the many things I have quickly come to love here is the view across the steep sided valley in which Pernand sits on one side – on the right heading up towards Echevronne. Domaine D-F is probably circa half […]

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