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paddling…

Like a duck paddling away below the surface I’m trying to give the impression of everything being serene above the waist. The fact is the next Burgundy Report (already the 8th year!) is coming together in a much more orderly/timely fashion than usual – in fact you will only have to wait until the 15th because I’ve requested some stuff from external parties, and that’s their deadline – I suppose if they deliver it early you can have it early too 🙂

I’ve been going through a bit of a white clear-out phase, and didn’t want to subject you to the same notes every week, but during the last 6 weeks I’ve managed to go through the following, only some of which have been mentioned in the diary:

  • 1999 G. Roulot, Bourgogne (1) – oxidised
  • 1999 Morey-Blanc Meursault (1) – oxidised
  • 2000 A. Guyon, Corton-Charlemagne (1) – oxidised
  • 2000 Méo-Camuzet, Clos St.Philibert (2) – fine
  • 2001 Méo-Camuzet, Clos St.Philibert (2) – fine
  • 2001 Leflaive, Bourgogne (1) – fine
  • 2001 Chât.Puligny, Puligny Folatières (1) – ‘okay’
  • 2001 W. Fevre, Chablis Les Clos (3) – fine
  • 2002 W. Fevre, Chablis Les Clos (3) – fine
  • 2002 W. Fevre, Chablis Bougrots (1) – oxidised
  • 2002 Bouchard Père, Meursault Perrières (1) – oxidised
  • 2002 A. Guyon, Corton-Charlemagne (2) – part oxidised
  • 2005 Bouchard Père, Chablis Bougrots (2) – fine
  • 2005 F&D Clair, St.Aubin Dents du Chien (1) – fine
  • 2005 Marc Morey Chassagne Morgeot (1) – fine
  • 2006 Pierre Morey, Meursault Perrières (1) – fine
  • 2006 Alex Gambal, Bourgogne Blanc (3) – fine

So 8 oxidised from 27 – but that’s too charitable I think, as I included some young wines. If we look at 2002 and older it’s 8 from 19…

Moving swiftly on, here’s an article about Faiveley that was published last weekend….

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?