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wines of their vintages…

wines of their vintages…

Been busy the last days but there’s still chance to look back at a few bottles, all of them showing their vintage roots. The Morey has the ripeness of the vintage but the acidity is good enough – I didn’t think the remnants of day two as good though. The Liger-Belair also bears the mark […]

ponsot/chézeaux 2008 clos st.denis tvv…

ponsot/chézeaux 2008 clos st.denis tvv…

I decided I’d had enough of that old wine – time for some good new stuff 😉 2008 des Chézeaux (Ponsot), Clos St.Denis Très Vieilles Vignes Ardea sealed and these things are frankly a pain in the arse to remove. Medium-plus purple-rimmed colour. The nose starts dense and unyielding but very quickly develops a dark […]

félix clerget volnay le crot martin 1972

félix clerget volnay le crot martin 1972

1972 Félix Clerget, Volnay Crot Martin Medium-pale, there’s a core of bright red colour but it’s more like old mahogany at the rim. Deep, slightly dark aromas of clean soil and baked red fruit, eventually there’s a nice, quite young acid cherry. This is very silky and shows lovely acidity. The broad mid-palate flavours are […]

2008 seigneurs de bligny gevrey 1er craipillots

2008 seigneurs de bligny gevrey 1er craipillots

2008 Seigneurs de Bligny, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Craipillots Medium, medium-plus purple-edged colour. The aromas have a musky depth though the core of fruit shines through, above is a higher tone of faint cedar. Precociously sweet fruit has a little bitter tannin to balance, and balance it does. The acidity is very well judged too. Slowly mouth-watering […]

1985 guillemard-dupont et fils pommard

Seems we were ‘lucky’ to leave France on Saturday, perhaps a day or two later and we would have been stuck there without ‘juice’ for the car. Still, there would be worse places ‘(eh, dear reader?)’ 1985 Guillemard-Dupont et Fils, Pommard Medium colour with a touch of orange about it. The nose has width, if […]

fourrier griotte-chambertin 2004

It’s a shame that you no-longer see tasting notes for wines such as these. In former, more affordable days these bottles were often fun for various get-togethers, nowadays they much more often left in the cellar… 2004 Fourrier, Griotte-Chambertin Vieilles-Vignes Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts with plenty of mushroom rather than the customary reduction, […]

mark de morey – burgundy harvest diary #last(?)

mark de morey – burgundy harvest diary #last(?)

Jumping ahead of myself but ‘inspired’ by Bill’s recent excellent photos, here’s 3 taken on the morning of taking my sad leave of Morey-St-Denis. Taken over the wall from Arlaud’s entrance for the first 2, and from the wall at the top of the car park for the bar/boulangerie, these were taken about 7.30 a.m. […]

rain, rain, go away & ponnelle 1983…

rain, rain, go away & ponnelle 1983…

The weather had to change (of-course) and on Saturday we awoke to precipitation – the camera is not likely to be exercised. Still, I have a tasting in Volnay at 10am and another in Savigny at 3:15 – not bad for a Saturday – sandwiched in-between is a lunch in the café of Puligny and […]

chassagne and a little ‘paulée’

chassagne and a little ‘paulée’

Friday. The last day of (almost) sun in the côtes – it was a little misty, but dry. I can’t ever remember walking through the vines in September in ‘normal’ shoes – the ground was so dry. Lots of work was being done replacing old/dead vines and even a bit of ploughing here and there […]

a puligny promenade

a puligny promenade

Pics taken on Thursday…

a few more pics – beaune and chassagne

a few more pics – beaune and chassagne

The indian summer continues. A few more pics here from Beaune (mainly) with a couple thrown in from Chassagne-Montrachet. Two different Montrachets today 😉

a day in meursault plus a two-faced volnay…

a day in meursault plus a two-faced volnay…

It’s clearly an indian summer in the côtes – and we really have something of the golden hillside as a backdrop. Three lovely visits yesterday, three more today and four appointments each on Thursday and Friday. I thnk I have just the one appointment on Saturday – that should be enough as ‘part recovery’ – […]

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