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syndicat de gevrey tasting; part 1 – the villages…

This was a very good showing indeed – occasional wines were a little out of sorts, some a little austere and others were stylistically marked by oak. Despite all that, I found the average presentation much better than is normally the case for big en-primeur tastings in London, despite this tasting being about 2 months earlier in the calendar; I assume the ‘mere’ fifteen mile trip from Gevrey to Beaune allowed the wines to be fresher and probably not require additional doses of sulfur.

Part 1: The Villages

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5 responses to “syndicat de gevrey tasting; part 1 – the villages…”

  1. Gevrey-Chambertin and polemic…

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  2. Claude Kolm

    Bill — Can you clarify your usage of “quite good?” I once got into a discussion with Clive Coates about his use of it.

    To an American, “quite” is a modifier that increases the effect of the word modified, so “quite good” means “very good.” To Clive, it means “less than good” or, to an American, “not quite good” — a usage entirely unknown here. Are you using the term in the sense that Clive does?

    Best,
    Claude

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