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the holiday season – please expect tumbleweed…

the holiday season – please expect tumbleweed…

Until January – may you all be happy with your (wine!) choices…

philippe livera (tilleuls) 2010 gevrey en champ

2010 Philippe Livera (Domaine Tilleuls), Gevrey Chambertin En Champ Deep colour. The nose starts with a deep waft of cushioned, dark oak – it really needs about 30 minutes for this to fade to ‘acceptable’ for my palate – but by which time, the wine is much more than acceptable! A dark cherry aroma is […]

an ‘xmas’ card

an ‘xmas’ card

From Jean-Michel Chartron…

pierre damoy 2002 chapelle-chambertin

Well, it’s almost Christmas, so why not another one! Overall, I have a preference for the 1996 today… 2002 Pierre Damoy, Chapelle-Chambertin Medium-plus colour. The nose starts with a blast of reduction, but it doesn’t stick around for very long. What remains is a heavy whole cluster aroma that twists and turns with almonds and […]

annual vintage chart update

Vintage Chart updated today…

michel lafarge 1986 volnay clos des chênes

michel lafarge 1986 volnay clos des chênes

After the Damoy ’96, why not go back another 10 years! 1986 Michel Lafarge, Volnay 1er Clos des Chênes The cork slides far too easily out, but in one piece and it doesn’t smell too oxidised. Just a hint more than medium colour. Like the Damoy of last night, there is a faint twist of […]

maranges, santenay, savigny & pernand

Plus the syndicat de gevrey 2011s – and of-course more 2011s – it must be the Autumn report!

pierre damoy 1996 chapelle-chambertin

pierre damoy 1996 chapelle-chambertin

Always good to check in on an old vintage to see how things are going – rather well for 1996 GCs if this is anything to go by… 1996 Pierre Damoy, Chapelle-Chambertin Medium-plus colour. Deep, almost liqueur nose, slowly developing leaf note stays very much in the background – eventually something more beefy presents itself, […]

cremant de bourgogne – something for christmas…

cremant de bourgogne – something for christmas…

It’s a little while since I last delved (publicly) into crémant. Those nice people of Louis Bouillot have nevertheless thought it worth asking my opinion of two new bottles, though I note that one is the same as before – zero dosage, single vineyard – and it has rounded out rather nicely. I have to […]

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