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bourée 1972 gevrey villages

bourée 1972 gevrey villages

Bottle number two from this stash; the first was so impossibly balsamic that I couldn’t even finish a glass. 1972 Pierre Bourée, Gevery-Chambertin This one has about 7cm of ullage and a cork that crumbles – c’est la vie… Here is also some balsamic aroma but it’s just a trace, there’s a little beef broth […]

jf mugnier nuits 2006 1er clos de la maréchale

jf mugnier nuits 2006 1er clos de la maréchale

Another 2006? Well it seems perfect to compare a Pommard with a Nuits – in reality less-so in this case; a Nuits 1er made by Fédéric Mugnier in the Chambolle style – maybe it’s his yeasts! I also remember the Nuits / Vosne area to be the peak of 2006s so I’d anyway expect a […]

xavier monnot 2006 pommard les vignots

xavier monnot 2006 pommard les vignots

2006 Xavier Monnot, Pommard Les Vignots Medium-plus colour, still with purple highlights. The nose is reasonably forward but a bit burly and bulky with hints of cola, only after the bottle has been opened a couple of hours do you start to get some clear, clean and quite pretty fruit notes but it’s only from […]

saturday links…

saturday links…

Hot from the presses this weekend: Some newish producer recs from Jancis Australian ‘grand cru’ whites Thibault on holiday! Thinking about listing links like those above, you may, or may not, be interested in how some people end up here, or hereabouts. To the right is a summary of last year’s referrals (links) to this […]

offer of the day – Jacques Prieur 2010…

Vins blancs PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Combettes 75cl 66.00 Swiss Francs MEURSAULT Perrières 75cl 99.00 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 75cl 129.00 CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET 75cl 209.00 MONTRACHET 75cl 399.00 Vins rouges BEAUNE Champs-Pimonts 75cl 29.80 VOLNAY Santenots 75cl 56.00 VOLNAY Clos des Santenots 75cl 69.50 CORTON Bressandes 75cl 109.00 CLOS DE VOUGEOT 75cl 118.00 CHAMBERTIN 75cl 179.00 ECHEZEAUX 75cl 179.00 MUSIGNY […]

pascal marchand 2007 morey 1er clos des ormes

pascal marchand 2007 morey 1er clos des ormes

Having finally got around to picking up my 6-pack of the redoubtable 2008 Corton I noticed that they have a little wine-sales boutique chez Marchand. I really don’t know who will find it (going through the courtyard and in through the closed door) but this was a very well priced bottle. 2007 Pascal Marchand, Morey […]

last weekend on the slopes

last weekend on the slopes

Just a few dodgy pics from my phone from last weekend in Mürren. PS Did I mention that I shook hands with the legend that is (Sir) Steve Redgrave on the finish-line at this race(?) Kudos for leaving the ‘Sir’ off his name on the race bib. He beat me by 40 seconds – over […]

FWOB book review #1

An overgenerous review from Jamie Goode of the world-renowned wineanorak site. I have to say that I laughed when I realised that he correctly spotted that the domaines are all listed in the index under ‘d’ because they start ‘Domaine…’!

duchet 1982 corton-charlemagne

1982 Duchet, Corton-Charlemagne Deep golden hue. The nose started as an old (but correct) white does; interesting, a little diffuse but nuts an d a faint impression there may be some oxidation. In minutes it comes together, delivers more focus and adds a little caramel, some struck-match too. In the mouth, this is less sweet […]

le moine versus de croix

No, I know that wine is not a competition, but with chance to compare two bones what’s a dog to do? 2007 Lucien Le Moine, Beaune 1er Les Avaux The nose starts as pure oak but needs only a handful of minutes to start coming together in the glass, leaving a prominent but quite nice […]

a few links

a few links

Some links that are maybe of interest to: Photographers Potential Oregon pint-drinkers EP Buyers Those pricing the wine in their cellars 😉 Those who believe in the resurrection (somebody should tell them!) We all know that’s enough now!!!

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