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A new Burgundy Report! The Nuits Report…

digioia-royer 2010 chambolle-musigny

A strong wine from ‘dee-joy-er roy-er’… 2010 Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny Deep colour. The nose starts with a little cola from the CO2, but as it fades dark fruit comes to the fore with a delightful aroma of black cherries and violets too. Despite the nose cleaning-up, the palate needs longer for the rasp of gas to […]

it’s a bit wet…

it’s a bit wet…

Most of Europe is experiencing plenty of rain. With already water-logged ground, just look what a difference 30 minutes of rain can make – vine-feet that need wellies: Picture courtesy of Caroline Lestime of Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard in Chassagne.

bourgogne pinot noir – 2010 – buisson-charles

bourgogne pinot noir – 2010 – buisson-charles

2010 Buisson-Charles, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is quite dark red cherry with perhaps a raspberry acompanyment too. A ripe entry with more succulent sweet fruit than you have right to expect in all but the warmest vintages. Succulent is the perfect word, I think. Like the nose, the fruit is a […]

jean-marc bouley 2010 volnay vv

jean-marc bouley 2010 volnay vv

The Poulleau from a couple of days ago was really good, but how good? Let’s contrast it to the wine of Thomas Bouley… 2010 Jean-Marc, Volnay Vieilles Vignes Deeper colour than the Poulleau. The nose is a little spritzy/cola – CO2. I give the bottle a few shakes to release the gas and leave it […]

bottle angst…

Here. EDIT: Published today (24th) – perhaps it’s the Carla effect 😉

poulleau père 2010 volnay vv

poulleau père 2010 volnay vv

My first Poulleau – the label is a little for your Grandmother, but she will surely enjoy the contents! 2010 Poulleau Père et Fils, Volnay Vieilles Vignes Bright, medium, medium-plus colour. High tones, with a growing floral note – quite nice. This is quite fine; lovely acidity and tannin with a little drag but little […]

françois raveneau 2010 chablis valmur

françois raveneau 2010 chablis valmur

There is a frisson of excitement when you see the yellow wax top – silly I know! This wine was cheaper (in a great restaurant) than I could buy it retail in Switzerland – clearly I had no choice… 2010 François Raveneau, Chablis Valmur Medium lemon yellow colour. The nose pulls you in with fine […]

meursault 2010 vv – buisson-charles

An exceedingly good match with the domestic goddess’s fish pie… 2010 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Vieilles Vignes Medium yellow. The nose has a lovely depth of sweet peaches and fruit-loaf that pull your nose in deeper. If anything the nose makes you think this might be a little fat and sweet – but no – the balance […]

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