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chenu 2010 savigny 1er aux clous

chenu 2010 savigny 1er aux clous

Yes, I know, they aren’t going to last very long are they…(?) 2010 Louis Chenu Père et Filles, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Aux Clous Just as good as the last one. Rebuy – Yes I have the impression that this is exactly the sort of unpretentious but tasty wine of which Frank J. Prial would have approved…

fourrier’s 2004 chambolle-musigny vv

Here’s a wine I’ve tried on-and-off since it was released – last time was mid-2010. I’ve previously noted a faint pyrazine so it’s good to revist to see what’s happening. Actually, forgetting (for a moment) the vintage, I often consider this to be JMF’s goto ‘value-cuvée’ – despite him living in Gevrey! Perhaps it’s now […]

Authentic Wine, Goode & Harrop (2011)

Authentic Wine, Goode & Harrop (2011)

Published by UCP. Buy from Amazon (eBook also available). I’ve read the 250 pages of ‘Authentic Wine’ on and off, for about the last couple of months – and I’m so happy I did. NB, that’s 250 pages in a relatively small font – so it could easily have been 400 pages in a different […]

prince florent de merode 2008 corton clos du roi

prince florent de merode 2008 corton clos du roi

2008 Prince Florent de Merode, Corton Clos du Roi Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has a little rhubarb and a faint orange character – not exactly ‘comely’ though I suppose it reflects quite a few from the vintage. Eventually there is a dense red fruit aroma. Intense, very decent concentration – even for a GC […]

roty’s 2006 gevrey brunelle

roty’s 2006 gevrey brunelle

Okay (I hear you cheer) the last Brunelle for a bit… 2006 Joseph Roty, Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée La Brunelle Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is interesting; dark and hinting at the leafiness that may eventually come, slowly softening to show a fainter red fruit – acid cherry is the last note. The wine starts with a […]

roty’s 2008 gevrey la brunelle

roty’s 2008 gevrey la brunelle

After the (frankly!) bizarre 2009, confidence is restored by this 2008. I remain committed to that 2009, even if that committment is largely the 5 remaining bottles in the cellar! 2008 Joseph Roty, Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée La Brunelle Medium, medium-plus colour. As anticipated there’s a dark undertow to the nose, an oaky undertow, but it is […]

roty’s mocha-cola a-go-go…

I finally got out from storage a few vintages of this wine, and what better than to start with the 09 before moving onto older ones(?) What a mistake! I’ve been following the development of this wine over the last two nights – the main reason being that I couldn’t drink a whole glass on […]

prince florent de merode 2007 corton clos du roi

prince florent de merode 2007 corton clos du roi

2007 Prince Florent de Merode, Corton Clos du Roi Medium colour. The nose is a little estery though smooth and red too. In the mouth the fruit is not bad, but it’s quite high-toned to match the estery nose – nice ripeness though and understated tannin too for a Corton. The acidity is fine enough […]

mugneret-gibourg 2007 bourgogne

mugneret-gibourg 2007 bourgogne

2007 Mugneret-Gibourg, Bourgogne Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts a little disappointing with a note that has me recalling paint – it takes a while to fade, leaving quite an understated and slightly nonedescript red cherry – a long wait brings a little more focus. The flavour has the focus with decent acid cherry flavour, […]

mugnier 2007 nuits clos de la maréchale

mugnier 2007 nuits clos de la maréchale

The Fourrier from the other night was excellent, so I can see myself looking at a few more 07s over the next days… 2007 JF Mugnier, Nuits St.Georges 1er Clos de la Marechale Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is of punchy red fruit and a hint of kirsch. Smooth, good concentration and with understated but […]

Hosanna!!!

I don’t do this very often, but what about a bit of blind Bordeaux tasting? 🙂 We have twelve wines; multiple vintages of the Pomerol Château Hosanna before us, arranged into four flights of three – but each flight containing a ringer, or as they say in Switzerland, ‘a Pirate’! We know the identities of […]

fwob…

Not the worst ‘critique‘ (good thing!) but one I’d been waiting a while for…

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