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glacier mint?

glacier mint?

Another rare post from the other side of the world. Walked this morning on the Fox Glacier. Timing was good, by p.m. Everything was cloudy. Moving closer to Central Otago tomorrow…

in a stunning place

You may have noticed that it’s a little quiet around here – actually that is hardly likely to improve over the next couple of weeks as we tour around the South Island of New Zealand. Much as I would love to post some galleries of the magnificent scenery, I am too stupid to think of […]

d’angerville’s 2002 volnay clos des ducs

d’angerville’s 2002 volnay clos des ducs

Until 2010, ask many a Volnaysien which has been their best recent vintage, and a majority will not even mention 2005, rather 2002 gets their rosette. Lets see how that’s going… 2002 Marquis d’Angerville, Volnay 1er Clos des Ducs Deep colour. The nose begins with fine width, though modest depth, yet there is a good […]

jacques’ ‘almost-words’

A short but brilliant vignette of the equally brilliant Jacques Lardière

armand rousseau 1996 gevrey 1er cazetiers

armand rousseau 1996 gevrey 1er cazetiers

1996 Armand Rousseau, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Cazetiers The first sniff will enrapture some, but disappoints me; initially I think it’s high-toast oak, it slowly fades though, and fast enough that I assume it must really be reduction – yet the flavour of reduction is missing – a bit of both? – probably, because it never […]

mugnier’s 1999 chambolle-musigny

mugnier’s 1999 chambolle-musigny

I wasted quite a lot of this wine in its youth: Actually, I didn’t waste any in its first flush of youth when it was just a consistently gorgeous wine, I wasted bottles between its 3rd and 10th birthdays, when the wine was often sullen and typically without charm. It looks like things are now […]

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