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david clark 2010 côte de nuits villages

I’m sure I’ve opened and enjoyed one of these already, but yesterday’s CdN Villages was so good, I thought it would be a good counter-point… 2010 David Clark, Côte de Nuits Villages Medium, medium-pale colour. The nose has more impact and intensity than the wine from Livera, a relatively heavy perfume with some strawberry references […]

domaine des tilleuls (philippe livera) côte de nuits villages

I’ve worked my way through a number of Livera’s 2010s, and frankly, they have all been outstanding – here’s another one for the pile. 2010 Philippe Livera (Domaine des Tilleuls), Côte de Nuits Villages Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has understated depth and a faint but fine red fruited top note. There’s no padding or […]

diana goodman with anne-claude leflaive…

A nice piece on winesearcher…

gevrey 2002 1er clos des varoilles

gevrey 2002 1er clos des varoilles

2002 des Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos des Varoilles Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts with a hint of herb, a little leafy development, soil and some high-tones above – it leaves me with the expectation that the wine could be a little mouth-puckering. Actually, far from it; there is decent density and still good weight […]

too much knowledge!

Jurors were rigorously vetted by both teams of lawyers. One juror, Decanter.com understands, was dismissed because she said she was a librarian who had read books on wine, particularly a book about corks. Here.

2005 ghislaine barthod bourgone rouge

2005 ghislaine barthod bourgone rouge

2005 Barthod, Bourgogne Rouge Deeply coloured – and still young colour too. The nose shows a depth of very dark red fruit with a hint of musk – open, primary and rather attractive. Take a sip and you are met with much more power than any regional wine should offer; young fruit, almost liqueur in […]

mos – masters of spitting

I laughed, and note, this Nicolas Rossignol is not actually anything to do with Rossignol-Trapet 😉

rené engel’s 1996 grands-echézeaux

rené engel’s 1996 grands-echézeaux

Last time I opened one of these – which was easily 10 years ago – it was that rare wine that was completely closed for business; in every respect you would have found more enjoyment in a Bourgogne Rouge. Let us have another try… 1996 René Engel, Grands-Echézeaux Tending to a watery rim, but the […]

richebourg 1972 – domaine charles viénot

richebourg 1972 – domaine charles viénot

Back to being predictable, another red, another 1972. But one with a bit of interest attached… 😉 Charles Viénot is largely remembered as a négoce operation, but like many of today’s négoce, they also had a sizeable ownership of vines too, including vines in Richebourg. Indeed a cursory scan of this label says ‘Négociant à […]

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