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nine decades of domaine de la romanée-conti…

I was (very kindly!) invited to this event, but unfortunately couldn’t make the date, which saved me from the nitty-gritty conversation of what constitutes ‘an invite’ – a seat, or a seat I had pay for? 😉 Regardless; what a treat! Nine decades of Domaine Romanée-Conti in London, Part 1 and Part 2.

bourée

Quite a big plug (not by me!) for Pierre Bourée…

nicolas potel 2002 vosne 1er les petits monts

nicolas potel 2002 vosne 1er les petits monts

2002 Nicolas Potel, Vosne-Romanée 1er Petits Monts Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose, whilst initially modest, is deep, dark and moderately coffee-inflected and relatively moderately Vosne-spiced too – I can do without an occasional reference to bacon-fat though. The acidity is just a little more forward now that the flesh has withered – so it has […]

a nine bottle evening

a nine bottle evening

With beouf bourguignone, a really interesting set of wines – the Thomas Frères wines coming from an undisturbed Zürich cellar. Wines were served blind… 1966 Thomas Frères, Tastevinage Cote de Nuits Villages Pronounced, wild aromatics – you have the impression that this could be a young ‘natural’ wine. The palate is all-over the place: decently […]

are we sitting comfortably?

Ah, it’s a while since we had a video! Faiveley are producing a series of 4, and here is their first…

budburst!

budburst!

Not sure what Dominique Lafon was focusing on, but here’s his evidence of the first budbursts in Meursault today! Pic courtesy D.Lafon

jean-marc & hughes pavelot’s 1997 savigny dominode

jean-marc & hughes pavelot’s 1997 savigny dominode

1997 Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Dominode Impressively deep coloured wine. Whilst not particularly forward, the aromas offer depth and warm blood – hardly any of those distracting herbal tones that are common with 97s, though it does grow with open-time. Good concentration. The acidity winds up the intensity into the mid-palate where […]

news du jour…

Just a few things to have caught my eye: Unaffordable wine And rather emphasising that point! Add a dash of said, unaffordable whites. I thought this guy (Brian Moore’s brother?) was freestyle rapping at first – sadly not – but could anyway be interesting… Enjoy…

comte liger-belair 2007 vosne clos du chateau

comte liger-belair 2007 vosne clos du chateau

2007 Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne-Romanée Clos du Château Just about medium colour – and not all that young looking. Here is such a heady perfume; redolent of stems (even though Louis-Michel insists he de-stems) a very subtle vanilla and just a suggestion of toasted bread too, perhaps faintly reductive… Wow! – just a beautiful freshness of […]

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