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bouchard père 2007 vosne les suchots

bouchard père 2007 vosne les suchots

2007 Bouchard Père et Fils, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Suchots Well, what a gorgeous welcome this wine offered! Medium-plus coloured with a depth of faint spice and warm fruit – ‘drink me’ the label could have said! Round, sweet and supple with a fine supporting acidity. The texture has just a hint of cushioning and there’s […]

fourrier 2003 combe aux moines

fourrier 2003 combe aux moines

I only started with three of these, and last year I opened two, within a few weeks of each other, and both were corked. I came across this lonesome bottle the other day and thought to myself – ‘what’s the point of it taking up space if it’s also going to be corked(?)’ Of-course the […]

bertagna’s 2005 chambolle-musigny le village…

bertagna’s 2005 chambolle-musigny le village…

I’m off the whites for a bit – after 34,35,37,28,26°C during the last working week, we are now dumped back into 15-17°C – something to warm my heart is required… 2005 Bertagna, Chambolle-Musigny Le Village Medium-plus colour. The nose is concentrated essence of dark cherry with hints of cherry stone too – it needs no […]

hasard’s mercurey 2010 les marcoeurs…

hasard’s mercurey 2010 les marcoeurs…

Not sure How I ended up with this one – part of a mixed ‘summer’ case I think. Turns out to be quite nice: 2010 Alain & Isabelle Hasard, Mercurey Champs de l’Abbaye Les Marcoeurs Deeper and more intense colour after the Duband wine. Likewise, the nose seems deep, and the dark cherry notes give […]

david duband 2010 bourgogne hautes côtes de nuits

david duband 2010 bourgogne hautes côtes de nuits

All my early experiences of the wines of David Duband proved that, for me, they were very commercially styled wines, and frankly I didn’t like them. I’m not sure when the change was exactly – 2005? 2006? or maybe 2007? But there has been an extraordinary change of course by this winemaker, not just eliminating […]

flowering…

flowering…

Pic, Caroline l’Estime I hope I’m not writing this just a little too early, but yesterday and today were forecast to be stormy, and given the awful experience of growers in other places this week we shouldn’t get carried away, yet the hail has so far been absent in the Côtes. No hail, but still […]

remi jobard 2011 bourgogne aligoté

remi jobard 2011 bourgogne aligoté

I really don’t remember what I paid for this – it was part of a mixed-bottle order – but I assume that it wasn’t particularly expensive, so, I clearly didn’t buy enough, and I’m sure the fact that it was 33°C outside didn’t sway my verdict one bit! I hope there’s some left at the […]

alex gambal’s 2010 chambolle les charmes

alex gambal’s 2010 chambolle les charmes

2010 Alex Gambal, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes A wine that was finished all too quick – though that’s a good sign! The first notes had just a hint of reduction, but less than 10 minutes after opening, those notes were gone. What remained in the glass was just a little more about barrel than vineyard […]

…that brings some good? floraison…

If Thursday evening brought a few wind-related losses, then Friday delivered the most precocious of flowers: Just one or two were reported by Olivier Lamy in Chassagne, but with the warm weather (we are enjoying!) set to continue, probably much of the Côte d’Or vines will be in flower by the end of this week. […]

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