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camille-giroud’s 2010 savigny les peuillets….

camille-giroud’s 2010 savigny les peuillets….

Without doubt I’m a little biased, but what wonderful value this wine is, not just from the basic perspective of Savigny pricing, but for the impressive quality within too… 2010 Camille Giroud, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets Medium, medium-plus colour. Aromatically there’s still more than a nod to the barrels with a creamy depth to pretty […]

leflaive’s 2002 puligny combettes

leflaive’s 2002 puligny combettes

2002 Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Combettes With my first sip, I wasn’t sure what to make of this wine – it seemed so dry – but by the third sip all was okay (something I ate?) The nose is really less about chardonnay, and perhaps less about Puligny, than about Leflaive; gunflint and savoury is […]

now something completely different: albert bichots’s (rose) crémant de bourgogne…

now something completely different: albert bichots’s (rose) crémant de bourgogne…

Opened as the thunder and lightening gave way to a lovely sunset… Albert Bichot, Crémant de Bourgogne, Brut Rose Bought from a merchant in Germany. Don’t worry, no tasting note! Only to say that this followed a very nice (if slightly sweet) grower Champagne. All three of us preferred this bit of fun! Rebuy – […]

louis jadot’s 2010 meursault…

2010 Louis Jadot, Meursault I never really know what to expect with a Jadot white; some wines are steely and exciting – right up my Strasse – others are rather creamy/vanilla oaky which can either cloy or may still offer a wave of excitement if there is acidity and minerality too (like this). This wine […]

nicolas potel’s 1997 volnay…

nicolas potel’s 1997 volnay…

It’s quite a while since I last had one of these – my cellar tidy-up (2.5, from 10 sides of A4, so-far transposed…) has located many things worth revisiting! 1997 Nicolas Potel, Volnay Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts a little burly, but as the air does its work this lightens and offers a quite […]

louis max’s 2010 nsg 1er damodes…

louis max’s 2010 nsg 1er damodes…

2010 Louis Max, Nuits St.Georges 1er Les Damodes Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts with a breath of CO2 and a faint reductive note – the CO2 is hardly obvious after 15 minutes (I hadn’t shaken…). In the mouth I did still find some gas so eventually gave the bottle a good shake – there […]

pycm 2008 rully les cailloux

pycm 2008 rully les cailloux

What a great way to start the weekend! 2008 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Rully Les Cailloux Medium lemon yellow. Wide, fresh and perhaps a little of CO2 gives it a an aromatic lift – yes, there’s some gas at the back of the palate too, but it’s not totally intrusive. The texture becomes ever-smoother as the gas […]

rebourgeon-mure 2010 beaune vignes-franches

rebourgeon-mure 2010 beaune vignes-franches

2010 Rebourgeon-Mure, Beaune 1er Vignes-Franches Medium-plus colour. The nose remains tight but with glossy dark fruit. Wide and rather acid-led intense – that’s not a complaint by the way, it’s an exciting and tasty wine. The dark fruit insinuates its way into your tongue and gums – it’s very nice but could be a bit […]

burgundy (the land) is too expensive, so…

…everyone is buying up land in Macon, Beaujolais and even the Jura is becoming fashionable, but methinks Jadot are a little slower than, say, Drouhin in this case. It’s anyway a nice ‘retirement’ project for Jacques!

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