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my weekend bottles…


Sadly the ’59 Clos St.Jacques was just a bit too oxidative to be any fun but its replacement was altogether more interesting, concentrated, silkily textured and rather intense – the 2005 Dr.Georges Mugneret , young vines Ruchottes-Chambertin (a.k.a. ‘villages’ Gevrey-Chambertin) – yum – that was a wine to savour.

To replace the Mugneret came the 2010 Rebourgeon-Mure Volnay – too simple to follow the 2005? – far from it; what this wine lost in absolute heft and intensity, it more than made up for with perfume and absolute deliciousness – just a gorgeously adorable villages, I’m pretty sure I don’t have enough!

My last wine for the weekend was the 2010 des Chézeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin ( or D&V Berthaut Gevrey – it is the same wine). This had the same core of beautifully sweet but elegant and energetic 2010 fruit as the Rebourgeon-Mure, there was just something a little more robust about the Gevrey structure – lovely wine still, but my maximum love for the weekend was reserved for the Rebourgeon-Mure Volnay.

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