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verget’s 2011 meursault les clous…

verget’s 2011 meursault les clous…

2011 Verget, Meursault Les Clous What a brilliant wine! The nose is of ginger-cake and nougat – but with plenty of freshness – nice! Lithe and mineral, indeed I’d say muscular too – this wine is doing a great impression of a premier cru. Despite all those muscles and rocks, it’s a pretty wine too. […]

pierre amiot’s 2011 gevrey les combottes…

pierre amiot’s 2011 gevrey les combottes…

2011 Pierre Amiot et Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er, Les Combottes Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose begins very impressively – concentrated dark red fruit that’s more redcurrant than cherry – just joyous. I really should have drunk faster because after about 20 minutes there was a clear P note at centre-stage. What was unctuous and lovely on […]

the return of côtes de dijon?

Here And maybe more here.

Volnay Clos de la Chapelle, Philippe Remoissenet (2012)

Volnay Clos de la Chapelle, Philippe Remoissenet (2012)

As far as I can tell, this book is self-published. You can buy it from Athenaeum in Beaune. Philippe Remoissenet, together with Canadian, Mark O’Connell, bought the monopole 1er cru Volnay vineyard of Clos de la Chapelle from Louis Boillot in 2011 – it seemed that his children had no wish to continue as wine-producers […]

buisson-charles 2011 meursault tessons…

buisson-charles 2011 meursault tessons…

2011 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Les Tessons Medium-pale colour. Fresh, obviously Meursault aromatics – a little diffuse though. To start with there’s a barely perceptible level of dissolved CO2 but it’s enough to render the wine just a little unfocused and certainly contributes to the diffuse nose. I double-decanted, left it in the fridge, and returned 2 […]

3 weekend reds, all from 2011…

3 weekend reds, all from 2011…

2011 Philippe Livera, Côte de Nuits Villages Pound for pound, the 2010 of this wine was simply magnificent. This is almost equally deep-coloured, amazing for a 2011. The nose starts with hint of reduction, so I double decanted – 30 minutes later the wine is cleaned of that note, unfortunately a P note is starting […]

dinner-time surprises…

dinner-time surprises…

A trip to Germany this week, brought a wealth of wine riches. The following were tasted blind with dinner and each was unveiled only after writing my notes: 2004 Romanée-Conti, La Tâche A beautiful floral nose with an obvious whole cluster character. There is good width on the palate and pretty fruit flavours. There seems […]

syndicat de gevrey-chambertin tasting

syndicat de gevrey-chambertin tasting

14th November… I have to say, that moving this from Beaune to Gevrey was a great success. More tasters and more wines – actually too many for this taster, I gave up after 100, with two tables of GCs still to go – I needed a shower before dinner, that was my excuse anyway! Really […]

françois carillon’s 2011 puligny…

françois carillon’s 2011 puligny…

I really don’t know too much about how the two brothers have variously split up what was once, one of the finest addresses in Puligny – It/they didn’t appear in my book for the simple reason that whatever had been newly set-up had no track record at all. But this wine is a very tasty […]

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