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jayer-gilles 1993 nuits hautes poirets

jayer-gilles 1993 nuits hautes poirets

1993 Jayer-Gilles, Nuits St.Georges Les Hautes Poirets Deeply coloured – still. The nose has undergrowth, dark brambles and the remnants of dark toasty oak; dark and interesting I’d say. Perhaps still a little too much toasty oak flavour but it’s the first assault before a wave a fresh, acid-borne intensity and dark fruit – really […]

bonne fin de 2013…

bonne fin de 2013…

Wishing everybody a more fruitful and fun 2014…

offer of the day – louis jadot 2012…

DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT 2012 – Subscription SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE La Dominode 2012 75cl 32.00 (Swiss francs) BEAUNE Clos des Ursules Monopole 2012 75cl 59.00 BEAUNE Clos des Ursules Monopole 2012 150cl 123.00 CORTON Pougets 2012 75cl 79.50 CORTON Grèves 2012 75cl 85.00 VOSNE-ROMANEE Les Beaux-Monts 2012 75cl 89.50 VOSNE-ROMANEE Les Suchots 2012 75cl 98.00 VOSNE-ROMANEE Les Petits-Monts […]

when ‘white wine’ isn’t really the correct descriptor!

when ‘white wine’ isn’t really the correct descriptor!

I love the real, versus the ‘pretend’ fraying on these labels! It’s certainly not worth giving ‘tasting notes’ to these wines, but they helped me get through 3 days of 18 hours, finishing the last Burgundy Report. I bought a couple of lots at auction; bottles of 82 Sauzet Puligny (villages) and 1990 Maurice Chapuis […]

ponsot’s 2011 alouettes…

ponsot’s 2011 alouettes…

2011 Ponsot, Morey St.Denis 1er Cuvée Les Alouettes Pretty crystalline fruit on the nose with just a faint note of P. Sweet and very pretty, with plenty of mouth-watering acidity. This is actually very, very tasty, despite… Rebuy – No

debray 2011 hautes côtes de beaune…

2011 Domaine Debray, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Hardly more than rosé colour – let’s see if that matters: The nose has width and shows good red fruit with a little P. A little fat with pretty red fruit flavours – this is very tasty. See, the colour didn’t matter, and this is something of […]

a few weekend bottles…

a few weekend bottles…

Standing tall – just before visiting the glass recycling! 2010 Camille-Giroud, Beaune 1er Aux Cras On first opening, I’m surprised by how much whole-cluster character is showing – sort of cotton-wool / powdery / smoky / floral. These anecdotes gradually fade into the background, offering red fruits and occasional hints of balsamic. The palate is […]

kurniawan-a-go-go…

kurniawan-a-go-go…

It takes bad news to get wine on the front pages (okay, near the front pages!) of many periodicals – but here is such a case. In this selection of reports you will note that many of those periodicals are important US news-gatherers-disseminators – but then the trial is in New York and has the […]

just a perfect day…

just a perfect day…

three fine chassagne blanc 1ers from 2011…

three fine chassagne blanc 1ers from 2011…

First ski days of the new season with friends – I brought three bottles – one per night, right? Oh dear! Well at least there were three of us, so it was ‘only’ one bottle each. Brilliant opportunity to properly compare and contrast though! 2011 Morey-Coffinet, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er La Romanée Medium-plus yellow colour. The nose […]

‘2012 Burgundy Vintage – The new normal?’

Beautiful words…

1999 faiveley nuits 1er aux chaignots…

1999 faiveley nuits 1er aux chaignots…

A domaine wine, yet the combination of producer, vintage and village make for something potentially daunting – fear not, this was a willing party to my glass. 1999 Domaine Faiveley, Nuits St.Georges 1er Aux Chaignots Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has a deep core of dark, faintly roast fruit – the rest is more subtle […]

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