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just a few year-end bottles:

just a few year-end bottles:

2010 Rebourgeon-Mure Volnay 1er Santenots Bright, with a pretty nose. Not a big burly Santenots, rather one of transparency, vibrancy and beautiful flavour – very yum! Rebuy- Yes 1999 Nicolas Potel, Volnay Ouf! This smells gorgeous – just a little leaft development and a fine floral note. In the mouth too this is really exellent […]

‘museum-ification of wine’

“Have ultrahigh prices distorted our understanding and enjoyment of wine?” Well, have they? I think so. I didn’t used to think and then re-think whether to open a bottle from, for instance, DRC 10-15 years ago. Today it is hard, because it’s not just great wine, it’s a new garage door or a fancy new […]

peak-a-boo!!!

peak-a-boo!!!

A funny kind of day – we had an interested furry audience for the tasting this afternoon!

interesting stuff…

PUNCH | Is the Jura Dealing with the “Urban Outfitters Effect”? http://t.co/gA9inFNPQe — Melissa M Sutherland (@melissa_ful) December 13, 2014 http://punchdrink.com/articles/is-the-jura-dealing-with-the-urban-outfitters-effect/ A well-written and thought-provoking piece. There are many viewpoints of-course, and it is really no different a complaint to that of people lamenting the high-price purchases of ‘outsiders’ in Burgundy i.e. LMVH, Château Latour […]

Nice label

cold but no chill…

After the virtually non-existent winter of 2013-2014, the winemakers are getting impatient for the chill of winter – especially those hoping to ski at Christmas 😉 There’s no chill yet, temperatures hardly dropping below 5°C overnight – still, that’s close to perfect if you don’t want to melt while jogging!

offer of the day – Leflaive 2013…

DOMAINE LEFLAIVE 2013 – Puligny-Montrachet (En Primeur) Just for reflection, you will see the same offer prices of their 2012s in the brackets. Oh, and can anyone tell me if Montrachet was really included for the first time? I remember seeing a price but was temporarily blinded! Bourgogne 2012 75cl 35.00 Swiss Francs (35.00) Puligny-Montrachet […]

last weekend’s wines…

last weekend’s wines…

Quite a nice selection – the 2011 was a baby but a tasty one, the 2005 was a bit more porty and more volatile than I remember, but very good. Lastly the 2008 was the same as always! 2011 JC Boisset, Clos de la Roche Quite a deep colour. The nose is fresh, mineral and […]

NYT – best winebooks of 2014(?)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/dining/the-best-wine-books-of-2014.html I’m guessing that editorial deadlines didn’t leave space for Jon Wyand’s ‘A Year in Corton’ – or maybe because the prose is in French – but the words are only a minor part of this book; a pictorial view of the producers and vines of that famous hill. Worth more than an honourable mention […]

shrubbery and grand crus…

shrubbery and grand crus…

Easy to guess today – even without the manicured gardens – where else will you taste Chevalier, Chevalier Cabotte and Montrachet side-by-side? Tasted for the first time with new winemaker Frederic Weber…

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