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ilan’s 2010 morey 1er monts luisants

ilan’s 2010 morey 1er monts luisants

I waited a long time for these 2010s, mainly due to ‘Corbeaux-gate’ – such were some of the exaggerated complaints on wine-fora. For info, the Corbeaux didn’t start malo until 1 year late and our winemaker chose not to force it. It went through okay last year, was bottled and I picked up my selected […]

jean-marc pillot’s 2011 chassagne les baudines – yum!

jean-marc pillot’s 2011 chassagne les baudines – yum!

Hmm – didn’t this domaine do just great things in the last couple of vintages, and maybe longer…(?) The 2010 Fairendes was brilliant at the weekend, and now this. I’ve also got a 2011 Montagny somewhere, I hope it’s as good as this! 😉 2011 Jean-Marc Pillot, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Les Baudines Medium-pale lemon yellow. Fresh, […]

the EG affair…

the EG affair…

I try not to follow crowds when writing about ‘stuff’, but I felt that I should make a few notes on this subject here, and not just because the story is now in the news mainstream. I’ve been asked by email and in other fora for my opinion on what’s happening in the Emmanuel Giboulot […]

nicolas rossignol 2010 pommard les vignots

nicolas rossignol 2010 pommard les vignots

2010 Nicolas Rossignol, Pommard Les Vignots Deeply coloured. The nose is wide, dark and slightly glossy. The palate has plenty of width too, the black-cherry fruit is perhaps less dark than the nose – and supported by a ripe, faintly grained tannin. The mid-palate fruit is very lovely – super energy. This wine clearly has […]

just a little meursault to start the day…

just a little meursault to start the day…

picture-perfect volnay…

picture-perfect volnay…

It was already cloudy by about 10:30 today, but what a beautiful start we had. Growers remain concerned that the buds on some south-facing vines are starting to swell a little, and there is no end in sight to the mild weather (10°C and sun at 10am!), though we are still just behind the precocious […]

more old beaune…

more old beaune…

No Pommard today, and not so much blue sky either, but a cancelled appointment left time to walk the remparts of Beaune – I haven’t done that for years!

Chorey

monday in beaune and pommard…

There were occasional patches of mist but as the sun came through the ploughed rows of vines began steaming – looked rather cool! A perfect Spring day with 12-15°C. A shame its February and the wines should be completely dormant. Everyone is hoping for a nice steady 2-3 weeks of -5°C or-so to kill off […]

oof- what a dinner…

oof- what a dinner…

Homemade boeuf-bourguignone was on the menu along with a brilliant lineup of wines from me and others – not a bad collection for just four of us! I didn’t make notes during the evening, but did look again at the bottles that remained next day – all still full of vigour. Some were whisked away […]

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