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today, more mâconnais – a-go-go…

today, more mâconnais – a-go-go…

a busy day in the mâconnais…

a busy day in the mâconnais…

As you can see, today was quite busy:

patchworks, repeats and aubert…

patchworks, repeats and aubert…

The 18-20°C of the last days has disappeared under the clouds and the spitting rain today – about 5°C for the record. But the vineyards still have that great patchwork impression as the different domaines plough – or not, and prune – or not, at their own pace. The lunchtime menu du jour contained andouillettes […]

busy alex…

busy alex…

Christophe Buisson and Alex Gambal sign at last – pic from Alex. Hmm – what a good story – 🙂 This deal took a very long time to finalise, but now ‘Domaine Alex Gambal’ is exploiting the following: Appellation Surface (ha) Chassagne En L’Ormeau 0.13 Chassagne 1er Cru La Maltroie 0.20 Batard Montrachet 0.18 Puligny-Montrachet […]

late afternoon views from above beaune…

late afternoon views from above beaune…

Visually the weather has been the same all week – but today I was in a shirt and shorts – and that was before jogging up to the ‘mountain’ of Beaune! 20°C today – lovely – and just a little cherry-blossom too. I love the delineation of the vineyards right now – you can make […]

a little clos de vougeot action from today…

a little clos de vougeot action from today…

Today was the ‘Trilogy’ tasting for the villages of Morey, Chambolle and Vosne – in the Château de Clos de Vougeot – and in beautiful spring weather too. To be honest, you have no chance to taste everything – well I haven’t and be semi-cogent anyway. So today I chose to visit every wine (in […]

a little nsg action from yesterday…

a little nsg action from yesterday…

It was the Hospices de Nuits auction on Sunday – and despite it being quite cool, the skies were fine and clear for the visitors…

jadot’s 2001 clos st.jacques…

jadot’s 2001 clos st.jacques…

2001 Louis Jadot, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques Medium, medium-plus colour. The initial aroma is of a slightly mushroomy red fruit, but slowly, slowly the fruit becomes purer and more interesting. In the mouth there’s good weight of fruit and a fine balance too – yet – there’s just a little lack of energy here – […]

updated burgundy vintage chart – now includes 2013 vintage

There, that’s finally done! My updated Burgundy Vintage Chart now includes 2013 – though with ratings still in parentheses as it is still so young!

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