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out and about…

out and about…

Yesterday, given our altitude, some thing was missing – too many people for not enough piste! But today was lovely, if seemingly colder!   Enjoy your 31st December – I will!

noir-a-go-go….

noir-a-go-go….

Only in Switzerland; a blend of pinot noir, gamaret and diolinoir. The vines are just 30 minutes away from me, on the lakeside of Biel – Weingut Schlössli’s Mariage Noir. I love the form of the bottle and the contents were excellent – for 28.50 chf – bought on a whim, enjoyed at leisure!

a little autumn meursault…

Taken in November – just before all the leaves fell – yes I know I’m slow, but I still like it…

yesterday’s view from a hill

yesterday’s view from a hill

The result of a little uphill walking, yesterday…

it’s christmas

it’s christmas

 A Christmas Nativity – spotted whilst out and about, yesterday… Wishing all avid readers and occasional passers-by – a very happy Christmas from the robot that makes these pages! Bestest Bill

some week 51 wines…

some week 51 wines…

1993 Vaudoisey-Creusefond, Pommard 1er Epenots Hmm, the nose is not the most attractive thing – yet wait 30 minutes and aeration seems to remove a musty, oxidative element, and we start to sing along with an engaging sous-bois and sleek sweetness. In the mouth this retains some power and is more reflective of the later […]

some week 50 wines…

some week 50 wines…

2015 H&G Buisson, Meursault Les Climats de Marguerite Ooh – that’s nice – a little Meursault spice and plenty of welcoming notes. In the mouth this is fresh yet luxurious, über-tasty wine, I have almost no notes as we drank it so fast! Bravo! Rebuy – Yes 2006 Julien Duport, Côte de Brouilly Boucheratte A […]

agrumes?

When even a (non-French) winemaker asks me what I mean by ‘agrumes’ in my tasting notes, then I realise that I’m using a ‘too Frenchie’ term in an Anglo-Saxon context, and I need to explain. I’ve added the following to my ‘Technical Glossary‘ page: Agrumes Agrume is the type of fruit that can range from […]

some weekend 49 wines…

some weekend 49 wines…

2015 Jomain, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Combettes A lovely sweetly oaked nose, but more importantly sweet yellow citrus too. Large-scale in the mouth, but with fine acidity. There is richness but also a little minerality. The package is big, but impressively tasty! Rebuy – Yes 2014 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Pernand-Vergelesses Clos Berthet Hmm – vs the Jomain, this […]

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