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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 […]

lost merode, found galeyrand!

lost merode, found galeyrand!

Time to catch up on some wines! 2008 Prince Florent de Merode, Ladoix Les Chaillots This wine always hovered between very good or modestly disappointing when young, but all the recent bottles have been very tasty indeed – at least for the price of a modest Bourgogne – in fact this wine has always managed […]

december’s burgundy report

  My third Côte d’Or report is now online. Altogether the ‘whites,’ ‘reds’ and ‘grands maisons’ issues include commentary about 2016 and 2015 from over 80 producers and 1,300 wines. Now comes a relative (report writing) pause for Christmas, then the 5th of January – is Chablis time! https://www.burgundy-report.com/burgundy-report-extra/

blind wine birthdays…

blind wine birthdays…

I’ve been quite occupied with report writing for the last couple of weeks – but December’s is coming on well – so I’m taking a break to type something that’s over 2 weeks-old. The 50th birthday of a friend, held in Beaune. Plenty of wine, all served blind – it was also the last day […]

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