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Irancy 2016…

Irancy 2016…

Well, all week the armchair forecasters were saying nice on Saturday, terrible on Sunday – the weather that was! As it was, the rain and wind arrived early – midday on Saturday. This was one day where everyone was happy that it was 8°C and not 1°C! The Irancy Saint Vincent parade started in the […]

week 04 2016 – the last of january’s chablis visits

week 04 2016 – the last of january’s chablis visits

This week’s portraits… 😉

breaktime for ‘Rose’

breaktime for ‘Rose’

I was driving up and down between Maligny and Chablis town between appointments today, and noted this lady at work this morning – but I had no time to stop… When I returned for my first afternoon rendezvous, the horse was still at work but yet again I had no time to admire – curses! […]

january weekend bottles, part 2…

january weekend bottles, part 2…

Over a year ago when I tasted the 2013s chez Dufouleur Frères, it might well have been a root day; the wines really didn’t show very well, but they certainly did show a strong accent of dark oak – François-Xavier (FX) Dufouleur really wasn’t happy with the overall showing that day. When I tasted the […]

le corton 01 and 02…

le corton 01 and 02…

This week I re-acquainted myself with a couple of old friends; Bouchard’s Le Corton. Always a very well-priced cuvée but with a great a quality – I know this is young for Corton, but how are these two doing? 2001 Bouchard Père et Fils, Le Corton Hmm – a lovely nose of seemingly mature fruit, […]

the champions of chablis – this year…

the champions of chablis – this year…

I had breakfast with the redoubtable Allen Meadows on Friday; he’d arrived in Chablis to head the jury for the 30th ‘Concours des vins de Chablis’. He didn’t actually taste the 300+ wines, rather he and fellow jurors were selecting from the best of previously tasted samples. A great, and actually very interesting, list of […]

1h40 to Zürich? No, 3.5 hours!

at last, just a tiny bit of snow ;-)

No, not in Burgundy, rather the weekend in Graubunden. Our hut was a bit cold, so I can tell you that the 2013 Puligny shows much more oak at 5°C than it does at 12-15°C! The 1993 Clos St.Jacques was very good but not great – but probably 10-15°C at consumption may have had much […]

week 02 2016 – chablis

week 02 2016 – chablis

This week’s mugshots 😉

Inexplicable Chablis…

Don’t expect me to explain the market for Chablis to you – it generally leaves me confused! There is a certain lack of wine here in Chablis, and a lot of it sells rather quickly; yet a significant amount of this volume departs the producers’ cellars for less than €7 per bottle for Chablis, and […]

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