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Enter – Carel Voorhuis

Right: Carel Voorhuis at Ardhuy, 29 November 2015. So, finally I’m no-longer embargoed! – Carel Voorhuis of Domaine d’Ardhuy will replace David Croix at Camille Giroud. Here, hot from my inbox, is their joint statement: Chers amis, Suite à vos nombreuses sollicitations, nous vous confirmons qu’effectivement, des changements vont avoir lieu au domaine d’Ardhuy et […]

Les Aigrots

a little midday beaune and pommard

Just a few pics from jogging around Beaune and Pommard yesterday:  

elin’s apocalypse…

elin’s apocalypse…

Elin predicts the end for burgundy…https://t.co/7QM7waoYS2 — bill nanson (@billnanson) June 28, 2016 A thoughtful article from Elin McCoy, which has many overtones of my own ‘Vuittonification‘ post from last December. Elin has taken a more personal (producer) perspective versus my more structural perspective – but the conclusions are the same. The only things that […]

a couple of great mid-weekers..

a couple of great mid-weekers..

A couple of inspired choices from the wine-list of Ma Cuisine on Monday evening: 2007 Louis Carillon, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Perrières What a young wine! The nose is a little cushioned, still with a suggestion of vanilla and the freshness of youth. In the mouth the 2007 acidity zings you along; good concentration and super […]

weekend wines – week 25….

weekend wines – week 25….

Accompanying a few late goals this weekend, were: 1999 Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin Fourrier is sometimes maligned because the wines are so pure and drinkable, whatever their age, but here is a big nose-full of earthy, forest funk – well, for about 15 minutes anyway. Slowly a beautiful pure note starts to shine through – fine cherry […]

finally it’s really tasty: grivot’s 95 nuits lavières…

finally it’s really tasty: grivot’s 95 nuits lavières…

Here’s a wine that I’ve owned in quantity since at least 2000 – it was a great buy for about £15 per – ah, those were the days… In that time it has vacilated between tasty and youthful, to full but uncommunicative. Today is about as good as I’ve ever experienced: 1995 Jean Grivot, Nuits […]

brexit – c’est compliqué

brexit – c’est compliqué

Well, it’s decided! Speaking as a Brit who has lived outside the UK for over 16 years now, who gets by in German at home, and ‘almost’ gets by in French in my second (third?) home, it would come as no surprise that, on balance, I was more of a ‘remain’ than a ‘Brexit’ – […]

David Croix – on the move…

David Croix – on the move…

There’s no doubt that David Croix has been very busy at two Beaune producers for the last years; working at, and then overseeing, Maison Camille Giroud since 2001 and his own Domaine des Croix (with investors), since 2005. But at the end of this year he will be making some big changes: “I’m proud of […]

weekend wines from week 24…

weekend wines from week 24…

Just a couple of modest ones to start with then another where I didn’t take a photo – slapped wrists! A good set this weekend! 1999 Gilles Remoriquet, Vosne-Romanée 1er Au Dessus des Malconsorts Deep colour. The nose is fresh, if a little meaty with macerating plum fruit. In the mouth this is fresh and […]

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