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rebourgeon-mure’s 2010 pommard 1er clos micault

rebourgeon-mure’s 2010 pommard 1er clos micault

2010 Rebourgeon-Mure Pommard 1er Clos Micault Last time out, this was so über-delicious that it bested the domaine’s 2010 Grands Epenots, since then it has tightened a little, though it’s still a fine and moreish wine, just not quite at the same peak of drinking as before. The nose remains bright, berry red-fruited, with just […]

the new restaurant in gevrey-chambertin…

the new restaurant in gevrey-chambertin…

New in Gevrey, the Table d’Hôte Lucie & Thomas Collomb – finally the building work is done at the Rôtisserie du Chambertin 🙂 www.rotisserie-chambertin.com Plenty of moody pics – fortunately I never found the service at all moody! I’m looking forward to (eventually) visiting here. Whilst I’ve always found plenty of people in their (superb!) […]

4 million…

4 million…

I’ve only just noticed that, last week, Burgundy Report passed the 4 million visitors milestone. And that’s only since I changed the site software – sometime in 2006 – not since the beginning of the site in 2002. I’d celebrate with a drink – but it’s breakfast time – later… 🙂

2 x pv

2 x pv

That’s PVs, not PBs – older muscles keep finding a new route to blocking the latter – but the PVs were good medicines! 1995 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Ile des Vergelesses Good colour, not overtly aged. The nose begins in very attractive fashion, with a silky smooth width of spiced red fruit. Despite a good-looking and […]

weekend wines – week 32 2017

weekend wines – week 32 2017

Three super wines this weekend! 2014 Château Pommard, Pommard Clos Marey-Monge There’s no doubting the ambition here; a new bottle design (shape), and an impressively wide, if Screwpull unfriendly neck, then there’s the new label design. It doesn’t stop there, there’s the oak too: A good depth of colour, and a nose that’s creamily, spicily […]

a beaujolais harvest update…

a beaujolais harvest update…

Saint Amour, 24 July 2017. (Translated) From Inter Beaujolais: Ripening takes its course in the vineyards of Beaujolais: On average we are 15 days ahead of the maturity progress in 2016 – veraison (grapes changing colour) appears to be closer to early vintages such as 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015. Overall, the sunny and dry […]

great offer today…

great offer today…

I don’t, as a rule, give names and links to offers, because it’s a little ‘too’ commercial for this site, I prefer to give market indications without naming the merchants, but this is simply a great offer: I really rated this Clos Vougeot in my vintage write-up chez Prieur, and this is a throwback to […]

mid-week, back in the saddle

mid-week, back in the saddle

Getting back into the swing of things: 2015 Louis Max, Rully Les Plantenays Well, there’s something of creme brulee nose here – attractive, yet I’m now anticipating plenty of oak. The palate retains a freshness and deliciousness, despite some padding – an oak augmentation to plenty of lemony action. Super in its oaked vernacular which […]

today’s walk in chablis

today’s walk in chablis

Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, 10th August 2017 – after the rain. Due to the rain, it was a modest tour in the muddy grand crus of Chablis. I would say a rather meagre looking quantity of fruit on the vines if compared to the Côte de Beaune, but like in the Côte d’Or, no obvious […]

Beaune Les Teurons...

touring the vines in the côte de beaune

Starting in Beaune, finishing with coffee in Puligny. We started in sunshine, ending with threatening, dark cloud – still a little muggy but dry. Here in the Côte de Beaune we are 3-4 weeks from harvesting and there looks to be plenty of grapes on the vines – in good shape too – there is […]

ta-da…..

ta-da…..

Ta-da! Back from 8 days on the island of Sicily. It’s relatively easy to summarise the time – lots of chilling despite 38°C – sometimes more. What we liked (usually a lot): The people The food The landscape The (nero d’avola) wine – €13-20 in a restaurant… Cefalu Siracusa – actually the ‘island’ of Ortigia […]

weekend wines – week 30 2017

weekend wines – week 30 2017

2012 Raveneau, Chablis 1er Butteaux I was lucky enough to drink the 2010 of this at Au Fils Du Zinc. in Chablis, last month, and it was open, ready and fabulous. This wine is also fabulous, but it’s a long-way away from being ‘ready.’ The nose is all rocks and citrus – it’s a great […]

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