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weekend wines – week 19 2017

weekend wines – week 19 2017

2002 Nicolas Potel, Vosne-Romanée 1er Malconsorts Hmm – this smells a beauty! Some previous bottles have been a little bretty but not this one. The palate is a little tighter – silky texture and beautifully poised but I’d like a little more flavour action. Very attractive wine today though. Rebuy – Probably! 2013 Clotilde Davenne, […]

vézelay – the new kid in town…

vézelay – the new kid in town…

Vézelay from the air via AuxerreTV – here. You may have come across the label Bourgogne Vézelay – an appellation/label created only in 1998 – but one that’s already going to be phased out. The new kid in town is Vézelay – and it’s a villages appellation. The INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine) voted […]

über-niche beaujolais – jules desjourneys

über-niche beaujolais – jules desjourneys

A nice way to ‘recover’ after a week without tasting, due to a head-cold: While the vast majority of Beaujolais struggles to get €10 a bottle for their produce, I have in my hands two bottles that have been sent to me from a producer that is really pushing the pricing envelope. A Fleurie and […]

a world of difference…

a world of difference…

What a lovely day Friday was, but how definitely un-lovely the rest of the weekend in the Côte d’Or was! Friday I had lots to do, but late afternoon it was possible to get out for a walk in the vines and the old town of Meursault – and not one piece of Panatone from […]

Villages Fixin

the weather so far…

 Les Hervelets By the skin of its teeth, the Côte d’Or has largely escaped the frost travails of much of France (& Switzerland). If relatively few had set light to their straw last Friday morning, it was easy to spot the difference as soon as you left the house last Saturday morning – the air […]

weekend wines – week 17 2017

weekend wines – week 17 2017

Not the fastest online this week, but an interesting selection none-the-less! 2014 Denis Berthaut, Fixin Les Clos Two weekends in a row with a Berthaut (Berthaut-Gerbet from the 2015s). This has plenty of colour and a very attractive and deep fruit to the nose – there’s a little something else in there, perhaps a mineral […]

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