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week 50’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 50’s ‘rogues’ gallery

Last week was also my last week of tasting in Burgundy this year – mainly ‘maisons’ for the December Report but a few not bad domaines slipped in there too. The red domaine report – i.e. the November 2017 Burgundy Report will be online in the next 48 hours…

1993 lafarge volnay

1993 lafarge volnay

Back home in Switzerland and it’s snowing – I cleared the snow from the driveway this morning, but it’s already white again – maybe it’s better to find something for lunch! 1993 Lafarge, Volnay Vendanges Selectionée A spongy cork that didn’t come out in one piece – rather two – but the second part came […]

Maranges

a perfect saturday…

Almost a perfect Saturday – breakfast taken watching the passers-by in Place Carnot, a wander around the market, then a little typing followed by lunch. The afternoon saw a jaunt around Maranges, Le Rochepot and Chassagne-Montrachet – dodging the rain-showers. The evening with some Puligny Referts and Vosne Beaux Monts – plus finally something good […]

Romanée St.Vivant

today’s promenade – a little vosne & a lot of vougeot

My timing was excellent – taking a mid-morning walk in both Vosne and Vougeot, because the afternoon and evening were a complete washout – very wet! I think my jogging shoes will take some time to dry out!  

a little walk in criots…

a little walk in criots…

A gap in the rain – but no mist! Criots has had some prunung but not much ploughing yet (buttage). It’s easy to spot the vines of Madamme Leroy with their tall posts – but such a small plot….  

weekend wines – week 49 2017

weekend wines – week 49 2017

​ 1993 Jayer-Gilles, Nuits St.Georges Les Hautes Poirets A great, long, cork – my thanks for that! Deep colour – not too old-looking either. The nose is deep, almost exciting dirty, reeking of undergrowth, stems and old wood – despite how that may sound, it was fabulous – time (and air) brought more silk and […]

an epitaph to maison ilan…

 Image cite: http://maisonilan.com/ Often an epitaph is used as a form of honour – and that clearly shouldn’t be the case here – I simply choose to use this word in the context of remembering something has, eventually, officially, died. The wheels of French justice are certainly not the fastest – it has taken 18 […]

week 49’s ‘rogues’ gallery

week 49’s ‘rogues’ gallery

A four day week this week and with two late cancellations too – too late to add something new – though space for plenty of typing. I’m still projecting 18-20 December for the 2016 Red Burgundy Report. Next week will be my last visits in the côtes this year! Have a great weekend…

christmas magnums…

Only because he’s a friend, and you might be able to get your hands on some, here’s a Christmas in magnums offer received today. There will be no kick-backs (he doesn’t know that I’ve posted this) as I already have my Christmas magnums prepared: 1992 Francois Jobard, Meursault Genevrières 1997 Lamarche, La Grande Rue 2010 […]

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