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week 49 weekend wines – 2018 BJ Nouveau, 2017 Chambolle, plus an older one…

week 49 weekend wines – 2018 BJ Nouveau, 2017 Chambolle, plus an older one…

Well, let me tell you that the Domaine Romy 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau Le Mouflet was that very rare beast – a Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé! This wine was light coloured, transparent, nicely structured and fresh in a way that the best gamay manages to surpass in the vas majority of rosé pinot noirs. It was simply […]

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the last days…

Well, I’m still pumping out some domaine visit reports, adding them to my 2017 white burgundy report, whilst jogging, whilst making more visits, whilst chasing French garages, whilst picking up hire cars – all the usual stuff! I’ve about 5-6 more reports to add to complete the full white report – by far my biggest […]

Burgundy’s 2017 Vintage – instalment #1 – the côte d’or whites

Burgundy’s 2017 Vintage – instalment #1 – the côte d’or whites

Online today – all you need to know about 2017 white burgundy – together with hundreds of wines tasted Here: Burgundy Report

weekend wines, week 48 2018

weekend wines, week 48 2018

2010 Roty, Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire I tasted, and loved, this way back in late 2013 – so much so that I ordered a case. Fast-forward 5 years and I eventually got it delivered – what a silly boy! Whilst I may have missed out on a few years great drinking, I’m sure that in that […]

#2017burgundyreport – the winemakers visited in week 48, 2018

#2017burgundyreport – the winemakers visited in week 48, 2018

My 2017 White Burgundy report’s not quite ‘publishing ready’ yet, but it will hit the reports page in the next few days. That hasn’t stopped the red report visits, as you can see above, I lost three domaines this week due to timing-belt issues, but I’ve still more visits than ever before – partly the […]

#2017burgundyreport – grisaille, boulevard repetitions and now some côte de nuits…

#2017burgundyreport – grisaille, boulevard repetitions and now some côte de nuits…

It’s a normal winter week in the Côtes – grey, and sometimes for good measure, with wet mixed into the grey. It’s not all that photogenic – particularly if you have to get wet whilst taking a grey photo! My trusty Subaru (now almost 370,000km since new!) seems to have developed a funny noise from […]

weekend wines, week 47 2018

weekend wines, week 47 2018

Wow – week 47 done already – where did all that time go? Anyway, two wines that doubly underscore the fabulous utility of less well-known appellations – Savigny white and Ladoix red, anyone? 2016 Serrigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc What a little beauty! Fresh, faintly phenolic like a good Chablis, depth and zing like a great Savigny […]

icymi – week 47 2018…

Just a couple this week: 2017_Burgundies_could_ease_sky-high_prices_ahead_of_Brexit Distilling a vintage into a few words is never easy – this is not so bad… the-paradox-of-burgundy Oxidisation – a new word for me – but ‘banal: weary, stale, flat and unprofitable’ – well we’ve all been there, eh? This article is also the first time I even considered […]

the tastevinage majors of 2018…

For this ‘award’ just twenty wines were chosen from 1,033 that were submitted to blind taste in 2018: CRÉMANT DE BOURGOGNE BRUT BLANC – Maison Veuve AMBAL BOURGOGNE VÉZELAY 2015 – CAVE HENRY DE VÉZELAY RULLY PREMIER CRU – RABOURCÉ 2017 – DOMAINE MANIGLEY CHABLIS PREMIER CRU VAILLONS 2016 – DOMAINE GUY ROBIN CHABLIS PREMIER […]

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