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my updated burgundy vintage charts – v.1.8

Updated to include, among other things, my early thoughts on the 2016s. Here. The ‘other things’ include: Tada! Chablis! Tada! Beaujolais! A small increase in the average score for 2004 reds – rare bottles of-course 🙂 Increasing the number of ‘red flagged’ white vintages in the Côte d’Or – i.e. ones to drink up to […]

week 8 2018 – weekend wines

week 8 2018 – weekend wines

Friday night with some of the Commanderie de Calgary saw 2x 2015 whites and a 2014 red. My short recollections are that we started with a Lamy St.Aubin 1er Clos de la Chatenière which was taut and fine – very lovely wine. The second was Alex Gambal’s St.Aubin 1er Mugers des Dents du Chien which […]

new maps & saturday afternoon in the meursault sunshine

new maps & saturday afternoon in the meursault sunshine

I love these maps – and now there are even more of them! To the right you can see the new ‘wider picture’ maps in the Beaujolais series, which now means that it’s a set of 19(!) – and they are all now in my greedy hands! This set now comes in a much more […]

gallery 3 of 3 – this week’s beaujolais visits…

gallery 3 of 3 – this week’s beaujolais visits…

  It was getting chilly in Beaujolais this week – a few snowflakes but no rain – perfect for resetting the biological clocks of the vines – they had already been showing some signs of growth – so all good. Time now for a weekend in Beaune!

Tuesday...

pics from tuesday and wednesday…

I might have posted a few more images this week, but with the ‘state’ of the wifi in my hotel, this post actually required 2 hours to engineer – so you may, or may not see anything more before Friday – let’s see how patient I can be! Anyway, the light has been good this […]

week 7 2018 – my weekend wines

week 7 2018 – my weekend wines

I got home from Beaujolais late on Thursday. On Friday we went to meet with friends who stay in Mürren for a few days each year. I havent skied for nearly 3 years, and given Friday’s rain at 1,600 meters, not to mention the slushy snow and poor visibility, Friday definitely wasn’t going to be […]

The January 2018 Burgundy Report is now online – Chablis 2016

Chablis 2016 Report – now online for subscribers – Here! Sixty domaines and almost 540 wines tasted – then there is the bonus of a look at the 2016s from an extra seven Côte d’Or domains, with an additional 60+ wines tasted. If you are not a subscriber and would like to see what might […]

offer of the day – william fevre 2016

Hot from my inbox from a Swiss importer. The prices of the 2015s are in brackets for you to compare: CHABLIS WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS 2016 CHABLIS Village 75cl 22.00 (19.00) Swiss Francs* PREMIERS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Montée de Tonnerre 75cl 45.00 (42.00) GRANDS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Preuses 75cl 75.00 (65.00) CHABLIS Bougros Côtes […]

views from the last 2 days…

views from the last 2 days…

Snow then rain, then slowly beginning to clear – just as I was departing!  

gallery 2 of 3 – this week’s beaujolais visits…

gallery 2 of 3 – this week’s beaujolais visits…

My second gallery from 3 weeks of tasting 2016s in Beaujolais – the weekend now beckons, but I’m back to Morgon on Monday!

beaujolais – getting into the crus this week

beaujolais – getting into the crus this week

 With obligatory shot of Mont Blanc, brilliantly visible on both Tuesday and Wednesday – this the best I could do with my 52 mm equivalent lens! A super first three days in Beaujolais this week. Of-course the weather has been alternately grey, then sunny, and then erupts with storms of snow – snowflakes bigger than […]

week 6 2018 – my weekend wines

week 6 2018 – my weekend wines

A great start and middle, then… ​ 2012 Le Grappin, Savigny-lès-Beaune Hmm – high tones, dark fruit and a fine width of aroma. This wine fills the mouth with freshness and dark sour cherry fruit – it’s mouth-wateringly delicious and that’s before it adds another creamy dimension in the mid and finishing flavours. Pure, intense, […]

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