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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, […]

visits in beaujolais – week 6, 2018

visits in beaujolais – week 6, 2018

My first week of three, looking at the 2016 vintage. The weather was largely cold and wet – but the welcome, as always, was warm…

Chasing the domaine cat!

a few more beaujolais pics – 9 feb, 2018

Who would have thought it – some blue sky!  

a few beaujolais pics – 5-8 feb, 2018

a few beaujolais pics – 5-8 feb, 2018

​ week 5 2018 – my weekend wines

​ week 5 2018 – my weekend wines

Sneakily extending this year’s ‘Cremant January’ into February. Gilles et Romain Collet, Cremant de Bourgogne Of-course, ‘Cremant de Chablis’ with wine from the 2015 vintage. Like the recent wine of Clothilde Davenne, a simply delicious nose of ripe mirabelles – but still with freshness and deliciousness. Loved this. Rebuy – Yes Louis Bouillot, Cremant de […]

offer of the day – robert groffier 2016

The prices for the 2015s, offered last year, are included for reference, in the brackets: Domaine Robert Groffier Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016 75cl 39.50 (38.00) (Swiss Francs*) Gevrey-Chambertin Les Seuvrées 2016 75cl 89.00 (79.00) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Hauts Doix 2016 75cl 159.00 (146.00) Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers 2016 75cl 179.00 (158.00) Chambolle-Musigny 1er […]

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