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2014 berthaut-gerbet / chézeaux – lavaux

2014 berthaut-gerbet / chézeaux – lavaux

Much nicer than the 2014 Ponsot of a few days ago… 2014 Berthaut-Gerbet / Chézeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Lavaux St.Jacques Ooh, that’s a deep colour. Wide and deeply aromatic – almost a grain of texture to the sumptuously dark fruit. Mouth-filling, silky, growing with both direction and intensity – super length. Such a dark-fruited baby that […]

this week so far – a brace of jcb

this week so far – a brace of jcb

2006 Jean-Claude Boisset, Morey St.Denis 1er Monts Luisants A satisfyingly strong cork is a good start, but a nose such as this takes it to the next level – deep, almost a licorice frame to the dark fruit. Fine volume in the mouth, width, dark fruit that’s redolent of the nose, a modest baseline of […]

offer of the day – louis jadot 2017

DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT 2017 As always, from my locval, Swiss merchant. First the 2016 and then 2015 offer prices in the brackets to compare, and — means not offered) Beaune Clos des Ursules Monopole 1er Cru 2017 75cl 59.00* (59.00, 55.00) (Swiss Francs) Beaune Clos des Ursules Monopole 1er Cru 2017 150cl 123.00 Pommard 1er […]

icymi – new in the côte dijonnaise

Côte Dijonnaise – click the link for more info. Anyone who frequents Beaune will likely know the name of Aegerter for their wine-shop, but they also have a domaine and maison based in Nuits St.Georges; here they annually vinify more than 50 hectares worth of grapes from a diverse selection of terroirs in the Côtes […]

offer of the day – drouhin-laroze 2017

DOMAINE DROUHIN-LAROZE 2017 – En Primeur Prices of the 2016s, from this time last year, in brackets. As each year from the same Swiss source. Gevrey-Chambertin En Champs 2017 75cl 49.50* (49.50) Swiss Francs Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut-St-Jacques 1er Cru 2017 75cl 69.00 (65.00) GRAND CRUS Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017 75 cl 125.00 (119.00) Clos Vougeot Grand […]

more wine than coche-dury

more wine than coche-dury

If you are short of a few bottles, Sotheby’s is now touting their up-coming Tran-scend-ent Hong-Kong sale, 29-31 March 2019. You have been warned… …over 250 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, over 80 lots of Maison and Domaine Leroy, including 20 cases of Grands Echézeaux 1959 Maison Leroy, and 6 cases of Echézeaux 1966 […]

Vézelay…

Vézelay…

Let’s be honest – for over a week, the weather forecast was not good for Vézelay’s 2019 version of the St.Vincent – first minus degrees and snow – which would have been preferable to the closer (to the day) forecast of rain, wind and 7°C. Given such circumstances, we chose an easy breakfast at 9am […]

chablis winemakers visited in week 4 2019

chablis winemakers visited in week 4 2019

More 2017 white burgundy – this from the last of my three weeks in Chablis this year – #Burgundyweek3 already. I’ve visited Chablis to make broad tastings since the 2012 vintage, usually for 3 weeks in January – last week was the first time that I managed to see some real snow in all that […]

chablis – only snow…

chablis – only snow…

Not many people were out when I decidide to exercise the Scooby in the snow up Les Clos this afternoon. Maybe even more snow tomorrow 🙂  

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